Alfredo Thiebaud
Credit: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Alfredo Thiebaud


Alfredo Thiebaud was a humble immigrant from Honduras who lived in the South Bronx. Thiebaud was known as the "Honduran King of Frozen Ice" building the pushcart business to a citywide empire over the last 30 years. He founded his business in 1978 when he was 39. As his company grew, the company made sure to employ hundreds of individuals from the Bronx community. His pushcarts became a summer staple in the Bronx, supplying kids of all ages with a tasty treat during the hottest months from a selection of dozens of flavors— especially coconut ice which was the flavor that made Delicioso Coco Helado famous. Mr. Thiebaud was also a well-known Bronx business leader and philanthropist and was well known for his support of Little Leagues, youth groups and other community organizations. A quote that is reminiscent with Alfredo is “He never forgot his humble beginnings, giving back to the same community that embraced him, supporting little league teams, youth groups and other community organizations.” His legacy till this day remains a summer-staple in The Bronx, as people of all ages enjoy the famous ‘coco, mango, cherry’ ices, which are synonymous with summer days in The Bronx.

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