Serving up an early spring in Somers Point

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It’s always warm enough for ice cream. Just ask 11 year-old Siena Geathers of Somers Point who ordered her favorite, an Ande’s mint candy shop sundae on her way home from school Friday, Feb. 15. It’s always warm enough for ice cream. Just ask 11 year-old Siena Geathers of Somers Point who ordered her favorite, an Ande’s mint candy shop sundae on her way home from school Friday, Feb. 15.

SOMERS POINT—Custard Hut owner Lou DiScioli, of Egg Harbor Township said he had nothing to do with Punxsutawney Phil declaring that spring was right around the corner. But DiScioli liked the groundhogs sentiment and with Custard Hut’s early opening for its 36th season day this past Friday, Feb. 15, it’s time to forget the chill in the air and grab a chilly.

The Hut’s chilly is 12 oz. of their homemade hard ice cream loaded with the customers choice of mix-ins like Reese’s Pieces, Oreo’s, Heath bars or one of more than a dozen other brand named treats that goes into the ice cream, gets a quick spin on the milk shake machine and then out to the customers hand.

Custard Hut’s Rich Plum, of Egg Harbor Township said while plenty of customers were stopping by for a twist cone or a candy shop sundae, the Custard Hut’s homemade hard ice cream is a real favorite. Plum explained that while they have standard flavors on their menu including chocolate peanut butter, cookie dough, mint chocolate chip and cappuccino crunch along with vanilla chocolate and strawberry, they also keep experimenting to come up with a seasonal flavor.  Last summer they perfected a blueberry ice cream that met with rave reviews and in the fall rolled out a pumpkin spice that rivaled the best pumpkin pie.

But the Custard Hut is not just ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes or chilly’s they also carry six flavors of water ice, carry soft custard and their assortment of mix-ins give the best assortment this side of a scoop.

Families and ice cream go great together so every spring the Custard Hut at both locations; Somers Point and Upper Township take one day and give all of the net proceeds of that day to the schools. DiScioli said those funds go to the districts education foundation. In Somers Point the Education Foundation helps to fund the annual Stokes State Forest environmental education and camping trip.

Custard Hut, 710 New Road in Somers Point and 109 Rt. 50 in Upper Township are operating regular hours; Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday’s 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit www.custardhut.com


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