This is National Ice Cream Mont 2013, and to celebrate, the Dairy Farmers of Oregon Ice Cream Churn-a-ment will pit six local chefs against each other to see who can best capture “the taste of summer in Oregon.” The judges will select two winners. One award will be for taste and the other for speed. The speed award will be given to the team that hand-cranks their ice cream the fastest.
The Churn-a-ment is Friday, July 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. The event is free to the public, and ice cream lovers of all ages can sample some of the 22 million gallons of ice cream produced in Oregon every year. Lochmead Farms and Umpqua Dairy will provide free ice cream samples, and New Seasons Market will prepare free ice cream floats, while supplies last.