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We'll Bring the Party to You with the Lofty Pursuits Ice Cream Bus or Portable Soda Fountain

ring the fun of Lofty Pursuits to your next event! Our portable soda fountain is much more than a standard ice cream cart, it can produce most of our menu on the road. You just have to choose what options we offer for your event.

Our portable soda fountain was converted from an authentic (non-functioning) 1950s-era Schaefer Soda Fountain, originally intended to be installed in an existing restaurant or luncheonette as an "instant soda fountain." The mounts and drains for the soda heads come from a 1940s-era Bastian Blessing soda fountain. The Seltzer is driven by a Firestone tank system from the 1970s, and the root beer is driven by a "Corny" keg system made in the 1970s by the IMI Cornelius Co. It is a unique piece of soda fountain history.

We can do:

Three sizes of ice cream cones and dishes
Two sizes of sundaes
Hand-made ice cream sandwiches
Root beer floats
Ice cream sodas
Egg creams
Green rivers
Hand-made lemonade (carbonated)
Hand-made French or traditional sodas and phosphates
We can bring up to four flavors of ice cream at a time, with many vegan, low-fat, and low-sugar options available. We can even make sugar-free and vegan egg creams, floats, and ice cream sodas.

Space Requirements:
Our cart is very portable. It can be set up indoors or outdoors and has no power requirements at all. It can operate for up to eight hours.

The cart will fit through a standard 34-inch door. It can be set up in a space as small as 7 by 7 feet, although a space of at least 10 by 10 feet is preferred. The space must be level and accessible. If it meets ADA requirements, we can probably use it.

Event Size Limitations
In a standard configuration, the cart can serve up to 1500 nano cones, 400 regular cones, 180 root beer floats, and almost 300 egg creams. If that is not enough, we can arrange to bring backup ice cream and soda to your event. We can potentially serve thousands; the only limit is your imagination.

Our prices vary, based on the number of people to be served and what we will serve them. Options include:

Ice Cream Only (dishes and cones, any size): $4 per person.
Soda Fountain Experience (hand-mixed sodas, root beer floats, egg creams, phosphates, rickeys, and ice cream sodas, as well as dishes and cones of ice cream): $6 per person.
The Works (sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, sodas, floats, dishes, and cones): $10 per person.
Regardless of event size, we require a $350 minimum fee. Additional fees for long-distance travel and for events lasting longer than two hours may apply.

We will provide one or two employees, in traditional soda jerk attire, to run the cart.

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We can bring the fun to you for your next indoor or outdoor event.


"We had our 5 year old's birthday party at Lofty Pursuits and we were very satisfied!"
- Carley L.

4 years 5 months ago

"An enthralling game of Super Munchkin and sundae's make up our family Valentines night"
- LeAnn B.

4 years 6 months ago

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- Rickey M.

4 years 6 months ago

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- Emily J.

4 years 6 months ago

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