Strickland’s season reviews, photos: Best Ice Cream Contest (poll)

AKRON, Ohio — Strickland’s Frozen Custard is a tack opposite Akron area, portion treats given 1936.

Its special collection freezers were hand-built that decade and a machines delayed shake well-spoken and tawny delights.’s “Best of” group recently visited Strickland’s Frozen Custard as partial of a Best Ice Cream contest. The emporium is adult opposite Z’s Cream and Bean in Hinckley, Rosati’s Frozen Custard in Northfield and Pav’s Creamery in Akron for a pretension of a best ice cream in a South Region. Winning this turn would meant advancing to a final turn of voting and a shot during a altogether pretension of a best ice cream in a Greater Cleveland region. 

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Name of shop: Strickland’s Frozen Custard.

Address: There are 6 locations — Two in Akron, Green, Cuyahoga Falls, Montrose and Streetsboro.

Phone: 877-620-4402.


Owner: Alicia and Scott Margoff.

When did it open? 1936.

How many flavors of ice cream are on a menu? Strickland’s serves 4 flavors daily — vanilla and chocolate, and dual flavors comparison from a list of 60 options.

What creates your ice cream unique? Scott Margoff explained that a special collection freezers, located in a strange store, were hand-built in a 1930s. The machines delayed shake and afterwards solidify a ice cream quickly, compelling a smoother and creamier taste, according to Margoff.

How many pints of ice cream do we offer in an normal week? In a final week, Margoff pronounced Strickland’s has sole 353 pints of ice cream and some-more than 2,200 cones.

Average series of people we offer any week? “In a final 7 days, there have been 3,200 transactions. Figuring some of those were couples or families, we would contend a small over 5,500 customers,” Scott Margoff said.

Most renouned flavors: Strickland’s hold a competition seeking their business to opinion on their favorite flavors and a winners were (in sequence of popularity) uninformed banana, grape, black raspberry, chocolate almond, butter pecan, lemon, chocolate chip mint, orange pineapple, strawberry and black cherry.

Prices: Prices operation from $1.25 to $5.50.

Any specials? Strickland’s runs imitation ads containing coupons, as good as approach mail coupons. The store also has a birthday bar where business get a special provide banking on their birthday.

What’s your many singular flavor? Maple Bacon.

How do we come adult with your season combinations? “We are always in a marketplace for new season sensations,” pronounced Scott Margoff. “We representation and exam about any season multiple imaginable. We are now contrast products with bacon and pomegranate. If it tastes good to us, afterwards we exam it with a customers. If a business like it, afterwards we supplement it  to a list of authorized flavors.”

Taste exam review

At any emporium we tasted a chocolate ice cream, as good as season or ice cream menu selections done by a ice cream shop, contributor Brenda Cain and contributor Ida Lieszkovszky. Neither Lieszkovszky or Cain were means to make this trip, so photographer David Petkiewicz happily took on a purpose of ice cream ambience tester.

Chocolate ice cream: Petkiewicz pronounced a chocolate was amiable and creamy.

Shop’s selection: The vanilla, according to Petkiewicz, was really rich, with a clever vanilla bean flavor.

Petkiewicz also tasted: The dual flavors of a day, a light and uninformed pink ice cream, and a dulce de leche, that was his favorite since of a abounding caramel ambience that was honeyed and tainted during a same time.

What desirous we to start creation ice cream? “The adore of creation ice cream was upheld on to me from my father, ‘Big Lar.’ Going to work with him as a child and examination him make a ice cream will always be a lustful memory. we still try and run a emporium in a approach that will make him proud,” pronounced Scott Margoff.

Fun fact: It takes 20 bananas to make dual and a half gallons of uninformed banana ice cream. Strickland’s buys 320 pounds of bananas for a three-day run. “If we smell bananas entrance from within a store, we know that uninformed banana ice cream will be accessible soon,” pronounced Scott Margoff.

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