Basil Custard Kicks off July at the Shake Shack

Editor's note: Every afternoon we like to post a short Sugar Rush to end your day. Think of it as the dessert to your daily blog reading. —Zach


The first of the month can evoke fear (rent, already?) but for Shake Shack custard fans, it's a glorious day. Kicking off July, another Custard Calendar [PDF] rolled out today, and that was not pistachio filling cups this afternoon. Basil custard, folks.

Our reactions
: Not too sweet and with such an intense basil flavor, our Alaina Browne blurted out, "I feel like I should throw that into my pasta!" Maybe all those caprese salads prepared us for the dairy-basil synthesis. Not an everyday flavor, but definitely good. (As far as basil frozen custards go?)

Don't worry if you missed it, there are four more Tuesdays left in the month, or you can sample one of the six other flavors, including plum crumb (Wednesdays), milk chocolate chunk (Thursdays) and peach cobbler (Sundays). Shake Shack: Southeast corner of Madison Square Park (corner of 23rd Street and Madison Avenue; map);

Sugar Rush: 'Coffee and Donut' Custard at the Shake Shack
The Peach Custard at the Shake Shack Rocks!

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