Ice cream is a delicious sweet treat. There are several different versions of the frozen treat including gelato, frozen custard, ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and soft serve. Andy's Frozen Custard is a custard stand that provides several tasty options from a basic cone to a complex sundae with several toppings, as well as seasonal options. Knowing the basic nutrition information will help you make an informed decision when going for a treat at Andy's Frozen Custard.
One serving of vanilla frozen custard is 4 oz., or about 1/2 cup. Nutrition information taken from the Andy's Frozen Custard website shows that in a 4-oz. portion you will get: 200 calories (90 calories from fat ),10 g total fat (6 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 21 g carbohydrate and 4 g protein.
Just like the vanilla flavor, one serving of chocolate frozen custard from Andy's Frozen Custard is 4 oz., or 1/2 cup. Nutrition information taken from the Andy's Frozen Custard website shows that in a 4-oz. portion you will get: 210 calories (90 calories from fat), 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 23 g carbohydrate and 5 g protein.
Cones / Toppings
Any cones or toppings that you add to your ice cream will add additional calories, so keep this in mind. Use the healthier options as toppings, such as fruit or nuts. A cake cone has fewer calories than a sugar or waffle cone.
Andy's Frozen Custard website also provides a list of the servings sizes it uses for cones, concretes, shakes and sundaes. Cones come in 5.5-oz., 7.5-oz., 11-oz. and 13-oz. varieties. Concretes come in 10.5-oz., 14.5-oz. and 21-oz. varieties. Shakes and malts come in 16-oz. and 24-oz. varieties. Finally, sundaes are usually 8.5 oz.
You have to interpret the information. According to the American Dietetic Association, if something provides 20 percent or more of your daily value, that food is "high" for that nutrient. Andy's Frozen Custard states that, per serving, both chocolate and vanilla frozen custard provide about 30 percent of your daily value for saturated fat and about 15 percent of your daily value for total fat. Additionally, nearly half of the calories per serving are from fat. Keep in mind that any item you purchase is more than one serving of custard as they are all greater than 4 oz.
The frozen custard products at Andy's Frozen Custard are gluten-free foods (the cones will contain gluten). The custard products do contain milk and eggs.
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A registered and licensed dietitian, Sarah Drake began writing in 2010. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and health promotion from Michigan State University and completed her dietetic internship at Loyola University of Chicago. Drake is working on her Master of Science at Stephen F. Austin State University.