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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!

Chocolate Pretzel Frozen Custard

Yield: 6 cups of heaven

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


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


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.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

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!”

  1. Alisonposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  2. Alicia @ Aligirl Cooksposted February 10, 2011 at 7:15 am

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


  3. Cécyposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  4. Belinda @zomppaposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  5. Meganposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  6. Ann Cposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  7. Meganposted February 10, 2011 at 7:47 am

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


  8. Ann Cposted February 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I am an ASP email subscriber.

    Love the recipe! YUM YUM YUM !!!


  9. Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Growposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  10. Tracy Jposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  11. Lauraposted February 10, 2011 at 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


  12. amyposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  13. Laura @ Family Spiceposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  14. briarroseposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  15. Nanaposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  16. Blog is the New Blackposted February 10, 2011 at 10:17 am

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


  17. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagelsposted February 10, 2011 at 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


  18. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagelsposted February 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

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


  19. Mrs. Gposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  20. Mrs. Gposted February 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I’m also a subscriber.


  21. Roxanposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  22. Roxanposted February 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I already subscribe to your rss feed


  23. carolinaheartstringsposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  24. Niveposted February 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

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


  25. Niveposted February 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I subscribe via feed…


  26. jacquieposted February 10, 2011 at 11:31 am

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


  27. Rachelposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  28. Jessicaposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  29. Joyposted February 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I love love love frozen custard. This looks lovely


  30. vtkitchenposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  31. Jeanneposted February 10, 2011 at 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!!!!!


  32. Jeanneposted February 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    also just shared with FB friends!


  33. wandaposted February 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

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


  34. bonggamomposted February 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Vanilla bean ice cream, simple and sweet.


  35. RavieNomNomsposted February 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    That looks really amazing, yum!


  36. Triciaposted February 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

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


  37. Fresh and Foodieposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  38. Angie's Recipesposted February 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

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


  39. CLAIREposted February 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    i have one and LOVE it!

    I have posted cinnamon icecream… it was amazing!


  40. Dmarieposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  41. Christine (Cook the Story)posted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  42. Dmarieposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  43. Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchenposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  44. Sprinkled with Flourposted February 10, 2011 at 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:)


  45. Amy Coppedgeposted February 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    My favorite is Haagen Dazs Five Lemon!


  46. Pat Rposted February 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

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


  47. Bethanyposted February 10, 2011 at 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. :)


  48. Bethanyposted February 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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


  49. Bethanyposted February 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

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


  50. Jennifurlaposted February 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Lovely recipe!

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


  51. susitravlposted February 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    New York Super Fudge Chunk. Ben & Jerry can mix up some delicious ice-cream concoctions.


  52. Lot-O-Chocposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  53. Brieposted February 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

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


  54. ginnyposted February 10, 2011 at 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…


  55. fooddreamerposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  56. fooddreamerposted February 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Retweeted it!


  57. Christineposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  58. Mary Poppins in Heelsposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  59. Kathleenposted February 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

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


  60. Janposted February 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Love chocolate chip ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies!


  61. Chrisanposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  62. Steph@stephsbitebybiteposted February 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

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


  63. Hollyposted February 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    That would be frozen custard!!!!!


  64. Randaposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  65. Rachelposted February 10, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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


  66. Stellaposted February 10, 2011 at 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…


  67. Evan Thomasposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  68. alexposted February 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    froyo! love it!


  69. Lizposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  70. Kimposted February 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

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


  71. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish)posted February 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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


  72. Kate @ Diethood.composted February 10, 2011 at 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. :)


  73. torviewtorontoposted February 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    looks delicious and lovely treat
    I like ice cream


  74. Mikelyn Jposted February 10, 2011 at 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.


  75. The Food Houndposted February 10, 2011 at 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!!


  76. rebeccaposted February 10, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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


  77. Debbie B.posted February 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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


  78. Peggyposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  79. Tiffanyposted February 10, 2011 at 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


  80. Heidiposted February 10, 2011 at 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…


  81. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchenposted February 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm

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


  82. Saraposted February 10, 2011 at 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 :)


  83. Trishposted February 10, 2011 at 11:10 pm

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


  84. Donnaposted February 10, 2011 at 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!


  85. Priya Sreeramposted February 11, 2011 at 2:41 am

    The custard looks delish ! Good luck with the giveaway !


  86. Treat and Trickposted February 11, 2011 at 3:00 am

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


  87. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted February 11, 2011 at 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.


  88. Altaposted February 11, 2011 at 5:32 am

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


  89. Jill Colonnaposted February 11, 2011 at 9:05 am

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


  90. MarmandeintheKitchenposted February 11, 2011 at 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!


  91. Bridget Burrittposted February 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

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


  92. Amanda @ bakingwithoutaboxposted February 11, 2011 at 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!


  93. Leslie Kerrposted February 11, 2011 at 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!


  94. Kimberleeposted February 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby


  95. soniaposted February 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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


  96. A Canadian Foodieposted February 11, 2011 at 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.


  97. Ken Scrivnerposted February 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

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


  98. Victoria @ Mission: Foodposted February 11, 2011 at 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 :)


  99. Victoria @ Mission: Foodposted February 11, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I also subscribe to your blog on my feed :)


  100. Joyposted February 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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


  101. Joyposted February 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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


  102. Katie@Cozydeliciousposted February 11, 2011 at 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!


  103. sweetlifeposted February 11, 2011 at 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



  104. Biren @ Roti n Riceposted February 11, 2011 at 6:51 pm

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


  105. Lora @cakeduchessposted February 11, 2011 at 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!


  106. Reeniposted February 11, 2011 at 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!


  107. Reeniposted February 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’m an e-mail subscriber!


  108. Monetposted February 11, 2011 at 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!


  109. kariposted February 12, 2011 at 1:10 am

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


  110. Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Parisposted February 12, 2011 at 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


  111. Katieposted February 12, 2011 at 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!


  112. Katieposted February 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I subscribe to your feed!


  113. Erica Bestposted February 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    i would make a pineapple and orange ice cream.


  114. Erica Bestposted February 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    im following yahoo feed


  115. Erica Bestposted February 12, 2011 at 11:17 am
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  117. Michelle Simonsposted February 12, 2011 at 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


  118. Michelle Simonsposted February 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

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


  119. Michelle Simonsposted February 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I tweeted and followed you. @MCJunkie


  120. Michelle Simonsposted February 12, 2011 at 11:36 am
  121. Kristaposted February 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm

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


  122. Kristaposted February 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    i subscribed :)


  123. Noshings/Nicole B.posted February 12, 2011 at 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!


  124. chocolate frecklesposted February 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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


  125. Alannaposted February 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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


  126. Kocineraposted February 12, 2011 at 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.


  127. Amandaposted February 13, 2011 at 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!


  128. Amandaposted February 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I tweeted this giveaway


  129. Amandaposted February 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I posted this giveaway on my Facebook.



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

      what a great giveaway!
      Amanda says: February 13, 2011 at 9:35 am My favorite frozen treat is.
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  130. Amandaposted February 13, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I subscribe to your blog on feedburner


  131. Samanthaposted February 13, 2011 at 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.


  132. Samanthaposted February 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I subscribed to the blog with Yahoo. :-)


  133. Nancy-SpicieFoodieposted February 13, 2011 at 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 :)


  134. elle marieposted February 13, 2011 at 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.


  135. denise @ bread expectationsposted February 13, 2011 at 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!


  136. Yvetteposted February 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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


  137. Marisaposted February 14, 2011 at 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!


  138. MarilynsMoneyposted February 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

    My fav frozen treat is frozen yogurt with fresh strawberries!


  139. Cécyposted February 15, 2011 at 8:04 am
  140. Kitposted February 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Passion fruit sorbet, or plain frozen yogurt!


  141. johnnyposted February 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

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


  142. Claudia M @cdmtx65posted February 15, 2011 at 10:18 pm

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


  143. Claudia M @cdmtx65posted February 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    i subscribe via google


  144. Claudia M @cdmtx65posted February 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm
  145. Claudia M @cdmtx65posted February 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm
  146. johnnyposted February 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm
  147. Eileenposted February 15, 2011 at 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.


  148. Andrea Zposted February 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    My favorite frozen treat is sherbet, especially mango.


  149. Donna Kposted February 16, 2011 at 6:28 am

    chocolate ice cream is my fave.


  150. Betsyposted February 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm

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


  151. Betsyposted February 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm

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


  152. Betsyposted February 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I posted a link for this giveaway on Facebook


  153. Betsyposted February 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway


  154. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Timeposted February 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    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? :)


  155. Suchitraposted February 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm

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


  156. Mary Poppins in Heelsposted February 17, 2011 at 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???


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

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


  157. Lauraposted February 18, 2011 at 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.


  158. A little bit of everythingposted February 18, 2011 at 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


  159. The Teenage Tasteposted March 11, 2011 at 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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  161. Audreyposted October 11, 2011 at 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.


  162. The Blissful Bakerposted June 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    This looks sooooo amazing! I want some right now!

    Check out my latest recipe @ bakingblissful.blogspot.com


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  164. Jamieposted May 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Ice cream will always be my fave!


  165. Jamieposted May 21, 2013 at 11:59 am
  166. Jamieposted May 21, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I subscribe!


  167. Jennyposted August 1, 2013 at 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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