Sunday, November 2, 2008

Maple Syrup and Pancakes

That wasn't what I ordered for breakfast in Milwaukee a few days ago. That, if you can believe it, was a flavor of ice cream — um, I mean frozen custard — that I tried at Kopp's Frozen Custard.

Frozen custard is very popular throughout Wisconsin, as the ubiquitous Culver's chain demonstrates. (BTW, Culver's is the originator of the famous ButterBurger, a source of pride in the state known as "America's Dairyland.")

It would be hard to drive 15 miles in any direction in Wisconsin without seeing a Culver's. But Kopp's has only three locations, each one is in metro Milwaukee. And any foodie from Milwaukee is likely to insist that an out-of-towner make at least one trip to a Kopp's, especially for its frozen custard.

There were other flavors that sounded interesting — Pecan Praline Pumpkin Pie and Strawberry De Leche, to name a few — but the idea of Maple Syrup and Pancakes frozen custard made me very curious so I just had to try it.

My verdict? It was strange, but sort of good. There were small strips of pancake dough within the custard.

Kopp's normal-sized hamburger is huge. Don't order the larger burger unless you have a voracious appetite.

One thing I like about both Culver's and Kopp's is that when you order a burger, one of your options is to order it served with raw onions or fried onions.

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