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Julie Ann’s Frozen Custard Food Truck

One look of our Classic Food Truck will immediately get the party started! Our friendly staff, fun vibes and delicious frozen custard menu is sure to be a hit. This old girl is not the fastest or able to drive long distances, but she will make your event something special to remember. She’s done weddings, catered events, festivals, baby showers, birthdays and more. 

What Kind of Truck is That?

We named the truck after our beloved founder Mary-Lou. The truck is a 1953 International Metro Step Truck, lovingly restored by her Grandson, Pete and friend Brian Ives. She has been blessed by the McHenry County Health Department and sticks to a 5 mile radius of Crystal Lake. 

If you are wondering, our founder Mary-Lou is alive and well living with our other co-founder John in Lakewood, IL. Yes, she is really that sweet.

Where Will the Truck Be?

We are out and about. You can find us via our schedule below. The truck is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays at Veteran Acers Park. See you at outdoor concerts such as Main Beach and Lakeside Festival. We also are regulars at Three Oaks and The Quarry Cable Park. Give us a jingle at (815) 459-9117 if you have a large event that you think would fit. 

How Can I Book That Beautiful Truck?

If your date is available and we have people available to work, then we charge a non-refundable truck fee to have the truck and staff available for 2-hours. On the day of the event, we charge a’la carte per person with a 25 person minimum to your credit card on file. The truck comes fully staffed but needs a 120 volt power source to power the freezer. We can travel up to a 5-mile radius from our shop in Crystal Lake because she is old, slow, and full of frozen treats. 

Truck Schedule

Here’s a list of upcoming events and locations. Events are subject to change without notice. We are not hosting these events, please contact the respective host with questions, unless they are about frozen custard… we got that!

5/1/21 – Derby Day – Time TBA – Quarry Cable Park

5/2/21- Private event 12pm-2pm

5/6/21 3:00pm to 5:00pm- Private event with Riverwood Elementary School

5/7/21 – Crystal Lake Montessori – Veteran Acres Park

5/8/21 – 10am to 12:30pm – First Institute Graduation – 790 McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

5/29/21 – 12pm to 6pm – Veteran Acres Park

5/29/21 – Music Under The Trees – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

6/1/21 – SODA (Cover -Dance) – 6:00 pm to end of concert – Main Beach

6/4/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

6/5/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

6/8/21 – CL Community Band – 6:00 pm to end of concert – Main Beach

6/9/21 – Music Under The Trees – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

6/11/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

6/12/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

6/15/21 – Mason Rivers (Country) – 6:00 pm to end of concert – Main Beach

6/18/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

6/19/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

6/22/21 – The Millennials (Cover – Classic rock) – 6:00 pm to end of concert – Main Beach

6/25/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

6/26/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

6/29/21 – Voices in Harmony (Community) – 6:00 pm to end of concert – Main Beach

7/1/21 – Lakeside Festival – 3:00pm to 11:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

7/2/21 – Lakeside Festival – 12:00pm (noon) to 11:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

7/3/21 – Lakeside Festival – 12:00pm (noon) to 11:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

7/4/21 – Lakeside Festival – 12:00pm (noon) to 11:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

7/6/21 – Pettycash (Tribute/Oldies) – 6:00 pm to end of concert – Main Beach

7/9/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acers Park

7/10/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acers Park

7/13/21 – Classical Blast (Classic Rock)

7/14/21 – Music Under The Trees – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

7/16/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

7/17/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

7/20/21 – Johnny Russler & Beach Bum Band (Caribbean)

7/23/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

7/24/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

7/27/21 – CL Community Band (Community)

7/28/21 – Music Under The Trees – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

7/30/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

7/31/21 – 4pm to 6pm – Private Wedding Event for Joe and Chelsea

8/3/21 – The Jolly Ringwalds (Cover – 80’s)

8/6/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

8/7/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

8/10/21 – Nerdvana (Tribute/Oldies) Back to School Bash

8/11/21 – Music Under The Trees – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

8/13/21 – Friday the 13th Movie (Rated-R) 6:30pm – 11pm

8/14/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

8/20/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

8/25/21 – Music Under The Trees – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

8/21/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

8/27/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

8/28/21 – 12pm to 8pm – Veteran Acres Park

9/8/21 – Music Under The Trees – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

9/22/21 – Music Under The Trees – 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Dole Mansion Grounds

Truck Menu

Here is the regular menu for our truck for the 2021 season. Menu items change with availability of fresh fruit and locally made ingredients. 

Sundaes*

  • Key Lime Pie Sundae
  • Salted Caramel Oreo
  • PB Puppy Chow
  • Kids Sprinkle Sundae
  • Kids Worms and Dirt Sundae
  • Kids Triple-Play Sundae
  • Brownie + Chocolate Ganache Sundae

Sandwich + Bars

  • Oreo Cookie Vanilla Sandwich
  • Oreo Cookie Monster Sandwich
  • Cookies and Cream Julie Bar
  • Strawberry Julie Bar
  • Vanilla Julie Bar
  • PB Cup Julie Bar

12 oz. Shorties

  • Selection varies based on seasonal toppings + collaborations
  • Dairy Free flavors with also be available. 

Cones + Cups

  • Vanilla*

*Dairy Free vanilla will be available for sundaes and cones.

Preorder Julie Ann’s Party Packages

Imagine enjoying Julie Ann’s in the most beautiful spots in Crystal Lake for you, family and friends. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, hosting a family reunion event or having employee gatherings, let us make it special.

Our Party Packages are convenient and delicious. Give us 4 days advance notice and please make sure that you check first with the Crystal Lake Park District at (815) 459-0680 to reserve a Picnic Shelter if you have a larger group. There is no limit on group size!

Call (815) 459-9117 to confirm truck and to place your order. All packages come with napkins and spoons. Please bring your own knife if ordering a pie or cake. 

Option #1: Cones, Cups, Bars + Sandwiches

We will provide a variety of bars and sandwiches with vanilla cones. Extra charges will apply if you would like us to make a specialty flavor. 

  • Vanilla Cones or Cups
  • Vanilla Sandwich
  • Cookies & Cream Julie Bar
  • Strawberry Julie Bar
  • Vanilla Julie Bar

Option #2: Preorder a Sundae Bar Party Pack

We will bring vanilla custard and a variety of toppings. Order slips will be provided the day of event. Each sundae is made to order. Orders are tallied and a credit card is processed at the end. Extra charges will apply for extra toppings. 

  • Key Lime Pie Sundae
  • Salted Caramel Oreo
  • PB Puppy Chow
  • Kids Sprinkle Sundae
  • Brownie + Chocolate Ganache Sundae

Option #3: Preorder a Cake

Order pies, cakes, and pints from our store and we will have them at the truck (see schedule for locations). We will make your items ahead of time and bring them prepared to the park. They will be in the freezer in the truck until you are ready to serve. 

Book the Food Truck

Private events are considered based on schedule and staff availability. If your date is available and we have people available to work, then we charge $500 non-refundable truck fee to have the truck available for 2-hours. On the day of the event, we charge a’la carte per person with a 25 person minimum to your credit card on file. For example, truck fee with 100 person sundae bar costs about $1000.

If this is out of your price range, then have your party at Veteran Acers Park in Crystal Lake. They have picnic shelters and we have the truck there on Fridays and Saturdays. We also work many outdoor concerts. Check the schedule to see if any work for your group and preorder a party package.

If this is what you are expecting, then please email us with your name, date of event, address of event, how many people you have, menu items request, and a phone number to reach ya at to hello@julieanns.com.

Checkout Our Map!

We have partnered with organizations throughout McHenry County to provide a safe way to enjoy our community and beautiful places. You can pickup this trifold brochure at our shop, Park District, Public Library and where Visit McHenry County operates.