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  • ice_cream_PNG20991   2018 Indiana State Fair Ice Cream Crank-off Winning Recipes!

    Thank you to all who participated in our annual Ice Cream Crank-off Competition! Enjoy the delicious recipes from the first place winners! ________________________________ VANILLA Flavor Category Kamryn Huber and Joshua Moore Ol’ Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream Makes about 2 quarts 4 cups heavy whipping cream 4 cups whole milk ¾ cup sugar 2 ½ teaspoons..

  •   What is Happening at the State Fair Dairy Show?

    Are you visiting the Indiana State Fair on August 12 or 14? If so, you could see the 4-H (junior) or open (everyone) Dairy Cow show. As you walk through the cattle barn, you may wonder what exactly is happening. Our guest blogger today, Dairy Ambassador Grace Klopfenstein has your answers. by Grace Klopfenstein Everyone..

  • JDM Social Pic 1.jfif   A Moovelous Tradition Passed On

    One of my favorite family traditions I have had growing up has been taking cattle to Chick-Fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day, with my siblings and cousins.  At the Cow Appreciation Day Celebration, I enjoy having casual conversations with visitors to explain just how much farmers respect and care for their animals. After the event ends, it..

  • 2018-ADAI-State Fair-Blog Header (1)   Step Right Up! to The GREATEST 17 days of Summer

    Come one. Come all! The American Dairy Association Indiana is excited to open the Dairy Bar on August 3rd and we want you to feel the magic up close.   “Step Right Up! The Greatest 17 Days of Summer” is this year’s Indiana State Fair theme. August 3-19 will be gleaming and glittering with gold..

  • IceCreamHandoff   Let’s “(Soft) Serve it Forward!”

    On Monday, July 16th, we joined our friends at McDonald’s to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. We’ve all heard the notion to “pay it forward,” but why not sweeten the act of kindness by adding ice cream to the mix? With the help of McDonald’s owner/operator Mohommed Moalikyar, we decided to “(Soft) Serve it Forward” by..

  • schwoeppe02   15 Minutes with a Dairy Farmer

    If you had 15 minutes to ask a dairy farmer anything, what would you want to know? Dietetic Intern Kylie Mennel had her questions ready. My name is Kylie Mennel, and I am a dietetic intern at the American Dairy Association Indiana. I have some background knowledge on dairy nutrition, but I am looking for..

  • ice cream vs custard   Frozen Custard vs Ice Cream: Is there a difference?

    Inquiring minds want to know: Is there a difference between custard and ice cream? Frozen treat connoisseur and Dietetic Intern, Cassidy Moye gives us the scoop. Summertime is a time for water parks, barbeques, and ice cream! Whether it is on a cone, in a dish, or as a shake, ice cream is a staple in..

  • Cookie and Cream Ice Cream Cake   An Ice Cream Cake for Ice Cream Month!

    As we say goodbye to a very successful June Dairy Month, we usher in a very favorite month in the dairy world, National Ice Cream Month! In an effort to properly celebrate what is to come in July, we thought it was only fitting to share a delicious ice cream cake recipe. We went ahead and..

  • Glass Yogurt Dessert Muesli Berries Breakfast   What’s In Your Yogurt?

    For thousands of years, people have nourished their bodies with the creamy, nutrient-rich power of yogurt. The yogurt aisle continues to expand as the cultures of the world share their unique styles. With so many new options to choose from, wouldn’t it be nice to know what the subtle differences are? Dietetic Intern Adrianne Damler takes..

  • cottage cheese and berries   Not Your Grandmother’s Diet Food

    Before we swapped Greek style yogurt into recipes to bump up nutrition, there was cottage cheese. Traditionally it’s been thought of as a “diet food” along with grapefruit and rice cakes of decades past. Perhaps with good reason, given its ability to provide high quality protein and other vitamins and minerals in a low-calorie package..

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