The International Dairy Foods Association’s annual Ice Cream Technology Conference, which took place March 10-11 in St. Petersburg, Fla., and was sponsored by Dairy Foods magazine, announces the winners from the Favorite New Ice Cream Flavor Contest.

More than 100 dairy professionals participated in this year's Ice Cream Technology Conference, which featured presentations and discussion on key issues in the industry. There were sessions on sustainability in the frozen dessert industry, including presentations on developing environmentally friendly packaging, energy-saving production methods and alternatives to traditional thermal pasteurization. The Ice Cream Technology Conference is the only meeting that focuses specifically on frozen dessert research, technology, new market trends, food safety, labeling and marketing opportunities.

Favorite New Flavor
Twisted Cactus Sherbet (with prickly pear, blood orange and marula fruit) - Weis Markets, Inc.

Other contestants in the new flavor category:
Banana Cream Pie - Perry's Ice Cream
Pumpkin Pie - Publix Super Markets
Peanut Paradise - Star Kay White Inc.
Maple Syrup Swirl Ice Cream - Friendly Ice Cream
All Natural Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt with Prebiotic and Probiotic Cultures - Wells' Dairy Inc.
Max & Emma's Chocolate Chip Cookie and Cookie Dough - Velvet Ice Cream
Fried Ice Cream - Yarnell Ice Cream
Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream - Kleinpeter Dairy LLC

Favorite Innovative Prototype Flavor
Caramel Coconut Flan - Star Kay White, Inc.

Other contestants in the innovative prototype flavor category:
Azteca - Synergy Flavors
Tropical Neopolitan - Perry's Ice Cream
Honey Granola Crunch - Publix Super Markets
Spicy Peach Cobbler - Pecan Deluxe Candy Co.
Sweet Tea Lemonade with Lemon Pulp Cells - Firmenich, Inc. / Danisco
Honey Fig Ice Cream - David Michael & Co.
Lemon Ice Box Pie - Yarnell Ice Cream
Louisiana Bread Pudding Ice Cream - Kleinpeter Dairy LLC
Citrus and Spice Mocha Delight with Garam Masala Chocolate Flakes - Sensient Flavors
 
Favorite Innovative Novelty
Durango Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Cone with Probiotic and Prebiotic Cultures - Wells' Dairy Inc.

Other contestants in the innovative novelty category:
Brownie Sundae Sandwich - Mister Cookie Face
Cotton Candy Bars - Perry's Ice Cream
Layered Frozen Dessert Cup - Yarnell Ice Cream

IDFA’s sponsors include Dairy Foods magazine; Danisco USA Inc.; Ellison Bakery; Kerry Ingredients & Flavors; Star Kay White Inc.; Synergy Flavors Inc.; and WCB Ice Cream.

For more information, go to www.idfa.org.