Monday, April 14, 2008

Dusty Road Sundaes!

Dusty road sundaes are the greatest creation ever!! They must be Pennsylvanian because no one I've talked to has has heard of them. They consist of ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and malted milk powder :D It is a fantastic combination that I highly recommend. I prefer mine with soft serve vanilla, or grasshopper pie ice cream (by Hood: mint ice cream with oreos and fudge!!! Wow! Too bad they don't make it anymore :(

It's hard to find malted milk powder in the store and in a desperate moment I ordered some on Amazon. Unfortunately, they are only sold in 4 packs. Seriously. I love dusty roads, but I still only go through about one container a year. So now I have a 3 extra containers of malted milk powder. I will need to increase my ice cream consumption just to eat it all before the expiration date! Dusty roads anyone? :D

16 comments:

Amanda said...

YES, when? :)

Dan said...

Again, something to hit up when I'm in dc next...

Liberator said...

I think my dusty road slowed me down in cycling today

Chefric said...

yes they are from Pa. we used to have contests with them. but you have to use hard scooped vanilla ice cream. the contest was simple- whoever spilled "dust" on the table bought the sundaes. glad someone else has found these wonderful treats.

Anonymous said...

They are definitely in Wisconsin. Most of our custard stands serve them. It is my favorite sundae. But ice cream is no good. Must be custard. And large pecans are a must on it.

Anonymous said...

No they are not necessarily from Pennsylvania. My parents bought a Star Dairy Ice Cream store in 1950 and one of the Sundays we made was the Dusty Road Sunday, made as described.My Dad first made them working as a Soda Jerk when he was in High School around 1925 in Port Chester New York.Larry

Anonymous said...

I'm from western NJ and I grew up on dusty roads. My fiancée who is a military brat and has been all over this great country has never heard of them till she met me, She now loves them as much as I do.. and if you are selling some Dusty Roads.. Where, when and how much? lol

Anonymous said...

I'm 67 and remembering having these at a drug store soda fountain when I was about 8 or 10 years old in northern New Jersey. I haven't had or seen one since.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Connecticut and a Dusty Malt Sundae was exactly as you describe here. My absolute favorite at Wall's Dairy in East Hampton! Mmmmm.

Anonymous said...

I had them at a beach club on Long Island, NY in the 60's. It was called a "Dusty Miller" - vanilla ice cream, malted milk powder and chocolate sauce. Same idea - different name......and a wonderful treat!

Roberta Walsh said...

I grew up in central NY (Rome) and Dusty Roads were my favorite sundae. When I moved away from home, I was surprised when I tried to order a Dusty Road and nobody knew what I was talking about.

stef g said...

Ewing Nj parfait house on Olden Ave! My fav sundae was the Dusty Road and it was Exactly as you described

Anonymous said...

My Dad used to order them when I was younger. We would go to Hudock's Custard Stand in Quinton, Salem County, South Jersey. I always thought that they tasted like it had crushed Whoppers (aka Malted Milk Balls) in it.

Anonymous said...

In Maine the Dusty road sundae was made with coffee ice cream , hot fudge and of course the all important malt! We got these from Dering restaurants which are no longer open unfortunately!

The shapers page said...

I live in Easton, Pa but spent a lot of my youth in NJ. There are two places in NJ that serve it and one in PA.... I am 48 years old and had my first one when I was 4...

Edwina Trentham said...

Bermuda! That's the real home of the dusty road! But you have to add salted peanuts after you put on the malted milk because those are the rocks in the road on top of the Dust. They have to be salted. Best sundae ever!