Mayor gets look at how ice cream is made at The Snow­man

The Record (Troy, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - -Ni­cholas Buo­nanno

TROY, N.Y. » On Thurs­day morn­ing, Mayor Pa­trick Mad­den got a be­hindthe-scenes look at how the ice cream is made each day at The Snow­man ice cream shop on 5th Av­enue.

The pop­u­lar sea­sonal ice cream stand is now in its 65th sea­son. The shop opens ev­ery year in March and closes by the end of Septem­ber.

Since the early 1950s The Snow­man has pro­duced all of its premium hard ice cream, yo­gurts and sher­bets on a daily ba­sis, aim­ing to serve the best ice cream prod­ucts while con­tin­u­ing a long-time tra­di­tion.

Cur­rent owner John Mur­phy is op­er­at­ing the ice cream shop for his 20th sum­mer as owner; prior to Mur­phy own­ing the shop it was owned by Don Baker.

Mad­den was given a tour of the shop and watched some choco­late chip ice cream be made fresh be­fore the ice cream stand opened later Thurs­day morn­ing.

Mur­phy said that he will usu­ally get to the ice cream stand each day be­fore 6 a.m. and will prep gal­lons and gal­lons of ice cream ev­ery day and Mur­phy said that he loves what he does.

“I’m very blessed at what I do; I mean, the com­mu­nity sup­ports us and it’s amaz­ing the sup­port we get,” said Mur­phy. “We [try] to put out a good prod­uct and keep the prices rea­son­able and I think that’s what re­ally helps.”


Troy Mayor Pa­trick Mad­den, right, stands with the owner of The Snow­man, mid­dle, along with Steve Stich­man, the city’s com­mis­sioner of plan­ning and eco­nomic devel­op­ment, af­ter a visit to the ice cream stand Thurs­day morn­ing.


Troy Mayor Pa­trick Mad­den, left, tries a sam­ple of freshly made ice cream dur­ing a visit to The Snow­man ice cream stand Thurs­day morn­ing.

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