Alumni Weekend UDairy ice cream flavor contest announced

March 19, 2013 under CANR News

UDairy Creamery to hold alumni weekend ice cream flavor contestThe 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.

UDairy Creamery

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.”

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University’s UDairy Creamery dishes out winter delights

January 10, 2013 under CANR News

Although ice cream may not be the first thing on everyone’s mind throughout these cold winter months, things do not slow down at the University of Delaware’s UDairy Creamery, where fresh ice cream is made daily.

Of the limited-edition flavors that were released for the holiday season, some are still being offered. Among them are amaretto cookie, peppermint hot chocolate and the best-selling holiday flavor, peppermint bark.

This year, too, the creamery is developing winter flavors – something it has never done before.

UDairy Creamery ice creamAccording to Melinda Litvinas, UDairy Creamery manager, they are working to create new flavors that will be released this month, some of which will remind us of warmer days. Although most of the soon-to-be-released flavors are still under wraps, one promised delight is coconut.

Another premier event for the creamery is the development of a new, intriguing flavor to be created in honor of the 90th anniversary of UD’s study abroad programs. Details are being kept quiet until the flavor has been finalized.

For those looking to keep warm, UDairy Creamery also offers a nice variety of hot drinks. While the specialty is homemade hot chocolate with homemade whipped cream, the creamery also provides tea, various flavors of coffee and cappuccino.

The creamery is hoping to attract visitors during this season’s sporting events, and is serving at all men’s and women’s home basketball games. The Fred Rust Ice Arena is also providing free UDairy Creamery ice cream during Family Fun Weekends being held Jan. 26 and Feb. 17.

Winter hours

The winter hours are very agreeable to the season with the UDairy Creamery open until 7 p.m. every night, and opening at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 11 a.m. on weekends.

For those who have a craving for delicious ice cream, but find the creamery – located off South College Avenue near UD’s Townsend Hall — a little out of the way, limited flavors of ice cream are sold at the University of Delaware’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore and at Marriott’s Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware.

The ice cream continues to be sold in all the markets on campus, including Rodney, Harrington and the POD on the Laird Campus.

Article by Samantha Walsh

Photo by Danielle Quigley

This article can also be viewed on UDaily.

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