Each year, members of The National Ice Cream Retailers Association, who make their own ice cream, submit samples of their ice cream to a professor of dairy science, prior to the Annual Convention, to be analyzed and compared to ice cream standards. This year Dr. Johnny McGregor, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina analyzed samples of vanilla, chocolate, and dark chocolate ice cream submitted by members of the association. A total of 20 vanilla samples, 10 chocolate, and four dark chocolate samples were submitted.
The ice cream is scored, according to color, texture, taste, bacterial count, and many other factors. Blue Ribbons are awarded to those scoring the highest marks, then Red Ribbons, and White Ribbons.
The following winners received their certificates at the Association’s 79th Annual Convention, held November 7-10, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina:
VANILLA ICE CREAM
-Anderson’s Frozen Custard, Williamsville, New York