ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca ice cream icon Sweet Melissa’s announced on social media Tuesday that they are opening a Trumansburg location, which will be a production site for their hard ice cream and a cafe.

The new shop is called How Sweet It Is, and is located on East Main Street, across the street from Felicia’s Hive 45.

The cafe will feature a full Copper Horse Coffee menu, along with new items that include Sweet Melissa’s ice cream.

A Facebook post stated, “Fear not, however, Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream Shop will barely change. Matt (Kenny) will run day to day operations exactly the same, we will just be making our hard ice cream in a different location. This will free up so much space in Sweet Melissa’s if we ever need to put in another soft serve machine! Woo hoo!!”

According to, Melissa and Matt Kenny have owned Sweet Melissa’s since 2009. They began making vegan ice cream in 2010 and homemade hard ice cream in 2011.

To keep up with renovation updates and stay in the loop about the grand opening, follow the new business on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @howsweet607 (How Sweet It Is 607).

Jolene Almendarez

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