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

Jun 24th
Scooter's Frozen Custard - Gluten-free Turtle Sundae | Gluten-Free Pearls

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,

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