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Mikie at risk, but frozen custard flows

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 9, 2007 at 1:58 pm | No Comments »
October 9, 2007 1:58 pm

A line in this morning’s business story about a retail development that would raze a Tacoma burger institution caught my eye not because Little Holland’s Mikie Burgers are threatened with extinction — but because the story notes that the shoe-box-sized business “boasts that it’s Tacoma’s only frozen custard stand.”

Tacoma’s perhaps, but not Pierce County’s. Old School Frozen Custard opened recently in Bonney Lake, serving the East Coast-style confection that’s made from sugar, cream and egg yolks. Old School claims it’s the only frozen custard shop in Puget Sound.

Frozen custard is made in machines that look like frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream machines, but frozen custard actually has less air incorporated into it during mixing. The result is more luscious than ice cream or yogurt.

Little Holland is closed until Thursday, and Bonney Lake is a haul from my house. But I’ll eat some frozen custard and report back soon.

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