RHINELANDER - Getting a double scoop of custard might cost you double.
Custard prices are up in Wisconsin and across the nation.
Key ingredients in custard are milk, eggs and butterfat. Butterfat is driving the cost of custard up.
A National Milk Producers report shows supply and demand is tight for butter.
Inventories have dropped more than 40% over the past year.
Wisconsin-based frozen custard favorite Culver's has noticed.
"We're experiencing some of our highest custard prices we have ever seen in the history of our company," said Culver's President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Keiser.
Culver's hopes the price hike doesn't stay long.
But if it does, customers will start seeing a difference on the menu board.
"You know, commodities go up, and we have to just deal with it. Sometimes we can figure out a way not to raise prices and sometimes the only thing we can do is raise prices. So, we'll see," said Keiser.
We also spoke with Settlers' Mill in Minocqua.
They've served custard since 1999.
Owner Rob Ullius says in 1999 he paid $6.00 for a gallon of custard.
He now pays $9.50 for a gallon.
Dairy Market Report