The moment the cold, smooth taste hits your tongue, you know you've made the right choice. Custard varies from traditional ice cream by its smooth and dense texture due to the addition of eggs in the recipe. It's becoming a more frequent offering at shops and restaurants. When you want to choose custard over ice cream in the Atlanta area, here's where to go:
Rock's Chicken and Fries (Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA) The new-ish Phipps Plaza fast casual concept features chocolate and vanilla custard on the menu and is made with a machine that owner Steve Snyder describes as, "the Mercedes-Benz of machines." Snyder's such a custard perfectionist he traveled to up north to learn about the machine and the frozen custard making process from experts.
Vintage Frozen Custard (1021 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA) Only open in its brick and mortar Westside location, Vintage Frozen Custard has quickly become the go-to place to get the icy treat for the ITP crowd. Vintage makes all their custard in-house daily and they give you the option to build your own frozen custard treat or choose from one of their specialty creations, like the Berry Berry, which will remind you of custard meets cobbler. In addition, their menu has other custard treats like sparklers (floats), ice cream sandwiches and concretes.
LoriBell's Frozen Custard Creations (3139 Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, GA) Cobb County, you're in luck! You won't have to drive in-town to get your custard fix. Kid-friendly LoriBell's Frozen Custard Creations doesn't skimp on options. Each day the Kennesaw treatery offers seven flavors of custard daily plus one sorbet flavor. Want a topping? Choose from 14 sauces and 50 traditional toppings.
Great Atlanta Custard Company Don't drive to get your custard. Let your custard come to you. The Great Atlanta Custard Company is Atlanta's new custard food truck. They promise to always have chocolate and vanilla on hand when they're open for business in addition to at least one seasonal flavor.
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers (1410 GA-20 , McDonough, GA) The chain from Wichita, Kansas has recently begun its foray into the Georgia market, with restaurants in McDonough, Conyers (coming soon) and Athens. Alongside their steakburger and thin cut fries, customers can find chocolate and vanilla custard that they can have plain or mixed up into one of Freddy's sweet creations like the PBC & B Concrete, Dirt n' Worms Concrete or Chocolate Brownie Delight Sundae.