Mary Beth Sallee
Reporter, Hart Co. News-Herald
Hot summer days call for cold, sweet treats like ice cream. Luckily now, there’s a new ice cream truck in town.
Jeremy and Nicole Atwell, along with their sons Chase and Jaxon, are on a clear path – not a rocky road – to bring nostalgia and joy to both kids and adults in the community.
“I have always wanted an ice cream truck,” Nicole said. “It was kind of a joke. I used to tell my mom that we would get in, and she could ride around with me. We used to laugh about this.”
But what was once just a joke became reality when the Atwells made good on those talks with their Udderly Delicious Ice Cream Truck.
The ice cream truck made its debut on June 2 in Munfordville.
“Everyone was so welcoming to us,” Nicole said. “…Kids of all ages and adults were waiting by the road for us to stop. Many kids in this area did not know what an ice cream truck was. The adults were excited to reminisce about their childhood memories of getting ice cream from a truck in larger cities…I love to make people happy, and ice cream trucks do that.”
Thus far, there have been many smiles brought to the community.
“We never had an ice cream truck growing up, so it is great to experience this with my daughter,” said Olivia Logsdon King. “Carys waited outside for an hour for it. Not only was she excited to have the ice cream but to see Jeremy and Nicole.”
“I truly love it!” Deborah Perkins Bradley said of the ice cream truck. “…To put a smile on a child’s face is priceless.”
“I love seeing the excitement and smiles it brings to children and the adults when they hear the music coming from the ice cream truck!” said Whitney Sacca. “Having your own personal ice cream truck at your birthday party is too cool. I can’t wait to hire them for an event!”
But just as the ice cream truck brings nostalgia and joy to the community, it also brings memories and smiles to Nicole as well in memory of her mother, Marilyn Sneed, who passed away on December 31, 2021, after a battle with cancer.
“The wings and breast cancer ribbon on the back is for her,” Nicole said of her mom. “Jeremy surprised me with the saying under it. Momma was always ready to go with me anywhere. I used to call her and ask her if she was ready for an adventure. It could be a quick trip to Sam’s or a hot air balloon ride, she was ready.”
Right now, Atwell’s offers 32 different varieties of ice cream. All items are individually packaged, and prices range from $1.50 up to $5.
“We also have an event trailer for larger events,” Nicole said. “Customers can message us to reserve a date and time. We do not charge to stop by as long as you sell 15 items while we are there.”
Although there is not currently a set location schedule, Nicole said that everyone can follow Udderly Delicious Ice Cream Truck on Facebook to see where it will be located daily. Thus far, the ice cream truck has made its way through Munfordville, Horse Cave, Bonnieville, Cave City, and Glasgow. Nicole and Jeremy also plan to set up weekly at each elementary school in Hart County.
“We love serving our community,” Nicole said. “…We look forward to making people of all ages smile this summer – one ice cream at a time.”