Join the three-day celebration filled with music, surprises, and ice cream, Feb. 8 – 10

STEVENSON RANCH, CA, January 31, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, serving up freshly made, handcrafted ice cream since 1945, is expanding in the Golden State with a new location in Stevenson Ranch, CA. The community is invited to join the grand opening celebrations on February 8 – 10, 2024 at 25880 The Old Road. Guests are welcome to enjoy music, a balloon artist, live performances, and more at the three-day celebration.

The Stevenson Ranch Handel’s is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Scott and Vanessa Sonnenberg. Vanessa Sonnenberg is one of the first female Mexican franchisees for the Handel’s brand.

The Stevenson Ranch location plans to support A Child’s Hope Foundation with fundraisers throughout the year. A Child’s Hope Foundation provides assistance to orphanages around the world.. The franchise owners have worked with the Foundation to build playgrounds at orphanages in Mexico. In 2023, the Sonnenberg’s raised $50,000 to build a playground at an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.

“We are honored to be able to offer the world’s best ice cream to our friends here in the Santa Clarita area. Through our store, we will continue to provide support for A Child’s Hope Foundation with fundraisers throughout the year,” said Scott Sonnenberg, Co-owner of the Stevenson Ranch Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “We have a big family and our family loves to go out for ice cream. Handel’s is simply the best and we are delighted to bring it to our community.”

An official ribbon cutting will kick off on February 8 at 11 am, where the first 50 guests will be treated to Free Ice Cream for a Year. The West Ranch Cheerleaders and Drumline will also be performing between 5 – 7 pm.

On February 9, guests may enjoy a Buy One, Get One Ice Cream from Noon – 3 pm. This offer is valid for a small sugar or cake cone or dish. Plus, on February 10 guests will be treated to giveaways, music, and balloon art from 12 pm – 4 pm.

“I grew up in Mexico and when my family would go out for ice cream, we only had a choice of chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. At Handel’s, we have more than 40 flavors daily and are excited to share the delicious, freshly made ice cream offerings with our guests,” said Vanessa Sonnenberg, Co-owner of the Stevenson Ranch Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream.

The Stevenson Ranch Handel’s boasts 2,800 sq. ft. and is the largest walk-up parlor for the brand. The store 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 will offer pickup, delivery, and catering.

The Stevenson Ranch location will be open daily from 11 am–10 pm.

For more information about the Stevenson Ranch Handel’s, visit or follow them on Instagram @handels_stevensonranch.

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 over 120 locations across 11 states and is growing. To learn more about Handel’s franchise opportunities, visit

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