Oct. 22, 2009

Kildee Hall ice cream

If it's Wednesday, that must be ice cream

It's summer for a couple hours every week in Kildee Hall. Members of the Dairy Science Club sell their ice cream, four to five flavors each week, from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays (during the academic year) outside Lush Auditorium. Standard flavors are vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, M&M, Reese's, Butterfinger, Snickers and Oreo. There always are a few experimental flavors in the mix, including the current Twix and -- breakaway seller -- mint. Club members start with an ice cream mix purchased from AE Dairy, Des Moines, and build their recipes from that. An 8-ounce cup costs $1; depending on the weather, the club sells 50 to 200 servings each week. Photo by Bob Elbert.