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Likkity's Frozen Custard: Sweet treat

Likkity's Frozen Custard: Sweet treat

While staying at a friend's house in south Austin I went out on a quest for ice cream. Likkity's Custard came up on Google Maps and I swung by to give it a try.

Housed in a trailer off of Manchaca and fairly close to Slaughter, it is a sweet sight from the road. The standard toppings are available for sundaes or crush-ins. I tried the chocolate custard. The chocolate was belgian in flavor, the custard incredibly creamy and rich. I had forgotten how delicious fresh custard can be! The service was friendly and I really enjoyed this treat on a rare breezy Austin evening. They offer a very unique flavor and texture to rival the likes of Amy's - but consumers must be prepared for the joys of simple flavors and a solid recipe.

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Likkity's Frozen Custard: Sweet treat - Recipes

My love affair with Austin ice creams started years ago. In college, my boyfriend and I would hang out at Amy’s Ice Cream at least once month, exchanging nibbles of Mexican vanilla ice cream smashed with cookie dough and marshmallows. We could practically chronologize our courtship with the stack of Amy’s frequent buyer punch cards in our wallets. At that time, Amy’s was the best (and practically the only) independent ice cream spot in Austin, famous for its kooky waitstaff and creative frozen treats.

A lot has changed since then. Now I’m married to that college boyfriend, and Austin abounds with quirky, independent frozen desserts of nearly every variety. And while we still enjoy Amy’s, it’s now part of a large rotation of ice cream shops that we frequent. Here are some of my favorite of Austin’s local, independent frozen treats.

Buzzworthy – Lick
2032 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Lick’s concept of savory/sweet, artisan ice creams made in small batches with local ingredients reads like a checklist of what’s hot in food right now. And the ice cream is a testament to the quality and quantity of Texas’ farm offerings. The store sources their milk from a dairy in North Texas and nearly all their produce is coming from local farms and farmer’s markets. Co-owner Anthony Sobotik has been on site each time I have stopped by, peeking his head out from the kitchen to talk flavors like part mad scientist, part proud papa. He has reason to be proud– flavors like goat cheese, thyme, and honey beet and fresh mint carrot and tarragon are worth bragging about.

Gelato & Frozen Booze – Dolce Vita
4222 Duval Street, Austin TX 78751

Dolce Vita was around during my college years, but I stayed away from this Hyde Park gem until I reached legal drinking age. That’s because in addition to wonderfully smooth gelato, Dolce Vita boasts a full bar. The pistachio flavor gelato is my favorite if I’m staying off the sauce, but for drinkies, you can’t beat a big scoop of prickly pear sorbet blended with fresh lime juice and tequila. The technical term for this concoction is “sorberita,” in case you were wondering, and they’re just $5 during happy hour.

Best Kept Secret – Paleteria La Selva
1208 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664

Even Google doesn’t know where this little Round Rock Ice Cream shop is. When I used the search engine’s map function and my GPS to find it, I ended up at a nearby park instead. Luckily, the man at the Exxon station down the road pointed me in the right direction: to the northeast corner of Palm Valley Boulevard and Sunrise Road, in a small strip mall.

This paleteria boasts over 30 varieties of Mexican popsicles, made in-house with fresh fruit. Flavors include tamarindo, sandia, mango chile, and Americanized favorites like cookies con crema. According to the cashier on my visit, their most popular frozen treat isn’t a paleta at all, but fresas con crema— a large cup of frozen macerated strawberry slices, filled with a generous slosh of sweetened table cream. Like the shop, which is furnished with patio furniture, this dessert is not fancy, but it’s oh, so good.

Atmosphere – Toy Joy Cafe
2900 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78705

This little ice cream shop is every stoner’s dream. It’s tucked in the corner of Austin’s weirdest toy store, so you can eat a soft serve waffle cone (or two– they won’t judge) while you wander around and look at Hello Kitties, Rody bouncing horses, and ironic statuettes of the Virgin Mary. Vanilla is a standby at the ice cream counter, but other soft serve flavors vary from week to week, so check their Facebook page to find out the flavor of the week before you go. Oh yeah, all their ice creams are vegan, too, but don’t be skeered. The taste and texture of the cubano soft serve I had on my last visit would give any cow’s milk ice cream a run for its moola.

My buddy Nathan Russell took this photo of Rami and me at Toy Joy when we got engaged.

Coolhaus isn’t strictly local– this little truck is part of a small chain that started in Los Angeles and has spread to Austin, New York, and Miami. However, their offbeat ice cream flavors like brown butter candied bacon fit right in with our city. The ice cream sandwiches are HUGE, and you can create a custom sandwich by mixing and matching ice cream and cookie combinations to your heart’s content.

Homage to Arrested Development – Bananarchy
There’s always money in the banana stand, so it moves around a lot. And it hibernates when the weather’s cold. Check their facebook.

Frozen bananas on a spoon, dipped in chocolate or peanut butter? Yes, please! Bananarchy is Austin’s favorite frozen banana food trailer, so expect a line if the weather’s nice. You can build your own banana, or choose a specialty treat from their pre-selected menu. Options like “The GOB” and “The Afternoon Delight” have just as much personality as the shop’s banana baristas, who are chatty and a-peel-ing.

Vegan – Sweet Ritual
4500 Duval St., Austin TX, 78751

An assortment of vegan shakes, soft serve, sundaes, and coffee drinks are available here, with a more grown-up vibe than Toy Joy Cafe, which uses the same soft serve recipe. The sundaes, especially, are worth a splurge, since they’re covered in house made sauces and generous portions of nuts or even edible glitter(. ). Sweet Ritual shares a store space with Daily Juice cafe in Hyde Park, so this is also a good place to bring any health nuts. Let them drink wheatgrass while you order a chic-o-stick shake!

Good for Kids – Amy’s Ice Cream on Burnet Rd.
5624 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756

Amy’s started it all when they opened their first shop in Austin in 1984. The model is now familiar thanks to national chains like Marble Slab, but Amy’s does it best: you choose your ice cream and an Amy’s employee beats in your choice of crush’n’s by hand while you watch. This interactive candy component, plus an ever-changing menu of traditional and offbeat ice cream flavors keep people coming back to this Austin institution again and again. Pro tip: the Amy’s on Burnet shares an enormous patio and playground with Phil’s Ice House, making it an especially fun place for families to hang out.

What began as a farmer’s market popsicle stand is now a rapidly expanding empire, thanks to the entreprenurial spirit of owner Daniel Goetz. You can find GoodPops at grocery stores like Whole Foods and Central Market in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin. Locally, several independent grocery stores, coffee shops, and book stores also stock the treats. During the summer, keep an eye out for the GoodPop pop up shop and cart in South Austin. This little cart is where it all started, and you can spot it along Pfluger bridge and at special events when the weather is warm.

Frozen Custard – Likkity’s Frozen Custard
11519 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748

Likkity’s serves up frozen custard in deep south Austin out of a converted double decker bus. They’ve got your standard vanilla and chocolate on tap, plus a rotating weekly flavor like key lime, peanut butter, pumpkin, and red velvet. Besides the quality of the custard, shaded seating with music, friendly service, and a wet wipe with every order set this trailer way above the plethora of generic yogurt and soft serve options in Austin.

This post is part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance 2012 City Guide. Check out the full list of blog posts at the AFBA web site.

Knowing fans love its extra creamy ice cream that's prepared with more cream and less air, Tillamook is introducing a new kind of rich and creamy treat with its indulgent Frozen Custard desserts. The new products are said to be "the brand's richest and creamiest frozen offering yet," since they boast 16% butterfat and extra cream.

There are tons of new Tillamook Frozen Custard flavors to discover, including: Cold Brew Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt & Honeycomb Toffee and Dark Chocolate & Red Raspberry, plus timeless classics like Salted Caramel and Chocolate Fudgy Brownie. The 15-ounce Frozen Custards are being introduced at a time when people are craving indulgent offerings, and these frozen treats promise to satisfy with their rich, creamy and silky textures and recipes that contain no bioengineered ingredients.

Sourdough Cuppa Joe

"Nana" Ivah Miller and her husband, Clayton, opened their first frozen custard shop in Ohio in 1958. Nana was always cooking up good things for her grandchildren to eat and was known for her "original recipes". Her frozen custard was famous because of its smooth and rich flavor.

In honor of her, Nana's grandson named a frozen custard shop after her when it was opened in Hixson, TN. For many years, Nana&rsquos Frozen Custard was a well known staple of the Chattanooga community - a place for fellowship, celebration, and enjoying life. At the height of Nana's existence, they offered over 40 menu items, each with its own special and unique touch.

Nana&rsquos Frozen Custard closed its doors in 2012, and the building on Hixson Pike remained vacant until Sourdough Cuppa Joe opened.

Our Partnership.

Nana&rsquos Frozen Custard is now a huge part of what we offer at Sourdough Cuppa Joe .

Bringing Nana&rsquos items back to the community and being able to serve them right in the original Nana&rsquos location is really special to us, and it has been an honor to be part of the revival!

We use the original recipes and work extremely hard to find the very same ingredients that were used by Nana&rsquos . We partner closely with the previous owners in regard to product development and training to ensure that Nana&rsquos products remain true.

Nana&rsquos had the luxury of using our whole 3,500
square foot building to create and serve their expansive menu. With coffee, bakery, and seating elements taking up some space, we have about 400 square feet devoted to Nana&rsquos products, so our options are selected from some of the favorite items Nana&rsquos offered, which are rotated on and off of our menu for variety.

We currently offer a few of the old Nana&rsquos special items, several flavors of frozen custard which change from time to time so we can offer as many of people's favorites as possible, as well as Milkshakes, Shivers (frozen custard blended with your favorite candy), and our own original Agitatos (frozen custard blended into a milkshake espresso treat)!

We are constantly expanding this part of our menu, so make sure you check back often!

As we expand Sourdough Cuppa Joe in and around the Chattanooga area, Nana&rsquos will expand right along with us! We look forward to serving Nana&rsquos Frozen Custard in more locations in the future.

Likkity's Frozen Custard: Sweet treat - Recipes

4700 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117

10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Christian Teague
General Manager

This franchise location is owned by FFC SEC, L.L.C.

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4700 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117

10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Christian Teague
General Manager

This location is owned by FFC SEC, L.L.C.

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is more than your traditional American hamburger restaurant. After your delicious dinner, make sure and try the freshly churned creamy desserts. The frozen custard desserts are richer, denser, and creamier than ice cream and frozen yogurt. Make sure and let us know how our fast and cooked-to-order food stands up against other Memphis restaurants.

This Memphis Freddy's location serves shoppers from nearby Oak Court Mall, theatre-goers from Theatre Memphis, and movie-goers from Malco Paradiso Cinema Grill & IMAX.

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Molten Bananas Foster Cake

One slice into this wow-worthy cake will reveal of pool of gooey-good banana filling.

2-Ingredient Cupcakes

You read that right. A store-bought spice cake mix and pumpkin puree are all you need for rich, moist cupcakes.

Cherry Pie

Craving cherry pie but it&rsquos not yet summer? You&rsquore in luck, because Katie&rsquos recipe comes together with store-bought frozen cherries, so it&rsquos a go-to dessert all year.

Lemony Baked Alaska with Strawberries

This dessert towers over the rest (literally). Peaks of meringue cover the lemon sorbet dome that sits atop a chocolate chip-studded vanilla cake.

Key Lime Pie Whoopie Pies

This handheld dessert is perfect when you&rsquore in the mood for something light and sweet. Follow Katie&rsquos lead and combine marshmallow cream, cream cheese and key lime juice for a tangy filling.

Tofu Chocolate Ice Cream with Mixed Berry Sauce and Whipped Coconut Cream

The key to Jeff&rsquos vegan dessert is silken tofu mixed with chilled coconut milk, a combination that yields a thick, dairylike consistency. Ample cocoa powder makes it so rich and chocolatey, while a drizzle of mixed berry sauce at the end delivers the perfect contrast of tang.

Loaded Butterscotch Sauce Sundae

Skip the store-bought option and make this decedent dessert topping at home.

Sunny's Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sunny whips up the ultimate ice cream sandwiches using homemade waffles sprinkled with peanut butter cookies. She then fills them with chocolate ice cream and presses the sandwiches into crushed peanuts for added texture.

Strawberry Fool

Light Lemony Berry Cheesecake

A one-two punch of lemon zest and lemon juice adds a welcome pop of bright citrus flavor to Katie's impressive dessert.

S'Mauros: Skillet S'Mores

Triple Lime Bundt Cake

Not only is there lime zest in the cake and lime juice in the glaze, but there's also a sweet lime syrup that gets soaked into the cake after it's baked. That ensures it stays moist &mdash and adds a bonus boost of lime flavor.

Blueberry Cobbler

With a base of simply sweetened fresh berries and a decadent topping of buttery biscuits, Ree Drummond's party-ready cobbler is a fan-favorite for a reason.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Tart

As impressive as it is simple to prepare, Katie's crowd-pleasing tart features a chocolate-cookie crust and a creamy strawberry filling that comes together with frozen strawberries and white chocolate chips. The chocolate shell topping you'd otherwise use for ice cream sundaes gets put to work here, by offering a striking finish.

Brownie Bombe

After making a batch of rich, chocolatey brownies, this recipe comes down to assembly as you layer the sliced brownies, ice cream and whipped cream in a bowl. The dessert needs to freeze for a few hours before serving, so be sure to plan ahead if you're preparing to serve this at a party.

Get-Your-Grill-On Cake

Dark Chocolate Pudding

QuickNoli Dip — Quick Cannoli Dip

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Grilled Peaches and Cream and Cherry Coulis

Blueberry Yogurt Pops

Pumpkin Roll Cake

Lemon Blueberry Hand Pies

Geoffrey's Lemon Tart

Peach Cobbler

Choco Cherry-Stout Ice Cream Float

Flourless Chocolate Cake

White Chocolate and Cranberry Crispy Rice Squares


Pie Baked Apples

Candy Bucket Cookies

Strawberry Rhubarb Buckle

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this summery dessert that is a real crowd pleaser. The Strawberry Rhubarb Buckle is topped with a sugar-cinnamon crumble that gets golden and crisp upon baking. The dessert only gets better with a scoop of whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

This bundt cake gets its fresh flavor from a combination of lemon zest, lemon juice and limoncello. It&rsquos topped off with a Strawberry-Vanilla Glaze that complements the dessert perfectly.

S’mores Cups

The classic campfire treat gets a twist with an easy layered dessert that features marshmallow crème, crushed graham crackers and chocolate pudding. Kids and adults alike will love these cups that are finished off with a toasted jumbo marshmallow and a piece of a chocolate bar.

Bourbon Mississippi Mud Pie

This boozy dessert gets a double shot of bourbon in the pie itself and the whipped cream. The result is an irresistible chocolatey treat that packs a slight punch.

Roasted Peach Sundae Sauce

Give plain vanilla ice cream a little extra love with Katie's special sundae sauce. Sliced peaches are sprinkled with brown sugar before getting roasted and then stirred into a simple sauce. It's an easy dessert for those lazy summer days.

Party-Trick Peanut Butter Cake

Creamy peanut butter is the star of this super simple cake. Enjoy the dessert on its own or top with whipped cream and/or fresh berries.

Frozen Pineapple Treat

This tropical treat will keep you cool all summer and couldn't be easier to make. Frozen pineapple chunks and banana slices are combined with coconut cream and water in a food processor. Scoop, serve and enjoy!

Blackberry Cornbread Cake

Take advantage of blackberry season by featuring the fruit inside this cornbread cake. The warm dessert gets topped with a few more berries, maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.

The Ultimate No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

This one's for the peanut butter lovers. Chopped peanut butter cups get folded into a cream cheese and peanut butter filling. After setting in the fridge, the dessert gets drizzled with a smooth and sweet peanut butter sauce.

The Differences Between Custard And Ice Cream

According to Country Living, ice cream is much more ancient than frozen custard and can be traced back to Alexander the Great’s reign in the 3rd century B.C.E., although the modern technique for making it dates to about 1850. Frozen custard was invented in Coney Island and debuted nationally at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.

The primary difference between custard and ice cream is how they are made, including the ingredients used to make them. The basic ingredients in ice cream are milk fat, milk solids, sweeteners, stabilizers (such as guar gum or xanthan gum), emulsifiers (such as monoglycerides or polysorbate 80), water and flavorings. Ingredient ratios vary by brand and recipe, although the U.S. Department of Agriculture standard for ice cream is that it contains no less than 20% total milk solids, constituted of not less than 10% milkfat.

Frozen custard is also made using the same basic ingredients in ice cream, but there is one additional element that makes it noticeably different. To be true custard, the Code of Federal Regulations stipulates it has to be at least 1.4% pasteurized egg yolk. While some manufacturers use eggs in their ice cream, a recipe that contains anything less than 1.4% is still just ice cream.

As far as nutrition goes, the difference between custard and ice cream is minimal. Frozen custard might have a bit more protein and calcium than ice cream does, although this largely depends on the recipe used. If you have an egg allergy, you should definitely avoid custard. Of course, it is essential to find out whether a particular brand of ice cream contains eggs if you have an allergy, as well.

Custard does have a creamier texture due to the presence of egg yolks and the fact that ice cream is churned with air to produce a lighter and fluffier product. Frozen custard, on the other hand, is churned in a machine that incorporates very little air. Scott Borkin of Kopp’s Frozen Custard in Milwaukee, speaking to Insider, said that ice cream melts more quickly while custard “goes on your palate and it’s gonna stay there longer.” It’s also kept and served at a higher temperature than ice cream, according to Ollie’s Frozen Custard.

Whether this is better than ice cream is purely a matter of taste.


Marco Polo brought an ancestor of this skim milk-based dessert to Italy from his Far East travels. Usually flavored with citrus juice, such as lime or orange, sherbets are leaner than ice cream, at 1% to 2% butterfat. But the juice can make the sugar content soar to nearly 26 grams for a half-cup serving. This gives you almost 34 carbs and 141 calories.

An easy vanilla custard pie to love

We love to gather and spend time with family and friends, and the summertime is the perfect time to do so! A sweet treat is always welcomed, and there’s nothing like a cold, creamy and delicious custard. Dreyer’s® Frozen Custard is extra rich and thick and has been an all-American favorite for years. There are six flavors to choose from Old Fashioned Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Salted Caramel Pretzel, Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter Pie, and Mint Cookies ‘N Cream.

Try our no-bake custard pie!

If you’re having a summer get-together, or simply want to savor the flavors of the season, we have a super simple dessert idea that fits the bill. What looks like hours of professional, handcrafted work really is the simplest dessert that I have ever made! All you need are fresh berries, Dreyer’s® Frozen Custard, and a pie crust to make this frozen mixed berry custard pie. Here’s how to make it at home…

Frozen Mixed Berry Custard Pie Recipe

Start making your frozen berry pie

As soon as you bring home your Dreyer’s® Frozen Custard, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator. I did this overnight. Wash all of your berries, pat dry and divide them in half, keeping the better-looking, whole berries together, and the ok-looking berries together.

Fill your graham cracker crust with fresh berries

Put the ok-looking berries into the bottom of your graham cracker pie crust. Pour over about half of the Dreyer’s® Frozen Custard, until the pie crust is full and berries are covered. Pop it in the freezer on a flat surface for about 3 hours, or until frozen.

Decorate the top of your vanilla berry pie

Remove the vanilla custard pie from the freezer and arrange the better-looking berries on the top of the pie as desired. You can slice and serve right away, or re-freeze for future use. My whole family loved this pie, the tart berries with the sweet vanilla custard are a great combination. Y’all, I just can’t believe how easy this frozen berry vanilla custard pie was to make, it turned out GREAT!

Savor the flavors of summer and enjoy Dreyer’s® Frozen Custard!

To us, frozen treats are a summer tradition. This no-bake mixed berry pie recipe is such an easy custard pie recipe and it is now a new favorite! Next time, I am going to get the Mint Cookies ‘N Cream flavor and smash up some extra cookies and chocolate pieces in a chocolate pie crust. Sounds dreamy — no — creamy! Dreyer’s® Frozen Custard is available in the freezer aisle of your local retailer, including Target, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart, Publix, etc.

I am partnering with Dreyer’s® in a sponsored campaign to share this recipe. Opinions are my own.

1 Comment

I am thinking the mint cookies and cream made into a pie, my daughter loves anything with mint for ice cream and cookies and cream so this custard would actually be a combination of two of her favorites.

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