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What is Frozen Custard?

Definition: Frozen Custard is a type of cold dessert similar to ice cream made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar.

What is CustardFrozen Custard typically contains 12% to 16% butterfat and 1.4% egg yolk. The freezing process is designed to limit the amount of overrun to less than 20%.

In comparison, ice cream may have an overrun as high as 50% but, typically runs around 40%. The high percentage of butterfat and egg yolks give frozen custard a thick, creamy texture and a smoother, more dense consistency than ice cream. Frozen custard is typically served at 18-22 degrees Fahrenheit.

Frozen Custard Essentials

  1. Product Characteristics
    1. Over 10% butterfat content
      1. normally 14% or higher
    2. Egg yolks
    3. Velvety texture available in a variety of flavors
  2. Equipment Compatibility
    1. Requires a specialty custard freezer
    2. Product will butter out in a soft serve machine and may be over beaten resulting in an extremely poor quality product
  3. Requires a dipping cabinet and dipping pans
    1. Product is dispensed from the freezer into dipping pans
    2. Product can be served immediately or can be held in a separate freezer for later use.

Note: Installation agents must call customer prior to installation to schedule and arrange CTS. A part of that needs to be understanding what product is being used, and making certain that the customer has product in house, and more importantly, thawed and ready to use.