Ice cream is an excellent motivator for mediocre little-league teams, despondent interns, and lazy congresspersons who refuse to cast a vote without the promise of a waffle cone. Savor a scoop of the sweet stuff with today's Groupon: for $3, you get $6 worth of frozen treats at Ritter's Frozen Custard's Port Orange location.
Ritter's satisfies sweet teeth with a menu of more than 90 rotating custard flavors and an array of sundaes, shakes, and smoothies. Glaciers, a custard cup served upside-down to demonstrate its thickness, send gustatory explorers trekking through a candied landscape studded with myriad toppings, including nuts, fruit, and candy. Besides classic treats, such as banana splits and milk shakes, the custard counter whips up decadent specialty blends including the Mud sundae, a mélange of chocolate custard, syrup, crushed oreos, and a plop of real marshmallow that makes mouths feel richer than eating Scrooge McDuck a l'orange.
Unlike other iced sweets that are whipped into airy submission, Ritter's custard is made with a dollop of pasteurized egg yolk and 10% butterfat to deliver a thicker texture than traditional ice cream, which is generally made from melted ice shavings and food coloring. The staff crafts fresh batches in each store daily, including more than 90 rotating specialty flavors.