Celebrate National Ice Cream month with the WSU Creamery’s award-winning ice cream

PULLMAN, Wash. – July is National Ice Cream Month and if you’d like to celebrate, head to the Washington State University Creamery. 

For the fifth time, student-made ice cream, made with milk from the student-run dairy, won the American Society of Animals Sciences’ coveted “Big Scoop.” 

WSU’s Huckleberry Ripple took the top honors for the second year in a row. 

“Huckleberry Ripple is a regionally distinctive flavor that consumers seem to love, as did the judges of the Big Scoop competition,” said Gordon Murdoch, chair of the Department of Animal Sciences, which sponsored WSU’s entry. 

According to WSU, the secret to success might be in the milk. Students working at WSU’s Knott Dairy Center are involved in every step of the process. 

Students manage a 170-cow herd and milk twice a day. That delivers nearly half-a-million gallons to the on-campus creamery. 

Not only do students use that milk for ice cream, but they also use it for the world-famous Cougar Gold cheeses. 

“Top-level animal care, high-quality feed, and our dairy genetics combine to yield the ideal ingredient from which the WSU creamery can work its distinctive magic,” Murdoch said. “The pride and the championship title are reflections of our excellence.”

Students are going home with a trophy, but also $1000 in prize money for student activities. 

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