2319 Wallace Ave, Lafayette, IN 47904  Frozen Custard Frozen Drinks Ice Cream Shop Lafayette, IN


Our History


We are closing for the season on October 31, Halloween night.
Stop in on Halloween dressed in your Halloween costume
to receive a free small cone or dish!

In 1932, Florence and Charles Kirkhoff opened

The Original Frozen Custard. Little is known about what inspired them to open up their very own frozen custard stand. While there still may be a mystery behind the beginning of the Original Frozen Custard, were sure glad that they decided to devote 1932 selling rich and creamy vanilla frozen custard and starting a Lafayette, Indiana family tradition!

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In the following year, Chocolate and Strawberry Frozen Custard

were added using our original recipe and offered to our customers. Luckily for customers today, Florence Kirkhoff didn’t have the taste for soda pop, leading Charles to create the famous Fruit Drink. After some persistent persuading, Mrs. Kirkoff allowed Charles to team up with Coca Cola, making the Original Frozen Custard one of Coca Cola’s oldest accounts. Since 1934 the Original Frozen Custard and Coca Cola have been partners in thirst prevention.

In 1949, the iconic art deco building across from Columbian Park

was built and still stands today (with a few updates). The fourth generation of the Kirkhoff-Lodde family still provides the Lafayette community with tradition, quality and service. The menu still offers vanilla frozen custard from our original recipe and much, much more! Today, you might even see the fifth generation of our family being trained to carry on what their great-great-grandparents started here at the Original Frozen Custard.

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Stop by our shop from March 1 to October 31 to make the Original Frozen Custard
part of your very own family tradition, just like ours.

Our Happy Customers

Excellent food, custard, and customer service every time we visit. They also cater to my dogs, which makes them A-OK in my book!

Lisa Yates

Been going here since i was a little girl and i love it so much the service is good and the food is good and very filling.

Paige Davis

LOVE the Fruit Drink! I'm not a big ice cream/custard fan...so I can't comment on the frozen confections, however I sometimes drive 15 miles out of my way for a FRUIT DRINK!!!