We recently welcomed La Tradicional Ice Cream Shop to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Located at 1131 W. Main St., Ste C, the family- run ice cream shop opened in 2008 and sells authentic, homemade Mexican style ice cream, ice cream bars and drinks.
“We make all of the products at the store,” explained Jorge Chavez, who runs the ice cream shop with is father José.
“We currently have 32 flavors of ice cream and over 52 flavors in the ice cream bars and 8 flavors of the drinks.”
Chavez says customers are always surprised by the variety of flavors they offer. Their most popular flavors are strawberry, cookies and cream and vanilla.
Along with variety, La Tradicional provides a different style of ice cream than you may find at other local ice cream shops.
“The style of our ice cream is Mexican style,” Chavez explained. “We try to use different flavors than you may find at other ice cream shops. We have flavors like rose petal, tequila, and corn.”
To make their ice cream, Chavez says they use local famers and businesses whenever possible.
“We source a lot of our ingredients locally,” he said. “We get a lot of the fruits we use from our local farmers here in Santa Maria. We also source some of the fruits that are harder to find here directly from Mexico.”
Chavez says over the years, their business has continued to grow in popularity with their regular customers recommending their business to friends and family in the community.
“We really appreciate all the support from the community,” Chavez said. “My favorite part of my job is meeting new people and seeing the faces of our customers when they try something different and really enjoy it.
The store has been so well received that they are planning to open up a second location in 2018.
“We are working on the new store. It will be located in college square on Betteravia,” Chavez said. “Hopefully all of you will come check us out at the new location, if you haven’t already. We’re excited about the future and getting even more people to try our ice cream.”
You can learn more about La Tradicional Ice Cream Shop by calling (805) 346-2030 or visiting their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LaTradicionalSantaMaria/. Watch the video interview below to hear more from owner Jorge Chavez about the family run business. We are thrilled to have La Tradicional Ice Cream Shop as valued Chamber members!