Nebraska’s Ted Carter joined a small, esteemed club with the release of a new Dairy Store ice cream flavor named in his honor.
The debut of Carter’s Coffee Crunch took place during a 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 ice cream social at the Dairy Store on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus. With the release of the flavor – crunchy coffee beans and mini chocolate chips in a chocolate and coffee base – the University of Nebraska system president joins such NU notables — including Husker football coach Scott Frost (Butterscotch Frost) and former Chancellor Harvey Perlman (Perl Swirl) — with custom Dairy Store flavors.
“Today we are coming together to share ice cream,” said Mike Boehm, NU vice president and Harlan vice chancellor for Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, to a crowd assembled in the UNL Dairy Store, prior to opening the envelope bearing the new flavor’s name.
The Dairy Store brings people together in more ways than immediately meets the eye, Boehm said. Dairy store ice cream flavors are developed, perfected and ultimately produced at the Dairy Plant, part of the Food Processing Center on UNL’s Innovation Campus. Food science student employees help make the ice cream — a unique and valuable experience that helps them develop skills they’ll use throughout their careers.
The ice cream is then sold and marketed at the Dairy Store, which has been a campus fixture for more than 100 years.
“The Dairy Store is a place that connects the university to the people,” Carter said. “And, this is one of the best-tasting products we’ve got.”
Carter’s Coffee Crunch is currently available at the Dairy Store.