With temperatures this hot in Metro D, it’s natural to reach for a frozen treat to keep cool. When you feel like you’re melting, try frozen custard instead of a typical ice cream cone! Custard has a smoother texture than ice cream thanks to egg yolks, and is much more dense. It’s also delicious, so run to one of the following frozen custard establishments as fast as your legs will carry you:
Erma’s Frozen Custard, with locations in Shelby Township, Warren and St. Clair Shores, serves gluten- and soy-free Michigan made custard, made with 100 percent Michigan dairy. The menu includes vanilla and chocolate custard, along with flavors of the week, which are currently Key Lime Pie and Watermelon Cooler. You can dip your cone or coat it with candy, or try an Explosion (vanilla custard mixed with your choice of candy) or sundae. Upcoming flavors of the week are Red Velvet, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Dutch Apple Pie and Pumpkin.
Wally’s Frozen Custard of St. Clair Shores takes the cake when it comes to frozen custard—literally. In addition to the cup or cone, you can indulge your sugar craving in the form of frozen custard cupcakes and custard pies. Surely you have a celebration coming up that requires a frozen custard Turtle Pie or Orange Dreamsicle Pie. If you plan on sticking with the cone or cup, your options include vanilla, chocolate, twist and the current flavor of the week, lemon chiffon.
Custard Spot, located in Shelby Township, is the place to be if you seek variety, because there are two-dozen different custard flavors on the menu, including German Chocolate, Blueberry, Cheesecake, Peach, Rum and Black Cherry. Order your custard in one of several specialty cones, like the birthday cake or peanut butter cup cone. As if you need more options, there is always a specialty flavor of the week. This week, it’s banana split. Later in the season, look forward to flavors including Pineapple Mango, Marshmallow and Espresso.
If there’s one tasty way to beat the blazing summer heat in southeast Michigan, it’s with a refreshing frozen custard waffle cone in hand.