When you walk into a Baltimore ice cream shop, you’ll immediately notice the huge selection of flavors, including egg custard snowballs. The syrup itself is a milk-and-sugar mixture that’s supposed to resemble cooked custard or vanilla pudding. The flavors are similar, and they’re supposed to remind you of the two things you love most about these frozen treats: ice cream and dessert.
Today, egg custard is also used to top snow cones with chocolate sauce and is available in several types of toppings, including strawberry and vanilla. Despite the simple ingredients, egg custard is one of the most popular flavors at the Baltimore Snowball Festival and has become a national favorite in the city.