The annual ice cream events at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair has changed dates, times and added a new contest this year.
The Homemade Ice Cream Contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 19 in the Rabbit Tent on the north side of the Small Animal Barn. The contest is open to all Hamilton County residents. Each team of two to four people will have 40 minutes to make their favorite ice cream recipe.
Prizes will be in youth and adult categories for electric freezer and hand crank freezer.
Participants using recipes with eggs must use cooked eggs, egg substitutes or powdered eggs (or recipes without eggs). Teams must furnish their own supplies and register in the 4-H Office by 10 a.m. July 18.
Hamilton County 4-H Program Assistant Lisa Hanni said electric categories will be brought in this year instead of being made on site like the hand crank ones.
“It’ll be in a better form to be presented to the judges,” Hanni said.
If your family doesn’t make their own ice cream but still loves to eat it, sign up to participate in the inaugural Ice Cream Eating Contest on Saturday, July 19. The contest will be held prior to the Homemade Ice Cream Contest at 6 p.m.
“(4-H adult volunteer) Wendy Tidd saw it someplace else and thought it’d be cool to bring it our fair,” Hanni said.
Registration forms for the Ice Cream Eating Contest are due in the Extension Office by noon July 19. Hanne said there will be three divisions: 9 and younger, 10 to 19 and 20 and older. A drawing will take place from the registration forms and 10 names from each division will be chosen to participate.
“Contestants have six minutes to eat as much as ice cream as they can,” Hanni said. “Prizes will be given for both contests.”
For more information or a registration form on either event, visit www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton or contact the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office at 776-0854.