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B104 Repeats as 2019 Ice Cream Wars Champion
B104 has won the Da Vinci Science Center’s Ice Cream Wars for the second year in a row. Led by Mike and Steph from Mike and Steph in the Morning, B104’s Dirt Ice Cream recipe tallied the most votes from a Science Center crowd of more than 1,800 visitors.
Now in its 11th year, Ice Cream Wars is the ultimate ice cream taste-testing competition in which Lehigh Valley businesses create their own original ice cream flavors and compete for the championship.
Teams from nine companies went all out this year with work beginning months in advance to perfect their flavors, create costumes, and select themes for their team.
“With all the themed costumes and creative flavors, you could really tell that the teams were putting everything out there,” said Ian Beard, executive chef at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley who served on the Foodie Fan Panel. “There was so much energy, and you could almost taste the passion and emotion in the recipes.”
The event also serves as a sweet chemistry lesson for visitors as Science Center educators work with teams throughout the day to freeze their ice cream using liquid nitrogen. When mixed with room-temperature ingredients, liquid nitrogen evaporates quickly and produces a smooth, creamy ice cream treat that is safe to eat in minutes.
B104’s winning recipe was made from whole milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, instant pudding mix, sugar, vanilla, Oreo, and gummy worms. The team from UGI came in second place with their recipe Chocolate PB Pretzel, which contained milk, cream, sugar, marshmallow fluff, peanut butter pretzels, and mini chocolate chips.
The Foodie Fan Panel presented a number of additional awards, including:
“Unique and Cheesy” – ATAS International
“Sweetest Transfusion of Flavor” – BBraun
“Creamiest Classic” – B104
“Most Yummy Use of College Chemistry” – Cedar Crest College
“Tastiest Show on Earth” – PPL
“Most Enchanting” – St. Luke’s University Health Network
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Visitor Services Associates operate the Da Vinci Science Center’s Welcome Center and Curiosity Shop retail store. Associates sell merchandise and admission related products while providing a high level of customer service to all Science Center visitors. EOE
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