The Custard Files: Mud Pie
Monday’s special flavor was mud pie. Once we had purchased our custard in a cone (which came littered with Oreo pieces) and shake (which did not), we realized that we weren’t sure what actual mud pie was supposed to taste like. We knew chocolate was involved, but that’s about it. Julianna insisted her school cafeteria used to make it with pudding and marshmallows–but then, cafeteria recipes often include mysterious elements that do not exist in the real-life versions. Vanessa thought that coffee might be one of the main flavors–but didn’t have a good reason to back that up. So we decided to do some research (thank God for iPhones).
The Interwebs revealed that mud pie is ice cream-based (usually vanilla), topped with fudge sauce and Oreos, and situated in an Oreo crust. And this custard wasn’t too far off–it tasted like a black-and-white (vanilla blended with chocolate sauce), which was a good base for the Oreos. So the shake lost major points for not having cookie bits in it–it tasted pretty generic.
We admit, we were expecting a more intense chocolate flavor, but the custard is so rich, if it had been more chocolate-y we never would have been able to finish it. And that would have been a tragedy.