When it comes to cold and creamy dairy desserts, most people have a favorite flavor of ice cream, gelato, or frozen yogurt. Southerners and midwesterners have another to add to the list—frozen custard.
The FDA requires frozen custard to contain at least 10 percent milkfat and 1.4 percent egg yolk solids. We at Serious Eats require frozen custard to be creamy, luxuriously smooth in texture, and balanced in flavor to be considered worthy of a lick. While it can require a bit of a drive into the suburbs of D.C. to find good frozen custard, here are six that are well worth the mileage.