A loan of $5,000 helped make more ice cream and market.

Maria Jose's story

Marita & Tichín
Cool Hope Ice-Cream
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Born and raised in the Island of Puerto Rico, my husband Tichín and I, decided to venture ourselves in the scrumptious world of ice-cream making. Although neither my husband nor I have formal education in cooking, we consider ourselves innate chefs, who delight our friends and guests with innovative cooking creations, especially desserts. Both being creative spirits sharing the sense of adventure and self-betterment we decided to take it on. I having professional experience in the film industry and Tichín who has devoted his professional life to the design and conceptualization of ideas, believed that it was enough to get us started. At first, we thought of having a traditional ice-cream store in town. However we decided to become part of the food-truck movement. With this in mind, the local ice cream shop dream became an ice-cream food truck reality in 2015.
As many things in life, the ice-cream food truck experience has been a challenge in many fronts. First off, my husband and I wanted to give the community a one of a kind experience. Creating new recipes that they could only find in our ice-cream truck. This is how we created traditional Puerto Rican flavors such as tembleque, which is a mix of coconut-milk and cinnamon, resembling a native Christmas dessert in Puerto Rico of the same name. To this we added the delight of sharing this experience with our two year old son, Gustavo. This has given us the opportunity to spend more time with him and teach him from an early age the power of dreams and determination. While I single-handed create dozens of gallons of ice-cream every time we participate on a food truck fest. Every day is an opportunity to create great things. Tichín and I found our calling. Cool Hope Ice-cream is open for business and we are sharing our dream with the Community.

This loan is special because:

It helps to launch a new food truck business in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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About Cool Hope Ice Cream

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 6 months - 1 year
Website: coolhopeicecream.com


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