Not cold enough for you? Free ice cream tradition of 87 years continues in Watertown

Not cold enough for you? Free ice cream tradition of 87 years continues in Watertown
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In case you aren’t getting enough of this weekend’s bone-chilling temperatures, a Watertown dairy bar is giving out free ice cream as a part of a tradition that’s been around for 87 years.

Since Mullen’s Dairy Bar was established in 1932, the business has given out single-dip ice cream cones for free when the temperature is minus 20 degrees or colder.

According to chef Adam Keepman, this is the first time the restaurant has experienced minus 20-degree temperatures since he and his brothers took over ownership in 2016.

“We expect today will be insane,” Keepman said in a news release. “What better way for families to
celebrate the cold weather than with a scoop of ice cream?”

Mullen’s Dairy Bar is the last surviving dairy in Watertown, and will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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