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Frozen custard

Natmom22 Jul 18, 2008 06:40 PM

We live in Mt Vernon (Westchester County) and are looking for genuine frozen custard. Had some recently in Pennsylvania and it was so delicious! We're willing to travel within Westchester and to the Bronx.

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  1. roxlet RE: Natmom22 Jul 19, 2008 12:32 AM

    Don't know if they are still there, but there was a stand inside the Palisades Mall not too far from the Target, I think. It was fantastic.

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      valerie RE: roxlet Jul 23, 2008 07:18 PM

      It's called Kohr Bros. and it's still there. We don't go to that mall too often but when we do, my husband must have that custard.


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        laylag RE: valerie Apr 21, 2009 02:55 PM

        Anyone know if this is the same Kohr Bros. frozen custard we just had at farmer's market in Harrisburg couple of weekends ago? If so, it was amazing and the reason I'm now searching for frozen custard in Westchester or nearby.

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          roxlet RE: laylag Apr 22, 2009 02:27 PM

          What are the odds that there would be two Kohr Brothers that make frozen custard? I'd have to be that it is the same!

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            laylag RE: roxlet Apr 23, 2009 06:25 AM

            My mistake on this - confusing my custard experiences and names. Kohr brothers is the frozen yogurt we had in Rehoboth - which was good but not outstanding. What was outstanding was the frozen custard from Hans at the Broad Street Market in Harrisburg. This custard was the custard that finally made me understand why frozen custard enthusiasts can be soooo enthusiastic. This stuff was amazing.

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              roxlet RE: laylag Apr 23, 2009 09:07 AM

              Can you ask them where else their custard is sold?

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                laylag RE: roxlet Apr 23, 2009 01:14 PM

                There doesn't seem to be anywhere else Roxlet. I went onto their website - below - and the Broad Street Market seems to be their only location.


                I'm still thinking about that stuff two weeks later and have absolutely no reason to return to Harrisburg. Is it worth a three hour drive? Might be. There are so many more flavors to try.

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          selhal RE: valerie Apr 22, 2009 04:29 PM

          Kohr Bros. closed in the Palisades Mall. There is a new custard stand, forgot the name, but would like to know if anyone tried their frozen custard. Is it as good as Kohrs?

      2. Nancy C RE: Natmom22 Jul 19, 2008 03:37 AM

        Haven't been there, but supposedly there's an Abbott's Frozen Custard in Shrub Oak (northern Westchester). Give it a Google.

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          Nancy C RE: Nancy C Jul 19, 2008 03:38 AM

          George's in Yonkers?


          Let us know how they are! Happy eating!

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            gordoma RE: Nancy C Jul 23, 2008 04:21 PM

            Abbott's Frozen Custard in Shrub Oak
            Shrub Oak, NY
            1143 East Main Street
            Shrub Oak, New York 10588
            Call: 845-282-1761

            I did the google, I'm up around there every couple of weeks, so you should see a report sometime soon. I've always wondered if there was any good custard in westchester. Personally, I'm not blown away by shake shack's custard. It's good, but there is better.

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              gordoma RE: gordoma Sep 5, 2008 03:02 PM

              I finally got up there. I have to say it was pretty good. The chocolate was excellent, as the the vanilla. The raspberry was really the tops. Skip the chocolate dipped waffle cones, the chocolate wasn't that good. But this custard is the real thing. It isn't the best frozen custard I've ever had, but it is the best example in Westchester.

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                GIOny RE: gordoma Sep 6, 2008 06:58 AM

                We went there (Abbott's) also as a result of this thread, we were going to be in the area anyway so we tried it and really enjoyed it, though I am not a frozen custard connoisseur. I wasn't even sure what it was exactly until the teen working there told me. Love the consistency, excellent. Thanks for letting us know about it Nancy!

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                  Nancy C RE: GIOny Sep 6, 2008 01:23 PM

                  Sounds like I need to make a pilgrimage myself, now. Need to return something at the mail, so that's a great excuse!

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            bassdude RE: Natmom22 Aug 25, 2008 08:04 PM

            You’re in luck! I love frozen custard. Tried them all. Traveled to St. Louis, Rochester, Milwaukee, and Chicago just for the custard. The best I ever had was a new place located right here in New York City. It’s called Timmy O's and it’s in Corona Queens next to St. Leo church. On the corner of 104th street and Corona Ave. Try it, you won't be disappointed. Timmy O is a friendly guy and will give you the dope on frozen custard.

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              gordoma RE: bassdude Sep 16, 2008 04:07 PM

              This is a fun thread, two new custard joints in a matter of weeks. Timmy O's was very good. I don't know if was better than Abbott's, so if you're in westchester, A's will do just fine.

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              annrudy RE: Natmom22 Apr 23, 2009 09:15 AM

              I don't know if it is still there, but there was a frozen custard place in Peekskill near the train station called Sweet Central. Was pregnant at the time and boy, did I love that place. The custard was fantastic and they also had a variety of homemade hot sauces like milk chocolate and caramel that were fantastic!

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                betterhalf32 RE: annrudy Apr 23, 2009 09:47 AM

                Hands down the greatest Custard is Timmy O's what a soild call that is WOW!!!

              2. louuuuu RE: Natmom22 Apr 23, 2009 04:54 PM

                This won't help anyone find a custard stand, as we called them in Milauwkee where I grew up, ground zero for American frozen custard. So consider it a sidebar to this thread.

                Historically, frozen custard is very Westchesterian. Tom Carvel, the gravelly voiced founder of those soft ice cream stores, started out selling frozen custard in the thirties.... here in Westchester. He eventually switched to soft ice cream (no eggs) because of the success of Dairy Queen. He did have a chain of custard stands in Milwaukee in the 50's and 60's... but played second fiddle to the great frozen custard emporia that still exist there: Kitt's and Gillies.

                Small stands usually only carry three flavors. Vanilla, chocolate, and the flavor of the day. so don't expect a full flavor array.

                I have not tried any place out here... but next time I'm driving to Citifield or LGA will try Bastdude's suggestion of Tommy O's in Corona, and report how it compares to the custard of my Happy Days youth. ("Arnolds," btw, the Drive iIn on the show, was a reincarnation of Gilles.)

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                  BeanoCook RE: louuuuu Apr 23, 2009 05:04 PM

                  I'm also from Milwaukee and an skeptical of any good frozen custard outside of Wisconsin, but I will also try Timmy Os. I'll probably get to try it next week.

                  Vanilla is the 1st flavor you taste, that is the standard all custard is measured against each other. We'll see.

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                    rolise RE: louuuuu Apr 24, 2009 12:17 PM

                    I am so excited to hear frozen custard is a Wisconsin thing. I have a project starting this summer/fall in Edgerton, WI and now I am looking forward to visiting there.

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