10 reasons to skip the main course and go straight to the dessert truck
When people think of food trucks, hamburgers, hotdogs and grilled cheese tend to come to mind.
However, the food truck industry has grown over the years into a diverse landscape that now includes a broad category of desserts and beverages.
You may have noticed the churro and ice cream trucks at street food markets and festivals in your area.
So, if you are thinking of starting a food truck and you have need for ideashere is 10 popular dessert ideas for food trucks to inspire you.
A Spanish and Portuguese dessert and street food favorite, Churros are a popular choice for a food truck dessert.
Churros are a fried dough made of sugar, salt and flour (much like a long doughnut) that is served with a dipping sauce of chocolate.
2. Ice cream
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Gelato is made a little differently than ice cream in that it is made with a lower proportion of milk and cream, which means it is slightly lower in saturated fat.
3. Ice cream tacos
Ice cream tacos are essentially Mexican tortillas filled with different flavors of ice cream with a range of toppings such as chocolate pieces and nuts
Ice cream taco trucks are a relatively new concept in the mobile food service industry and probably a good food truck desert to sell as there should be less competition.
4. Gourmet doughnuts
Doughnuts are probably one of the most well-known and popular desserts in bakeries and other chain stores, which is a good indication to start a dessert truck business.
And you don't have to settle for the basic donut and can give it an upgrade with gourmet options from a bakery food truck.
5. Mango Sticky Rice
This is a very simple dish made with sweet mango, lightly salted sticky rice, with sweetened coconut milk and topped with sesame seeds.
And if you want to go out, you can also have it with a delicious coconut ice cream.
Mango glutinous rice is a fairly rare street food desert in the West, so it might be a good idea for a food truck dessert.
6. Ice cream rolls
Another variation on the ice cream that is a bit of a common theme on the food truck, but not without reason.
Ice cream rolls are made from liquefied cream that is squirted onto a flat frozen stainless steel surface, then flattened and scooped with a spatula to form ice cream rolls.
It is then accompanied by a wide range of toppings such as fresh fruit, chocolate, nuts and seeds.
These types of food truck desserts are popular in Thailand and Vietnam.
Pancake food trucks have been around for a while, which is always a good sign.
This means that there is a continued demand for these sweet French desserts.
French crepes are essentially thin pancakes made from a mixture of milk, eggs and flour, then fried in butter.
They are served with a range of sweet toppings. The pancakes go especially well with chocolate sauce, peanut butter and banana.
8. Liquid nitrogen ice
Basically, you remove all the equipment used to make ice cream and use liquid nitrogen to freeze the cream very quickly, making it notably silkier and smoother.
However, liquid nitrogen can be dangerous without protective clothing, so be sure to do your research beforehand.
9. Thai Roti
Another popular Thai street food dessert and for a very good reason.
Thai roti is a food truck desert similar to a French crepe and is made with a mixture of egg, flour, water and butter, which is then fried and served with a sweet filling.
It goes well with particles with condensed milk, chocolate sauce and banana.
10. Smoothie bowls
Smoothie bowls are another relatively new concept and go well in a mobile smoothie and juice bar.
They are made by blending frozen fruit into a thick consistency and then served with a variety of nuts, seeds and fruits as toppings.
They are also very healthy, so they make a good food truck dessert if you are looking to serve a healthy alternative.