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The Sticky Joys of Frozen Custard

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The Sticky Joys of Frozen Custard

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The Sticky Joys of Frozen Custard

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The Dreamery's chalkboard keeps customers up to date on flavors. hide caption

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The Dreamery's chalkboard keeps customers up to date on flavors.

The Del Ray Dreamery on Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Va. Dan Bielefeld hide caption

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Dan Bielefeld

One of summer's greatest pleasures is cold and luscious. It tastes like the county fair and the beach, the picnic and the park. It's a great, great Amerian classic of small Midwestern towns, and yet because it's hard to make, it's a rare treat.

It's frozen custard. You may think you've seen frozen custard, but what you more likely saw was gold, old-fashioned, swirly soft-serve ice cream. Frozen custard is something completely different. Liz Davis of the Del Ray Dreamery in Alexandria, Va., explains a phenomenon.