Yeti Frozen Custard is our featured Local Vendor in July. Chris Moore, talked to Andy, owner of Yeti Frozen Custard .
Chris: How long has Yeti been producing frozen custard and why did you decide to make it?
Andy: We started the company in 2012 and have been making frozen custard ever since. The idea to start a frozen custard business began in our living room while living in a small beach town in San Diego, California.
I had just graduated from culinary school and decided to head out West to visit family and figure out what my next steps were going to be in life. All summer long, I craved the creamy cold confection I grew to love during my time in the Midwest and after a few failed attempts to hunt down this authentic frozen custard, I realized if I wanted the real stuff I would have to learn how to make it myself…and so I did. We were only in San Diego for three months before fate set in and we packed our bags for Austin, Texas!
Our company takes pride in offering natural, wholesome, frozen dairy products that differ from ice cream in both taste and texture. Our old-fashioned custard is continuously fed into a freezing barrel and our custard base is rapidly frozen with very little air and small ice crystals. This creates the velvety smooth, rich flavor known exclusively as frozen custard!
Many folks don’t know that Yeti Frozen Custard is lower in fat and sugar than other premium ice creams available in local markets and made using only the finest ingredients available. Our custom pints are hand packed to guarantee our customers get the freshest frozen custard available.
Chris: Are any of the ingredients sourced locally?
Andy: Depending on the season, we try to incorporate as many local ingredients into our products as possible. We work with great vendors like Cuvee Coffee for our Coffee House flavor, fresh lavender flowers from the Texas Hill Country Farms and locally produced fruits from Sweet Berry Farms and Fredericksburg farms for our Roasted Strawberry, Lemon Lavender and Blueberry Pancake flavors.
Chris: What is your favorite flavor of Yeti frozen custard?
Andy: Getting to develop new creations and perfect our classic flavors is the best part of the job and honestly my favorite flavors change almost daily, however nothing beats our Classic Bourbon Vanilla with a little fresh strawberry or hot fudge topper on a warm Summer day!
Chris: Is there anything new in the works for Yeti?
Andy: Definitely! We’ve been VERY busy this last year working on growing our wholesale business, but our biggest goal of the year is to hunt down the perfect Yeti spot in Austin for our very first retail space! We’re working on opening our first scoop shop in early 2016 so be sure to keep an eye out for future Yeti sightings!
Chris: What are your favorite things about Wheatsville?
Andy: There are so many great locally sourced products in Austin and it’s great to able to shop at one store to find them all! We love the fresh produce department and the great selection of local beer, wine and of course Ice cream!