May 3 is National Chocolate Custard Day

Chocolate Custard! I’ve never had but but being that custard is one of my favorite desserts ever, I am now craving for some chocolate custard. The closest that I will have come to this is Rita’s frozen custard. Frozen custard is so much richer and thicker, creamier and more decadent than normal frozen yoghurt or even ice-cream. In fact, the consistency and richness of frozen custard comes close to that of the icebox cake that I made earlier this week! Rita’s has their standard vanilla flavored frozen custard but also a chocolate frozen custard and a mocha flavor as well. However, frozen custard just doesn’t have the same consistency as regular custard.

This post by Foodimentary is a great quick fun read on Chocolate custard, and there are a few other random facts as well. Overall, it’s one of the fun foodie sites that I like to read. Hope you enjoy it!

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays


Interesting Food Facts about Chocolate Custard

  1. Due to the fact that it is a very fine organic powder, custard powder is EXPLOSIVE!
  2. Custard is a variety of culinary preparations based on a cooked mixture of milk or cream and egg yolk.
  3. Depending on how much egg or thickener is used, custard may vary in consistency from a thin pouring sauce (crème anglaise), to a thick pastry cream used to fill éclairs.
  4. The most common custards are used as desserts or dessert sauces and typically include sugar and vanilla.
  5. Custard bases may also be used for quiches and other savory foods.

Fun Fact:

 Frozen Custard must contain at least 10% butterfat and 1.4% egg yolk. Frozen Custard achieves its creaminess through a production process that produces less air (“overrun”) and fewer ice crystals than traditional ice cream. 

Some people believe that Cussy, the god of Custard, will provide them with endless wealth…

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