In the small, yet bustling, village of Excelsior is a well loved frozen dessert boutique. Serving frozen custard, frozen yogurt, fresh deli sandwiches, and other food like bbq’s and hotdogs, Adele’s is a hopping place.  
In the summer. 
It’s open only during the summer months until the beginning of October (I’m going to double check on that).  They do make a limited time exception and open for pies in November for a couple of days. 
Adele’s is well known and loved for their custard pies.  And who couldn’t love them with names like Cookies & Cream Pie, Mudd Pie, Turtle Pie, Truffle Pie, and Mint Oreo Pie.  In November, they make pumpkin pie!  Yum!  
The best way to get a hold of one of Adele’s pies is to pre order it. 

Adele’s Frozen Custard  has been around for 26 years and was started by Adele herself.  She has since sold the business into the very capable hands of Jenny, the new owner.  The staff is incredibly friendly–especially Jimmy, the evening manager.  

Everyday Adele’s offers vanilla and chocolate frozen custard as well as 2 or 3 flavors of the day.  While we were they they offered Lemon Chiffon, Ginger Snap, and Tin Roof Sundae.

It can be hard to wait for chocolate frozen custard!

Enjoying the simple taste of Red Raspberry and Lemon Chiffon.

We got a quick tour of Adele’s behind the scene.  Behind Wordgirl is the–da da dum–Custard Maker.  Each day the staff fills it with the proper ingredients for the day’s custard and it mixes and spins and mixes and spins.

Adele’s makes their frozen yogurt by the same process they make the custard.  The yogurt is different ingredients and lower calories, but Adele’s assures us that it is just as delicious as the custard.

The list of flavors is amazing.  And on their website is a calendar in case you want to plan ahead.

Adele’s also makes their own waffle cones.  Here they sit waiting.  A staff member comes in hours before they open, just to make sure the waffle cones are made fresh daily.  On a given week day, 5 dozen are needed.  However, on weekends and holidays, 9 dozen or more are prepared for the rush of customers.  And 9 dozen waffle cones equals 108 cones (I know!  My math is exceptional!).  Do you see how many waffle irons they have?

The answer is 2!  TWO!  How long do you think it would take to make 108  cones?

I don’t know, but I can assure you that your waffle cone is worth every penny you spend!

If you head out to Adele’s and see Jimmy, tell him that Gianna from A Traveling Thought sent you.  

Located at
 800 Excelsior Blvd.


About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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2 Responses to Adele’s

  1. Joy says:

    I love your ice-cream shop posts. You should do a summer round-up and let us know which are your favorites.

  2. Gianna Rae says:

    Great minds think alike! I will be doing that next week! and THANKS!

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