Even if it's a little chilly outside, a nice cold treat could be what tops the day off right. Locals can't wait for the new Sweet Charlie's ice cream shop to open in Franklin!

At Sweet Charlie’s, they make their ice cream and frozen yogurt on a super cold surface — it's below 20 degrees! This forms very small ice crystals fast for a fresh, healthy and delicious result. This omits the need for stabilizers, emulsifiers and preservatives.

First, choose your liquid base from either premium ice cream, nonfat yogurt or vegan. Then, choose from one of many flavors. They scrape it up off the cold surface for a fun rolled treat. The next step is fun for everyone — choose your toppings! Sweet Charlie's offers unlimited toppings. You read that right. Choose anything from Fruity Pebbles, strawberries, caramel, chocolate, donut bits and more!

It's more than ice cream, too. They create the patented Tall Charlie. It's a rolled ice cream on a split oven-baked donut for a icy treat.

Sweet Charlie’s is set to open at 430 Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin this spring. Visit them on Facebook to keep an eye on the progress — and to get your taste buds watering. Learn more at sweetcharlies.com.