If you’re not a Northwest native, you might be missing a summer treat that everyone from Texas to Washington DC enjoys – frozen custard. Lighter in calories than traditional gourmet ice cream, custard is made with real milk and eggs, and many custard shops incorporate locally sourced ingredients. Check out these locations for a new (or childhood favorite) dessert.
Old School Frozen Custard
1316 E. Pike Street
Proudly serving up delicious frozen custard in the Puget Sound area since 2007, Old School now has two locations – on Capitol Hill and in Bonney Lake (21210 State Hwy 410 E.). Their custard is smoother, creamier, and more flavorful than any super premium ice cream. Plus it’s lower in calories. Their products are made fresh all day in a special frozen custard producing machine, using only the highest quality natural ingredients. You’ll find the traditional flavors — Vanilla Bean and Chocolate, and a special, new Flavor of the Day every day of the month. Get your custard in a cone, a cup or a “concrete” blended treat with your favorite mix-ins!
Peaks Frozen Custard
1026 N.E. 65th Street #A101
Seattle, WA 98115
Open since 2009, this transplanted Wisconsin family discovered a serious lack of frozen custard in the Northwest – a Midwest US favorite treat. Their custard shop Peaks has freshly prepared, locally sourced, high quality dairy ingredients, served each and every day. Taste the difference that fresh makes! Great kids’ area and cozy adult area around our fireplace. Try their outstanding homemade custard, delicious cakes, great Lighthouse Espresso and fantastic panini sandwiches.
Parfait Organic Artisan Ice Cream
Parfait sells fresh-scooped artisan ice cream from a beautiful ice cream food truck. All of their custard base ice cream is completely from scratch in small batches using 100% organic dairy, eggs, and produce sourced directly from local farms. You can now have Parfait pints delivered right to your door in Seattle or anywhere in the Northwest! Check their website for delivery details, and where they will be in the Seattle area. Parfait rolls up to local farmer’s markets, and other events, and they would love to scoop up some yumminess at your wedding, company gathering, or very special birthday.
Sheridan’s Frozen Custard
14389 SE Mill Plain Rd
Vancouver, WA 98684
When Jim Sheridan was a kid, he loved eating frozen custard at a family-owned store in upstate New York. Today, in his own booming frozen custard business, he makes sure that every to-die-for dessert is packed with fabulous ingredients and a bit of old-fashioned nostalgia. If you’re headed to the Portland area, be sure to take a detour and pick up a sweet treat at Sheridan’s. There are lots of fresh fruits for toppings and “concretes”, frozen yogurt with goodies packed right in! Try the chocolate razzle dazzle!