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PRESS PHOTO BY DANIEL HAMMLilian and Gina Johnson from South Whitehall enjoy some tasty ice cream made by using liquid nitrogen. The event was at the Da Vinci Science Center’s 10th anniversary Ice Cream Wars on Jan. 6. Area companies battled to create the best ice cream. Johnson was a member of Team WFMZ. PRESS PHOTO BY DANIEL HAMMLilian and Gina Johnson from South Whitehall enjoy some tasty ice cream made by using liquid nitrogen. The event was at the Da Vinci Science Center’s 10th anniversary Ice Cream Wars on Jan. 6. Area companies battled to create the best ice cream. Johnson was a member of Team WFMZ.
JJ and Kylie Copeland from Upper Macungie share some instantly made liquid nitrogen ice cream at the Da Vinci Science Center’s Ice Cream Wars. JJ and Kylie Copeland from Upper Macungie share some instantly made liquid nitrogen ice cream at the Da Vinci Science Center’s Ice Cream Wars.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DANIEL HAMMIsaac and Ethan Hackman celebrate their love of science and ice cream with parents Jeff and Elyse at the Da Vinci Science Center’s 10th anniversary Ice Cream Wars. PRESS PHOTOS BY DANIEL HAMMIsaac and Ethan Hackman celebrate their love of science and ice cream with parents Jeff and Elyse at the Da Vinci Science Center’s 10th anniversary Ice Cream Wars.
Ellie and Randy Castillo from Slatington share their excitement after experiencing the taste of ice cream made using liquid nitrogen at the Da Vinci Science Center. Ellie and Randy Castillo from Slatington share their excitement after experiencing the taste of ice cream made using liquid nitrogen at the Da Vinci Science Center.
Nadia and Misha Braski enjoy their ice cream at the Da Vinci Science Center. Nadia and Misha Braski enjoy their ice cream at the Da Vinci Science Center.
Andrew and Donny DeVita bond over a cup of ice cream, while at the Da Vinci Science Center’s 10th anniversary ice cream wars. Andrew and Donny DeVita bond over a cup of ice cream, while at the Da Vinci Science Center’s 10th anniversary ice cream wars.

I scream, you scream for Da Vinci’s ice cream

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM Special to The Press in Local News

Science should be fun, and making ice cream is definitely fun, so the Da Vinci Science Center put the two together for its 10th anniversary of Ice Cream Wars competition.

The science center gathered 10 local companies, including radio station B104, WFMZ 69 News, PPL, Highmark Blue Cross, Air Products and the Da Vinci Science Center itself, on Jan. 6, to see which one could make the best tasting ice cream using liquid nitrogen, which froze the ice cream instantly.

A record crowd of 1,800 attended the competition.

Recipes were different for each team but they all included sugar, dairy products and eitther vanilla extract or an extract provided by the respective team.

Each visitor could taste the ice cream at the various stations, and then vote for their favorite.

B104’s frozen hot chocolate recipe was named Ice Cream Wars champion.

This team was led by Mike and Steph, the radio station’s morning personalities.

Team B104 also won best team spirit from the science center’s foodie fan panel.

Their frozen concoction contained whole milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, unsweetened cocoa, sugar, vanilla, chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream and mini marshmallows.

The foodie fan panel also announced other wins by the respective teams.

WFMZ 69 News received “Most Unique Recipe”; Highmark received “Most Refreshing”; and Air Products received “Best Brain Freeze.”