How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World

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2016/04/14 02:29:18 (permalink)

How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World

“No kid has ever come into my store and asked for tomato-basil custard.”
 
Nice round up of a few traditional frozen custard places (mostly Michigan and Wisconsin), but also including a photo of Ted Drewes.
 
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    mar52
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    Re: How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World 2016/04/14 20:53:59 (permalink)
    Wish we'd have more Frozen Custard places here.  Rita's has opened in a few places and now we have a Steak Shack in West Hollywood with a line all the way around the block.  I won't stand in line, even for frozen custard!
     
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    Re: How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World 2016/04/14 22:15:57 (permalink)
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    Wish we'd have more Frozen Custard places here.  Rita's has opened in a few places and now we have a Steak Shack in West Hollywood with a line all the way around the block.  I won't stand in line, even for frozen custard!
     
    Still waiting for a Culver's.
     
     




    That's ok-  LA is still the Sushi Capital of the world
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    Re: How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World 2016/04/15 10:52:20 (permalink)
    No trip to visit my uncle in Milwaukee is complete without at least one (and usually more) trips to Kopp's on Bluemound Road for a buttery cheeseburger and some custard. It's one of my favorite places.
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    Re: How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World 2016/04/15 15:00:57 (permalink)
    The custard scene in the Philly region has picked up considerably since I started posting on here in the late 90s. At that point, there was only Zwahlen's in the far western suburbs. Zwahlen's may still serve the best custard in the region, but we also have several Shake Shacks, a Freddy's Frozen Custard and a Burger Fi, which also serves custard. 
     
    Having said that, I've been to both Kopp's and Ted Drewes during trips to the Midwest and Kopp's makes the best custard I've ever had. 
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    Re: How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World 2016/04/16 12:27:20 (permalink)
    I love Kopps custard, cheeseburgers, onion rings and believe it or not their grilled cheese. But in my opinion, the best chocolate custard is at Gilles Custard Stand on Bluemound in Wauwatosa.
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    Re: How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World 2016/05/03 10:22:38 (permalink)
    I wish that we had it here. In soft ice cream, everyone that I know around here is now using an ice milk mix that is not worth eating. When McDonalds has the best soft ice cream (and not all that good), we are really on the road to the end. Even my local favorite , Ronnies, in Auburn Mass has made the switch to a cheap, junk product. $4 for a good medium sundae is ok, but not if it sucks. I will not be going back there soon. 
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    Re: How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World 2016/05/03 14:57:24 (permalink)
    Try Kohr's custard at several locations on the Jersey shore....pretty darn good!!
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    Re: How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World 2016/08/03 09:02:39 (permalink)
    mar52
    Wish we'd have more Frozen Custard places here.  Rita's has opened in a few places and now we have a Steak Shack in West Hollywood with a line all the way around the block.  I won't stand in line, even for frozen custard!
     
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    Rita should be arrested for passing off that stuff as "Frozen Custard."  It's a DQ with a little egg - mostly sugar and air.  She should also be arrested for mixing it with water ice and calling it "Gelato."
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    Re: How the Midwest Became the Custard Capital of the World 2016/08/03 12:35:23 (permalink)
    I agree.  I tried Rita's once.  The consistency was all wrong.  It was full of air! 
     
    DQ is better than Rita's because at least you're getting ice cream at DQ.
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