Entrepreneurial sisters scoop gourmet ice cream on the go.
➼ When sisters Ashley Strosnider and Amy Toothman closed their popular Sorella’s Pizzeria in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, in 2017, they weren’t sure what they’d do next. But it wasn’t long before they thought of something just as delicious.
“I have a love for hand-dipped ice cream,” says Strosnider. “I’ll eat soft serve if I have to, but hand-dipped is my favorite.”
This time, though, they were going mobile. They found a truck for sale in Ohio that used to serve smoothies. They updated the bright lime green exterior and changed out some of the equipment, and Two Scoops Ice Cream Company was born.
Two Scoops brings good cheer to birthday parties, charity gatherings, and other events across north central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. It serves staples like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry along with specialty flavors like mint chocolate chip, butter pecan, and black raspberry. “That’s by far the most popular,” Strosnider says. “A lot of customers have said they don’t see it when they go out for ice cream, so they’re excited.” The truck stocks about nine flavors of premium ice cream from a local distributor.
The sisters initially planned to have a regular schedule for setting their truck up at various locations, but have found their mobile cheer so much in demand for private parties and events, they’re sticking with that for now. It’s a lot of work, like any food service, Strosnider says, but they’re having a good time. “How can you not have fun when you’re scooping and serving ice cream?” she says. “When you hand it to people and see the smiles on their faces, the hard work is worth it.”
To get Two Scoops at your event, fill out the contact form on the sisters’ website.
written by Pam Kasey