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Standing Room Only: Scooter's Frozen Custard

To order from the walk-up window at Scooter's Frozen Custard, just pull the string next to the window. It is connected to a bell inside, which clanks back and forth a few times, alerting the staff inside that you're ready. This is an operation built almost entirely on frozen custard, and it's a silky smooth foundation. More

6 Best Licks of Frozen Custard in the Washington, D.C. Area

The FDA requires frozen custard to contain at least 10 percent milkfat and 1.4 percent egg yolk solids. We at Serious Eats require frozen custard to be creamy, luxuriously smooth in texture, and balanced in flavor to be considered worthy of a lick. While it can require a bit of a drive into the suburbs of D.C. to find good frozen custard, here are six that are well worth the mileage. More

Ed Levine's 13 Favorite Frozen Desserts in America

I know it's just barely spring, but I'm already thinking about ice cream, gelato, sundaes, and other frozen desserts. Admit it, you've already had your first iced coffee of the season or started daydreaming about your favorite scoop shops to hit this summer. Here are some of my all-time favorite frozen treats from across America, from vanilla soft serve with maple-pecan-bacon streusel in Chicago to sundaes in Ohio. Chime in with any others I missed. More

Poll: Ice Cream, Gelato, or Frozen Custard?

When I'm asked for scoop shop recommendations in New York, I often find myself recommending frozen treats that aren't actually ice cream—the Shake Shack's frozen custard and L'Arte del Gelato's smooth, silken gelato at the top of my list. And in the heat we've been having out East, I find myself thinking about ice cream more and more. So tell us, what do you prefer: ice cream, gelato, or frozen custard? More

Raleigh Farmer's Market: Sweet Potatoes, Fried Green Tomatoes and Goat's Milk Custard

[Photographs: Chichi Wang] Around this time of year the Raleigh Farmers' Market in North Carolina abounds in sweet potatoes. The state leads the country in sweet potato production—more than forty percent, in fact, of the national harvest. In addition to the more familiar kinds, farmers sell varieties you've probably never heard of. Hernandez and Beauregard sweet potatoes, and my favorite, a variety called "White Batus," which a nearby sign described as "very ugly but very sweet." I roasted all three varieties and found that while the Hernandez and Beauregard potatoes were mildly sweet with a moist orange flesh, the White Batus were exceptionally sweet with dense, creamy interiors. After all that sweet potato shopping, I ate at the State... More

Damn Good Frozen Custard from Scooter's in Chicago

Chicago is a great food city, one of my top three in the world, but it's a lousy ice cream and frozen custard 'burg. Until fairly recently you had to go to neighboring Wisconsin for standout frozen custard. But everything I tried at Scooter's, a six-year-old, seasonally open mom-and-pop frozen custard shop, was killer. More

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