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Hi Friends,

Colorado Custard Company owner Cheri and Jon with Sage Thank you for checking out the Colorado Custard Company. Our names are Jon and Cheri Matas, and we are the owners/operators of the shop. We purchased the Colorado Custard Company from the legendary Matt Carpenter so he can have more time to seek new adventures!

Jon moved to Manitou Springs in 1996 and the two of us purchased a home here when we got married in 1998. We have spent most of our adult lives working with international charities and we enjoy visiting other countries and cultures. Jon has often been spotted in town with his parrot Sage. Our daughters Hailey and Kylie were born in Manitou and attended Manitou schools from kindergarten through graduation. They are both attending college out of state, but you may see them at the shop during the summer.

We are excited to serve our local community as well as the guests who visit our beautiful town. We will continue Matt’s tradition of providing tasty treats at a reasonable price, and agree, “dessert should not cost as much as dinner!”

We look forward to seeing you at the Colorado Custard Company!

What is Frozen Custard?

The FDA classifies Frozen Custard as a premium Ice Cream.

What makes Frozen Custard premium?

  • Frozen Custard contains more egg yolk which contributes to its superior creaminess and consistency.
  • Frozen Custard is smooth, dense and creamy because it’s only 20% air whereas Ice Cream is about 80% air.
  • Frozen Custard isn’t as cold as Ice Cream so it doesn’t freeze your tastebuds and it tastes better.

What flavors do you serve?

We make fresh Frozen Vanilla and Chocolate Custard which we can scoop for cones. In cups we add toppings or blend them right into to the Frozen Custard to make all kinds of flavors. In fact, there are more than 67 million combinations to choose from!

Colorado Custard Company: Cup with cookie dough topping Colorado Custard Company: Sign Mom and child at the Colorado Custard Company

Our custard is made fresh throughout the day in our own shop!

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Colorado Custard Company

906 Manitou Avenue, Unit 100
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-6028

Summer Hours

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Mon - Sun 11:00am to 9:00pm

Shoulder Season Hours

Mar, Apr, May and Oct
Mon - Fri 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sat - Sun 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Closed if below 40 degrees


Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb