Ice Cream 101: 3 Important Ice Cream Accessories To Go

When it comes to running an ice cream shop, some purchases are a no-brainer. Of course, you'll need to invest in cups, spoons, and straws for your patrons, you also need a number of supplies to support your ice cream shop's to-go business.

When you want to serve patrons on the run, don't forget to invest in these essential products to pair with your to-go cups.


Everyone loves the scenic appearance of a perfect ice cream swirl. However, ice cream cups with lids are a functional product your customer -- and your business -- will appreciate in the end.

After all, many families will want bulk orders to go. When you stack your ice cream on top of each other, custom ice cream cups with lids that fit snugly together will ensure no spillage happens on the drive home. Mitigate any sticky situations (literally) with the help of sturdy, well-fitted custom ice cream cups with lids.


This purchase might seem like another no-brainer, but countless ice cream shops forget to invest in extra napkins for their to-go patrons. It might not seem like a big deal at the time, but this small detail shows your customers that you care about their experience. Forgetting the napkins might leave a sour taste in their mouth, whether or not your ice cream is sweet.

When you're prepping your to-go business for the warmer months to come, don't forget to order extra napkins.

Paper drink cups

Even if your ice cream store doesn't offer milkshakes to go, you should always keep a handy set of paper drinking cups nearby. Sometimes, your patrons will need something as simple as a glass of water to pair with their favorite dessert. Ensure you can meet their needs with paper drinking cups and secure lids.

Did you know that 9% of all milk produced in the United States will be used to make ice cream? When you're running an ice cream shop, don't let your to-go business take a back seat to your restaurant. Now that spring is officially here, more people than ever will be eager to spend time outside and indulge in a frozen treat. When you want to take advantage of your new patronage, invest in quality ice cream cups with lids to service your customers on the run.

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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.