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Ice Cream Wars

Ice Cream Wars Returns!

Saturday, June 3, 2023
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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

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  • Included with general admission. Free for members.
  • Tasting ends at 3 p.m.
  • Winner announced at 3:30 p.m.
  • 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 Da Vinci Science Center throughout the day.
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Ice Cream Wars Memories

Ice Cream Wars Champions

2023: Alvin H. Butz Construction Manager
Concrete Crunch: Whole milk, heavy cream, sugar, Chocolate Oreos, Golden Oreos, vanilla extract

2020: B Braun
Ninja Turtle: Pistachio ice cream, Heath Bar, caramel, fudge

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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