OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Almost everybody loves ices cream, so for those that do Coneflower Creamery in the Blackstone District is open.
"We pride ourselves on being a farm-to-cone ice cream shop, so we like to partner with a lot of different local farms and businesses in the area to try and make the most fresh and best ice cream that we can," said general manager Noah Bennet.
Every scoop from is fresh and made in house.
"All of our milk comes from Nebraska," Bennet said. "We get all of our cream from Iowa. We actually went to a farm in Nebraska City and handpicked the strawberries ourselves. We make all the ice cream in house; we don't use any other outside vendors to make it. It's all made right here in Omaha."
The ice cream shop has created over 200 flavors and has become a popular spot for ice cream lovers. But even they have seen a dent in business due to COVID-19.
Bennett says this has been their slowest summer yet, and they were greatly impacted by the cancellation of big city events like the College World Series.
But with the warmer weather, Bennett says they've recently had more customers stop by on the weekends and evenings. So to keep their staff and customers safe, they've made some changes.
"The biggest thing we did right away is we kind of closed off our seating area, to try and limit the number of people in the store," Bennet said. "We've kind of instituted like some sanitation. We're wiping down all the surfaces as often as we can."
"We were able to make the transition to takeout and to-go pretty easily," Bennet said. "Especially since it's ice cream - all we have to do is scoop it up and pack it, and it's ready to go. We can just sell it like that."
"We're trying to encourage contactless payments and try to limit as much back and forth as possible" Bennet said.
3921 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68131
Tuesday - Saturday: 12-8PM
Sunday: 11AM - 7PM