Life's most enjoyable treats, such as motorcycles and the scent of freshly cut grass, are best when frozen. Today's Groupon churns out another iced treat: for $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream at Ritter's Frozen Custard. Your Groupon is redeemable at either the Brighton or Livonia location of the creamery.
After greasing the Slip 'n Slide with vegetable oil and shedding winter's fluffy bathrobe and insulated socks, the best way to celebrate summer's approach is with a handful of velvety-soft frozen custard. The Ritter's menu features a cast of five to seven rotating daily flavors, including everything from fruit-based favorites such as cherry cordial and fresh banana to candy-inspired creations like caramel Snickers swirl. Order a cone of the flavor du jour ($1.99 and up), or opt for a signature Glacier ($3.29 and up), Ritter's frozen custard mixed with your topping of choice and served upside down to confuse your already delicate perception of reality and emphasize the delicacy's extreme thickness. If a list of 25+ toppings dizzies your decision-making noodle, submit your fate to the friendly ice-cream slingers and opt for a pre-designed signature sundae ($4.29) such as the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup–filled, whipped-cream-topped peanut-butter mountain. Celebrate your newfound superpowers and exploit your nemeses' weaknesses for chocolate and caramel with a frozen Snickers pie ($25.99).
All of Ritter's creamy confections are churned on site daily, and contain only the highest-quality dairy products, as well as a touch of pasteurized egg yolk for maximum richness. The frozen custard is served six degrees warmer than traditional ice cream, which results in a higher level of palatability and softness than the typical crack-prone treat.
Though the lines can be a chore, Ritter's Frozen Custard has amassed a following of faithful flavor addicts in the Detroit area. Three Insider Pagers give the Livonia location a five-star average, and three Yelpers give it 4.5 stars.
- Ritters has the best frozen custard in the area. You may have to wait in line and you may have to pay a little more but at the end it is worth it this custard is great. – Nicole M., Insider Pages
- I make a point to try this place everytime I get to Livonia. Simply the best. Custard is so creamy makes all ice cream pale in comparison. – Ben B., Yelp