Mita and Dilip Shah bought Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes from Jim Shaw in 2000.

Their ice cream parlor at 1947 Hard Road, in northwest Columbus, has remained a popular spot, as the hundreds of photos on the walls inside would suggest.

ThisWeek Community News staffers — in celebration of National Ice Cream Month, of course — decided to stop in and try a few samples.

The most popular flavor, according to Mita Shah, is Kesar Pista. It's made with saffron, almond, pistachios and a touch of cardamom.

ThisWeek's staff members, however, triple-dog dare you to try Mardi Gras' fire and ice.

Check out a few videos from our "field report" there.

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes co-owner Mita Shah shares the most popular flavor at the ice cream shop she and her husband, Dilip, have owned since 2000. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } ThisWeek assignment editor Neil Thompson provides an overview of Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes on Hard Road. Owners Mita and Dilib Shah opened the popular shop in 2000. Hey, that's no ThisWeek staffer. That's Trayvon, a Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes fan who chose Oreo for his flavor. He and some family members ventured in for a midday treat. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } ThisWeek managing editor Lee Cochran went with ginger ice cream at Mardi Gras. He previously tried a flavor called fire and ice, and the ThisWeek staff triple-dog dare you to try it. ThisWeek reporter Sarah Sole tried ginger ice cream at Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes on Hard Road. She says it's "a little spicy but not too spicy ... a 10 out of 10. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } ThisWeek reporter Andrew King describes a Mardi Gras Ice Cream and Cakes flavor called sitafal, which is a custard apple. ThisWeek page designer Abby Armbruster describes her ice cream pick. She chose the shop's most popular item: Kesar Pista. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }  .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } ThisWeek reporter Thomas Gallick says the mango ice cream works well despite the rainy weather. The "very fruity, very summery" flavor is among many at Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes. ThisWeek chief photographer Shane Flanigan, a green-tea enthusiast, tried green-tea ice cream, one of the many flavors at Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes on Hard Road.

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Mita Shah, who co-owns Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes on Hard Road with her husband, Dilip, explains the many photos on the walls of the ice cream shop. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Check out ThisWeek's Facebook Live post from Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes.