Andy’s Coolest New Branch

The highly-anticipated branch of Andy's Frozen Custard opened on Hanley this fall.

December 10, 2016


Photo by Michael Melinger.

Everyone loves ice cream.

This simple fact motivated me to visit the newest location of Andy’s Frozen Custard. As I walk up to the shop located on South Hanley, I am greeted by a simple counter accompanied with a large menu.

The air is buzzing with the voices of excited children, I glance at the diverse choices of delicious desserts.

From concretes to floats to splits, dozens of delectable ice cream combinations stand before me.

After a moment of deliberation, I give into my love for peanut butter and chocolate and select the James Brownie Funky Jackhammer.

After waiting in line, I am finally in front of the counter. I receive a warm greeting from the staff and I place my order and receive my treat within a minute.

The James Brownie Funky Jackhammer is placed on the counter.

Served simply in a plastic cup with a spoon, my inner 8-year-old cries at the sheer beauty of what is in front of me.

Fragments of brownies and cookies are embedded in a thick vanilla frozen custard.

The custard itself is blended with peanut butter, and to finalize the glory, oozing warm fudge is slathered all over.

Not waiting at all, I take the spoon, swirl it through all of the ingredients and jam it unceremoniously into my mouth.

Immediately, I am hit with the slight savory notes of the peanut butter, which are instantly melded into the vanilla and chocolate.

The brownies provide a slight crunch and an extremely satisfying chew throughout the entire experience.

As I found myself unable to stop scooping heaps of ice cream into my mouth, the plastic cup is sadly empty after what seemed like a few moments.

I think to myself, that was simply delicious.

And delicious frozen custard is exactly what John and Carol Kuntz wanted to bring to Missouri in 1986.

After first having frozen custard in Wisconsin, the two decided to open a brand of their own in Osage Beach, Missouri.

They named the store after their son Andy. After a couple decades of expanding, the business has opened 29 locations in Missouri and other Midwestern states and continues to serve quality food.

Believe me when I say that the concretes rival those at Ted Drewes.

So as winter slowly arrives and the temperature falls, ice cream may not seem the most timely dessert, but should that stop you from continuing to indulge in this creamy dessert? It certainly won’t stop me.

If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, Andy’s Frozen Custard is a great location to enjoy great custard for both adults and kids alike.

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