If don't live near a Dairy Queen, maybe you can get to a Rita's Italian Ice. It's welcoming the first day of spring with a freebie as well. Drop in anytime between noon and 9pm, and you'll score a free Italian ice, which may be cold comfort if you're waiting for another nor'easter, but, you know, spring!
There's no hook here. Just stop in and pick up a freebie. Last year, Rita's gave out nearly one million free Italian ices on the spring's season opener. If you're not sure where to find a Rita's, here's a list of locations by state so you can figure out if you're able to get free ice cream and a free Italian ice in one day.
Even if there's still snow on the ground, you can attempt to will spring into existence by wolfing ice cream in freezing temperatures.