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Congratulations to the grand prize winner and finalists of the 2023 Cedar Crest Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Creation Contest!

The annual contest is open to 4-H clubs in the state of Wisconsin. Finalists receive a Cedar Crest Ice Cream party. The Grand Prize winner receives an ice cream party and is awarded $500.

While there is only one grand prize, we will all be winners this summer when the top flavor is available as a Feature Flavor for the month of July!

Cow Lick features vanilla ice cream with a caramel swirl, chocolate coated pretzels, and fudge pieces, and it will be available in ice cream parlors and scoops shops across the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Some past winning flavors were so popular among ice cream lovers that they became a part of Cedar Crest’s scoop shop flavor line up. This includes Wisconsin Campfire S’mores, created by Springbrook 4-H Club of New Richmond, and Haystack, created by Knellsville 4-H Club of Ozaukee County.

Entries were judged by a panel of ice cream experts chosen by Cedar Crest. The family-owned company based in Cedarburg, Wisconsin manufactures more than 80 flavors of ice cream, along with frozen custard, sherbet, and sorbet at its Manitowoc, Wisconsin plant. Cedar Crest distributes products in several Midwest states and beyond.

Based in Madison, WI, the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation provides essential funding for 4-H programs throughout Wisconsin. By partnering with individuals, corporations and foundations, the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation supports more than 150,000 youth who take part in various 4-H leadership, development and community-building activities throughout the state. Learn more about the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation at www.Wis4HFoundation.org.

Grand Prize Winner

Pilsen Skylighters 4-H Club, Kewaunee County (Luxemburg, WI). Leader: Jenny Salentine Flavor: Cow Lick



Winchester 4-H Club, Winnebago County (Larsen, WI). Leader: Anne Zillges. Flavor: Summer Nights.


Johnstown 4-H Club, Rock County (Darien, WI). Leader: Kat Mawhinney. Flavor: Cranberry Bog


Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club, Buffalo County (Mondovi, WI). Leader: Patty George. Flavor: Strawberry Summer Nights


Bradford 4-H Club, Rock County (Sharon, WI). Leader: Sandy Harshaw. Flavor: Mudrunner

Some past feature flavors include:

Haystack – Vanilla Ice Cream swirled with Caramel fudge and blended with Reese’s Pieces® and Chocolate Coated Peanuts

Superior Shores – Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Rocks and a Wave of Blueberry and Raspberry Fruit Swirls

Big Muddy – Dark Chocolate flavored Ice Cream with a Caramel Swirl and Brownie Pieces

Udder Delight – Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate-covered Waffle Cone Pieces, Fudge Ribbon and Peanut Butter Cups

Jumping Jersey Cow – Peanut Butter flavored Ice Cream blended with Chocolate-coated Caramel mini cows and swirled with Chocolate Fudge

When creating your entry, remember that previous winning entries made use of ingredients that were readily available.

An ice cream party includes either two 3-gallon tubs of ice cream or certificates for the retail purchase of ice cream equivalent to two 3-gallon tubs. All entries into the Cedar Crest Ice Cream Flavor contest become the sole property of Cedar Crest Ice Cream. Any images, descriptions, photos or other material submitted as part of the contest may be used at the discretion of Cedar Crest Ice Cream and the 4-H Foundation for promotional purposes.