Four celebrity teams blended creative ice cream concoctions during the third annual PA Preferred™ Milkshake Madness competition on Tuesday, Sept. 10, during the 2013 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg.
Top prize went to the appropriately named team “The Winners,” with Washington County 4-Her Jocelyn McMurray, Pennsylvania Representative Glenn Grell and BOB 94.9-FM morning show co-host Nancy Ryan. Their winning “Heavenly Blueberry Delight” included vanilla wafers, blueberries and bananas and bested three other teams in taste, creativity and presentation.
“There wasn’t a single milkshake we didn’t like,” said judge Centerplate Concessions Chef Kasey Kirk. “Everyone did an outstanding job, but The Winners’ shake had the best thickness and use of ingredients.”
Team “Girl Power,” including Lawrence County 4-Her Chloe Sturgeon, Bedford County 4-Her Molly Cessna and Pennsylvania Representative Mindy Fee, earned the Most Creative title for their root beer inspired shake.
Other entries included a “Princess Delight Shake” from Agriculture Secretary George Greig, Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Maria Jo Noble, Boehringer Ingelheim representative Alex Mills and Crawford County 4-Her Jordanna Isiminger.
Johnathan Lutz, executive director of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Environmental Resource and Energy Committee, Valerie Pritchett, WHTM-ABC 27 TV news anchor and Ohio 4-Her Carrie Rhoades created a shake featuring nearly every available ingredient called “Child’s Creation.”
Each team had 10 minutes to make a milkshake using ice cream, PA Preferred milk and a host of ingredients – from apple cider and peaches to candy and cookies. Creations were then presented to a panel of judges: Kirk, First Lady of Agriculture Christine Greig and Mike Rader, executive director of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.
Winning team members received PA Preferred prize packs.
The contest was sponsored by PA Preferred and Boehringer Ingelheim.
PA Preferred is the official brand of agricultural products made or grown in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.PAPreferred.com.
The 50th All-American Dairy Show, the world’s largest dairy show, runs Sept. 7-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. This year’s show features 23 shows in six days, the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show, nearly 3,000 animals and 2,000 exhibitors from across the nation. For more information, visit www.allamerican.state.pa.us or call 717-787-2905.