|Frozen Custard... Mmmmm...|
A Little Background
|Chef Making a Frozen Custard Base|
I started out visiting Connie's Frozen Custard on Jones Road and Kegg's Candies on Westpark (they serve frozen custard there). Later on I tried the frozen custard at Petite Sweets inside the Loop. A couple of days later I went to Culver's in The Woodlands and Ritter's in Katy. Freddy's in Copperfield is not open yet, but I will update once it's open. I tried the Vanilla Custard in a cone or in a cup at each location. I rated each on texture, drippage, sweetness and overall enjoyment of eating. So without further ado, here are your Frozen Custard Grades:
|Connie's on Jones Rd|
Connie's has been in operation at 12545 Jones Road since April 2010--over 11 years now. Dan and Melissa Ashby brought the wonderful treat with them from Melissa's native Springfield Missouri. I stopped by after work on a hot May afternoon and got a medium sized vanilla custard cone. The Custard was scooped (clearly made fresh that morning), had a very strong egg-vanilla flavour, was very smooth and got a little drippy. It was sweet, but not excessively so. Nice, cool, no brain freeze. Just a note: you can get sundaes and blended "concretes" as well at this location. Grade: A.
Kegg's Candies and Ice Cream Shop
|Kegg's Vanilla Custard|
Long time friend’s entrepreneur Lee Ellis, and pastry chef Susan Molzan teamed together to open Petite Sweets in September 2011. The 1500 square foot location at 2700 West Alabama I(Inside the Loop, so be quiet all InnerLooper Gripers!) has a seating area and an on-site kitchen. The Petite Sweets menu features artisan macarons, cake balls, mini cupcakes, cookies, whoopie pies, marshmallows, frozen custard and dipped cones made with Belgian chocolate, all made in house. Petite Sweets serves coffee, espresso and cappuccinos and more brewed around the clock. I also heard that Chef Lance Fegen is a partner in this sweet shop as well. I ended up buying a half-dozen Macarons to enjoy and write about in another blog entry. Their Frozen Custard was the only one that was served directly from the soft-serve machine, rather than made that morning, kept chilled and scooped onto the cone. It was served in a very ribbony pile atop a standard cake cone. It was the smoothest and least sweet of the 5 I tried, had the least amount of drip and was the most enjoyable to eat of all Grade: A+
|Culver's in the Woodlands|
|Ritter's, with Drippage|
UPDATE: Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers:
|Jason enjoy's a Freddy's|
Vanilla Custard in San Antonio
Houston has lots of great places to get cool treats to cool off in our 10+ months of heat. Frozen Custard is one of those wonderful frozen treats, and though many are in the suburbs, at least 2 great locations are in Central and Southwest Houston proper. If you've not tried frozen custard yet, I advise you try any one of these great places. My top recommendation is Petite Sweets, with Connie's and Ritter's as close seconds. I wouldn't turn down Kegg's or Culver's either.
Zao an, Y'all!!!