Chocolate Pretzel Frozen Custard & Giveaway!

Something curious happened the summer of my freshman year in college. Frozen custard shops popped up all over town, all at once. I distinctly remember at least FIVE brand-new custard shops opening that summer, and possibly more. They were all the rage! Lines of soon-to-be patrons snaked across the parking lots, so much so, that you could barely pull in! What was the big deal about frozen custard you wonder? Well, if you are asking, it’s certain you haven’t tasted it!

Frozen custard, the most silky and decadent treat in the “ice cream family,” is known for it’s dense velvety texture. This texture is derived by the marriage of heavy cream and numerous egg yolks. It’s a truly beautiful union!

Custard laughs in the face of calorie counters. Calories-shmalories! It beckons you back again and again. No wonder so many shops were able to open and thrive that year. Tulsa, Oklahoma was suddenly a much happier place to live…fat and happy that is. *wink*

I madeChocolate Pretzel Frozen Custard one evening when we had guests over. This particular group of friends have tasted a great deal of my cooking and always make me feel like Julia Child, showering me with high praise. (Maybe that’s why I keep inviting them back!) Let me tell you, they could NOT stop talking about the custard; more so than anything else I’ve ever served them. In fact a couple of them, who don’t even eat ice cream, said it was their new favorite dessert, hands down. One friend, who’s name will remain anonymous, now checks my freezer every time he walks in the door. …It was that good.

This toothsome and salty dish of indulgence would make a wonderful dessert course on Valentine’s night! Like the perfect romance, it is unassuming at first glance, then it’s sultry sweetness leaves you wanting more!

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Yield: 6 cups of heaven

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chocolate Pretzel Frozen Custard

Ingredients:

2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk (or half-n-half)
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 Tb. vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 cup cocoa powder ( I used half milk chocolate and half dark chocolate)
5 egg yolks
1 heaping cup chopped pretzels

Directions:

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together cream, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cocoa and a pinch of salt. Bring the mixture just to a boil.

While the cream mixture is heating, use an immersion blender to whip the egg yolks and white sugar until it’s pale and thick.

Whisking the cream mixture constantly, slowly pour in the egg mixture until it’s well combine. (I used the immersion blender for this as well.)

Allow the mixture to thicken for a couple minutes. Strain the mixture to eliminate any clumps and place in an airtight container. Put it into the refrigerator for a few hours, until completely chilled. (If in a hurry, place in the freezer for 1 hour—don’t forget about it!)

Once the mixture is chilled, pour it into an ice cream maker and churn for 20+ minutes to the desired consistency. Finally pour in the pretzel pieces and churn another minute.

Serve immediately or place in the freezer to harden.

I’m having such fun with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker that I’m thrilled to announce www.CentralChef.com has generously offered a machine for one lucky ASP reader!

Central Chef carries a wide array of high-quality kitchen goods from small appliances to environmentally minded kitchen accessories. Amongst these, they have many fun and unique products to make and serve ice cream. Here are a few of my favorites…

Ice Cream Sandwich Molds

Waffle Cone Maker

Glass “Waffle” Ice Cream Serving Bowls

To Enter the Cuisinart 1.5 Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker Giveaway: (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

1. Leave a comment describing your favorite frozen treat!

2. For a second chance to win, become an ASP subscriber.

3. For an additional 3rd and 4th chance, Tweet about the giveaway and/or link this post to your Facebook page.

(Make sure to leave a separate comment for each!)

Fine Print~

The giveaway will close and a winner will be selected  at 10 pm EST February 16th. At that time, the winner will need to produce a valid street address.

If the winner does not respond within one week, an alternate winner will be selected.

For US residents only.



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170 Responses to “Chocolate Pretzel Frozen Custard & Giveaway!”

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    Alison — February 10, 2011 @ 6:08 am

    My husband spent some time in Milwaukee where custard is king but it wasn’t until I started making my own that I really got it. Not only is it rich and smooth but the flavors really seem to come through better than with standard ice cream. I can’t wait for summer so I can make some more Thai Basil frozen custard.

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    Alicia @ Aligirl Cooks — February 10, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    I love Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Fro Yo! Yummy

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    Cécy — February 10, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    My favorite treat is Ben and Jerry’s Cinnamon Bun ice cream. However I’ve seen a recipe for a homemade maple pecan ice cream that I would love to try.

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    Belinda @zomppa — February 10, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    It’s funny how one thing pops up and then they’re all over the place. This looks ridiculous, and the I love the molds!

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    Megan — February 10, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    Sommer – I love this custard you created. I am such a sucker for salty sweet. Now, I really can’t wait for the sun to return here (although I will eat ice cream any time!!) I am definitely going to try this one out, I always love your recipes and this looks addictingly good! :) My favorite frozen treat is pomegranate froyo…I top it with fresh berries…so yummy!

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    Ann C — February 10, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    Wow! I have ALWAYS wanted an ice cream maker.

    My favorite frozen treat is Ted Drews Frozen Custard in St. Louis. Very decadent!

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    Megan — February 10, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    I retweeted this too! Good luck with the giveaway!! :)

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    Ann C — February 10, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    I am an ASP email subscriber.

    Love the recipe! YUM YUM YUM !!!

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    Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow — February 10, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Oh my goodness that looks amazing!! My favorite ice cream treat is chocolate chip cookie dough, but that looks like it might kick cookie doughs butt!

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    Tracy J — February 10, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    My favorite frozen treat is gelato. We used to have the BEST gelato place right down the street, but one day we showed up and they were gone. :( Sad day. I’ve never made my own ice cream, because I have never owned an ice cream maker. Sure would like to though!

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    Laura — February 10, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    ha ha! I remember all that frozen custard and was just telling Brian the other day how I was craving my favorite – pretzel and reese’s cup! I haven’t had it in years and am so excited to have a great similar recipe – Brian will be too! ( : xo

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    amy — February 10, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    I have wanted one of these for years! Your custard looks so good, but I don’t have an ice cream maker to try it out! My favorite frozen treat…hmm… Edy’s girl scout Tagalong ice cream, yummy!

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    Laura @ Family Spice — February 10, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    Oh, wow! That sounds amazing!! My favorite ice cream? It has to be chocolate and it has to have chunks of brownies in it!

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    briarrose — February 10, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    Oh my that looks decadent…..so of course I yearn for it. ;) I’m pretty sure I’d check the freezer for hidden custard as well…ehehehe.

    It’s tough to narrow down a favorite frozen treat….Ben&Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake is high on the list.

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    Nana — February 10, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    Oh yes, I remember that year….most are gone now. Here in Tulsa we still have a couple Freckles Frozen Custard stands. And there is a Freddy’s Custard in the mall. It is the kind of pleasure where I buy one small and share with hubby and hope I am still a good girl. I usually get something with coconut but you can never do better than chocolate.

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    Blog is the New Black — February 10, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    Ice cream RIGHT FROM THE BOX is my favorite! Or a cone with chocolate jimmies… oh I want this so badly!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — February 10, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    Oh my word does that frozen custard look sooo good! I’ve never had frozen custard before. I sooo want to make this. Chocolate + Pretzels = heaven

    My favorite frozen treat is frozen yogurt. :D

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — February 10, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    I subscribe to your blog (through google reader) :)

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    Mrs. G — February 10, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Oh, awesome giveaway! I loved making our own ice cream when I was little. My favorite was always strawberry, but now that I’m older, I would love to try a mint chocolate chip!

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    Mrs. G — February 10, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    I’m also a subscriber.

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    Roxan — February 10, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Sommer! This frozen custard looks SO good. I love that gorgeous brown color and the addition of the pretzels.
    I hope I win!

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    Roxan — February 10, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    I already subscribe to your rss feed

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    carolinaheartstrings — February 10, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    OH that looks so so good. I love frozen custard and we have a chain in our area called Goodberry’s. Best stuff ever. They have one I just love called a tin roof sundae. Everything yummy in and on a custard.

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    Nive — February 10, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    Thanks for this great giveaway….I love the ‘Orange-Pineapple frozen custard’ from Strickland…Tastes yummy!!!

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    Nive — February 10, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    I subscribe via feed…

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    jacquie — February 10, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    a combination of ice cream and sorbert topped w/ fresh fruit and a bit of granola :)

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    Rachel — February 10, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Wow! This looks amazing, Sommer!! This new dessert definitely may take no.1 place, but as of right now, my favorite is cheesecake ice cream with fresh blackberries all mixed in!! Yum!! You do such an awesome job, Sommer. Thanks so much for all the great recipes and ideas.

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    Jessica — February 10, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    Ahh that looks soooooooo delicious I wish I could enjoy one right now, even though it’s such a cold day. It’s still just as enticing! Great job on the frozen custard.

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    Joy — February 10, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    I love love love frozen custard. This looks lovely

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    Jeanne — February 10, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    I was just thinking of having some Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream when I read this blog! Made me hunger even more for Ted Drew’s chocolate froz custard with strawberries mixed in! Am saving this awesome recipe to try ….. thanks for sharing!!!!!

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    Jeanne — February 10, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    also just shared with FB friends!

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    wanda — February 10, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Favorite treat- red wine and dark chocolate- but this dessert looks ‘licious’

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    bonggamom — February 10, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    Vanilla bean ice cream, simple and sweet.

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    RavieNomNoms — February 10, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    That looks really amazing, yum!

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    Tricia — February 10, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    French Vanilla from Cold Stone….it tastes like homemade.

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    vtkitchen — February 10, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    That’s funny, when I went back to my college town a few years after graduation, the place was overrun with frozen yogurt and gelato shops!! This is such a cool giveaway. My favorite cold treat is homemade coconut ice cream.

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    Fresh and Foodie — February 10, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    Wow! I officially need that ice cream maker — your recipe is amazing!. My favorite frozen treats are chocolate malts, although I don’t indulge in them very often.

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    Angie's Recipes — February 10, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    The frozen custard with pretzels looks so good! I love the idea…never had anything like this before.

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    CLAIRE — February 10, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    i have one and LOVE it!

    I have posted cinnamon icecream… it was amazing!

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    Dmarie — February 10, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    chocolate peanut ice cream…or rocky road…or peppermint…Gosh, your chocolate pretzel ice cream looks so good that I WILL have to make it, and chances are good IT will be my favorite. Thanks for this chance to win.

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    Christine (Cook the Story) — February 10, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Does it count if I say THIS HEAVENLY CUSTARD is my favorite icy treat? I haven’t even tasted it but I can tell that it’ll put my homemade chocolate cookie sandwich with candied ginger ice cream to shame, and that’s been my fave for years. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Dmarie — February 10, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Already a subscriber to ASP…comes up on my google homepage, but making sure it’s never to be missed, I get notice of it in e-mail as well. Thanks, Spicy, for this chance to win!

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    Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen — February 10, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    I love custard, but I’ve never made it myself. Thanks for this recipe, the chocolate and salty pretzels must be amazing!

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    Sprinkled with Flour — February 10, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    Living in a college town myself, our Andy’s frozen custard is hard to beat:) I think I love chunky monkey the best, and I try not to indulge very often…even though I have to drive right past it when I take me son to school:)

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    Amy Coppedge — February 10, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    My favorite is Haagen Dazs Five Lemon!

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    Pat R — February 10, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    I love, love, love MooseTracks ice cream………yummmmmmmmm

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    Bethany — February 10, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    you know, my favorite frozen treat is vanilla custard with fresh, crushed raspberries. heavenly bliss! all b/c of those custard shops in tulsa, oklahoma when we were in college. :)

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    Bethany — February 10, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    can i enter again since i’m already a suscriber? :) i really want an ice cream maker!!

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    Bethany — February 10, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    I posted you on my fb page, too! :)

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    Jennifurla — February 10, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    Lovely recipe!

    My favorite frozen treat is a chocolate covered frozen banana…with sprinkles

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    susitravl — February 10, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    New York Super Fudge Chunk. Ben & Jerry can mix up some delicious ice-cream concoctions.
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Lot-O-Choc — February 10, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    oh wow this looks delicious, i bet it tasted it too! im not sure what my favourite frozen treat is but i think it’s probably ben n jerrys..so many flavours to choose from yum!

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    Brie — February 10, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    My favorite frozen treat is definitely black raspberry ice cream. It doesn’t hurt if it has chocolate chips in it!

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    ginny — February 10, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    I was just thinking that I need an ice cream maker… I like cubby crunch@bobtail…toffee and oreos plus sprinkles so I don’t have to choose…

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    fooddreamer — February 10, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    I already have a cuisinart IC maker but I could always use a second one! My fave frozen treat is the Cashew Turtle Ice Cream from Cherry Hill Farms here in MA. It’s not something I can indulge in often but it is the bomb!

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    fooddreamer — February 10, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

    Retweeted it!

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    Christine — February 10, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    Mmmmmm, that chocolate custard looks scrumptious. I’d have to say my fave frozen treat is frozen yogurt with all kinds of fresh fruit in it- yum! Thanks for the opportunity for such a great giveaway!

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    Mary Poppins in Heels — February 10, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    I think my favorite has to be mocha chip ice cream drowning in hot fudge.

    By the way, I’m loving your blog!

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    Kathleen — February 10, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing. I just became a subscriber!!!!

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    Jan — February 10, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Love chocolate chip ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies!

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    Chrisan — February 10, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    My all-time favorite frozen treat is this Flipino shaved ice dessert called “halo-halo” which literally translates to mix-mix. The fillings vary, but usually there are layers of beans and tropical fruits which are topped with shaved ice. Often times it has ube halaya (purple yam jam), leche flan, and ice cream on top of the ice. Then to finish, some sort of milk is poured all over the halo-halo.
    To eat it, you have to mix it all together.
    If you ever get a chance to try it, you def should!

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — February 10, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    This is awesome!! I love pretzels and even more so when they’re swirled in to chocolate custard!!

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    Holly — February 10, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    That would be frozen custard!!!!!

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    Randa — February 10, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    My FAVORITE frozen treat would have to be rainbow sherbet a la Baskin Robbins! I don’t know why but I could seriously eat it everyday and be happy as a clam.

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    Rachel — February 10, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    I LOVE all things frozen! My favorite is Starbuck’s java chip ice cream :)

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    Stella — February 10, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    Neato, Sommer! What a great giveaway! You’ve had the goods for real lately (smile). Ooh, and your chocolate pretzel custard sounds delicious. I think my favorite ice cream though is a good, old fashioned butter pecan that’s not too sweet. Yeah…

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    Evan Thomas — February 10, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Yum! Great recipe! One of my favorite things to eat in the Summer growing up was purple cow ice cream(blackberry with chocolate and white chocolate chips) with pretzels dipped in it. I love salty/sweet.

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    alex — February 10, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    froyo! love it!

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    Liz — February 10, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    I’m definitely making your custard. My family will be SO happy!

    My favorite frozen dessert is an ice cream pie…one with an Oreo crust, peppermint ice cream and a fudge topping.

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    Kim — February 10, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    I have always wanted one of these. I would love to win one!

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    Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) — February 10, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    I love strawberry ice cream with chocolate chunks or strawberry soft serve! Yum!

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    Kate @ Diethood.com — February 10, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    That is something I’ve never tried, but it sounds delicious!
    My favorite frozen treat would have to be ice cream…any ice cream! I love that stuff. :)

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    torviewtoronto — February 10, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    looks delicious and lovely treat
    I like ice cream

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    Mikelyn J — February 10, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    Custard and chocolate chip cookies are my two favorite desserts. Our local custard restaurant has changed their recipe and isn’t as good. I would love to be able to make it at home.

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    The Food Hound — February 10, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    WHOA! I love this idea!! I love chocolate-covered pretzels so I know I would love this! I’m totally saving it for the day I finally bust out my ice cream maker!!

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    rebecca — February 10, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    wow this looks amazing your blog just gets better and better love Rebecca

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    Debbie B. — February 10, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    It’s so hard to pick one frozen treat! I would have to go with a cookies and cream milk shake!

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    Peggy — February 10, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    We only have one (that I know of) frozen custard place here in Louisville. Well… that is, HAD. We found out they closed down this past fall. It was a sad day. But now with this recipe, I think I can bring back frozen custard to our lives without even leaving home!

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    Tiffany — February 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Hubba hubba! :D My favorite frozen treat?!?!?!? Yikes, that’s a hard one. Let’s see, I would have to say…. maple walnut ice cream with chocolate sprinkles! :D

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    Heidi — February 10, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    By far my favorite ice cream is the homemade cinnamon ice cream my mom used to make when I was little. Served with warm apple pie…

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    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — February 10, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    Mmmmm…I love homemade icecream!!! This looks amazing, chocolate and pretzels together? Love it! :)

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    Sara — February 10, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    I have never had frozen custard but I sure would put that machine to good use! My favorite frozen treat? I think I have to go with with classic: ice-cream…homemade even better :)

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    Trish — February 10, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

    I love the salty and sweet combo. Yum! The custard pretzels sound great. What a generous giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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    Donna — February 10, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    My favorite frozen treat is mint chip ice cream. In case you don’t win this give away: Quick tip for all of you that want to make this but don’t have an ice cream maker: Assuming you have a stand mixer (such as a Kitchen Aid), just pour it in the bowl of the mixer to chill. When it’s cold, give it a 30 second whirl in the mixer, put it in the freezer for half an hour, take it out and mix for 30 seconds, put it back in the freezer for half and hour, repeat until you have the consistency of ice cream/custard. Voila!

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    Priya Sreeram — February 11, 2011 @ 2:41 am

    The custard looks delish ! Good luck with the giveaway !

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    Treat and Trick — February 11, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    What a great combo! Never tried this before. Looks really tempting!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — February 11, 2011 @ 4:28 am

    You know my favorite frozen treat is gelato, it’s got the thick dense, but silky texture that’s just heavenly! I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a proper frozen custard before, there aren’t any shops near me.

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    Alta — February 11, 2011 @ 5:32 am

    Oh my. This looks so good! Chocolate and pretzel together in a decadent dessert!

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    Jill Colonna — February 11, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    SO original doing the chocolate salt combo but with crunchy pretzels! Clever.

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    MarmandeintheKitchen — February 11, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    The custard looks delicious! My favorite frozen treat is actually McDonald’s soft serve. I would love to recreate the recipe at home!

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    Bridget Burritt — February 11, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    This sounds delicious. I like to indulge in Cold Stone Creamery ice cream.

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    Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox — February 11, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    I have an ice cream maker but wanted to let you know I love your recipe and gotta try that one. Great job!

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    Leslie Kerr — February 11, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    I love homemade ice cream. Mocha Chip, Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. Although at this time of year, frozen thin mint Girl Scout Cookies are up there, too!

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    Kimberlee — February 11, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby

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    sonia — February 11, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    Awesome frozen custard…loved the addition of chocolates, makes it so festive. A perfect dessert for everybody, kids and adults… !

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    A Canadian Foodie — February 11, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    I love my Cuisenart Ice Cream makers, too. I have three of them! And an extra bowl and sometimes (in the summer) have them all going at once! There is nothing like homemade ice cream at a summer party! This custard looks like something one would eat in private, with the lights out. It is that sinful.
    YUM!
    Valerie
    XO

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    Ken Scrivner — February 11, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Chocolate, salty and crunchy–what a combo! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    Victoria @ Mission: Food — February 11, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Sommer, your frozen custard looks wonderful!! I definitely prefer frozen custard to regular Philadelphia-style (egg-free) ice cream. My favorite flavor of ice cream (of either kind) is mint chocolate chip :)

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    Victoria @ Mission: Food — February 11, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    I also subscribe to your blog on my feed :)

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    Joy — February 11, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    I love most frozen treats! Frozen yogurt, ice cream, or frozen custard. Orange Leaf peanut butter frozen yogurt.

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    Joy — February 11, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    is my favorite right now…oops, forgot to type that!

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — February 11, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    I love frozen custard! I went to college in St Louis and had never had frozen custard before experiencing the amazingness that is Ted Drewes. Your pretzel version looks awesome, but my favorite will always be the apple pie frozen custard at Ted Drewes!

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    sweetlife — February 11, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    now that’s a custard..sweet and salty!! I don’t blame him for looking in freezer, i would be too!!lol

    sweetlife

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    Biren @ Roti n Rice — February 11, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    This frozen custard sure looks good. Can’t go wrong with chocolate ;)

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    Lora @cakeduchess — February 11, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    This custard looks rich and very low fat;0)My favorite frozen dessert is any Italian gelato! What a nice giveaway Sommer!

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    Reeni — February 11, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    I remember going out for custard when I was a kid and thinking why are they calling ice cream custard? It is dreamy – I love this version with pretzels! My favorite was always a vanilla custard cone dipped in chocolate!

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    Reeni — February 11, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    I’m an e-mail subscriber!

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    Monet — February 11, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    I’m going to say that my favorite frozen treat has to be this custard! Wow! Wow! Wow! I can see why they couldn’t stop talking about this. I would have wanted to kidnap you so you could make this custard, over and over again. Thank you for sharing another great recipe with me. You never let me down! I hope you have a weekend of love and relaxation. We all need it, I think!

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    kari — February 12, 2011 @ 1:10 am

    I love milkshakes… chocolate malt, or toasted marshmallow! Mmmmm.

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    Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Paris — February 12, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    I have never tried frozen custard but it looks amazing!!! and the pretzel addition? Really original..why not?
    I LOVE your ceramic bowl !!!! Is there a giveaway for that? ;D

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    Katie — February 12, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    Oh my, it is hard to pick a favorite frozen treat – but I’d have to say gelato if forced! When I was in Italy last, I ate gelato AT LEAST once a day…sometimes 2-3 times…I love it that much…haha!

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    Katie — February 12, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    I subscribe to your feed!

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    Erica Best — February 12, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    i would make a pineapple and orange ice cream.

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    Erica Best — February 12, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    im following yahoo feed

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    Michelle Simons — February 12, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    My favorite frozen treat is them strawberry ice cream bars. The kind with that coating on them. Old fashioned but wonderful. And I can’t forget fudgcicles. Thank you for the chance here. Off to subscribe. @MCJunkie

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    Michelle Simons — February 12, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    I juSt became a subscriber here and that recipe you posted looks wonderful. @MCJunkie

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    Michelle Simons — February 12, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    I tweeted and followed you. @MCJunkie

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    Krista — February 12, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    mm, my favorite frozen treat is ANYTHING with chocolate. and more chocolate. and caramel. YUm!

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    Krista — February 12, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    i subscribed :)

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    Noshings/Nicole B. — February 12, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    oh my…OH MY that looks INSANE…must make that soon.
    lets see, I really like homemade frozen yogurt with any kind of berry, tangy, sweet…YUM!

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    chocolate freckles — February 12, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    i absolutely love any frozen treat… specially raspberry gelato!!!! :) mmm that one is amazing!

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    Alanna — February 12, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    I have two favorite frozen treats! I love Starbucks java chip ice cream and pistachio gelato! Yum!!

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    Kocinera — February 12, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    That frozen custard looks gorgeous! I love the salty-sweet combination. My favorite frozen dessert at the moment is peppermint ice cream, although coffee is pretty delicious as well.

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    Amanda — February 13, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    My favorite frozen treat is coffee flavored ice cream with chocolate chips. I prefer homemade though and would love to find a recipe to make that!

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    Amanda — February 13, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    I tweeted this giveaway

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    Amanda — February 13, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    I posted this giveaway on my Facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-SPICY-PERSPECTIVE/340000154474#!/flowerpowerforever

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    • Amanda — February 13th, 2011 @ 9:40 am

      what a great giveaway!
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    Amanda — February 13, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    I subscribe to your blog on feedburner

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    Samantha — February 13, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    My favorite frozen treat is ice cream. Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Butter Pecan. Love ice cream. Chick-fil-a’s Peppermint milkshake is awesome.

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    Samantha — February 13, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    I subscribed to the blog with Yahoo. :-)

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    Nancy-SpicieFoodie — February 13, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    Wow, that looks like a frozen custard I need to have a gallon of. Sometimes caring about calories has to wait for another time. Delicious recipe thanks for sharing it. Happy Valentine’s Day :)

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    elle marie — February 13, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Hello there…. I’m so sorry for missing so many of your posts.. my mother is sick, so I’ve been so pre occupied with that and school, work, …. also I started my own site, website.. wanted something a little bit more professional, and wanted to give you the new site address = )

    It may take me sometime to finish it completely, so bare with me while I’m posting and tweaking… = ) I thought, why not just brand myself…

    the new site is ellemarie.jp, hope you’ll bookmark it and come visit me.

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    denise @ bread expectations — February 13, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Nope – never had frozen custard but it sounds a lot like how the French make ice cream, without the pretzels, of course ;) I can see how gorgeous this would taste though. The texture is unbelievable!

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    Yvette — February 13, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    At the moment I’m craving Baskin-Robbins Jamoca Almond Fudge and Pistachio Almond Fudge! YUM!

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    Marisa — February 14, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    I love how smooth and creamy frozen custard is.I’m excited about this recipe since now I finally have an ice cream maker too! yippee! Adding the pretzels is such a great idea. Love it!

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    MarilynsMoney — February 15, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    My fav frozen treat is frozen yogurt with fresh strawberries!

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    Kit — February 15, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    Passion fruit sorbet, or plain frozen yogurt!

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    johnny — February 15, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    My favorite frozen treat is ice cream , i never can say no to Ben and Jerry’s Cinnamon Bun ice cream. :)

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    Claudia M @cdmtx65 — February 15, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    oh wow – that loos so tasty ! drool :) my fav. vanilla ice cream with strawberries – yummm

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    Claudia M @cdmtx65 — February 15, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    i subscribe via google

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    Eileen — February 15, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    Oh my dear…. That custard looks like the BEST! I love coffee icecream. One of these days I’m going to splurge on an icecream maker so I can make my own.

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    Andrea Z — February 15, 2011 @ 10:53 pm

    My favorite frozen treat is sherbet, especially mango.

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    Donna K — February 16, 2011 @ 6:28 am

    chocolate ice cream is my fave.

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    Betsy — February 16, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    My favorites are butter pecan and anything chocolate, escpecially combined with coffee!

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    Betsy — February 16, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    I subscribe through google reader and now email, as well :)

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    Betsy — February 16, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    I posted a link for this giveaway on Facebook

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    Betsy — February 16, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway

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    Howdy. I’m glad I’m too late for the giveaway because I want to comment on the amazingness of this frozen custard for its own sake. There was a frozen custard shop in Wilmington where my in-laws live that we would stop in every time we visited. I’ve been bereft ever since it closed its doors. This brings hope back. Thank you for creating this recipe! Now if you could just make one without chocolate in it? Please? :)

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    Suchitra — February 17, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    Really innovative custard- never tried chocolate with pretzel- should taste swell!

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    Mary Poppins in Heels — February 17, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    It’s possible that I’ve flaked out badly enough that I’m missing the look-who-the-winner-is section of this giveaway, but I just can’t find it anywhere! Am I alone in my quest???

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    • Sommer — February 17th, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

      Hey Mary~ I announced the giveaway winner in the article posted 2-17-11. Thanks for asking. :)

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    Laura — February 18, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    I made this for Brian on V-day and it was incredibly decadent and delicious, Sommer! I loved how it was so deeply chocolate and not overly sweet.

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    A little bit of everything — February 18, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    Your custard sounds so good. Since M&M and pretzel came on the market I love the choco-pretzel combo.
    And with the sunny days outside, this would be a heavenly treat.
    thanks for sharing Sommer.
    hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend

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    The Teenage Taste — March 11, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    Words can’t even describe how amazingly delicious this looks right now. If only I had an ice cream maker…I sense a trip to the store coming up! ;-)

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    Audrey — October 11, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    I finally got around to making this, and it’s amazing! It was also MUCH easier to make than any of the chocolate ice cream recipes I’ve made before. One note, I cut the recipe down by 25%. I have the Cuisinart ice cream maker, and all of my recipes max out the liquid ingredients at 3 cups, which almost overflows the tub when done churning.

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    The Blissful Baker — June 23, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    This looks sooooo amazing! I want some right now!

    Check out my latest recipe @ bakingblissful.blogspot.com

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    Jamie — May 21, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Ice cream will always be my fave!

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    Jamie — May 21, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    I subscribe!

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    Jenny — August 1, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    Your mode of describing the whole thing in this paragraph is truly fastidious, all can without difficulty understand it, Thanks a lot.

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