Readers’ Choice: Best Frozen Custard

You voted for your favorite frozen custard in Milwaukee. Here are the results.

Back in April, when we were looking forward to the sunny summer months cooling off with a scoop of frozen custard, we asked you — our readers — about your favorite frozen custard in the city.

We revealed a few of the results in our City Guide issue (on newsstands all summer!), and here, we’re sharing a few more.

Here are your picks for the best frozen custard in town, and what some of you had to say.

1. Kopp’s

  • Many respondents pointed to the “great variety of flavors.” Devotee Kristina Paris calls chocolate truffle “divine and decadent!”

2. Leon’s

  • Del Januchowski, a butter pecan fan, calls it a “trip back in time. Park your car, get your order, eat in the car and watch the people.”

3. Georgie Porgie’s

  • The custard/burger joint’s tree-fort theme “takes me back to childhood,” says Gina Esch, whose go-to flavor is chocolate eclair.

4. Leduc’s 

  • Jamie Elftman has been loving the “classic, creamy” chocolate and the to-go pints at this Waukesha shop “since I was little.”

Others receiving votes: Kitt’s, Gilles and Oscar’s

(Note: the top four were featured along with the above quotes in the June City Guide issue of Milwaukee Magazine.)

Check back for ways to chime in on more local favorites!



Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.