Uber Delivering Ice Cream Today

Lauren Mang

I've quickly incorporated Uber as a verb into my lexicon. Example: "Oh, don't worry about picking me up tonight. I'm totally Ubering it home." And I don't think I'm alone in that.

I received an email this morning from Uber touting that it's partnering with local ice cream trucks (Sweet Wheels, Street Treats) to offer on-demand frozen treat delivery today. Evidently, you can request an ice cream truck today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seriously. 

Here's the scoop (sorry) from Uber:

Download the Uber app for iPhone or Android
Request the “Ice Cream” option via your app
If a truck is available, you and your friends will be enjoying sweet treats and Uber swag within minutes
. Demand for ice cream trucks will be very high and availability very limited. It may take multiple tries to find an available truck. Please be patient! We’ll be working all day to deliver as much ice cream as possible. No cash required! Your ice cream will be charged directly to your Uber account.

As for price, it looks like five people will have to pony up $30 total for Uber ice cream delivery here in Seattle. Not a bad deal. As a bonus, enter the code ICECREAM for $20.00 off your first ride.