First 100 guests receive Free Ice Cream For a Year!

INDIO, CA, November 03, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, one of the leading ice cream franchises, is expanding its presence in the Coachella Valley. The grand opening of the new Indio Scoop Shop will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2023 and will treat the first 100 guests to Free Ice Cream for a Year. The festivities start at 11:30 am, the Indio store is located at 42211 Jackson St.

The Indio Handel’s is owned and operated by the Fox family from Palm Desert, CA.

“We are delighted to expand in the Coachella Valley so everyone can enjoy the world’s best ice cream,” said Christopher Fox, Owner of the Indio Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “Our family is from Southern California, so we are incredibly excited and proud to grow this amazing brand close to where we have roots. We look forward to welcoming our neighbors, friends, and community members to our new location.”

The new location boasts 2,300 sq. ft. and will serve up local and seasonal flavors including Black Cherry, Buckeye, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Graham Central Station, Oree-Dough, Salty Caramel Truffle, and more. The store is a walk-up walk up with a drive thru, making it the 1st traditional drive-thru Handel’s location in the US.

The Indio location will be open Sunday-Thursday from 11:30 am–9:30 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am–11 pm. And will offer pickup, delivery, and catering.

In addition to serving up freshly made ice cream, the Indio team will also offer fundraising opportunities for schools, sports teams, and other non-profit organizations, plus catering for events. Contact the store at (760) 296-3508 for details.

For more information about the Indio Handel’s, visit or follow them on Instagram @handelscoachellavalley.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream has been in the business of making and selling fresh ice cream since 1945. Founded in Youngstown, Ohio, by Alice Handel, the company continues the sweet legacy she established from her backyard garden, using fresh ingredients and upholding a commitment to quality. Each batch of Handel’s ice cream is made fresh daily, using Alice’s original methods and recipes. There are 48 flavors available daily and more than 140 flavors that rotate seasonally.

In 2023, Handel’s ranked in Franchise Times’ Top 400 list, recognizing the largest franchise systems in the United States, and its “Fast & Serious,” a list of the smartest-growing franchises for the year. The brand is also recognized by TasteAtlas for one of the top 100 Most Iconic Ice Creams of the World.

Handel’s has been named #1 Ice Cream on the Planet by National Geographic, one of the Top 10 Best Ice Cream Businesses by USA Today, one of the Top 500 Restaurants in America by Nation’s Restaurant News and Top 500 Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Handel’s currently has 115 locations across 11 states and is growing. To learn more about Handel’s franchise opportunities, visit

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