Kohr’s The Original began serving up frozen custard on the beach in Coney Island in 1919. According to its website, the Swiss Kohr brothers created frozen custard by adding eggs to ice cream so that it wouldn’t melt so quickly from the salty sea air. There is some discrepancy as to which brother patented the ice cream machine and first made the frozen custard. It’s detailed in a 2000 article in The New York Times that I won’t attempt to retell here.
I stopped by a location of the Original on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ. I got vanilla soft-serve frozen custard. I must admit, frozen custard is not my first choice in the ice cream department, but Kohr’s is still creamy and yummy.