Nothing says summer quite like an ice cream cone, and that’s exactly what Sweet Sensations of Holt is serving up all season long. While someone’s preferences or intolerances might have excluded them from a trip to the ice cream shop previously, Sweet Sensations is making sure to have something for everyone to leave no one out!
Along with over 32 soft serve, 32 sugar-free frozen yogurt, and 16 hard scoop flavors, Sweet Sensations also offers dairy-free dole whip and a vegan hard scoop flavor as well. Co-owner of Sweet Sensations, Kristina Greathouse, feels that this variety is what sets them apart from other ice cream shops in the area.
Greathouse and her husband, Pat, began running in the business in 2017, after taking over from Kristina’s parents. In fact, the ice cream shop has been in Greathouse’s family for over 55 years.
“It’s been over 55 years in our family,” says Greathouse. “Now we’re the third generation and now it’s fun because my two kids….they’re in the shop and running it and doing the same stuff that I did when I was little.”
Greathouse’s grandparents started the business in 1965, known then as J.D.’s Dairy Delight. When Greathouse’s parents took over in 1977, they reconstructed a new shop and renamed it Sweet Sensations. The name and building are what Delhi residents have come to know and love.
All the staff at Sweet Sensations strives to make the shop people’s ice cream shop of choice. Greathouse accomplishes this by gathering a great group of employees who come to feel like family. For many of the staff at Sweet Sensations, the job is their first ever job, which is something special Greathouse hopes they carry with them into the future.
The team at Sweet Sensations also engages with the community in several ways. One is through their School Sundaes program. Each year, Greathouse works with the local elementary schools in the township. Students create a sundae idea, bring the ideas to Sweet Sensations who then picks their top ten. From there, they vote on the top sundae which is featured as their Sundae of the Year.
“Every dollar of the School Sundae sold is given back to that school,” Greathouse says. “It’s a way for us to engage with the community and the schools.”
So on the next ice cream run, make sure no one’s left out and visit Sweet Sensations. And try out this year’s Sundae of the Year while you’re at it.
Sweet Sensations is open for the summer Sunday through Saturday, Noon – 10 p.m. They are located at 1963 Cedar Street in Holt, 517.694.6922.