The keyword is “college.” Lindsay Wheeler, the Wiltonian who founded the Wilton ice cream truck College Creamery, did so as a way of earning money towards education.
Now that she and her partners have graduated, the torch has been passed to the Wiltonian brother-sister-trio Julia, Jack and Justin Lewis, who bought the business with a loan from their father for the same purpose.
The timing, it would seem, was perfect.
“My mom and Lindsay got real close when they were training for the New York marathon,” said Julia Lewis, an incoming freshman at the University of Miami, “and the sale of the truck casually came up in conversation. My mom asked more questions about it and realized that it might be a good fit for our family.”
Seeing as Julia and Jack were about to go to college, and Wheeler was about to graduate and looking to sell, the Lewises decided as a family to invest.
According to Julia, College Creamery is one of the only ice cream trucks in town that serves shaved ice, a treat resembling a snow cone but with ice finely shaved rather than crushed, and has come to be identified with that feature.
“What makes us unique is the shaved ice because most ice cream trucks don’t offer that,” Julia said.
“People in Wilton know about our shaved ice,” she added. “It’s what most kids order when we sell here.”
“It’s a big hit,” added Jack.