New Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream location is opening in Visalia on July 20!

VISALIA, CA, July 17, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, the #1 Ice Cream on the Planet by National Geographic, is continuing its expansion throughout California with its newest opening in Visalia, with a grand opening celebration for the new store slated for July 20, the grand opening celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. and will also feature giveaways for a chance to win FREE Ice Cream for a Year, FREE drinks, Handel’s swag and more. The new Handel’s is located at 3301 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, California 93277.

Visalia’s Brandon and Cali Sorensen, will lead the new location.

“We have always loved ice cream and have been craving having our own parlor after seeing friends open a Handel’s in Southern California, and we can’t wait for fellow Visalia’s to try it,” said Brandon Sorensen, Owner of the Visalia Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “We love the unique homemade flavors and are excited to be bringing in a new treat and tradition that the community can enjoy.” Continued Cali Sorensen Owner of the Visalia Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream.

The Sorensen’s shared that they were drawn to Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream Brand because of its quality and value.

The Visalia Handel’s boasts 2,000 sq. ft. and is a walk-up location. This location features 48 freshly made flavors available daily and over 140 flavors that rotate seasonally. The store’s new location will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The store will also provide pickup, delivery, and catering services.

Handel’s is celebrating its opening in Visalia by partnering with Visalia Unified School District in a reading program that will give all elementary school children an opportunity to earn a free ice cream.

For more information about the reading program and the Visalia Handels, visit or follow the store’s Instagram @Handelsvisalia.

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 on Franchise Times’ “Fast & Serious,” a list of the smartest-growing franchises for the year. Handel’s has also 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 more than 100 locations across 11 states and is growing. To learn more about Handel’s franchise opportunities, visit

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