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Frozen Delights
Cool off this summer with these area shops for cold, creamy treats.


Froyo Bella photo by Adrian Palomo.
Frozen Custard

1. Adrian’s Frozen Custard
572 Bridge St., Burlington, 262-763-8562
Specialty: Frozen custard in a spectrum of flavors, including White Chocolate Avalanche, Georgia Peach Almond and Bear Claw.

2. Bubba’s Frozen Custard
1276 Capitol Dr., Pewaukee, 262-695-8189
Web: bubbasfrozencustard.com
Specialties: Peanut butter collision sundaes, root beer floats and frozen custard. Bubba’s eccentric frozen custard flavors vary – from pretzel twist to pralines n’ cream. Bubba’s also specializes in burgers and sandwich of the month.

3. Caesar’s Frozen Custard & Jumbo Burgers
2721 Douglas Ave., Racine, 262-456-0503
Specialty: Indulge in the frozen custard or have the fries – or dip the fries in the frozen custard.

4. Ferch’s Malt Shoppe and Grille
5636 Broad St., Greendale, 414-423-1414; 7740 S. Lovers Lane, Franklin, 414-235-3305
Web: ferchs.com
Specialty: Fountain drinks, specialty sandwiches and fresh custard. Contests: A 10-scoop sundae or three-pound burger challenge. If you finish it, it’s free.

5. Georgie Porgies Family Restaurant
9555 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, 414-571-9889; 5502 Washington Ave., Racine, 262-635-5030
Web: georgieporgies.com
Specialty: Georgie Porgie prides itself on being a burger and custard hangout.  Try their banana split, and drumstick sundaes.

6. Gilles Frozen Custard
7515 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, 414-453-4875
Web: gillesfrozencustard.com
This 73-year-old stand dishes up frozen custard, hot chili, burgers, cookies and Gilles T-shirts.

7. Junior’s Frozen Custard
6005 W. Appleton Ave., Milwaukee, 414-444-4230
Specialty: Junior’s has huge burgers, and try their turtle sundae.

8. Kayne’s Coffee and Custard
1317 4 Mile Rd., Racine, 262-639-2131
Web: kaynescustard.com
This all-purpose eatery serves hot and cold food. Scarf an ice cream sandwich, java shake or a banana split to satisfy your sweet tooth. Employees arrive at 6 a.m. Monday-Friday to serve up brain-freezing malts and frozen custard. 

9. Kitt’s Frozen Custard Drive-In
7000 W. Capitol Dr., 414-461-1400
Specialty: Similar to Leon’s, Kitt’s is also a ’50s-themed drive-in custard shop. Aside from frozen custard, the menu includes hamburgers and fried foods. 

10. Kopp’s Frozen Custard
7631 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, 414-282-4312; 18880 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield, 262-789-9490; 5373 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale, 414-961-3288
Web: kopps.com
For more than 60 years, Kopp’s has been a frozen Milwaukee treat. Even in the dead of winter, natives and visitors clamor to Kopp’s to get a scoop of the custard or grab a jumbo burger.

11. Leon’s Frozen Custard
3131 S. 27th St., 414-383-1784
Web: leonsfrozencustard.us
Specialty: 1950s-themed drive-in frozen custard shop also serves hamburgers made with “secret” sauce, as well as offers soda fountain items.

12. Murf’s Frozen Custard
1345 S. West Ave., Waukesha, 262-547-7944
Web: www.facebook.com/pages/Murfs-Frozen-Custard-Waukesha/58814047452
Specialty: Gobble made-to-order burgers and custard, Vienna red hots, cod or perch, and grasshopper sundaes.

13. Northpoint Custard
2272 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., 414-727-4886
Web: northpointcustard.com
Run by Bartolotta Restaurant Group, this joint serves up helpings of custard, burgers, sandwiches and sides.

14. Old Dutch Custard
3505 Spring St., Racine, 262-634-4444
Specialty: This Racine jewel doles out custard and free Wi-fi.

15. Oscar’s Frozen Custard and Burgers
2362 S. 108th St., 414-327-5220; 21165 Highway 18, Waukesha, 262-798-9707
Web: oscarscustard.com
Specialty: “Oscar” burgers, salads, malts, shakes and frozen custard.

16. Pop’s Custard
N87W16459 Appleton Ave., Memononee Falls, 262-251-3320
Web: popscustard.com
Butter burgers, fish and shrimp, sandwiches and frozen custard. Try the Strawberry Shaum Torte or Kiss Under the Roof sundaes. 

17. Shirl’s Custard Restaurant
7943 Sheridan Rd., Kenosha, 262-654-168
Specialty: In short, Shirl’s doles out anything and everything one could want when a food binge calls. Burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, and the childhood favorite, funnel cake.

18. Wholly Cow
637 Main St., Delafield, 262-646-2555
Web: whollycow.net
Jumbo burgers, self-service fountain, cobblestone custard and a variety of malts. Sundae offerings include “the Beast” – a four-topping sundae. 


1. Caleo
2324 18th St., Kenosha, 262-551-9411
Web: caleocafe.com
Full-service gluttony. Panini, ice cream, soups and sandwiches, and gelato sundaes.

2. Cold Spoons
5924 W. Vliet St., 414-727-9457
Web: coldspoonsgelato.com
The shop offers 24 varying flavors, including cappuccino, tiramisu and amaretto.

3. Divino Gelato Café
227 W. Main St., Waukesha, 262-446-9490
Web: divinogelatocafe.com
: Offers 36 flavors of gelato on a daily basis. Shop was mentioned in The New York Times and USA Today.

4. Glorioso’s
1011 E. Brady St., 414-272-0540
Specialty: Known for Italian cheeses, sausages and pizza, Glorioso’s also serves up gelato about a half-dozen flavors of gelato.

5. Golosi Gelato Café
162 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, 262-527-0950
Specialty: The flavors of gelato include Irish coffee, hazelnut, Sicilian pistachio, coconut, rum, raspberry, blueberry, passion fruit and apricot. Also serves soups and grilled panini.

6. Sweet Trio
1225 Washington St., Grafton, 262-375-8746
Web: sweettrio.com
Specialties: European chocolates and caramels, candy apples and decadent sauces. Gelato is sold only in the summer and features such flavors as pistachio, triple berry and coconut. 

Ice Cream

1. Babe’s Ice Cream
2264 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Bay View, 414-482-4000
Web: babesicecream.com
Cones and sundaes, shakes, malts and ice cream cakes.

2. Lee’s Dairy Treat
14040 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield, 262-782-6680
Web: leesdairytreat.com
Doles out frozen bananas (no pun intended), “super” hot dogs, and sundaes, malts and shakes in various flavors. Also sugar-free ice cream, gelato, nonfat frozen yogurt, sherbet and Italian ice.

3. New Palateria Leon
1414 W. Forest Home Ave., 414-383-3934
Specialty: Ice Cream/Dessert Shop

4. Nite Owl Ice Cream Parlor
830 E. Layton Ave., 414-483-2524
Specialties: This drive-in, open only from St. Patrick’s Day to Thanksgiving, fills you up on hamburgers and ice cream.

31. Sandy’s Popper
5503 6th St., Kenosha, 262-605-3202
Web: sandyspopper.com
Specialties: Gourmet popcorn, gelato and Wisconsin’s Cedar Crest Ice Cream.

32. Swirly’s
3928 S 76th St., 414-327-1286
Web: swirlys.net
: Hot dogs, nachos, sundaes, homemade ice cream bars, Sloppy Joes and cookie-crusted ice cream pies.

Frozen Yogurt

1. Froyo Bella
Bayshore Town Center, 5756 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, 414-332-5756
Web: froyobella.com
Offers its “original yogurt” flavor, plus three flavors of the month. Toppings include fresh fruit and cheesecake pieces.

2. Yo Mama! Frozen Yogurt & Goodies
1349 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, 414-988-5365
Web: yomamagoodness.com
Specialty: Weigh and pay. You choose from three cup sizes and top your froyo with more than 35 toppings. Other treats: Alterra coffee, hot chocolate, Simma’s cheesecake and Sweet Trio caramel apples.

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AT Posted: 7/27/2011 2:16:50 PM
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Yo Mama! Frozen Yogurt blows all custard, gelato, ice cream, and yogurt out of the water! No need to go to any other place. They need to franchise out. If they do, these other places better watch out. They can't compete with the flavor, nutritional value, and price combined.
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