#1 Thing Illinoisans Crave More In Winter Than Any Other Season
It doesn't have to be 90 degrees to enjoy ice cream in Illinois.
In fact, many would say ice cream is way more tasty when it's below zero outside.
I worked at Coldstone Creamery for two years when I was in high school and there were regulars who would come in daily, even year-around, for their sweet tooth fix.
You would think sales would slow down at the shop when winter hit, but that definitely wasn't the case. Oh no, believe me.. people would come during snowstorms!
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Illinoisans Crave Ice Cream More In Winter Than Other Season
It's actually smarter to eat ice cream during the colder months out of the year. Why?
1. You won't have to race against the sun to down your ice cream cone
The world is basically your personal freezer in the winter time. Plus, our dairy cravings don't stop when winter rolls around!
2. The best ice cream flavors arrive in fall + winter; pumpkin, candy cane, eggnog
You can't always get these limited-time flavors at your local ice cream shops, so we tend to stock up on our favorites before they're gone until next year.
3. Nothing soothes a sore throat like cold, creamy ice cream!
I know my go-to "get well" remedy for a sore throat is a pint of Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream or any flavor from Dairyhäus in Rockton, Illinois. Their selection is massive!
One of my favorite local ice cream shops just announced their new fall hours of operation - Dairy Depot in Loves Park!
If you don't think ice cream is in high demand as the weather gets crispier, think again. Open 7 days a week? Yesssss!
Plus, if you haven't had ice cream with cheesy apple pie from Edward's Apple Orchard, you're totally missing out. It's actually really good and hits the spot during sweater weather!
Don't let cold weather stop you from enjoying your favorite ice cream this winter. Do, and eat, what makes you happy!
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