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Chamber of Commerce Seeks Contestants for State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off; Deadline to Register is June 4th

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Three of those who placed in the 2017 Chamber of Commerce Reeze-Off. Who will win this year?

Have you registered to compete in this year’s annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., on the rear lawn of Shannon Oaks Church?  The deadline for entry is June 4, 2018.  This event, the 17th Annual, is held in conjunction with the annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival. Contest rules and entry form for the contest are found below. Entrants must also submit a copy of the recipe, which is reqwuired to qualify for judging.

This year’s event will feature four divisions for prizes and awards:

Little Dips:               Ages 6-12

Big Dips:                 Ages 13 and older

Super Scoops:                  Previous first place winners

1st Timers:              Ages 13 and older…never participated before in the freeze off

Entries will be judged in the following categories:

Classic                              Chocolate or Vanilla

Fruit                       Fruit (Example: Banana, Strawberry Banana),

Novelty                   Mixed Ingredients (Example: Oreo, Butter Pecan, Turtle Cheesecake, Banana Nut, Strawberry Chocolate)

 

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Super Scoops: First ($100) & Second ($50). All categories combined for Super Scoops.

Big Dips: First ($75) Second ($50) & Third ($25)

Classic—Chocolate and Vanilla

Fruit—Single or multiple fruits, but only fruit

Novelty–Mixed ingredients

First Timers: First ($75) Second ($50) & Third ($25).  All categories combined for first-time participants.

Little Dips: First ($25 & medal) Second ($15 & medal) & Third ($10 & medal); All categories combined for Little Dips.

Entries will be judged according to: flavor, texture, body, color, melting quality and uniqueness of recipe. Contestants may enter multiple freezers of ice cream.

Entry forms may be mailed to the Chamber office at 300 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 or fax to 903-885-6516.  As an added incentive for pre-registration prior to the deadline, the Chamber will be having a special drawing for prizes.

Early registration prize drawings for entries received

By June 1, 2018

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce

300 Connally Street

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

Category:     _______________________

(Classic, fruit, novelty)

Division:      _______________________

Name:          _______________________

Address:      _______________________

City:             _______________________

State & Zip  _______________________

Phone:         _______________________

Email:          ___________________________

I hereby state that the dairy products used in this ice cream have been pasteurized.  If my recipe includes eggs, the egg mixture was thoroughly cooked.  I understand that my entry will not be judged without a complete recipe below or on an attached sheet.

Initials _______

I will ______I will not _____ allow my recipe to be published.

Contest Rules 

  1. This contest is open to the public. Entries become the property of the Chamber of Commerce
  2. Four Divisions:

“First Timers” 13 & over, 1st time to participate in contest

“Little Dips” for ages 6 thru 12

“Big Dips” for ages 13 and over

“Super Scoops” for previous first place winners

  1. Prizes

Super Scoops: First ($100) & Second ($50); All categories combined for Super Scoops.

Big Dips: First ($75) Second ($50) & Third ($25)

Classic—Chocolate and Vanilla

Fruit—Single or multiple fruits, but only fruit

Novelty–Mixed ingredients

First Timers: First ($75) Second ($50) & Third ($25)

        All categories combined for first-time participants.

Little Dips: First ($25 & medal) Second ($15 & medal) & Third ($10 & medal); All categories combined for Little Dips.

All dashers and cranks or motors must have been removed and ice cream must be kept in original freezer container. It is suggested that ice cream be packed for a minimum of 3 hours prior to judging.

Only “real dairy products” of milk, cream, butter, non-fat dry milk, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, buttermilk, natural milk, etc. may be utilized to meet the dairy ingredient requirements. Non-dairy and imitation dairy products such as imitation spreads and refrigerated whipped toppings are not allowed and will disqualify the entry.  Eggs must be fully cooked.

Categories will be judged according to Flavor, Texture, Body, Color, Melting Quality and Uniqueness of Recipe.

Entries must be DELIVERED by the contestant to the judges’ tent before 5:30 p.m. Judging begins at 5:30 p.m.

Adults and children in the same household may not submit the same recipe.

No entry fee required. Contestants and their families will be required to purchase a $3.00 bowl to sample the ice cream.

 

 

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Author: Staff Reporter

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