The University of Delaware’s Russell Dining Hall hosted a kick off program on Monday, March 7, to celebrate the naming of UDairy Creamery as its primary provider of ice cream.
Robin Moore, director of operations for UD Dining Services, said the announcement was another feature of the “Elevate the Plate” program initiated in fall 2010 and designed to raise the residential dining experience to new heights.
To view photos of the UDairy kick off event at Russell Dining Hall, see the UD Dining Services Facebook page.
“Our plan from the very beginning was throughout the year to continually enhance the dining features at our facilities, so Russell being the one dining facility that can provide hand-dipped ice cream, we thought it was fitting to utilize the University’s creamery program,” Moore said.
Moore said Dining Services will offer UDairy’s 10 different flavors available, with plans to rotate through those flavors while identifying the students’ favorites.
Given past experience with UDairy products, Moore said that she expects the favorites to be Cookies and Cream, Creamsicle and Mint Chocolate Chip.
“I suspect that those will be the top again but we’ll see in a few weeks,” she said.
As to her own personal favorite flavor, Moore said that she enjoys the Creamsicle and the Peach ice cream.
Moore is also hoping for a flavor to be made specifically for the Russell Dining Hall to be served in the fall.
Toppings available include butterscotch, hot fudge, chocolate and rainbow jimmies, Oreo cookie crumbles, and on occasion walnuts and cherries.
They also feature sugar cones for both soft serve and hand dipped ice cream.
Of the decision to make UDairy Creamery the primary ice cream provider, Moore answered simply that they made the decision, “Because we are UD.”
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