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durl
06-30-2008, 11:48 PM
It's summer :cool: and I'm hitting the frozen custard place (Ritter's) about 2-3 times a week.

I'm curious to know which frozen treat you fine people prefer: ice cream or frozen custard?

Personally, I prefer custard. Nice and creamy without feeling heavy. And it doesn't hurt that Ritter's is just plain awesome.

George Anderson
06-30-2008, 11:54 PM
We just went to Ritters yesterday.

I don't particularly care and really can't tell the difference between ice cream or custard.

Here in Indy there have been several Ritters close.

Unassisted
06-30-2008, 11:55 PM
Custard is a bad choice when the weather's hot because it has a lower melting point. I once made the mistake of getting a cone at the drive-thru on a hot day and ended up with a lap full of custard soup! :)

sonny
06-30-2008, 11:57 PM
Ice Cream. Always.

Can't beat an ice cream cone with the kids on the bench of a park while you people watch.

Besides, custard's not very American.

Red in Chicago
07-01-2008, 12:11 AM
gelato ;)

Redhook
07-01-2008, 08:52 AM
Graeter's. There's no substitute.

camisadelgolf
07-01-2008, 10:06 AM
1. Graeter's
2. Italian ice cream
3. frozen custard
4. other ice cream

Roy Tucker
07-01-2008, 10:12 AM
Frozen concoctions in the summer are always good.

We live about a mile from a Graeter's so that's our mainstay. But frozen custard is OK too. I'm fine with most anything actually. I like Frostees too.

durl
07-01-2008, 10:22 AM
Is Graeter's the place that uses the French-"something" style of making ice cream? I think I saw them on a Food Network show last week.

Roy Tucker
07-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Yep.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graeter's

It is markedly better than your average ice cream.

westofyou
07-01-2008, 10:51 AM
gelato ;)

Bingo... Pistachio

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But I still think Graeters is the best.. that's what living a 1/4 of a mile from one can do to you.

nate
07-01-2008, 11:14 AM
It's summer :cool: and I'm hitting the frozen custard place (Ritter's) about 2-3 times a week.

I'm curious to know which frozen treat you fine people prefer: ice cream or frozen custard?

Personally, I prefer custard. Nice and creamy without feeling heavy. And it doesn't hurt that Ritter's is just plain awesome.

Hey, where's Ritter's at in Music City? I'm always looking for a good, icy treat for the wife and myself.

IslandRed
07-01-2008, 11:30 AM
Hey, where's Ritter's at in Music City? I'm always looking for a good, icy treat for the wife and myself.

There's one in Hendersonville in a shopping center off New Shackle Island Road, just south of the Vietnam Veterans Parkway. Not sure if they have other locations around town.

Johnny Footstool
07-01-2008, 12:46 PM
Custard is ice cream's gimpy-legged cousin.

durl
07-01-2008, 01:19 PM
Hey, where's Ritter's at in Music City? I'm always looking for a good, icy treat for the wife and myself.

IslandRed is spot on...


There's one in Hendersonville in a shopping center off New Shackle Island Road, just south of the Vietnam Veterans Parkway. Not sure if they have other locations around town.

I haven't seen info on any other locations around Nashville. We've had a Maggie Moo's and a Marble Slab Creamery move in to our area but I'll stick with Ritter's.

TeamCasey
07-01-2008, 06:14 PM
No one ever says UDF.

(I'm not a fan of UDF icecream)

I made ice cream through my high school college years. My votes - Haagen Daas, Graeters and Ben and Jerrys.

camisadelgolf
07-02-2008, 03:28 PM
UDF sucks. I was so pissed off when Cincinnati voted it as the best ice cream over three other options. I think Carl Lindner paid someone off, or Graeter's isn't nearly as popular as I thought it was.

TeamBoone
07-02-2008, 08:52 PM
The stipulation should be "soft" ice cream vs custard, not just ice cream because that's a whole different food than soft serve or frozen custard.

Soft ice cream vs custard, it's custard every time though I can't find any place in greater Cincinnati that serves it. Yet, there must be, and I just don't know about it.

Re ice cream, do they still make Sealtest?

TeamCasey
07-02-2008, 10:43 PM
You're right, TB. It's sort of like arguing an egg cream vs. a milkshake.

OldRightHander
07-02-2008, 10:59 PM
It depends on the flavor. I like UDF when it comes to their butter pecan and peanut butter and chip. I'm also fond of their milkshakes.

Anyone else been to Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs? Excellent ice cream and shakes there.

westofyou
07-03-2008, 12:28 AM
Anyone else been to Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs? Excellent ice cream and shakes there.

GREAT stuff... if I fly in to Dayton I pick it up on the way to the In Laws.

AtomicDumpling
07-03-2008, 01:04 AM
I love both ice cream and frozen custard.

By the way, the only difference is the amount of air that is whipped into it. The formula is the same, but of course every brand is slightly different. Ice cream has more air and custard has less. Custard is denser and creamier. Ice cream is lighter and fluffier.

Graeter's has the best ice cream in my opinion. Awesome texture and flavor. It doesn't have the ice crystal texture of some others. They put lots of flavorings and pieces of fruit or candy in it too. The raspberry-chocolate chip is great, but the mocha chip is the best!

Dairy Queen's offering isn't even ice cream. It is technically a "dairy treat" because it contains very little cream or milk. It is mostly whipped air with a little flavoring.

Ritters is very good frozen custard, but my favorite is Culver's frozen custard. In my opinion it has a better texture and flavor. The best is their vanilla custard with toppings of hot fudge and bananas. Oh my god! Culvers is a national chain, but the only ones in my area of the northern suburbs are on Princeton road east of Hamilton and one on Tylersville Road near Mason (next to Brazenhead, speaking of awesome).

Flub's in Hamilton and Fairfield has good ice cream, but their sherbets are spectacular. Especially the orange and the strawberry. I have never been a huge sherbet fan, but Flubs' version is awesome.

westofyou
07-03-2008, 11:13 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_serve


Soft serve (also called creemee or soft ice cream) is a frozen dessert that is dispensed from a machine instead of being served by hand. It was invented by a chemical research team (which included Margaret Thatcher) in Britain that discovered a method of doubling the amount of air in ice cream, which allowed manufacturers to use less of the actual ingredients, thereby reducing costs

Roy Tucker
07-03-2008, 11:33 AM
Soft ice cream vs custard, it's custard every time though I can't find any place in greater Cincinnati that serves it. Yet, there must be, and I just don't know about it.




There is a Ritters in West Chester and a Culvers in Mason that both have frozen custard.

Newtown Farm Market (http://www.newtownmarket.com/) has it (and a fun place to go too). We shop there sometimes.

TeamCasey
07-03-2008, 05:39 PM
It's all about the butterfat content.

VR
07-03-2008, 10:54 PM
It's all about the butterfat content.

Bingo, we have a winner.:thumbup:

*BaseClogger*
07-04-2008, 02:02 AM
I'll take hard ice cream over DQ's frozen plastic stuff anyday...

Unassisted
07-04-2008, 10:18 AM
There is a Ritters in West Chester and a Culvers in Mason that both have frozen custard.
I was waiting for someone to mention Culvers. Once you go there, you can stop looking, because there is no better frozen custard. :cool:

camisadelgolf
07-04-2008, 10:19 AM
I was waiting for someone to mention Culvers. Once you go there, you can stop looking, because there is no better frozen custard. :cool:

VR
07-04-2008, 01:24 PM
I was waiting for someone to mention Culvers. Once you go there, you can stop looking, because there is no better frozen custard. :cool:

There are no Culver's here. Which is probably a good thing for me. A big bowl of custard ice cream after a 'butter burger' is nirvana.

durl
07-04-2008, 03:39 PM
There are no Culver's here. Which is probably a good thing for me. A big bowl of custard ice cream after a 'butter burger' is nirvana.

I'm with you, there. I really like Culver's. Too bad the nearest one is hours away from me. I get it once a year.

Maybe it's because I have Ritter's so often but I enjoy Ritter's custard a bit more. But there's no way I'd turn down Culver's.

SteelSD
07-05-2008, 02:24 AM
Culvers simply rocks. VR's on the money there. We have a lot of them in my area and I have a real hard time passing them up when I'm near one. As far as "soft serve" anything goes, I'll take Culvers over anything.

As far as the real stuff goes though, I prefer Ice Cream over frozen custard. But that might be because I was spoiled as a wee lad by being introduced to some of the highest butterfat ice cream produced at the very place Oreo ice cream was invented. :)

Roy Tucker
07-05-2008, 11:33 AM
I'll second Young's Dairy up above Yellow Springs on 68 (for ice cream, that is).

I used to live up that way and frequented the place quite often.

VR
07-05-2008, 01:00 PM
Schwann's French Vanilla was my first love.

WebScorpion
07-10-2008, 01:08 AM
It's funny everyone has always gone crazy about Graeter's, but I've never liked their ice cream much more than any other. Of course, being away from Cincinnati for over 20 years now, it's been a while since I've had any. The frozen concoction I miss the most in Cincy (and I always get one when I return) is the UDF Chocolate Malt. In all my travels I've never found a better malt. Mmmmmm...

Here in Virginia, our favorite place is Milwaukee Frozen Custard (http://www.milwaukeecustard.com/) Their malts are bad, but their Custard is the best I've ever had. Yummy!