World's smallest ice cream van set to delight Glasgow shoppers

The world’s smallest ice cream van is set to delight customers at one of Scotland's most popular shopping centres.

Published 2nd Aug 2017
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The ‘Nice Cream Van’, which measures just 47 inches long and 39 inches high with a maximum speed of 12mph, has been unveiled by intu, the company behind Braehead.

Picture: intu

The tiny ice cream vendor will go on a nationwide tour of 14 intu shopping centres to surprise and delight shoppers around the country and will be stopping off at intu Braehead on Thursday, 3rd August.

Intu say the tiny van tour has been unveiled following research revealing that eating ice cream is one of the top 20 things that make Scots happiest in the summer.

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Picture: intu

Others on the list include walking barefoot in the grass, taking a trip to the beach, having a BBQ, going on holiday and shopping for your summer wardrobe.

Marketing manager at intu Braehead, Christine Macdonald said: “We’re delighted to have created what we believe is the world’s smallest ice cream van, but the real win will be seeing the smiles it puts on people’s faces at intu shopping centres around the country for those lucky enough to get free ice cream.

“We work really hard to create experiences that will surprise and delight our customers and make each individual shopping trip a happier, more memorable one.

“At intu we have something for everyone and whether you’re someone who loves to shop or a bit more of a last minute panic shopper, we aim to ensure you leave happier than when you arrived.”

The UK wide tour takes place around the country from 2nd to the 17th of August, to keep up with what the tiny van is up to intu say you can follow #NiceCreamVan on Twitter.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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