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Ice Cream Wars

Ice Cream Wars is the Da Vinci Science Center’s wintry celebration of liquid nitrogen ice cream. Teams from many of the Center’s partner companies mix creative ice cream flavors before adding liquid nitrogen from Air Products as a freezing agent. Visitors taste the flavors and choose their favorite flavor. Teams also decorate their stations, distribute gifts, dress colorfully, bring along mascots and props, and cheer enthusiastically throughout the competition.

How It Happens

While liquid nitrogen stands at negative 320 degrees Fahrenheit, it evaporates quickly when mixed with the ice cream ingredients. The smooth, creamy ice cream is safe to eat in approximately five minutes.

Ice Cream Wars 7.0

The team from ATAS International, Inc. topped a nine-company field at the Da Vinci Science Center on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, to capture the Ice Cream Wars 7.0 Championship while the Center set a new single-day record for paid visitation.

The Ice Cream Wars 7.0 Championship was determined by a formula in which visitors’ votes accounted for 75 percent and scoring from a panel of chefs and foodie fans comprised the remaining 25 percent. The team that achieved the highest score from the Foodie Fan Panel – the team from WFMZ 69 News – earned the competition’s Best In Class Award. See More

Ice Cream Wars Champion Teams

7.0: Turtle Takeover, ATAS International, Inc.
6.0: 401!, 401! Creative
5.0: Team Kilowatt, PPL Corporation
4.0: 401!, 401! Creative
3.0: Daddy and the Three Js, Da Vinci Science Center
2.0: Bean Town Brats, Da Vinci Science Center
1.0: Vanilla Ice, Da Vinci Science Center

Ice Cream Wars Winning Recipes

7.0: Leonardo da Minty – Brownies, mint M&M candies, mint chocolate flavoring
6.0: Four-Oh-Waffle – Mini chocolate chips, bite-sized waffles, maple syrup, strawberries
5.0: Coal Cookie Crunch – Vanilla, Oreo cookies, chocolate syrup, marshmallow cream
4.0: Strawberry Cookie Crunch – Vanilla, fresh strawberries, red food coloring, Oreo cookies
3.0: Rainbow Ripple – Oreo cookies, food coloring, and caramel (mystery ingredient)
2.0: Oreo Cheesecake – Oreo cookies, strawberry cheesecake
1.0: Cool Vanilla – Vanilla extract

Ice Cream Wars 8.0 Date

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
Contact @DSC: Dennis Zehner, 4848.664.1002, Ext. 112

3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass Allentown, PA 18103 484.664.1002
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