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Lambowner Jul 17, 2010 01:44 PM

Where can I get local soft serve ice cream? B&R's version is not good, Dairy Queen bland. Anyone know of a local place with genuine soft serve?

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    nsurit Aug 10, 2010 04:18 PM

    Well, it isn't Houston, however if you are in the Dallas/ Austin/ San Antonio areas, Freddy's is a place that must be tried. Their frozen custard is the best of this type of product I've had. Their burgers and fries are great also. Feels like an old time hamburger place to me. Good service and good food. I call it Fat Freddy's because I'm sure that is what it will make me if I visit too often. Oh, and it is clean.

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      texasredtop Aug 11, 2010 07:28 AM

      I don't consider Freddy's as soft serve as they scoop it out of the freezer, but it is pretty good custard for the price. There is only one place in Houston that I know of that has good frozen custard and it is also scooped although like Freddy's, it's not "hard" ice cream. I think they might also have a true soft serve. You might want to call them.

      http://www.ritters.com/

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        Lambowner Aug 11, 2010 08:12 PM

        Thanks, every summer I look for the soft (preferably chocolate) ice cream of my youth. Seems I can find it in resort towns, but not in Our Town! Wonder why.

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          texasredtop Aug 12, 2010 04:43 AM

          We find it in other parts of the country but it's not like what I remember as a child. My husband prefers soft serve. I don't. We had some pretty good soft serve at a little burger joint on the interstate between Seattle and Portland about 3 years ago. A small cone was about 6" high with ice cream - yikes!! It was really good too. Best I've had in decades. Close to what I remember it should be.

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            TexasJeep Aug 12, 2010 05:42 PM

            I would love to find some chocolate soft serve. It has been many years since I have had it. I can't figure out why no one sells it. One of the best things I have ever ate.

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          dexmat Aug 13, 2010 05:51 AM

          It's been ages since I've had soft serve, perhaps since Dad used to pile the whole family in the car and go down to the new Dairy Queen in town for Brown Derbies.

          What's the appeal? Texture?, Flavor? Nostalgia?

          I doubt if this will help but I get dragged to Tex-Mex restaurants and family buffet type places occasionally and I've noted soft serve ice cream as a freebie, help yourself, all you can eat type thing. Never tried it because I'm assumed it's aimed at kids and very bland.

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          spiceyjune Aug 13, 2010 01:53 PM

          Connie's Frozen Custard is in northwest Houston, on Jones Rd., north of 1960. This place has amazing soft serve. It's creamy and flavorful. I usually get the frozen custard with nothing added, but if you like other ingredients, they have an extensive menu full of options. Enjoy!

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          Connie's Frozen Custard
          12545 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77070

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            Lambowner Aug 13, 2010 03:09 PM

            For me, the appeal is all of those things, Dexmat! Especially in the summer. Thanks, Spiceyjune, that looks like the ticket!

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              spiceyjune Aug 13, 2010 03:15 PM

              Btw, they have chocolate soft serve too!

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