Today’s Gem of Gratitude #220

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Today I am thankful for frozen custard. People who either have not sampled ice cream, frozen yogurt, and frozen custard, or who are not all that particular about what they eat may have a tendency to lump them all into the same category. And though I, myself, do not profess to know a lot about the discriminating differences between the three delectable treats, I will say that I enjoy the differences between them despite not knowing a lot about those differences.

Here is my quick little rundown, which is, as I have pointed out, in no way scientific. My perceptive palette has come to realize that frozen yogurt tends to be lighter in density and smoother in consistency than ice cream, and that ice cream holds it’s form longer and boasts more flavor than frozen yogurt, which I guess has something to do with the ingredients used, and the way the mixture is mixed and then chilled. But that’s just a guess.

Frozen custard, on the other hand, possesses a level of smoothness that likens it more to frozen yogurt in that regard than it does to ice cream, as well as a higher level of density, which likens it more so to ice cream than to frozen yogurt. And though these qualities, the best from the frozen yogurt and ice cream worlds, make frozen custard a superior product in my humble opinion, it is probably the richness of frozen custard that puts it over the top. That richness makes you want to slow down and savor every last bit, taking care to thoroughly lick the spoon so as not leave any behind. It’s just that good.

Of course, some partakers may try frozen custard and think that it’s just ice cream or frozen yogurt with a little kick, and truthfully that may be all that it is to them. But to those of us who delight in the differences between the three products, we know that frozen custard is in a league all its own. #lovebythedrop

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