All American Softy: Ice cream truck brings the party to you

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I have never seen adults so excited to order out of an ice cream truck as I did when the All American Softy “party truck” pulled into the parking lot at my husband’s office at a late night talk show.

The truck is filled with everything from ice cream to slushies, hot pretzels, nachos, hot dogs and premium coffee drinks. Photos: Carole Rosner

Music from Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys blared out of the trucks’ loud speakers as the guests lined up for their choice of refreshing afternoon treats. I would guess the cast and crew of “Desperate Housewives,” “The Jonas Brothers Show,” “Bones” and “Grey’s Anatomy” also had smiles on their faces when a truck from All American Softy pulled into their parking lots too.

Mike Musantry started All American Softy six years ago after retiring from the NYC Police Department and moving to California.  Mike fondly remembered the ice cream trucks that drove around his neighborhood when he was a child and wanted to create a business that gave new customers a similar experience. “People are happy when they come to the truck. Sometimes they just come out and listen to the music,” said Musantry.

Musantry’s first customers were car dealers along Van Nuys Blvd. One event led to another and now there are three All American Softy trucks and numerous ice cream push carts in demand all over Southern California.

All American Softy trucks do not park around town waiting for customers. This is a catering truck that comes to you. The truck is filled with a variety of novelty treats including lower fat chocolate, vanilla and swirl soft serve Rockview Farms ice cream, root beer floats, Slushies (cherry, lemon and blue raspberry), sundaes with toppings, hot pretzels, nachos, hot dogs and premium coffee drinks. A full menu is available on line at “We can do anything a person wants,” Musantry explained.

This truck is not a street truck, but is for catering only and comes to you. Photo courtesy All American Softy

School and business events, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and birthday parties are just a few places where an All American Softy truck would be a huge hit. The charge for a 50 person party is $100 for the truck and $3 per food item with no minimums. All American Softy also charges special pricing for larger groups.

All American Softy 818.881.8890

Carole Rosner is a native Valley Girl who took the school bus with Michael and Janet Jackson and worked at the Sherman Oaks Galleria in its heyday. She likes to spend her free time finding bargains at Crossroads Trading Company, eating Chinese chicken salad at Stanley’s and admiring the view from Fryman Canyon. Check out her new blog: – reading, watching and eating.

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