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Cedar Crest Ice Cream of Cedarburg and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation are urging 4-H clubs to stretch their imaginations in concocting a new ice cream flavor as part of an ongoing contest.

More than 1600 Wisconsin 4-H clubs are eligible to create and submit a flavor ‘recipe’ with the top clubs named as finalists and the top flavor produced for summer 2018.

Brenda Scheider, director of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, says 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 next June,” she said.

Scheider credited Kay Schmit, marketing manager at Cedar Crest Ice Cream for the creative idea, which has already yielded popular flavors including Deep Space, the 2015 flavor contest winner.

Deep Space was developed by the Badger Boosters 4-H Club in West Bend, WI. This year’s winning entry was Deep Woods, vanilla ice cream with swirls of maple syrup and crunchy pecans, created by the Baraboo Valley 4-H Club.

Entries will be judged by a panel of ice cream experts chosen by Cedar Crest’s staff. Cedar Crest manufacturers more than 80 flavors of ice cream at its Manitowoc, WI, plant, and distributes products in five states.

Many of the flavors now produced by Cedar Crest Ice Cream, like Shipwreck and Elephant Tracks, came into existence via prior flavor competitions.

Information and the application are available on Cedar Crest Ice Cream’s website: cedarcresticecream.com or by clicking the link at the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website: Wis4HFoundation.org.

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