You know it’s the beginning of fall when the local custard stands start serving pumpkin pie concretes! As The Concrete Runner, I feel it is my duty to not only taste every custard I come across, but to also revisit those places which serve pumpkin pie concretes! [And yes, you are welcome! ;o)]
We had originally decided to go to Silky’s first last night, but upon walking up to the window, we noticed that their “seasonal” was not pumpkin but cinnamon streusel [which does sound amazing in its own right, but we were on a pumpkin mission]. So, we decided to head to one place I was positive was already serving pumpkin pie…
A little refresher course, Doozle’s frozen custard is soft serve, as in it comes out of the machine and you can swirl it in a cone. Not my ideal of frozen custard, but theirs is pretty rich + creamy still.
There are actually 3 different types of pumpkin concretes you can find:
1. A slice of pumpkin pie actually blended in with the frozen custard.
2. Canned pumpkin pie mixed in with the frozen custard.
3. A pumpkin oatmeal pie [think Little Debbie] blended in with the frozen custard.
Doozle’s is of the first variety, an actual slice of pumpkin pie blended up concrete style. Now, I must admit, I am not a big pie person, let alone pumpkin pie. Oh yes, I LOVE pumpkin, but there is something about crust that I’m just not a big fan of.
However, blend it up with some vanilla frozen custard… now, you’re talkin’!
Oh, and it was just fabulous! I actually found a big, ol’ piece of the pie crust with a little bit of pumpkin left on it in the middle of my concrete. Nom nom nom…
It was definitely good, and I would definitely go back again for that specific concrete again. But, of course it is only the first stop on our “Pumpkin Frozen Custard Tour”…
[Oh, and if you were wondering what the Hubs got… he went with the pecan crunch this time. AWE-some! You know how I feel about nuts in my custard, and their pecans were actually really good! Not too salty and had the perfect crunch to them… plus a little caramel + hard shell chocolate always make everything better!]
I ran my last 20 miler before the marathon this weekend and will be doing a post about what I have learned from my training as I go into taper-mode for the Chicago Marathon! Only 3 weeks away…