Ice Cream Crankin’

If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat this weekend, then head down Franklin Road to Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’! Fun for the whole family, you’ll find more than 500 gallons of homemade ice cream to sample. Ranging from the most basic vanilla and chocolate to the bizarre (I won’t name any names, but believe me, there were some strange ones last year!), there is something for everyone.

Speaking of last year, my friends Amanda, Charmaine and I had an absolute blast tasting dozens and dozens of flavors! A few of the flavors that especially excited us were:

Cina Snapmade with ginger snaps…and you know how I love ginger!

Pecan Piereally did taste just like pecan pie

Sweet HeatI’m sure you remember me mentioning before how much I like a little sweet & heat

T Cake Brittlemade by the Tennessee TCake lady

Coconut Almond I’m almost always a sucker for anything coconut

The event, a fundraiser for the Martha O’Bryan Center, is hosted by Purity Dairies, and is not all just fun and games. There’s a serious competition going on too, you see. A panel of judges chooses one flavor from all of these creative concoctions that Purity will actually mass produce for one year. Pretty cool, huh?

The 2009 winner was Raspberry Chocolate Truffle, which unfortunately I skipped over thinking it sounded too ordinary. My bad. That won’t happen this year. No, this time my goal is to taste every flavor. I think I can do it. Although I may need some Tums afterward.

My happy friend Amanda at last year’s event

What: Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’
When: Sunday, June 13th
4-6 p.m.
Where: The lawn* at First Presbyterian Church
4815 Franklin Pike

The cost for tasting dozens of flavors is $10 in advance ($13 at the gate) for adults, $8 in advance ($10 at the gate) for children and free for children under 2. For more information on the event, parking, and how to buy tickets in advance, click here.

Grab your family, a couple of friends, or your honey and come out to enjoy all the cool, creamy creations on Sunday! Hope to see you there~

*One helpful hint for you girls–you’ll be doing quite a bit of walking around in the grass and like any lawn, there are some bumps and lumps, so wear flat-soled shoes. This is not the place for heels or wedges!