With an ice storm forecasted, the coolest place to be is Mr. Wizard.
In the sequence of events that lead up to summer, the opening of Mr. Wizard's, which occurred on Sunday, is a big one in Maplewood. With brickwork recently completed, a larger awning will give customers more shelter from the sun this summer. It's not up yet, so anyone craving a custard in tomorrow's predicted ice storm will have to bring their own protection from the weather. Mr. Wizard's hours are from noon to approximately 7 or 8 p.m. More in Patch about Maplewood businesses:
An employee at Whole Foods in Brentwood offers some suggestions for homemade ice cream.
Making ice cream always seems like a feat only the pros can master. To achieve that perfect balance of rich flavor and creamy texture, you absolutely need an ice cream maker, right? Well, almost. This week's Kitchen Curious endeavor stayed at home, with a recipe that produced ice cream without expensive equipment or hours of churning it yourself. By definition, ice cream must contain at least 10 percent milk fat and include various sweeteners, generally either sugar or corn syrup. As all St. Louisans know, frozen custard is different than ice cream. It contains egg yolks, hence the custard base, and has a slower churning process. The result is a much richer, creamier product. Mix it with various candy or other treats and you have a …