• True Minnesota Summer: Ice Cream Contest

  • Can we really have a True Minnesota Summer without ICE CREAM?


    Love From Minnesota + Patti's Ice Cream & Sweet Shoppe in Roseville is hosting an ice cream contest for Minnesota Ice Cream Connoisseurs ages 10-15. Enter your original Minnesota-themed flavor, then grab your friends + family to vote for your creation! The 3 entries with the most votes at midnight on August 1 will move on to the final event... a "Chopped"-inspired Battle of the Flavors contest held at Patti's Ice Cream on August 7th. There, the 3 finalists will create their flavor on-site and present to a panel of judges, who will crown Minnesota's 'First Ice Cream Chef'!

    *All entrants will receive a FREE scoop at Patti's (coupon will be emailed).


    • Contestants MUST be between the ages of 10-15.
    • Vanilla ice cream MUST be the base ice cream used.
    • Creation MUST be Minnesota-themed.
    • Contestants may ONLY use up to 4 toppings in their creation. This includes all candies, syrups, and other ice cream flavors.
    • Contestants can have various amount/quantity of one item.
    • Contestants MUST provide these additional toppings on their own.
    • By submitting a creation, it means the contestant is available to participate in the August 7th Battle of the Flavors event.
    • Battle of the Flavors Event:
    • Patti's Ice Cream to provide Top 3 Connoisseurs with a Vanilla Ice Cream pint to practice at home before the event. They will also provide ice cream the day of the event.
    • Top 3 Connoisseurs to bring their additional toppings to Battle of Flavor event on August 7th.


    In addition to bragging rights, Minnesota's 'First Ice Cream Chef' will receive FREE ICE CREAM FOR 1-YEAR! They'll also have their photo placed inside Patti's Ice Cream. Battle of the Flavors event will be recorded, edited, and turned into a Chopped-inspired "sizzle-reel", which will be posted on our website and social channels.

    *Entrants must live in Minnesota and/or photo submitted must be Minnesota-themed. Entrants and voters agree to receive Love From USA's (MN) newsletter and can unsubscribe at any time. By submitting a photo, you are giving Love From USA (MN) the right to use the photo for marketing purposes. Contest dates: 7/19 - 8/1. Event Date: 8/7.