It doesn't matter if it's -30 outside or 103, Central New York loves it's ice cream. One shop is gearing up to open for one big event, in January.

ZEMs Ice Cream of Canastota is gearing up for an exciting 2024. They are holding their 5th annual Stir Crazy Ice Cream Weekend on February 3rd and February 4th:

We are opening our parlor for 2 days! No matter the weather we are serving all your favorite ice cream flavors! We will have indoor seating to enjoy your ice cream in the warm. We will have movies playing all day, & our Gameroom and Candy Shop will be open. So stop by with your family or meet up with a friend. Ice Cream Taste Better When It's Cold! Soft Serve, Specialty Sundaes, Razzle's & more!"

ZEMS Ice Cream and Miniature Golf opened in 2000. The name ZEMS came from the first letters of the owners children's names; "Z"ack, "E"rick, "M"eghan, and "S"tevens being our last name:

My wife Penny and I opened ZEMS to give the kids a Summer job and help them with college and to have some extra money to put away. We wanted to teach them the art of being an entrepreneur and manage a small business, We also hire high school students and teach them the same skills as we taught our children."

ZEMS has become the local "hot spot" where people come to meet from all over the area. You can learn more about the Stir Crazy event online here.

Road Trip Through New York's Ice Cream Trail

Did you know there's an ice cream trail here in the great state of New York? Yup. Created by Only In Your State, the trail takes you all throughout the Adirondacks, allowing you to "take in the sights of our tallest mountains and some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of New York" while licking your favorite kind of ice cream.

Hop aboard the New York Ice Cream Trail!

Gallery Credit: Dave Wheeler

These 10 Upstate New York Iconic Ice Cream Stands Have Earned Their "Cherry on Top!"

As the heat of an Upstate summer settles in around us this year, put "stop at an ice cream stand" on your to-do list! Here are ten that have been around for a very long time and continue to serve outstanding ice cream products!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

Is This the #1 Ice Cream Parlor in Upstate New York?

As a longtime travel writer who has clocked many thousands of miles traveling Upstate New York back roads and highways, I always find it hard to pass an ice cream parlor in the summer. I have been to waaaaay many more than my doctor says I should have. But, I do have a favorite. In one man's opinion, may I present to you the best ice cream parlor in Upstate New York for your consideration. Here are 20 reasons why we love Jerry's Place Ice Cream!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio