Shake’s Frozen Custard serving sweet treats to beat the heat


Faith Thomas began working at Shake’s Frozen Custard when she was 15 years old. She served sundaes, ice cream sandwiches and other treats through high school, left and then returned as manager in 2017. At the beginning of this year, she bought the shop.

The small, colorful building that originally opened in 2001 is important to the Thomas family, according to its new owner.

“My brother works here now; our older sister used to work here; and our other sister works here when she’s home from college over the summer,” Thomas said. “It’s kind of a family legacy.”

There is a drive-thru window at Shake’s Frozen Custard along with parking and outdoor picnic tables with shade umbrellas.

Thomas said the shop plans to host theme nights this summer in which patrons can receive treats for coming in dressed up. Details will be posted on the business’s Facebook page, where Thomas also posts giveaways sometimes.

What exactly is frozen custard?

“It’s a premium ice cream,” Thomas said. “It’s thicker and—in my opinion—tastes better.”

Top sellers include the “Big Bopper,” custard with hot fudge, caramel and pecans; the fudge brownie “concrete,” which is like a thick shake with mixed-in ingredients of choice; and a classic chocolate shake.

“You can also customize whatever you want; a lot of people don’t know that,” Thomas said. “For example, we have the Cow, or a blended float such as a Dr. Pepper shake, a cream soda shake or a lemonade shake. We can do anything with sodas and think it’s really yummy.”

Shake’s Frozen Custard
1208 Williams Drive, Georgetown
Hours: Sun.-Thu. noon-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-11 p.m.

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Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.
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