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Sugar Rush: Trail Mix Custard from Van's Frozen Custard, East Dundee, IL

Sweets Lauren Sloss Post a comment

Van's standard vanilla custard is studded with m&ms, granola, peanuts, and pretzels. More

11 Frozen Treats You Should Eat This Summer in Seattle

Sweets Jay Friedman 11 comments

In addition to the numerous ice cream shops around Seattle, you can find gelato, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, sorbet, shaved ice, and slushes scattered around the city. No need to feel overwhelmed, here's a guide to 11 of our favorites. More

Sugar Rush: The Western from Luv-It Frozen Custard, Las Vegas

Sweets Zoe Ley 1 comment

Luv-it Frozen Custard has been saving locals from the Las Vegas heat for over forty years. On your first visit, we recommend you stick with a classic sundae aptly called "the Western." More

Standing Room Only: Scooter's Frozen Custard

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 6 comments

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

Sweets Abbey Becker 14 comments

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

Sweets Ed Levine 29 comments

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?

New York Carey Jones 33 comments

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

Standing Room Only: Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-In

Sweets Nick Kindelsperger 18 comments

My wife and I visited Milwaukee almost exclusively to eat and we weren't leaving the city until we had a certain Wisconsin specialty: frozen custard, which is thicker and smoother than ice cream due to the higher percentages of eggs and cream. Of the two rivals in town (Kopp's and Leon's) we went with Leon's. More

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

Chichi Wang 7 comments

[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 Ed Levine 18 comments

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

Sugar Rush: Mojito Custard from Shake Shack

New York Grace Kang Post a comment

Today is Mojito day on the Shake Shack frozen custard calendar. I don't care for mojitos, but this non-boozy custard flavor was a pleasant surprise. The lime and mint flavors are light and refreshing against the creamy vanilla custard... More

Shake Shake's Custard Calendar This Month

New York Erin Zimmer 3 comments

Here she is [PDF]. A little baseball pride and, ooh, carrot cake. What exactly is Spring Fever? According to Shake Shack: a blend of tropical fruit purees and juices (passion fruit, guava, mango, and orange).... More

WTF Is Shake Shack's 'Giggles' Frozen Custard?

New York Erin Zimmer 6 comments

Shake Shack is segueing from the truncated winter weekly custard schedule to the daily rotation this month. That means spring is around here somewhere. We were on the scene yesterday to investigate Monday's "Giggles." What flavor components constitute a... More

Salted Caramel Frozen Custard at Shake Shack, Not Salty Enough

New York Erin Zimmer 6 comments

Yesterday was salted caramel's debut on the Shake Shack's January frozen custard menu. SE HQ dug it up, but didn't think the "salted" part was accurate. The general consensus: "not salty enough." Not that it wasn't good, it was... More

Shake Shack Changes to Weekly Custard Calendar Schedule, Just During Cold Months

New York Erin Zimmer 5 comments

Lots of things are changing. Like writing down 2008. But the Shake Shack custard calendar? Say whaa? This is messing with my head. As Blondie and Brownie reports, the Shake Shack's January custard calendar isn't divided by seven weekdays,... More

Shake Shack's December Custard Calendar

New York Erin Zimmer 10 comments

It's not online yet, but a visit to the "original" Shake Shack today proved this menu for the next 28 days. Unfortunately, today is Tuesday, and in my opinion, the least appealing of options: Candy Cane Crunch. Friday's Prune... More

Sugar Rush: Timmy O's Frozen Custard is Creamy and Dreamy

New York Joe DiStefano 2 comments

The days of Indian Summer may be numbered, but that didn’t seem to phase Timmy O’Leary—the man behind Timmy O’s Frozen Custard. Visiting his two-month old store, which is practically around the corner from the Lemon Ice King of... More

Sugar Rush: Can Pancake Frozen Custard from Shake Shack Be Considered Awesome Even If It Doesn't Taste Like Pancakes?

New York Erin Zimmer 4 comments

It's the first week of October, which only means two things: the best month of the year is here, and with it, the new autumnal Custard Calendar [PDF] at Shake Shack. This month, Thursdays are "Pancake" because, you know,... More

Sugar Bust: Where's Our Sweet Corn Custard?

New York Sarah Wolf 1 comment

Replacement custard The staff here at Serious Eats: New York has been dreaming of the Monday sweet corn custard special at Shake Shack ever since we read about it on The Strong Buzz last Wednesday. So at around 12:30... More

Basil Custard Kicks off July at the Shake Shack

New York Erin Zimmer 8 comments

Editor's note: Every afternoon we like to post a short Sugar Rush to end your day. Think of it as the dessert to your daily blog reading. —Zach The first of the month can evoke fear (rent, already?) but for... More

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