Fair   29.0F  |  Forecast »
Edit Module

Wally's Frozen Custard in St. Clair Shores

Long a favorite in Harper Woods, this family dairy shop opens up in Macomb County at a cool 'fire station' that hosts kids birthday parties and more

Wally's Frozen Custard has been an east-side standard for more than 60 years. And, as of fall 2012, this tasty haven has very kid-friendly new digs in St. Clair Shores.

What's in store? For one, the shop is open year-round, sporting a drive-thru to get your fix even in the chill. And – get this – it has a big, yellow-door garage that houses Wally's iconic catering fire engine, which delivers that rich, creamy frozen dairy to local parties and events.

Wally's Frozen Custard

"What kid doesn't love ice cream and fire trucks?" asks Eliza Ahearn, who's co-owned Wally's with her husband Matt for the past nine years. "They can come and check out the fire truck and have custard, all in one trip."

The theme carries to its menu, too. The "coffee station" has the signature "Engine W-1," a latte with caramel and chocolate. "Jaws of Life" features raspberry and white chocolate. Or add a "Defibrillator" – a shot of espresso.

It's about quadruple the size of its original 700-square-foot location in Harper Woods, which Ahearn says they outgrew. But the core stuff hasn't changed here.

"We wanted the same nostalgic feel," she says. The classic walk-up service window is still operating, even in winter (there's no indoor seating). Fan-favorite flavors and pies are all still here. There are now breakfast items and sandwiches, too, including Eliza Ahearn's famed chicken salad sandwich.

So why not swing by and pick up a fun flavor-infused "Whirly" treat – or a classic kid cone rolled in sprinkles (the choice of the Ahearn children, ages 3 and 5)? Watch Wally's Facebook wall, too, for info on special events. Don't forget, birthday parties are available on-site all year, as well!

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit Module

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Holiday Ham Recipes

Holiday Ham Recipes

Still looking for some ideas for your big holiday dinner? This year, try a new recipe for your Christmas ham – thanks to these ideas from Taste of Home, Pillsbury and more.

Hanukkah Crafts for Kids: Holiday Picture Frame

Hanukkah Crafts for Kids: Holiday Picture Frame

If you're celebrating the holiday and looking for quick and easy crafts for kids, this fun and affordable little keepsake is a great way to display family memories.

Dad Gets Unexpected Reaction to Terrible Christmas Gifts

Dad Gets Unexpected Reaction to Terrible Christmas Gifts

British dad pranks his kids with bad Christmas presents, but didn't get the reaction he was expecting – and it's pretty sweet.

Simple Holiday Family Crafts to Make with On-Hand Material

Simple Holiday Family Crafts to Make with On-Hand Material

Does your family have paper cups, Legos, plastic spoons or toilet-paper rolls lying around? Transform them into angels, snowmen and even a chimney for Santa!

Bath Time Safety Tips for Babies and Toddlers

Bath Time Safety Tips for Babies and Toddlers

What's the best way to bathe your child? How can you keep them safe in the tub? A pediatric doctor at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit has tips.

Snowman Dessert Recipes: Tasty and Cute Ideas

Snowman Dessert Recipes: Tasty and Cute Ideas

Who doesn't love Frosty the Snowman? Kids will enjoy making – and eating! – some of these adorable and delicious snowman recipes.

Holiday Stamping Favorite Supplies from Stampin' Up

Holiday Stamping Favorite Supplies from Stampin' Up

Crafty company Stampin' Up offers a variety of fun stampers, punches and paper that transform into cool gift tags, cards and other fun DIY projects.

Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit Module
Advertisement
Edit Module
Advertisement