There seems to be a day for every possible food you can imagine. Donuts, spaghetti, strawberries, potato chips, you name it. Some, like National Ice Cream Day, are easy to celebrate. There’s multiple ice cream shops in almost every city in America. Others may take some research, like National Frozen Custard Day, which is on August 8th.
While this ice cream-like treat is popular on the East Coast, it may be harder to find in some states. That’s why I’ve created a guide for finding frozen custard in every state so that everyone can celebrate.
“Ice. Custard. Happiness.” That’s America’s largest Italian Ice retailer’s slogan, and with ice and custard combos like gelati, misto, and blendinis, the chain lives up to it.
You can enjoy Rita’s shops in 32 states: California, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey.
This chain often holds contests on social media where customers can enter to win free custard scoops for National Frozen Custard Day.
You can find Culver’s in 24 states: Texas, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
Celebrating with Freddy’s will be super sweet. All cones and dishes of custard are $1, and half of the proceeds benefit children’s charities.
You can find Freddy’s in California, Nevada, Idaho, Florida, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Montana.
The blended custard creations served at this chain aren’t your average milkshakes. If you’re in New York, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, or Michigan, make Shake Shack your National Frozen Custard Day destination.
This small chain has shops in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Texas. It usually offers deals on its custard sundaes and cones to celebrate the holiday.
This upscale burger joint has locations in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Swing by Burgerfi for a custard treat that’s sure to knock your socks off.
This small but expanding chain serves up custard cakes, sundaes, and custard conceretes (custard with toppings mixed in) in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, and Texas.
Still can’t find a custard shop near you? Pick up some Dreyer’s Frozen Custard at your local store and celebrate by making your own creamy creation.