Ice Cream Vans Out On The Kent Streets For 2012


Markes Ices familiar yellow and purple ice cream vans will be seen out on the streets of Kent this Saturday 21st January starting hopefully a warm sunny 2012 event season.Company Director Robert said “if the current bookings and enquiries through January are anything to go by the summer is going to be very busy,added to the usual event season will be street parties and celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and themed 2012 London Olympic events.Key dates are already being booked up very early”.

A message to our customers on our ice cream van street rounds.

Markes Ices have decided after many years to make a change to their familiar chime, it has been decided to change from The Yellow Rose Of Texas Chime to what the company feels to be the happier more child friendly Yankee Doodle Dandy, so listen out young and old for the new chime.

After the winter company Director Diane says “We cannot wait to get back out on the Kent streets bringing a smile to childrens faces from Kents favourite ice cream van company.”"We are very pleased to be awarded the UK’s number one ice cream company award again for the second consecutive year, its especially pleasing as it is voted for by our customers”.

Markes Ices will be intoducing many new ice cream products again this year always trying to keep up with trends, quality ice creams, and a freshness of menu.Company spokesman Mark said “we will be adding to our extensive range,our ice cream product menu already consists of, quality fresh whippy ice cream,Bubblegum Sorbet,Cherry Sorbet,Lemon Ice,Chocolate ice cream,Strawberry ice cream,Mint Choc Chip,Chocolate Dipped waffle Cones,Oysters,Sherbet Rolled waffle Cones,Walls,Nestle,Treats,R&R ices,as well as many ice cream creations invented by Markes Ices Staff.Additions to the ice cream product menu for the 2012 season will be announced in early February.

Photograph’s of Markes Ices new arrival we be on show very soon, the ice cream van hire companies newest addition to the fleet is a Mercedes long wheel base event and show ice cream van, Markes Ices team cannot wait for our customers to see the new ice cream van,”we think they are going to be very impressed.It comes equiped with a top of the range high output ice cream machine, extra fridge and freezer space. As with other ice cream vans owned by Markes Ices the new Mercedes Ice Cream van is equiped with a large gas operated Hot Dog Machine, Company Director Robert Ellinor said”this latest addition will certainly turn some heads,and our Jumbo Hot Dog machine will please hungry school children and passing workmen alike.”

Markes Ices offer their ice cream vans for hire for your Football tournaments,air shows,sporting events,dog shows,weddings,private parties-functions,birthday celebrations,Corporate advertising campaigns,team building days,TV and Media ice cream hire in fact the Markes Ices slogan ANY SEASON ANY REASON is most app.

Markes Ices ice cream van hire cover Kent,Surrey,Sussex,Essex,Hampshire,London,Westminster and the City of London,Oxfordshire,Buckinghamshire, in fact ice cream vans all over the South east,Midlands,North east,North West, ice cream vans all over the UK.

When asked the Question What’s so good about being an ice cream man Mark replied”thats easy”

To bring a smile to the children’s faces as well as running a profitable business makes running an ice cream van company a dream come true .Marke’s Ices ice cream vans operate all over Kent London, in fact all over the UK covering events from weddings ,music concerts ,fetes, fairs, school sports days and many more .We have built up a client list now that return year on year including channel 4,ITV,BBC.But although large events are great, to return to our local rounds and see the children jumping for joy at our arrival in their street still gives me a buzz that i never had working in the usual rat race of nine till five office .Our best selling items have always been the soft serve whippy 99 style ice creams although a close second is bubblegum ice cream ,bright blue and a taste the children love. Also very popular is our own invention the Candy cream ,a combination of soft ice cream on top of candy floss ,or cotton candy as its know in the states. To see our vans and products please visit i would love to hear if anyone has any other ice cream creations or inventions they would like to see on our windows .Another great idea has been children’s birthday parties where we turn up playing happy birthday ,invite the birthday boy or girl into the ice cream van and learn to serve the whippy ice cream to their friends them self .Children have great fun and we get very good feedback from the bookings. Anyway the sun is shining and I am going to get the ice cream van ready to bring a little happiness the streets of Kent .Listen out for the ice cream van chimes tinkle and we will see you there.”

Ice Cream Vans For 2012 Event Season.Queens Diamond Jubilee.2012 Olympics

All at Markes Ices would like to take this opportunity to wish customers old and new a very Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing many clients and friends again throughout the 2012 event season.Markes Ices are now taking bookings for what is expected to be a very busy event year,as usual ice cream vans will be booked for Fetes and Fairs,Ice cream vans for Football tournaments,Ice cream vans for Weddings,Ice cream van hire for Birthday Celebrations,Ice Cream Vans for fundraising events and for 2012 season Markes Ices are expecting additional booking requests for ice cream vans to attend many Queens 60th diamond Jubilee year celebrations.With 2012 being olympic year in London many key dates are being requested early.


Markes Ices have the facility to offer selected ice cream vans fitted with the latest Electric Motor Drive (EMD) a fantastic development from the DDS. It allows the operation of the van model soft ice cream machine in locations where the vehicles engine would be inappropriate. On site power allows the EMD to operate the soft ice cream machine in specialist locations such as an indoor event’s or highly sensitive emission locations. The most important element of the EMD is the fact that it generates zero pollution

To discuss your booking requirements for an ice cream van to attend your event please visit

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Add a Marke’s Ice cream van to your special occasion and watch your guests faces light up.

Whatever event you are planning, whether it’s a simple fete, carnival, sporting event, a full-blown air show or music concert, our catering units can meet your every need.

Our professional and friendly staff will ensure all your needs are met with a guaranteed quality of food, drink, and above all service, tailored to suit your specific event.

When it comes to outside catering whether it is for 200 or 20,000 people, we really are… As good as it gets.



Markes ices offer many years experience working along side TV and Media companies throughout the UK.
We like to work with you, listen to you. Understand your needs, requirements, budgets and aspirations. In addition to the very best in ice cream van hire, we guarantee professional and friendly staff who are very experienced in being able to adapt to TV and media ever changing demands and time constraints, understanding the need for flexibility throughout production.

Marke’s Ice Cream van hire has many satisfied clients, based all over the UK, including Channel 4, Cartoon Network, ITV, BBC, Square eye media, Beauty Seen, and many more.

The professional and friendly event hire and booking team are always very happy to discuss your needs and requirements.

Markes Ices:Ice Cream Vans:New Homebase Store Open:Aylesford Kent



Markes Ices join forces with KM FM radio to help promote the New Homebase store

opening Aylesford.

After an extensive fire that caused damage resulting in the Homebase superstore at Aylesford being closed for almost a year, Homebase management contacted Markes Ices to help customers enjoy the grand opening of the new store. Along with Km FM appearances by the original Dulux dog (who’s real name happens to be Spud), and Pepper Pig a fun day was had by all.


To see how Markes Ices can help with your store or company office opening or celebration visit or speak to one of the corporate hire booking team on

01634 375324 / 07827 443934 / 07833 953622 / 07768 072871

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2011 Ice Cream Van Hire booking Season Has Arrived!

As spring draws ever closer let us hope the sun is on its way for a sizzling 2011 summer season!
The sun isn’t the only hot thing this summer; check out the yellow glow from the new Mercedes Sprinter Ice Cream Van now out and about. So make sure you give Diane a wave when her new van drives past! Markes Ices are very proud to announce new ice cream flavours and products for the 2011 season, so with nine flavours of ice cream, award winning soft whippy ice cream and the largest choice of products and creations unique to Markes Ices all customers can look forward to another tempting and mouth watering season .Look out for our familiar yellow and purple ice cream vans serving Kent – London-Sussex-Surrey-Essex-and all over the south east.

As the Markes Ices office begins to receive many enquiries and bookings, be sure not to miss your opportunity! Book or Pencil your school fete, wedding, private party, or any special occasion to avoid disappointment.

Markes ices would like to thank all our clients for their custom for 2010, and for 2011 customers new and old can expect the same level of customer care, service and quality ice cream.

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