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Is there frozen custard in the Minneapolis area?

princebaal Jul 3, 2009 03:56 PM

The post about hot fudge sundays got me thinking about the good old days. Being originally from WI and having a great deal of experience with places like Kopps's and Leon's, I remembered I am lacking that "excellent" frozen custard. I know Culvers keeps me from going completely nuts, but is there anything else out there? I am a not a big vanilla fan, but at Leon's I order vanilla 25% of the time just because it's that good. I don't do vanilla at Culvers.

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    soupkitten Jul 3, 2009 03:58 PM

    liberty

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    Liberty Frozen Custard
    5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419

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      princebaal Jul 3, 2009 04:19 PM

      I googled that. I was looking for something more than what I can google. Experiences etc. . .

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        Danny Jul 4, 2009 08:13 AM

        Search this board, you will find plenty of opinions on Liberty Frozen Custard. In short, it is outstanding.

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          getgot211 Jul 5, 2009 02:01 PM

          been twice in the last three days, its a great place. being that its one of few that also offers dog treats my pup loves it too.

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      MrSlippery Jul 3, 2009 04:18 PM

      Also Adele's Frozen Custard in Excelsior. A bit of a drive, but worth it.

      Looks like they have a snazzy new web site. And a new location... Will have to make the drive!

      http://www.adelescustard.com/

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      Adele's Frozen Custar
      Excelsior mn, Excelsior, mn

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      1. re: MrSlippery
        Davydd Jul 5, 2009 07:57 AM

        Adele's opened a second shop in Wayzata this summer.

      2. AnneInMpls Jul 5, 2009 02:39 PM

        So you can ID my custard style, I'm a big fan of Michael's in Madison and Leon's in Milwaukee.

        Me, I've been disappointed with both Adele's and Liberty. I actually prefer Culver's to Adele's, though my visit to Adele's was several years ago, so perhaps it's better these days.

        And I'd rank Liberty as being just a wee bit better than Culver's, with the exception of my last visit - I had a cup of beige ice-chunk custard (supposed to be chocolate, but there was no flavor, though there were many ice crystals). But I'll give 'em the benefit of the doubt and chalk that one up to the time of year (February).

        Has anyone tried Glaciers custard at 27th Ave & East Lake in Mpls? (I think it's a branch of a place in Wayzata.) I've been avoiding dairy treats lately, so I haven't made it there yet. But Glaciers' caramel custard showed up on HeavyTable.com as the "Best Thing Aaron Has Tasted Recently." Quite a hopeful sign!

        Anne

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        Glaciers Cafe & Custard
        3019 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

        1. princebaal Jul 5, 2009 09:50 PM

          Well, I gave it try. Eh. Nothing special and not even as good as Culvers. I got both flavors and the chocolate was pale, and not rich or creamy. The vanilla was not very good at all. That will be it for Liberty, I will continue to feed my custard cravings at Culvers. Oh! Some lady's dog viscously attacked my dog as I was getting back in the car. He shook it off and paid no attention being the good little bulldog he is, but it was wierd non-the-less.

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