Get your ice cream recipes ready for this summer's Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off. The Morgan Mill Community Center will hold the event from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. Participants will compete to win a cash prize with the best ice cream recipes.
"We started about five years ago and had about 75 people come out," said David Spindor who helps host the event. "Now the freeze off gets about 200 to 300 people. Last year we had about 30 different flavors of ice cream."
Last year's winning recipe was carmel swirl with roasted pecans.
There is a $20 fee to enter and a cash prize will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
"We have five judges every year and plaques we give them (the winners)," says Spindor. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 8-12 and free for children under 8. The cost includes a barbecue sandwich, chips, drink and unlimited homemade ice cream.
"We have some people who really enjoy it and will come back six times for more so we make sure we don't run out," Spindor said.
There will also be a bounce house available for kids to enjoy.
All attendees may enter to win a 50-quart Yeti cooler (a $400 value), and do not have to be present to win.
"The only place to be when it's hot is eating homemade ice cream," Spindor said.