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.”

The UK’s Number One Company For The Second Year Running


Markes Ices receive The Number One customer satisfaction rating for the second year running.

We at Markes Ices consider this award the most valuable because it is voted for by you the public.

Happy New Year from Markes Ices

From all here at Markes ices we would like to wish you a very happy new year!

A big thank you to all our customers of 2010 both returning and new ones for making 2010 a big ice cream success. We have had a fantastic year travelling the UK, and bringing happiness to organisers and customers. Weddings, Birthday parties, school fetes and many many more events have been a great hit, and 2011 will be even better!
Markes ices are ready to take 2011 by storm. With a big year ahead of us it’s a good thing Markes Ices are bigger and better than ever! With brand new products and exciting inventions that children and adults alike will love. Not forgetting our brand new addition to our fleet which is eager to get out there and whip the whippy. So watch out for Diane in her new Ice cream van!

2011 bookings are already flying in so don’t forget to book or pencil your event in with us to save any disappointment.

From all of us here at Markes ices, Happy new year and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Markes Ices Win Top Ice Cream Van hire Company In The UK Award

We at Markes Ices would like to say a big thank you to all our clients who took the time to vote and help us achieve the title Top Ice Cream Van Company in the UK 2010.Company Director Diane says”We have worked very hard to make sure all our customers get quality of service, top quality Ice cream products and value for money , and the ice cream van hire met all their aspirations and expectations. Winning this top Ice Cream van hire title does not mean we will sit back now,all our products are reviewed each year, where we add new ice cream creations and review new Walls, Nestle, and Treets season additions.Also to keep our fleet up to date and modern once again we have re-invested and the arrival of a new ice cream van for the 2011 season adds to the many reasons Markes Ices continue to be the company of choice”.


Many Bride and Grooms in 2010 experienced Markes Ices Ice Cream van hire wow factor for their guests for their special Wedding day celebration.Some couples arranged for us to be a suprise for guests arriving playing the chimes, some Brides made the choice arriving in the ice cream van and serving some of their guests themselves. Mark says”The reaction we always hear from guests is”" WOW what a great idea, fantastic”.

Markes Ices booking team are always happy to discuss your ice cream van hire and tailor your booking to meet your exact requirements, Mark says”We encourage Brides to telephone and talk through any questions they may have or special requests.Its their special day so we work with the Bride and Groom to make sure the ice cream van hire meets all expectations”.

See what Bride and Grooms have said about Markes Ices

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Wedding Day Ice Cream Vans.

New Ice Cream Van Is On Its Way

As we enter the closed season Markes Ices has sold on Dianes Ice cream van to an operator in Edmonton who purchased the ice cream van for his Daughter to start her new career. We wish them all the best, and we know with the quality of ice cream machinery in Di’s van she has a very worry free and good start. We have ordered a new ice cream van for Diane and should arrive in the next few weeks.Then the ice cream van will be sent off to be sprayed in our now familiar Purple and yellow colours, after this the ice cream van will go to the vinyl shop to have our name, address, and logo’s placed all over. We have updated the fleet to maintain our very high standards and quality assurance for our clients. The new show ice cream van is half as long again as our others and Diane is looking forward to the extra space, fridges and serving area. we have ordered a new harmony 64 chime system so our very well known chime “The Yellow Rose Of Texas” will be heard as before on Dianes round. The new ice cream van is designed with the sinks at the rear of the serving area leaving the front to have a second passenger seat so we can send a second member of staff to large events. Diane says “I am looking forward to working in the new ice cream van and for our customers all over Kent and London to see it.”

Once the ice cream van has been sprayed and has the new vinyl’s we will take photo’s of it and update the web site .