Minty's ice cream vintage vw Volkswagen van on the Essex, Suffolk border driving towards a wedding event

Minty's Ice Cream - Serving award winning dairy & vegan ice cream & sorbets from Minty, our nostalgic vintage VW ice cream van. Based Essex / Suffolk border.

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What We Offer

Is there an event out there that isn't

made better by ice cream?. . .

. . .We don’t think so!

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What to expect when you hire Minty & Me:

  • Professional friendly service with a smile.
  • Your choice of up to 6 flavours of award winning hand-scooped ice cream, plant based ice cream or sorbets, served in either a luxury waffle cone or tub.
  • Minty looking his best, draped in bunting for fantastic photo opportunities.
  • A small business who have put sustainability at the heart of what we do.
  • Minty’s Ice Cream is fully insured & DBS checked.
  • We are a registered food business & are proud to have achieved the highest food hygiene rating of 5.

Here at Minty’s Ice Cream we celebrate individuality & want your event to be one of a kind!

If your interested in hiring Minty please contact me to discuss a tailored service & quote unique to you.

Whatever the occasion, make it unforgettable by treating your guests to award winning ice cream served from a beautiful VW vintage ice cream van.

Minty is available for all types of private & public events. Birthday parties, school fetes, fayres, weddings, corporate events, charity fundraisers, festivals big & small... Minty caters for all!

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Where are we based?

We are based on the Essex / Suffolk border, near the market towns of Halstead & Sudbury. Minty can travel up to 30 miles from home, however he can travel further for a small fee. Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Dunmow, Sudbury, Halstead.

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About Minty

Our stunning Minty is a rare high-roof version of the Volkswagen camper. The iconic VW Splitscreen has been a symbol of freedom & adventure since the 1960s; a time when peace, love & freedom prevailed.

Minty rolled out the factory in 1964 destined for Switzerland, sadly we don't know much about his time after this. But when we discovered him in Bolivia it was clear his past life had taken its toll. We couldn’t stand by & let Minty rust away, he was just what we were looking for.

He embarked on a 6 month journey to the UK where his restoration began with some of the best Volkswagen specialists in the country. We will be forever grateful to everyone involved in Minty’s meticulous restoration & making him into the head turner he is today !

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Minty's vw ice cream van appearing after being fully restored ready for weddings and events
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minty's vw ice cream van showing it's new paint respray.
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Minty's vw ice cream van in transit to the UK for restoration.
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Minty's vw ice cream van being restored.
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Minty's vw ice cream van before it was restored.
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Ice Cream

Marshfield Farm Ice Cream

Marshfield Farm are arguably one of the best ice cream producers in the country, renowned for making deliciously indulgent ice cream.

Every drop of fresh organic milk in the ice cream can be traced back to the farms eleven hundred acres of organically farmed land in the Cotswolds.

The entire range uses only natural quality ingredients, free from artificial colours & flavours.

Over the past 35 years Marshfield Farm have created a fantastic selection of over 30 award-winning flavours of hand scooped dairy ice cream, sorbets & plant based ice cream.

For the ever growing list of flavours please click here

Antonelli Cones & Wafers

The Antonelli family have a well deserved reputation for creating “Cones for the Connoisseur”.

The family have been in the industry for over 100 years, with their roots in biscuit making, which is why their cones taste exceptional, even without ice cream.


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We are proud to have centred our small business around sustainability every step of the way & it’s something we are truly passionate about.

Minty’s environmentally friendly freezers are charged prior to your event, using 100% renewable energy. This means we do not require any power at your venue & have no need for noisy polluting generators.

Our wooden ice cream spatulas, paper tubs & napkins are all sourced from FSC certified sustainable forests & are completely biodegradable. We personalise our tubs using natural eco rubber stamps, alongside “re-inkable” ink pads.

There's no green-washing here, even our hand soaps & cleaning products are by a B Corp certified cleaning company.

When choosing an ice cream producer there was a clear winner for flavour, quality, sustainability & animal welfare. Marshfield Farm are B corp certified for their fantastic sustainability practices, where they focus on making ice cream with minimal environmental impact & maximum flavour. If you would like to read about how this fantastic family farm has balanced people, planet & profit please click here

Antonelli is the only UK manufacturer of waffle cones. This means less food miles, resulting in less handling and ultimately less breakages.

Minty's ice cream vintage vw Volkswagen van setup at a wedding event on the Essex / Suffolk border, showing it's bunting, flowers & milk churns.

Contact Us

Me & Minty would love to hear from you

Please contact us via email at

or through any of my social media sites below

Minty is based on the Essex / Suffolk border, near Sible Hedingham Essex

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