About Us

Caliche’s Frozen Custard

Caliche’s is your hometown favorite for sweet treats and even sweeter memories! It all began as a humble drive-in at a renovated burger joint on Valley Drive in Las Cruces, NM.

With an entrepreneurial spirit and a hard-earned small business loan, founders David & Dana Wortham opened for business as “Scoopy’s Frozen Custard” on a chilly October day in 1996. The challenge: introduce an unfamiliar Midwestern novelty to the local community.

The name “Caliche” is a Spanish term describing a layer of calcium carbonate formed in the soils of semi-arid regions commonly referred to as “natural cement.” It is commonplace to hear Midwestern frozen custard joints refer to their blended frozen custard treats as “Concretes.” With a little creative thinking and respect for our community’s culture, the new name for our business was born: Caliche’s Frozen Custard.

We consider our uncompromising values to be the key to our success. We are very grateful to enjoy such a great connection with our community.

We are on a mission to establish ourselves as the premier destination for sweet treats and even sweeter memories.

Come by and visit us! Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your pet, and enjoy a simpler time where “treating” people is what we do best.