A Taste of Heaven
If you’re lucky enough to live in any one of the 25 Midwestern states that has a Culver’s, you would be familiar with their highly-anticipated ‘Today’s Flavor’ sign.
It’s not uncommon for fans to hear a heavenly choir of angels singing whenever they spot a Culver’s because they know they’re about to get a taste of heaven. This is especially true when discovering Culver’s Flavor of the Day.
What is Culver’s Flavor of the Day
Possibly their most famous tradition (or marketing campaign), Culver’s Flavor of the Day has been running since the family-owned chain first started in 1981.
Culver’s has an impressive collection of over 80 frozen custard flavors from which they feature one every day. Some fan favorites include the Turtle Cheesecake and the Caramel Pecan Buttercup.
Unlike other restaurants, the Flavor of the Day differs from one outlet to the next. So, if you’re craving some Devil’s Food Cake now, you need to hunt down the outlet that serves that as their Flavor of the Day.
Alternatively, you can find out when your outlet will serve your favorite flavor next. No, it doesn’t involve bribing any Culver’s staff. More on how to find out future flavors later!
Why Culver’s Frozen Custard Is So Good
For those who’ve never tried Culver’s frozen custard, we don’t blame you. But you’re missing out big time! As impossible as it sounds, these irresistible desserts taste better than plain old ice cream. That’s because they are made from the freshest milk from the best locally-bred cows that supply to Culver’s exclusively.
What happens when you churn quality fresh milk slowly with eggs and other yummy ingredients? You get a luscious, creamy crowd-pleaser!
It’s also worth noting that Culver’s doesn’t pre-make their custards and freeze them. Instead, they make them in small batches throughout the day. As you can imagine, this contributes significantly to the overall freshness of the delicious treat.
Sweet, Sweet Science
You may be surprised to learn that there is a science to coming up with the flavors for the frozen custards. Sure, you can always throw in any fruit, nut, or sauce that sounds delicious. However, there is a reason why Culver’s custard flavors consistently draw customers back for more.
Since our taste buds are wired to crave variety, Culver’s used this fact to their advantage. They strive to blend flavors that go together while making sure there’s always some form of texture that brings a nice contrast to the custard. Ensuring that there’s always either juiciness, crunch, or gooey-ness to the mix has been key to churning out winning flavors for Culver’s.
Clearly, fans are pleased with this formula as they would drive hours to the nearest Culver’s just to get themselves a cone or dish of this silky fresh goodness. And who would blame them?
Get The Scoop On Culver’s Flavor of the Day
On any given day, you will be offered 3 pre-set options for your frozen custard flavors at Culver’s. You get to choose from the classic vanilla, chocolate, and the Flavor of the Day.
As we mentioned earlier, this flavor varies from outlet to outlet.
For our picky readers out there, there are ways you can make sure that every frozen custard experience at Culver’s is a welcomed one.
1. Flavor of the Day Finder
Culver’s made sure that fans can track down their favorite flavor by having a page dedicated to searching for an outlet’s Flavor of the Day. So, no more driving by all the Culver’s to check out their featured flavor (we’re looking at you, Floridians)
2. MyCulver’s Subscription
By joining the MyCulver’s club, you get perks like a monthly flavor forecast delivered to your inbox. Not only do we need weather forecasts, we absolutely need a Culver’s Flavor of the Day forecast. Oh, what a time to be alive!
3. Ask Alexa
What’s the point in having an artificially intelligent virtual assistant if it can’t tell you where to find the best dessert in the world? Culver’s proudly informs guests on their website that you can ask Alexa to know more about their Flavors of the Day.
Simply say, “Alexa, ask Culver’s: what is the Flavor of the Day?” You will have access to both current and upcoming flavors from your nearest Culver’s outlet. You can also find out the featured flavor for any other outlet you wish to visit.
You’ll need to first enable this skill for Alexa. Make sure to allow Alexa to see your address, or you’ll have to specify which state or city you’re in before Alexa can locate the Culver’s near you.
It’s Your Turn to Savor the Flavor
You can waltz into any Culver’s to get a pint of the Flavor of the Day. That’s how many have done it because a scoop isn’t enough!
But if you rather savor your custard with a cone or dish, you’ll only need to pay $2.29 for a single scoop, $2.99 for a double, or $3.59 for a triple. Waffle cones cost a little more at $2.79 for a single scoop, $3.49 for a double, and $4.09 for a triple.
Culver’s offers customers the option of ordering online where they can choose either CurdSide (see what they did there?) or Carryout.
If their frozen custard proved one thing, it is that Culver’s know how to make good food. Besides desserts, popular items on their menu include Butter Burgers and Cheddar Cheese Curds. Check out their latest full menu here. If you liked this article, be sure to browse for more helpful tips and guides on your favorite restaurants here on LokaEats!