Good ol’ Jarling’s Custard Cup – cooling off central Illinois since 1949! (and their prices are refreshing too!) Open only in the summers, they have vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or lemon frozen custard every day with a special flavor of the week too.
Today’s arrangement: a waffle basket sundae with a ‘dip’ (scoop) of this week’s featured flavor: coconut, topped with their specialty: cold fudge (because it doesn’t melt the custard – genius!), whipped cream, pecans and a cherry. All this for under $5. Oh Illinois, sometimes I can’t complain.
My sundae tasted like an Almond Joy (sans almonds, avec pecans). The cold, sweet, milk chocolaty fudge creamily swirled into the top of the smooth coconut custard (no pieces of coconut). Eaten at an outdoor bench surrounded by sticky children and college kids packing on their freshman 15.
Pro tip: they have a drive-thru and there are also 3 lines at the indoor counter even though it may look like a chaotic swarm. Try for the middle line – people coming in from the side doors don’t always realize it exists!