It's a guilty pleasure for some and sometimes seen as just a summer time treat, but what happens to sales of ice cream when the winter comes around?
Some local ice cream shops choose to close for the season, but some rely on their other tasty offerings to keep the cash registers ringing.
Even with the frigid weather in KOTA Territory, Coldstone Creamery franchisee Ronald Kirkpatrick says that peoples' craving for frozen dairy delights doesn't change with the seasons and doesn't change their spending habits too much, "We have our die hard customers that are going to come in 3,4,5 times a week no matter what the weather is like. We get a lot of phone calls asking if we're open in the cold weather".
Kirkpatrick also says that during the summer time, he sees a definite increase in sales as the temperature rises.