I feel sorry for people who haven’t had the chance to experience real Midwestern frozen custard. I always though it was crazy when New Yorkers would talk about how New York style pizza just isn’t as good when you order it anywhere else, but that’s exactly the same way I feel about custard. I’m not going to get into a debate about who has the best frozen custard in Milwaukee because if you ask three different people you’ll probably receive three different answers, but each of those three people will also probably agree that Kopp’s is one of the best, and that’s where I got this maple syrup and pancake frozen custard.
I wasn’t sure quite what to expect when I saw it listed on their menu as one of the flavors of the day, but I’m glad I ordered a scoop. At first it just looked like they mixed chunks of pancakes with regular vanilla custard, but it turns out that they actually made a maple syrup flavored custard, so you could taste the syrup in every single bite. Out of all the custard flavors I’ve eaten at Kopp’s over the years this was easily one of my favorites.
I was there on my lunch break so I also ordered a cheeseburger and some onion rings to go with my custard and those were great as usual. I’ve been eating at Kopp’s since I was a little kid and the fact that their menu hasn’t changed much at all between then and now (aside from the two featured custard flavors that change each day) just proves that they’re definitely doing things right.