Frozen custard was invented by the Kohr brothers around 1919, and first sold by them at a stand in Coney Island, NY. The brothers modified an ice cream machine to produce the new, soft stuff, and learned that adding eggs to the mix helped to keep it from melting too quickly on the boardwalk. Their legacy can today be enjoyed up and down the Jersey shore. What most New Jersey Kohr's fans don't realize, though, is that there are three totally independent Kohr's custard companies operating along different sections of the coast, each owned and run by different descendents of the original Kohr brothers.
The largest of the three, by far, is Kohr Bros., Inc., which operates custard stands in the Wildwoods, Ocean City, Stone Harbor, and Cape May, and has other stands in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida. Kohr's Frozen Custard Inc. has five stands in all, in Seaside Park, Point Pleasant, and one at the south end of Seaside Heights. Kohr's Frozen Custard, The Original Inc. owns the three other Kohr's in Seaside Heights. That last company made the two twist cones pictured above. The Orange Cream twist is a big favorite at the shore. We'd be remiss if we neglected to mention one other Kohr's Jersey shore tradition: a tall, icy cup of refreshing, fresh-squeezed orangeade!