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Melba's Swap Shop: It's never too hot for ice cream

Melba is planning to judge a homemade ice cream contest this weekend.
Published: August 22, 2012



DEAR MELBA: I want to thank you and Sandy Killian for agreeing to judge the Oklahoma County Free Fair Ice Cream Freeze-Off contest at 6 p.m. Friday in the Centennial Building at State Fair Park. This is the building southeast of the Space (Tower). Please tell readers it will not be necessary for contestants to pre-enter. Entries will be accepted from 5:30 until the 6 p.m. starting time. The reason we don't want your entries too early is because the ice cream will melt. That's homemade ice cream, of course.

There are a few rules. There should be no raw eggs used in the ice cream, and the recipe must accompany the entry. Categories will be Vanilla, Chocolate, Chocolate With Other Ingredients, and Any Other Flavor. There also will be a Saucy Salsa Contest at the same time, same night, same place. Carol Smaglinski and Jorge Zarate will be judging this contest. All entries must be presented between 5 and 6 p.m. with judging beginning at 6. Each entry must consist of at least two cups of salsa, and the recipe must accompany the entry. Categories are Tomato (using tomatoes as the main ingredient), Fruit (tomato is not the main ingredient), and Other (black bean, or whatever ingredients you like in salsa). All participants must live in Oklahoma County, and that's the only other requirement. If you want to see a copy of this year's fair book, look for it at

LADONNA DUNLOP, County Extension Director

DEAR MELBA: It's summertime, and many folks don't want to heat up the kitchen even for dessert. This recipe is a good one everyone will love.

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