Summer weather boost for Ford Transit ice cream van

In recent weeks Ford has been touring the UK with its range of versatile Transit vans and conversions to celebrate 100 years in the UK.

To welcome the van to Plymouth, a special ice cream van was used to welcome the tour and demonstrate how versatile the world’s best-selling van can be.

Named Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, the van is based on a 1998 model Ford Transit and its owner, Claire Kelsey, has created a special ‘Ford 99 plus 1’ ice cream to celebrate the centenary.

Kelsey recently received an award for Best Dessert at the British Street Food Awards and the Ford Transit finished second in Best Mobiler category.

Chef Anthony Worrall Thompson said of the winning desert, a roast banana, salt caramel and peanut flavoured ice cream: “Antony Worrall Thompson said: “I’m not normally a sweet eater but this is absolutely delicious. Not only is the ice cream incredibly tasty, the Ford van is actually very pretty too!”

The Ford Transit is popular with food companies and caterers because of the vast number of conversion options available with the large panel van.

Starting from around £20,000 and available with a range of diesel engines, the Ford Transit van is available in three different wheelbase lengths and a selection of roof heights.

The Ford Transit van is also available in different body styles such as drop side, double cab, pickup and even nine- and 15-seat minibus versions.

Built in Southampton, the Ford Transit van is the current best-selling van in the UK. A new 2012 Ford Transit which includes tweaks to equipment levels and more frugal engines was launched earlier this year.