It’s that time of year ago when families and sports teams like to stop by their local ice cream parlor to enjoy a cold, creamy treat. My family will occasionally stop by our local ice cream shop, but ideally we like to enjoy our ice cream at home. It’s by far a lot less expensive and we are able to create almost any treat we want using a variety of toppings, including ones you won’t find at an ice cream shop like cereal and granola.
Edy’s is one of our favorite brands of ice cream. In some parts of the country the brand is known as Dreyer’s. It’s the same company, it just goes by a different name. For the purpose of my review I’ll use Edy’s because that is what it’s known as here in the North East.
My husband is a huge fan of Edy’s Chocolate and Vanilla ice creams. My kids and I like their other flavors (in addition to Chocolate and Vanilla). Their Butter Pecan and Mint Chocolate Chip flavors are so good!
Recently the brand introduced a new product line – Frozen Custard.
To be honest with you I wasn’t really sure what the difference it between Frozen Custard and regular ice cream.
According to Google;
The high percentage of butterfat and egg yolk gives frozen custard a thick, creamy texture and a smoother consistency than ice cream. Frozen custard can be served at −8°C (18°F), warmer than the −12°C (10°F) at which ice cream is served, in order to make a soft serve product.
Edy’s has recently released several Frozen Custard flavors and the great news is that they are NOT limited editions. These flavors are here to stay. Yeah!
Old Fashioned Vanilla – Great vanilla flavor. Plain. Simple. Great for topping with your favorite toppings.
Chocolate Malt – This tastes like a rich chocolate but with a “kick.” You can really taste the malt. My husband thought it was a coffee flavored custard. It’s not. I guess he doesn’t really know what malt tastes like.
Mint Cookies N’ Cream – Love! Love! Love this flavor. It has a rich, mint flavor with bits of chocolate cookie. The cookie pieces are crunchy too, not soft and mushy like add ins can be in ice cream like products.
Peanut Butter Pie – This flavor is a favorite of my neighbors. I had received a lot of custard samples so I shard them with neighbors. They could not stop raving about this flavor. I couldn’t wait to try it for myself. YUMM!!! I can see why everyone was raving about this one. If you love peanut butter you’ll want to try this flavor. It’s not “overly” peanut buttery either.
Salted Caramel Pretzel – I really wanted to like this one a lot but I found that it needed more pretzels. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good. It’s really good. I just wish it had more pretzel pieces. The pieces are pretty big, and cover in chocolate (a nice touch). I just wish there were more of them. It does have a nice caramel flavor. In fact you’ll get plenty of delightful spoonful’s of caramel. Yum!
Snickerdoodle – This is an interesting frozen custard flavor. It’s vanilla custard with swirls of cinnamon and little bits of cinnamon cookies. Sometimes cinnamon can have too much of a “kick” to it but that was not the case with this flavor. In a way it reminded me of cinnamon buns without the sticky, sugary topping. This flavor really does remind me of a Snickerdoodle cookie.
Strawberry Shortcake – If you like strawberry shortcake this is THE FLAVOR for you. I really does taste like a slice of strawberry shortcake. I would not consider this strawberry custard. It has a cake-like taste to it. When I eat this flavor I can envision myself eating a slice of strawberry shortcake which was my favorite type of cake growing up. No one in my immediate family likes strawberry shortcake so I haven’t enjoy it in many years. This this ice cream flavor I can literally have my cake and eat it too. LOL!
I have enjoyed all the frozen custard flavors. They all have a thick, rick and creamy consistency. You can tell the difference between the frozen custard and ice cream when you compare them. We happened to have Edy’s Vanilla and Chocolate in the freezer when these arrived at my door. When you take a spoonful of each the frozen custard is by far more creamier.
As I mentioned earlier in this post, we are big fans of Edy’s ice cream (Grand). I think from now on we might just reach for one of the frozen custard varieties if they are readily available at our local grocery store. You can’t beat the rich and creamy texture.
I also like that the add ins (pretzels, cookie pieces…) see fresh and even retaining it’s crunch. Sometimes add ins get soft and mushy. They are still good, but not the same as having a bit of a crunchy texture. The frozen custard adds in tasted like we added them in ourselves.
Have you tried Edy’s/Dreyer’s new frozen custards yet? If so, do you have a favorite flavor? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.