Who We Are



In 1990, James Freid was driving an ice cream truck to pay for a study abroad trip to Papua New Guinea. His stories about the trip are legendary…just ask him. Because the team at Big Bell Ice Cream was so impressed with him, they hired James as a manager when he returned. In 1997, at the age of 27, when the opportunity arose, he purchased the street vending business from Blue Bell Ice Cream.

He changed the name to Big Bell Ice Cream. And the rest is history. James is now the CEO (Chief Eating Officer – after all, someone has to test the new products) of Big Bell Ice Cream. And once in a while, much to his enjoyment, James still gets the chance to get behind the wheel of one of our ice cream trucks and hand out happiness to kids of all ages throughout the greater Twin Cities area.

Meet Our Amazing Team


At Big Bell Ice Cream Company, our success is driven by our stellar team of dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to ensure excellence in every aspect of our operation. From our warehouse workers who meticulously manage inventory and ensure timely deliveries to our efficient office personnel who handle administrative tasks with precision and care, each member plays a crucial role in our operation. Behind the scenes, our skilled mechanics keep our fleet of ice cream trucks running smoothly while our friendly and professional drivers hit the roads, bringing joy to neighborhoods across the Twin Cities. Together, our team embodies the spirit of Big Bell Ice Cream Company, committed to delivering top-quality service and ensuring that happiness is just an ice cream truck away!

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Big Bell Ice Cream is the source of Wells Blue Bunny novelty ice cream products in the Twin Cities metro area. We provide ice cream truck catering and special events services throughout the Twin Cities.

Satisfied Customers


Big Bell Ice Cream serves a diverse array of customers, from independent ice cream truck operators seeking top-quality wholesale products to catering clients looking to sweeten their events. Whether it’s a small-scale operation or a large-scale event, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service and unforgettable frozen treats to all our valued customers.

Get in Touch


Contact Big Bell Ice Cream today for all your frozen treat needs! We are your source for wholesale ice cream novelties and dry ice, as well as ice cream catering in the Twin Cities.