Ice cream season has started

snowman sign troyImportant news: ice cream season has started in the Capital Region.

The Snowman in Troy opened this afternoon. It'll be open until 9 pm if you feel to need to stop by. It would be perfectly understandable.

We did quick check of a handful of other seasonal ice cream spots around the area, and it looks like the Snowman currently stands alone. Kurver Creme's Facebook page says it hasn't picked an opening date for this season, yet. And calls to a bunch of other spots went unanswered.

But now that it's March, it won't be long.

(Thanks, Danielle!)

Earlier on AOA: Eat this: The Boston Shake at The Snowman

Updated April 2

Snowman in Troy: open

Jim's Tastee Freeze in Bethlehem: open

Kurver Kreme in Colonie: open

Country Drive-in in Clifton Park: open (March 28)

Jumpin' Jack's: open (March 29)

On the Farm in Latham: "on or about April 15" now open

Comments

I'm going to be in Troy for dinner tonight. I hope service is quick and we can get there before Snowman closes; the gift card I got for Christmas is burning a hole in my pocket! :)

The sign at The Control Tower in Latham says they're opening on March 5.

The Country Drive In in Clifton Park isn't even close to open yet. I'm guessing it might open in April.

Too soon for my taste. "To everything there is a season." Used to be these soft ice cream stands opened for the summer and a choc/vanilla twist was something to look forward to because the pleasure was seasonal and relatively fleeting. Is this another sign of global warming that ice cream stands open early in March and close in November?

Tastee Freez is open!

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