Members of the Springbrook 4-H Club, New Richmond and grand prize winner of the 2018 Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest pose for a photo with Cedar Crest Ice Cream V.P. of Sales, Robert Kohlwey.
Madison, WI [January 17, 2019] — Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation are happy to announce the winner and finalists of the 2018 Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Creation Contest. All will receive a Cedar Crest Ice Cream party, and the Grand Prize winner will be awarded $300. They are:
Springbrook 4-H Club, New Richmond, St. Croix County
- Flavor: Wisconsin Campfire S'more
- Leader: Jackie Kumm
Country Cardinals 4-H Club, Highland, Iowa County
- Flavor: Unicorn Magic
- Leader: Linda Roum
Magnolia 4-H Club, Evansville, Rock County
- Flavor: Badger Backers
- Leader: Shell Andrews
Busy Bee's 4-H Club, Rosendale, Fond du Lac County
- Flavor: Buzzin' Brownie Blast
- Leader: Deb Mess
Peterson Mill 4-H Club, Iola, Waupaca County
- Flavor: Peterson Mill Smash
- Leader: Connie Bestul
The winning flavor features vanilla ice cream with a toasted marshmallow swirl, Reese's® Peanut Butter Cups, chocolate chunks and graham cracker crumbles. Wisconsin Campfire S’more will be introduced in July and will be a limited-edition flavor available while supplies last at ice cream parlors that serve Cedar Crest products.
According to Brenda Scheider, Executive Director of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, the contest is a great opportunity for 4-H youth to work together to develop and name their flavor. “The most exciting part of the contest is the winning flavor will be available through Cedar Crest beginning in June.” The annual contest has already yielded popular flavors including Deep Woods, created by the Badger Boosters 4-H Club of West Bend, and Deep Space, developed by the Baraboo Valley 4-H Club. The Whittlesey Creek 4-H Club of Bayfield created the 2017 winning entry named Superior Shores, which is vanilla ice cream with chocolate rocks and a wave of blueberry and raspberry fruit swirl.
Says Cedar Crest president, Ken Kohlwey, “We are proud to support this annual contest and partner with the 4-H organization. It’s really exciting each year to see the enthusiasm, creativity and teamwork shown by the kids in coming up with a unique flavor. We look forward to sharing the winning entry with our consumers.”
A panel of ice cream experts chosen by Cedar Crest judged the entries. The company manufactures more than 80 flavors of ice cream, along with frozen custard, gelato and sherbet at its Manitowoc, Wisconsin, plant, and distributes products in five states. Many of the flavors now produced by Cedar Crest, like Shipwreck, are a result of the contest.
Based in Madison, WI, the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation provides essential funding for 4-H programs throughout Wisconsin. By partnering with individuals, corporations and foundations, the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation supports more than 150,000 youth who take part in various 4-H leadership, development and community-building activities throughout the state. Learn more about the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation at www.Wis4HFoundation.org.