Papa’s groovy ice cream
is the coolest treat on the street.

We cater all kinds of events throughout Southern California, bringing smiles to faces of all ages with quality, pre-packaged, name-brand ice cream served from our vintage, customized 1960 VW “Shorty” ice cream truck.

If you remember those carefree days of youth, waiting by the curb for the ice cream man to bring your favorite frozen treat, Papa and his groovy ice cream truck is bringing it back, but even better! Whether it’s a kid’s birthday party, a corporate event, an anniversary celebration - whatever the occasion, Papa’s Groovy Ice Cream has the treats to beat the heat at your next party!


Good news! There’s a friendly ice cream man, and he’s just around the corner.

We’re located in San Diego’s North County. Papa brings his ice cream fun to corporate and private catering events in all of San Diego County, Southern Riverside County, and Southern Orange County.

Papa’s in the house!

When you book your party with Papa’s Groovy Ice Cream, Papa himself arrives in his beautifully restored, fully-stocked ice cream truck, on time and ready to serve. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience your guests will not soon forget!

Papa will work with you to customize your party or event with curated music and photo ops that will have you longing for those nostalgic, simpler days. That’s what he delivers at every event - pure grooviness.


Private parties

The Groovymobile is always a hit at parties! We serve all your favorite name-brand ice creams and frozen novelties. We’re happy to take special requests.

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Corporate events

We love working with companies of all sizes, adding a groovy vibe of nostalgia that will delight employees, clients, or conference attendees. Papa and his Groovymobile have done lots of corporate events, so you party-planners can relax! Papa’s got you covered with his professional, yet easy-going attitude.