DRP Belle Haven’s Custard Shack reopens for business

Custard Shack storefront

DRP Belle Haven’s Custard Shack (Erika Christ image)

Just in time for this weekend’s seasonable temperatures, DRP Belle Haven’s Custard Shack today will start serving up frozen custard, fresh fruit sorbets and other cold treats to customers. 

Located adjacent to the pizzeria at 1401 Belle Haven Road, (see map) the Custard Shack will be open every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays from 12 to 9 p.m. until May 1 when it resumes daily operations. Besides selling vanilla and chocolate frozen custard, the shack features rotating feature flavors of custard and sorbet, with cookies & cream custard, and strawberry sorbet being the kick-off flavors.

New this year, according to Custard Shack manager Jessica Dorn, are Party Packs that serve around 30 people, consisting of two gallons of frozen custard, a choice of two toppings, and 30 cups and spoons. Chocolate chip cookie custard sandwiches will become available in June. Other menu staples include shakes, sundaes, floats, to-go cartons and “Puppy Pops” for canine companions.

The nearly three-year-old business will be hiring for summer positions; an application can be found on the Custard Shack’s website.

Other walk-up options for soft-serve custard or ice cream along the Corridor include:

Johnny Mac’s N.C. Style Barbeque
8526 Richmond Highway (see map)
Offers eight “flavor bursts” and traditional chocolate, vanilla and twist ice cream; “concretes” with mix-ins; smoothies; banana splits; sundaes; and milkshakes.

Jimmy’s Old Fashioned Custard
1636 Belle View Blvd. (located in the take-out section of Primo Family Restaurant) (see map)
Offers vanilla and chocolate custard; to-go cartons; and root beer floats.