By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 26, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Does the lingering chill of spring leave you in a pickle?  

Do you wish the daily weather forecast would just ketchup to your longing for a deeply satisfying warm summer breeze?

Seems Northpoint Custard has your solution.

It has launched the perfect #CountDownToSummer on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, offering a delicious daily reminder that all the promise of beachside burgers, custard and crinkle cut fries are just around the corner.

Yesterday, a post featured the Oreo crumbles that it uses on its delicious custard sundaes. The day before, it was little cups of ketchup. You get the idea.

Isn’t it nice, just a week or so after putting away our shovels after that morale-busting spring snowstorm, to know that there are just 23 more days to wait until the opening of the beachfront stand that marks the unofficial start of our Great Milwaukee Summer? 

Sometimes all it takes is a daily reminder of something sweet, salty or delicious to make the wait for summer a little bit more tolerable.

Want more things to look forward to?

Check out our list of 100 things you can do this summer in Milwaukee.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.