Baltimore County student creates award-winning ice cream flavor

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jun 13, 2016

An ice cream flavor created by a Baltimore County student is coming to life thanks to Broom’s Bloom Dairy in Bel Air.

Jillian Hensley, an 11th grader at Sparrows Point High School and a culinary arts student at Sollers Point Technical High School, presented an award-winning ice cream flavor called “Movie Night” at this year’s Ice Cream University, a food science program for college-bound students.

“Movie Night” has a sweet popcorn flavor with almond pieces and caramel covered pretzels. It’ll be manufactured Monday and sold at the Broom's Bloom Dairy store located at 1700 S. Fountain Green Rd. in Bel Air in the coming weeks.

Hensley teamed up with two Harford County students to craft the flavor.

Ice Cream University is a five-week course hosted by food science company TIC Gums at the Texture Innovation Center in White Marsh. The program is based on Cornell University's Food Science 101 course, which is required for incoming freshman of the College of Food Science.

During the course, students learn about food science and marketing in the food and beverage industry and how to apply “food science principles to their unique ice cream formulations and innovative marketing campaigns," program director Tim Andon said in a news release.

The new flavor will be sold while supplies last.

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