Being America’s Dairyland, there is no shortage of dairy products throughout Wisconsin. While the state is best known for cheese, the custard should not be overlooked. Culver’s started out in Sauk City, Wisconsin and eventually grew on a National level. Kopp’s Frozen Custard became a Milwaukee staple in 1950 featuring the Flavor Of The Day. But when you talk to locals in Milwaukee about frozen custard they will likely refer to Leon’s Frozen Custard.
Leon’s opened it’s doors, or rather it’s windows, in 1942. Not only do they have the “world’s finest custard,” but they have an atmosphere that is magical. Classic hits from the 50’s & 60’s roll out of the speakers. On hot nights, the neon tubing hums with electricity. On cool nights the florescent lighting warms everything below the canopy. Nostalgia makes everything better, and Leon’s Frozen Custard brings that to life.
Leon’s Frozen Custard is one of Milwaukee’s most cherished landmarks. It has been featured everywhere from the Travel Channel to Midwest Living Magazine. If you get the chance to stop in, be sure to order the Butter Pecan. This flavor was so popular it became a mainstay on the menu!