The Custard Files: Coffee and Doughnuts
Did you know today, June 4th, is national doughnut day? If you find your mouth watering after this post you can wander over to a Dunkin’ Donuts or the single Manhattan Krispy Kreme for free doughnut.
We where pretty excited about coffee and doughnuts custard (according to the internets it is one of the most beloved custard flavors) so we collectively willed yesterday’s predicted thunderstorms away.
While on line we debated over who would get the pure custard and who would get the milkshake. Julianna was hesitant to get the milkshake, thinking that coffee and doughnuts might mean doughnut CHUNKS, and she didn’t want to repeat the disappointment of the Oreo (TM) crumbles-lacking mud pie milkshake. So Vanessa took one for the team. She was foiled, however, when the cashier informed her that because of the doughnut chunks, it couldn’t be blended into a milkshake! The cashier suggested she get a concrete (Shake Shack’s version of a Blizzard or Flurry) instead.
The coffee and doughnuts flavor is coffee frozen custard with chunks of cinnamon-and-sugar doughnuts throughout. Vanessa was pretty please with hers, although the concrete is basically three scoops of ice cream slightly blended with you mix-ins (in this case, doughnuts), so she was super-full (as in, she ended up skipping dinner). The combination of the coffee custard plus the doughnuts became overpoweringly sweet, although it was refreshing when you hit a large chunk of doughnut with lots of cinnamon on it. (We kind of wished they had added a bit of cinnamon to the actual custard).
We did wonder, however, what the coffee custard would have been like in shake form, perhaps it could be served with a doughnut on the side? Julianna had been hoping for something more like a plain glazed Krispy Kreme (being from the south she is rather partial to a warm Krispy Kreme) so she was disappointed.
All in all, in the end Julianna decided she would rather get a Peter Pan doughnut and and ice coffee. Vanessa was pleased, although next time she is skipping the conrete in favor of a smaller portion.
Rating: 2.5 (average of a 2 from julianna and a 3 from vanessa)
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