Pearl #42: Gluten-free at Scooter’s Frozen Custard (Chicago)

Jun 24th

Who doesn’t love frozen custard? If you hail from St. Louis, you’re all too familiar with Ted Drewes, the most delightful frozen custard on the planet (that’s actually a fact). One of the top 5 things since going gluten-free that I miss: the “Big Apple” from Ted Drewes – basically, a delicious slice of apple pie mixed into that magical frozen custard and topped with whipped cream. Definitely NOT gfree.

So imagine my delight when I stumbled across Scooter’s Frozen Custard in Chicago (West Lakeview area). They’ve been named to a ton of “best ice cream” lists in Chicago. AND they have gluten-free frozen custard. As you’re about to see, I’ve done my fair share of business there since it opened for the season last month, and I agree with the lists, it’s pretty darn good. It’s on the pricier side – you’re talking $4.29 for just a kiddie sundae. That curbs my daily habit. But hey, #treatyoself, right?

Scooter’s confirmed their hot fudge and caramel sundae is gluten-free. Hence, this glorious turtle sundae.

Scooter's Frozen Custard Chicago - Gluten-free Turtle Sundae | Gluten-Free Pearls

Phew. So next time I scaled back and just ordered the kiddie hot fudge sundae.

Scooter's Frozen Custard Chicago - Gluten-free Hot Fudge Kiddie Sundae | Gluten-Free Pearls

But if you’re a concrete person, don’t fear! They are super attentive to allergies and will be sure to note it as an allergy to their staff and blend your concrete in a clean mixer. I got the “Concrete of the Month” in May – blueberry pie. They modified it to remove the graham cracker crust.

Scooter's Frozen Custard Chicago - Gluten-free Blueberry Concrete | Gluten-Free Pearls

Oh, and they have daily custard flavors, in addition to the regular chocolate and vanilla. Like this bad boy I got last night, sea salt caramel (which I topped with salty delicious pecans). This was a pretty sweet combo, so next time I might need to stick with plain vanilla.

Scooter's Frozen Custard Chicago - Gluten-free Sea Salt Caramel Concrete | Gluten-Free Pearls

Wait, do I have a problem? Quite possibly. But hey, it’s all for the blog….right? 😉

Until next time,
Kate

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