A long time ago, in an ice cream stand far, far way – Coney Island in 1919 to be exact, frozen custard came to be … 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. In their first weekend on the boardwalk, they sold 18,460 cones.
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; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in particular, became known as the “unofficial frozen custard capital
of the world”. (Source: Wikipedia)
Since then a lot has happened to ice cream, and much of that has involved forcing more air into the product, adding stabilizers and lots and lots of artificial flavours and colours.
Done right, frozen custard is smooth and tasty, and made fresh that day. The Merry Dairy is proud to use its very own original recipe, composed of all-natural ingredients, and sourced from a local dairy!
Wisconsin is considered by many to be the capital of frozen custard, where the fresh-scooped ice cream is a dreamy reason in itself to visit the Badger State! In Ottawa, we are proud to have been inspired by the Dairy Godmother, Wisconsin-born and raised, who now runs a frozen custard shop in Alexandria, VA. Be sure to stop by if you are in the Washington, DC area!
How is frozen custard made? Check
out this instagram video of The Merry Dairy producing some fresh frozen custard in The Merry Dairy truck …. 🙂