Ice cream custard is, as the name suggests, made from a custard base. Lots of egg yolks are whisked together with cream and milk and sugar, and cooked gently until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. All those egg yolks are natural emulsifiers which help to maintain an even dispersal of fat droplets and keep the ice crystals small. This gives you an ice cream that is remarkably smooth and incredibly rich.
Ritter's Frozen Custard is made fresh throughout the day. Every day you can taste Ritter's #1-selling Vanilla Frozen Custard, Chocolate Frozen Custard and Ritter's Lite Vanilla Frozen Custard. Plus, each and every day, our Ritter's shoppe owners choose 3 additional fresh-made frozen custard offerings from their repertoire of over 65 delicious flavors - a nut flavor, a fruit flavor and a special flavor.
The experience of tasting smooth, creamy, fresh-made ice cream made an indelible impression on young John Ritter of Chicago, Illinois. One day John decided to open a genuine, old-fashioned ice cream shoppe. An ice cream shoppe that would serve premium ice cream, made fresh all day long. Of course, John's high standards required him to create just the right recipe for his ice cream shoppe, so he began to travel and sample ice cream products throughout the Midwest, the East and beyond.
In 1919, a Coney Island ice cream vendor adopted the French recipe (the recipe, which uses high-quality dairy ingredients and a small amount of eggs), but marketed it as "Frozen Custard". The name stuck, and Frozen Custard is now a specialty ice cream subcategory recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration.
After months spent developing their own frozen custard recipe, John and Bonny Ritter's opened the first Ritter's Frozen Custard shoppe in Franklin, Indiana. That was in 1989. Today, Ritter's Frozen Custard Shoppes are found in more and more Midwestern cities, and are even located as far away as Texas and Florida. John created something very unique. What Ritter's is doing is putting this wonderful product into the hands and hearts of as many people as possible.
Ritter's Frozen Custard is made with the highest quality and freshest ingredients available. Ritter's custard is all made on site: vanilla and chocolate are churned all of the time, and three rotating flavors are posted on the street sign daily. The hand-dipped custard has a heavy, smooth and creamy texture. Low-cal frozen yogurt treats are also available, as well as take home quarts and pints. What they scoop for your treat is often just a few minutes or just one or two hours old. It's fresh, it has less air, and it has the best ingredients. Ritter's is really good and if you like old fashioned frozen custard, this is the place. Plus the treats are enthusiastically served by knowledgeable, caring, well-groomed Ritter's team members.
Remember: next time you're at Ritter's and you see a flavor you've never tried, ask for a free sample. You may discover your next "All-Time Favorite."