Carvel was created with the understanding that people always crave a happy escape. When Tom Carvel bought his first ice cream truck, his goal was to make his customers smile. However, with any business venture there are bumps in the road. For Tom, that bump caused a flat tire. Most might have closed up shop, but Tom Carvel kept right on selling and found a remarkable opportunity.
He realized that instead of disliking the softer, melting frozen treats, people wanted more. They enjoyed the creamier, lighter taste. Soft serve ice cream was born. Tom not only invented a new treat but established his first shoppe right there where his truck had broken down. That store would be the first of a worldwide network and thousands of little occasions & big celebrations that make like enjoyable. It was the start of Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream.
Carvel…America’s Freshest Ice Cream is famous for its uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, premium soft serve and hand-dipped ice cream and novelty products. Since the company’s founding in 1934, Carvel has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in the ice cream industry. With products made fresh daily in each ice cream shop, the company has more than 400 franchised and food-service locations serving delicious, high-quality ice cream cakes, novelties, cups, cones, sundaes, Carvelanches, Sundae Dashers and milkshakes.
In an imported, pre packaged, flash frozen, world, true freshness stands out. That’s why we have always made everything right in the shoppe. It may take time, effort, and passion, but the end result is a smooth, creamy flavor that can’t be matched anywhere else.
Carvel has always been known for their fun characters. Whether it was Captain Carvel in the 1973 comic book or the iconic Fudgie the Whale. Over the years, Carvel has created character cakes that are not only delicious but have captured our guest’s imaginations. Cookie Puss, Fudgie the Whale and Hug Me The Bear have become a tradition for many fans, who wouldn’t have a celebration without them.