Milwaukee frozen custard

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9 Milwaukee frozen custard stands we miss

Published Aug. 7, 2017

While the fame of Gilles, Leon's, Kopp's and Culver's endures, through the years, dozens of other custard stands have come and gone. Here is a sampling of some of them, from the new book, "Milwaukee Frozen Custard."

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Finalists named in tonight's frozen custard contest at Georgie Porgie's

Published Aug. 7, 2017

Monday is the final tasting to pick a winner for Georgie Porgie's frozen custard flavor contest, held in honor of National Frozen Custard Day. Here are details on the five finalists. Free samples of all are available tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Creek restaurant.

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Gilles Frozen Custard, born in 1938, gets a makeover

Published Jan. 18, 2017

When Gilles announced renovations last spring to Milwaukee's oldest surviving custard stand at 7515 W. Bluemound Rd. - and still one of the city's beloved favorites - you didn't have to worry about losing access to Gilliecookies or Those Things.

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Last-minute wishlist solutions: The gift of Milwaukee history

Published Dec. 23, 2016

The popularity of Facebook groups like "Old Milwaukee" and OnMilwaukee's own urban spelunking series shows that Milwaukeeans have a passion for their city and its history. Indulge that passion with a gift rooted in our collective story. Here are a few ideas.

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New book offers the scoop on Milwaukee frozen custard

Published Nov. 21, 2016

There are many things that make Milwaukee great. One is our custard. Milwaukeeans have been wild about this egg-laced frozen treat since at least the 1930s. But, where did it come from? How is it made? "Milwaukee Frozen Custard" has all that and more.

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Custard flavors of our wildest dreams

Published Oct. 25, 2016

With so many flavors of day out there in the Milwaukee frozen custard landscape - did I mention my frozen custard book arrives in shops Monday? - it's hard to believe there are any untapped ideas anymore. But we've tried to come up with a few anyway.