North Dakota creamery seeks state-Inspired flavors for ice cream contestCass-Clay Creamery in Fargo, N.D., announced it’s first-ever contest, where consumers can take their perspective of North Dakota and turn it into their very own ice cream flavor. The winner receives $1,000, the flavor in the freezer aisle and his or her name on the package.

The Ice Cream Dream Flavor contest was launched to celebrate local ice cream lovers and give consumers a chance to be part of the production process.

"Cass-Clay has a deep heritage and 78-year history that continues to focus on 'making good things better' and we feel that in order to live that philosophy, it is important to hear from the people buying our products," said Rachel Kyllo, Class-Clay Creamery marketing spokesperson. "We are excited to see what new flavors our fans will dream up, what inspires them, and how they will show that their flavor celebrates North Dakota."

The contest went live May 30th and runs through June 23. North Dakota residents 18 years or older can submit an ice cream flavor idea with the flavor name, flavor ingredients and North Dakota inspiration via Cass-Clay’s Facebook page. The creamery will narrow the submissions to two finalists.

The winning flavor will be selected at the 2012 North Dakota State Fair in July by a celebrity judging panel. Fairgoers can stop by the Cass-Clay event to taste both flavors.

The winning flavor will be produced by Cass-Clay as the newest ice cream flavor in its 2013 line-up. The winner will receive the cash prize of $1,000 as well as a year's supply of their own ice cream flavor. The new package will feature the flavor creator's name and inspiration for the ice cream.

Cass-Clay Creamery was founded in 1934 and is now a subsidiary of St. Paul, Minn.-based Kemps LLC. Kemps itself is a subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America; find out more information at Cass-Clay also markets milk, dips, sour cream, cream, butter, juice and cottage cheese. For more information, visit the Cass-Clay website at