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City of Breckenridge to host ice cream making contest

City of Breckenridge to host ice cream making contest
July 07
15:19 2019

With last month reaching what some international scientists have said are record-breaking high temperatures and several 100-degree days forecast for the upcoming weeks, many local residents may be looking for a good way to cool off this summer. The City of Breckenridge has just the thing: the Breck Trade Days Summer Freeze-Off.

The Summer Freeze-Off will be a homemade ice cream making contest, and it’s scheduled for Saturday, July 20 in the Breck Trade Barn in the Breckenridge City Park. Contestants may begin churning their ice cream at 9 a.m., and judging will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The winner will receive $100, and the second place ice cream maker will win $50. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will get a cutting board and “braggin’ rights.”

The contest is open to anyone, but each contestant may only have one entry. There is no fee to enter.

The ice cream can be any flavor, and each contestant will be asked to name their ice cream. The ice cream may be cooked and/or mixed at home, but it must be churned on site at the contest.

Contestants are responsible for providing all ingredients, utensils, ice, ice cream freezer, tables and extension cords. The ice cream mixture must be kept chilled at all times.

The organizers of the contest recommend that ice cream mix made “from scratch” should be cooked to 165 degrees F to destroy salmonella organisms. Cool mix to 120-130 degrees F then refrigerate at 40 degrees F or below until freezing. Always use pasteurized milk.

The ice cream will be judged by a panel of judges who will consider taste and quality. Ice cream is to remain in the churn/freezer for judging

For more information or to register, call Pam Wright at City Hall, 254-559-8287.

(Top image courtesy of Gordana Stanisic from Pixabay)

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