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Ice cream maker calls for flavor ideas

May 4, 2018
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Holland-based Hudsonville Ice Cream started making ice cream in 1926. Photo via

An ice cream maker in the region is asking for flavor input for an upcoming small-batch collection.

Holland-based Hudsonville Ice Cream said it will develop the Michigan Artisan Collection from flavors representing “the best parts of Michigan, with ingredients sourced from local artisans.”

“We value any opportunity to create genuinely good ice cream flavors with input from our fans,” said CJ Ellens, owner, Hudsonville Ice Cream.

“Building on the success of last year’s Flavor of Detroit contest, we decided to think bigger and create a special collection that incorporates flavors people love and associate with Michigan.”

Submission details

The Michigan Artisan Collection will feature three flavors, and Michiganders can submit their flavor suggestions until May 25.

Hudsonville Ice Cream also asks fans to submit the names of their favorite local bakers, farmers and other food artisans.

Both flavor and artisan recommendations can be submitted through Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Facebook page.

The company said randomly selected participants will win a one-year supply of ice cream.


Following the entry period, Hudsonville Ice Cream will experiment with possible flavor options, testing various ingredients and combinations.

Details of the new flavors and possible tasting events will be announced at a later date, with the first “flavor reveal” expected in mid-summer.

Hudsonville Ice Cream

Established as a farmer co-op called Hudsonville Creamery in 1895, Hudsonville Ice Cream began making ice cream in 1926.

Today, the company produces more than 50 flavors, and its products are sold across Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.

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