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Bel Air High Students Help Create New Ice Cream Flavor

The ice cream will be coming soon to Broom's Bloom.

Ice Cream University flavor winners Sarah Ermatinger, Shayla Graves, Rebecca Jones, Monica Richmond and Kevin Vickery with Tim Andon of TIC Gums. (Credit: Harford County Public Schools)
Ice Cream University flavor winners Sarah Ermatinger, Shayla Graves, Rebecca Jones, Monica Richmond and Kevin Vickery with Tim Andon of TIC Gums. (Credit: Harford County Public Schools)

Three Bel Air High School students helped create an ice cream flavor that will soon be sold at Broom's Bloom Dairy.

Sarah Ermatinger, Shayla Graves and Rebecca Jones were on a team of five that created a flavor called "Campfire Delight" as the culmination of their studies at Ice Cream University, a program through TIC Gums in White Marsh.

The six-week course provided an understanding of scientific principles like how ice crystals form, plus education about food products, packaging and marketing, according to TIC, which manufactures products that affect the texture of food.

"This is a great opportunity to expose students to the field of food science and possible career paths within the industry," Tim Andon, who led the course, said. Andon is the business development manager at TIC Gums and an alumnus of Cornell University, according to a statement from TIC.

The program was sponsored by Harford County Public Schools, TIC Gums, Cornell University, Star Kay White, David Michael & Co. and Broom's Bloom Dairy.

It took place on Saturdays and involved 17 juniors, according to WBAL TV.

Each week, students made two batches of their ice cream, trying to perfect the flavor, with guidance from Andon and Cornell University professors, The Bellarion reported.

Students were put to the test on April 5 as a panel of judges that included representatives from Harford County Public Schools, TIC, Cornell and Broom's Bloom sampled their creations.

The winning entry—Campfire Delight—was made by Ermatinger, Graves, Jones, Monica Richmond of Eastern Tech and Kevin Vickery of Havre de Grace High School, TIC reported.

"Our ice cream is a modern interpretation of a s’more," a team representative said in a pitch for Campfire Delight. "Since it is a classic treat, we think this is a good flavor for any demographic."

The team added chocolate-covered pretzels to its marshmallow-flavored ice cream, which was mixed with chocolate, vanilla and a caramel swirl, Ermatinger told WBAL.

Campfire Delight will be produced and sold in early May at Broom's Bloom Dairy, located at 1700 South Fountain Green Road in Bel Air.


Robert McArtor, RE/MAX Components April 09, 2014 at 06:17 PM
Years ago I thought of a flavor for my kids to ponder..."Crunchy Rhino Horn"....needless to say it never made it pass the drawing board....

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