From Our Editors
More than half a century ago, John Ritter had an after-school job selling ice cream. He always dreamt of running his own shop one day, but after he grew up, John joined the Navy, completed a career in animation production, and raised six children. When he reached retirement, his children reminded him of his lifelong dream—now was his chance to make it come true.
John took this new endeavor seriously. He traveled the country, sampling ice cream from parlors across the US until he landed on the perfect variety for his own shop: frozen custard, a premium ice cream recipe that calls for 100% dairy and the addition of egg yolk. That first shop opened 30 years ago, and John's business continues to thrive to this day. Ritter's Frozen Custard sells premium treats all across the Midwest, and from Texas to New York. The creamy custards come in a variety of flavors ranging from peach cheesecake to amaretto cherry chunk, served in housemade waffle cones and cups that are made fresh each day.