News

Ice cream business sales rise with heat

Georgia, 4 and Maddison Smith, 8 enjoying ice cream at Baskin and Robbins, Mt Ommaney. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite
Georgia, 4 and Maddison Smith, 8 enjoying ice cream at Baskin and Robbins, Mt Ommaney. Photo: Inga Williams / The Satellite Inga Williams

AS south-west temperatures soar this summer, so too are ice cream sales.

Mt Ommaney Baskin 31 Robbins is reporting an unusual boom this time of year thanks to the increased mercury levels.

Owner Andrew Smith said sales were above average.

"I have seen a 20% increase from last year," he said.

"Generally this time of the month we slow down before Christmas because people are buying gifts and don't have much spare cash for ice cream.

"However this month is not the norm and we're selling about 150 scoops a day."

According to Baskin Robbins research, a quarter of Australian households spend more than $12.5m collectively on ice cream each week during summer.

And when it comes to summer flavours, Mr Smith said chocolate chip cookie dough, cookies and cream and chocolate royal were the favourites.

Based on consumption trends, eating ice cream anytime is acceptable with one in four ice cream loving Aussies confessing to having eaten it first thing in the morning or as a midnight snack.

Topics:  heat wave, ice cream


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Balloons soar for Monique three years after disappearance

THREE years after Monique Clubb went missing - Nikki Duncan, her daughter Ebony and Monique's brother Mickey at Torquay Jetty.

The fight to find Monique hasn’t ended

Man to face manslaughter charge over 97-year-old's death

A driver allegedly crashed into numerous cars at an intersection on Warwick Rd and drove off. He has now been charged with manslaughter.

Charges upgraded over Warwick Rd crash

BREAKING: Police say man not armed, still on the run

MAN HUNT: Police are patrolling the West Ipswich area looking for an armed man.

Police said the search began with a stolen car being found.

Latest deals and offers

Greyhound trainer brought possums to use as live bait

A FORMER leading greyhound trainer has escaped serving actual time behind bars for his role in sickening live baiting practices.

Balloons soar for Monique three years after disappearance

THREE years after Monique Clubb went missing - Nikki Duncan, her daughter Ebony and Monique's brother Mickey at Torquay Jetty.

The fight to find Monique hasn’t ended

Man to face manslaughter charge over 97-year-old's death

A driver allegedly crashed into numerous cars at an intersection on Warwick Rd and drove off. He has now been charged with manslaughter.

Charges upgraded over Warwick Rd crash

BREAKING: Police say man not armed, still on the run

MAN HUNT: Police are patrolling the West Ipswich area looking for an armed man.

Police said the search began with a stolen car being found.

Paedophile former priest targeted teens loses bail bid

The ex-priest indecently dealt with the teen in a shower

Road re-opens after horrific head-on crash at Plainland

Two cars have been involved in an accident at Plainland. Photo: Penny Dahl/Twitter

Police to re-open road after horrific two-vehicle crash at Plainland

Learn to empower business with guest speaker

Damian Morgan will exchange ideas with some of West Brisbane and Ipswich business leaders during a series of free seminars he will be holding at The Lions Richlands on Thursday June 16.

Damian Morgan to speak at business leaders seminar

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum says she reduced Oliver Curtis's sentence due to comments...

Perisher has 50cm of snow

Resort to open after 50cm of snow.

Smiggin Holes and Blue Cow to open after 50cm of snaow falls in Perisher valley.

F1 pit stop in 1.92 seconds

Williams team make 1.92 second pit stop.

Williams Formula 1 team change all four tyres in equal fastest time ever.

Is this state’s cheapest house?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Rockhampton property in a lull, but a change is coming

Rockhampton's housing market in "pre-election mode"