Happy National Frozen Custard Day!

frozen custard day

Today is National Frozen Custard Day! Woo hoo!!!!!!!

Frozen custard was invented in Coney Island, New York in 1919, when ice cream vendors Archie and Elton Kohr found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer. In their first weekend on the boardwalk, the Kohr brothers sold 18,460 cones.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration requires products marketed as frozen custard to contain at least 10 percent milkfat and 1.4 percent egg yolk solids. If it has a smaller percentage of egg yolk solids, it is considered ice cream. So, now you know the difference between ice cream and frozen custard!

In order to celebrate this wonderful holiday, check out these deals:

frozen custard

Stop by your neighborhood Rita’s on Thursday, August 8, and earn a DOUBLE PUNCH on your Rita’s Rewards Mobile Card with any purchase! Be sure to download the Rita’s Rewards program via the Rita’s Ice Mobile App, available on iPhone and Android.

But wait, they’re not stopping there. Want the chance to win FREE RITA’S CUSTARD FOR A YEAR? Share your love of our Frozen Custard on Facebook for your chance to win. See official rules and enter at here .


A dollar or more of every BLIZZARD Treat you purchase at participating Dairy Queen locations goes toward helping local children through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Have some custard and help a child all at the same time.


And, of course you can get a $.50 ice cream cone at Burger King.

I don’t know where I’ll go, but I will celebrate with something that looks like this:

choc ice cream cone


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