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Ice Cream Wars

A Competition of Sweet Proportions

Ice Cream Wars, the Da Vinci Science Center’s signature event, will return for its 12th year of frozen family fun on Jan. 4, 2020.

Ice Cream Wars is a sweet chemistry lesson where nine Lehigh Valley businesses turn their original recipes into delicious ice cream treats. Science Center visitors can taste all nine flavors and cast a vote to help decide who will become the 2020 Ice Cream Wars Champion.

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020
  • Tasting takes place from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Winners announced at 3:30 p.m.

This year’s competitors include teams from: ATAS International, B Braun, B104, Cedar Crest College, Highmark Blue Shield, PPL, WFMZ Channel 69 News, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and UGI.

Teams begin working months in advance to perfect their flavors, create costumes, and select themes for their team. The passion and spirit shown by the teams creates an electric atmosphere inside the Da Vinci Science Center throughout the day.

Ice Cream Wars Champions

2019: B104
Dirt Ice Cream: Whole milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, instant pudding mix, sugar, vanilla, Oreo cookie crumbs, gummy worms

2018: B104
Frozen Hot Chocolate: Whole milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, unsweetened cocoa, sugar, vanilla, chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream, mini marshmallows

2017: Air Products
Chocolate Dusted Banana – Half and half, heavy cream, sugar, banana, dark chocolate, vanilla, egg, hot fudge

2016: B. Braun
Salted Sea Caramel – Sea salt, caramel, crushed caramel candies

2015: ATAS International
Leonardo da Minty – Brownies, mint M&M candies, mint chocolate flavoring

2014: 401! Creative
Four-Oh-Waffle – Mini chocolate chips, bite-sized waffles, maple syrup, strawberries

2013: PPL Corporation
Coal Cookie Crunch – Vanilla, Oreo cookies, chocolate syrup, marshmallow cream

2012: 401! Creative
Strawberry Cookie Crunch – Vanilla, fresh strawberries, red food coloring, Oreo cookies

2011: Daddy and the Three Js, Da Vinci Science Center
Rainbow Ripple – Oreo cookies, food coloring, and caramel

2010: Bean Town Brats, Da Vinci Science Center
Oreo Cheesecake – Oreo cookies, strawberry cheesecake

(2009): Vanilla Ice, Da Vinci Science Center
Cool Vanilla – Vanilla extract

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