The University of Delaware’s UDairy Creamery is coming out with a new ice cream flavor in honor of Alumni Weekend and members of the campus community get to decide what it will be.
All UD alumni, employees and students can submit ideas for flavors and ingredients they think should make up “Dela-bration,” the official ice cream of Alumni Weekend.
Participants can submit ideas online or pick up an entry form at the UDairy Creamery, located off of South College Avenue near Townsend Hall, just north of the Fred Rust Ice Arena.
Entrants can decide what ingredients and flavors they think the new ice cream should include — chocolate or vanilla, candy or cookies, fruit or fudge. They are encouraged to get creative and enter for a chance to win free access for them and a guest to all Alumni Weekend activities from May 31-June 2.
The new flavor will be announced by UD President Patrick Harker at the Alumni Weekend lunch with the YoUDee mascots on June 1 on The Green.
In addition to free access to Alumni Weekend activities, the creator of the winning flavor will also receive a UDairy Creamery prize pack and an invitation to join the president on stage during the unveiling.
The new flavor will be available to taste and purchase during Alumni Weekend’s UDairy Creamery tours, scheduled Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Registration for the tours will be available in early April at just $5 per person.
UD Alumni Weekend
Held the first weekend after Commencement each year, Alumni Weekend is a tradition that is growing in popularity and in size.
More than 3,900 Blue Hens and friends attended in 2012, participating in activities such as Mug Night, the Blue Hen 5K, President Harker’s State of the University address and the Alumni Wall of Fame ceremony.
The UDairy Creamery, established in 2008, produces premium ice cream made with the milk from the cows on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources farm.
Founded on science, sustainability and entrepreneurship, the creamery encourages discovery learning, with UD students involved in every aspect of making and selling ice cream “from the cow to the cone.”