Ice cream is also no longer relegated to only being served as dessert. Similarly, winter might not instinctively be the best month for ice cream but there are advantages to having your ice cream during the coldest months of the year.
If you have no other choice but to grab store bought ice cream you will find some comfort in the fact that ice cream is cheaper in winter. Demand for ice cream is at an all time low and retailers will often mark down the price of your favourite frozen treat.
But ice cream shops have the dilemma of still having to make the scoops look enticing to passers-by who are dodging the rain clouds.
Co-founder of Crumbs & Cream Or Lahat says winter does not give her the chills. The ice cream shop with stores in Cape Town and Johannesburg has a finely crafted winter menu that will have you enjoying the coldest ice cream without even noticing.
“The Nutella-filled doughnuts make a great ice cream sandwich,” says Lahat. “We thought long and hard before we added the doughnuts to the menu because we wanted to get the perfect doughnut,” she adds.