Monday, August 19, 2013

A FROZEN TREAT

 

We were out and about visiting some old haunts from my husband's youth when we stumbled across this gem in the rough. It was a frozen custard stand. Of course neither of us could pass it by. Especially not when we saw those dessert inspired tablecloths. We just had to stop and get a cup of this delicious mouthwatering treat. For those of you who never had frozen custard, you don't know what you're missing.  It's scrumptious. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia... "Frozen custard was invented in Coney Island, New York  in 1919, when ice cream vendors Archie and Elton Kohr found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer... A frozen custard stand at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago introduced the dessert to a wider audience. Following the fair, the dessert's popularity spread throughout the Midwest. And is still popular today... True frozen custard is a very dense dessert. Soft serve ice creams may have an overrun as large as 100%, meaning half of the final product is composed of air. Frozen custard, when made in a proper continuous freezer will have an overrun of 15–30% depending on the machine manufacturer (an overrun percentage similar to gelato). Air is not pumped into the mix, nor is it added as an "ingredient" but gets into the frozen state by the agitation of liquid similar to whisking a meringue. The high percentage of butterfat and egg yolk gives frozen custard a thick, creamy texture and a smoother consistency than ice cream. In the United States, the FDA requires products marketed as frozen custard to contain at least 10 percent milkfat and 1.4 percent egg yolk solids. If it has a smaller percentage of egg yolk solids, it is considered ice cream. "

12 comments:

Jon said...

I haven't had frozen custard in a very long time - - finding it nowadays is a treasure. Actually, it's difficult to find really GOOD ice cream anymore, either.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am a weirdo! i hate ice cream. i've never liked it.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

OH yes! I do love it and still haven't had any this summer. Glad you got some of that good stuff! Summer isn't over yet so I still have a chance!

linda eller said...

Have never had frozen custard but know I would love it.

Paula said...

Thank you for Frozen Custard 101. I've never ate it but it sounds good.

Lynda said...

We used to get this regularly in our little town in upstate NY where I lived as a teenager. It was delicious. Your explanation was the first I knew the difference between it and soft serve. My favorite is frozen yogurt from a family owned shop here in our town - - but gelato - - - that's too yummy, too!

Red Rose Alley said...

Frozen custard sounds yummy, Taryterre. It's nice that you found a place along the way to try this delicious dessert. You and husband sound like you love road trips, just like me.

Love,
~Sheri

Rose said...

I've never tasted frozen custard.

I'm going to try and find me some.

Ninny said...

We love frozen desserts of any kind! We usually eat at a place called Freddies Frozen Custard, and they also have something called "concrete" which is quite good, too!

Ellen in Oregon said...

You are so lucky to live where such a wonderful culinary treat can be experienced. Out on the West Coast we have no such delicacy as frozen custard. Even the traditional ice cream shop is elusive in the West. Originally hailing from the North East I have found it necessary to travel to find traditional tummy eats. Apparently, very few gourmands traveled West with the wagon trains & that is why we Westerners are deprived of such deliciousness. I love custard & I love ice cream, so the very idea of frozen custard is almost sensory overload. If I were sent to a deserted island and allowed to bring only one food, I previously said ice cream. After reading your description I may have to change that to frozen custard. You are so lucky to live where this traditional frozen treat can be tasted at least once in a lifetime. Sometimes living on the West Coast stinks! Frozen salmon mouse does not begin to make up for our lack of frozen custard stands.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh I love chocolate frozen custard!

Nelle said...

We were just at the beach, Pt. Pleasant Beach and went to KOHR's the original. SOOO good, especially the twist of vanilla with orange sherbert. Yummy.