#76 of 98 Asheville Restaurants

Whit’s Frozen Custard (North Asheville)

Whit's Frozen Custard – Proudly Serving Fresh-Made Frozen Treats in North Asheville
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Using just three custard flavors, Whit’s Frozen Custard creates frozen treats to remember using all your toppings of choice. Vanilla and chocolate serve as their main players, while their special weekly custard flavor keeps things fresh always. Speaking of fresh, they make their custard from scratch daily, treating you to the best of the best at each visit.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Fresh-made frozen treats are the name of the game at Whit’s Frozen Custard – and you can get a taste by swinging by their shop in North Asheville. Located right along Merrimon Avenue, this quaint ice cream shop boasts a big mountain cottage aesthetic, setting the stage for a memorable experience. Upon waltzing through their doors, the friendly staff will offer a warm welcome and encourage you to take a look around.

As you soak in the pleasant atmosphere, you can browse their menu at your leisure and look through the Grab N’ Go cases for custard and cakes to-go. For an even more in-depth look at all the offerings at Whit’s Frozen Custard, you’ll want to hop on their website before you arrive to see all they have on tap. Once you find your favorites, it’ll be much easier to pinpoint your order, although their weekly flavor could throw a wrench in the works.

Whenever you arrive at this shop, you can count on vanilla and chocolate custard ready to serve as the base for your creations. On top of that, they roll out a unique flavor each week, often made using fresh, local ingredients as they come in season. Sea Salt Caramel, Black Raspberry Chip, and White Chocolate Caramel Brownie are just a few of the special flavors they’ve dreamed up recently. The sky is the limit in what they might create, so it’s always worth swinging by to see what’s available.

No matter what custard flavor you select at Whit’s Frozen Custard, you can get it in a cup, cake cone, or handmade waffle cone. Want to add a little chocolate to the mix? Get their hand-dipped waffle cone instead. Their take on a milkshake, dubbed the Famous Whitser, is always a great choice as well. You just have to choose your flavor and toppings, and then they’ll mix it all up and serve it with a spoon. One more topping of your choice goes over the top, finishing off your sweet treat in style.

Be prepared to take your time choosing from their list of toppings a mile long. They have all the classics, including butterscotch and hot fudge, plus candies, real fruit, nuts, and bites. Whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and sprinkles are free, so let them know to pile them on if you wish. If you’d like to leave the creation process to the pros, choose one of their specialty Whitsers or sundaes instead. Or go with their favorites, like the Banana Split, Brownie Blitz, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Swing by for a taste of these items at Whit’s Frozen Custard:

Asheville Gem
A classic through and through, the Asheville Gem promises to take you on a heartwarming flavor journey. Just choose between their Whitser or Sundae options and they’ll get to work in building this creation. It all starts with their vanilla custard, of course, and then gets Hot Fudge, Hot Caramel, and Pecans to finish it off right.

Hawaiian Lu’au
For a more adventurous custard experience, treat yourself to their incredible Hawaiian Lu’au. Also available as a sundae or Whitser, this creation begins with vanilla custard. Then, they take their classic ice cream to great heights by adding pineapple, coconut, banana, and macadamia nuts.

Brownie Blitz
When you’re in the mood for something just a little bit more robust at Whit’s Frozen Custard, go with the Brownie Blitz. They create this fan-favorite by taking a warm brownie out of the oven and topping it with their vanilla custard. Then, they add a generous drizzle of hot fudge before piling on the whipped cream and finishing it all off with a cherry on top.

If you’d like to keep the deliciousness going well after leaving Whit’s Frozen Custard, ask about their pints and quarts of custard. For an even more delightful experience, go with one of their decadent custard cakes. Available in two sizes, these cakes can serve anywhere from 6 to 14 people and come covered with an amazing mix of syrup, candy, and real fruit toppings.

Insider Tips:
-If you’d like a custom custard cake made, call in your order at least 48 hours in advance.
-To keep up with their special weekly flavors, check their website and social media pages on a regular basis.