Hudsonville and Pure Michigan Invite Fans to Submit a Winning Ice Cream Flavor

How would you describe the taste of Michigan? Now is your chance to tell us as we kick off our next great flavor contest with Hudsonville Ice Cream!

With your help, we’re teaming up with Hudsonville to create Pure Michigan’s next official ice cream flavor. Last year’s winning pick – Pure Michigan Caramel Apple – has become a new household favorite, and we’re excited to take part in creating the next great Pure Michigan ice cream flavor in 2013.

The contest runs today through May 22, and the winning flavor will be selected by Hudsonville Ice Cream. The winning flavor will be announced on June 21 – the first day of summer – and will go into production over the summer for distribution this fall and winter.

To enter, submit a flavor on Hudsonville Ice Cream’s website at The grand prize for the winning ice cream flavor includes a two night stay at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, a year’s supply of Hudsonville ice cream and Pure Michigan merchandise.

Last year more than 3,000 flavor suggestions were submitted to determine the official Pure Michigan ice cream flavor of Michigan state parks.  Flavors ranged from Tahquamenon Falls Root Beer Sundae to Hex Hatch Jubliee, with Pure Michigan Caramel Apple taking the top prize.

Learn more at and click here to start submitting your flavors to Hudsonville Ice Cream today!

  • Dennis Provost

    Thimble Berry Pie + Ice cream = wicked awesome

  • Bernie Conlon

    Blackberry Waffle Cone flavored

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Caramel Apple Pecan vanilla ice cream

  • Darcy Giovannetti

    Morenci Cherry Jubilee. Vanilla Ice Cream with big chunks of chocolate and cherries and a hint of cheesecake flavor. Oh man -mouthwatering!

  • Joseph Hatch

    Michigan Mud! Mackinaw Chocolate Fudge flavored Ice Cream & chunks of Traverse City Cherries with a Marshmallow swirl!

  • Lee Ann Mueller

    Cider ‘n donuts!

  • Robert Beach

    I would thank watermelon ice cream would be great

  • Katha Petroelje

    Blueberry Buckle! Having grown up on a blueberry farm and organically knowing what an integral part of Michigan history the cultivated blueberry plant is, I couldnt help but think of a blueberry-flavored ice cream. <3

  • Sara Ruch

    Chocolate chip pretzel crunch. Vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips and chunks of chocolate covered pretzel.

  • Amy S Bush

    Lake Superior Lighthouse Swirl-chocolate and vanilla swirled ice cream to represent the Lighthouses (even though they aren’t all black and white or multicolored), and Mackinaw Island Fudge or Candy pieces to represent the rocks of Lake Superior….

  • Georgina Coder

    cherry-berry (as in blue) maple nut (walnut or pecan)

  • Lynn Rogers

    Lighthouse Ligonberry (super berry) with vanilla base and chocolate swirls for the stripes on the lighthouse.

  • Cindy Edwards

    Lakeside Fruit – Blueberry base ice cream with Traverse City cherries in it.

  • Susan Olson

    Two of my Pure Michigan favorites — cherry fudge!

  • Rita

    Mint beautiful green grass,marshmallow clouds, fudge is the UP.

  • Jennifer Schnitz

    Blueberry pancake ice cream…my grandfather makes them every time we visit with the blueberries we pick every summer near midland michigan

  • Ashley Komosinski

    Razzleberry Blue – Raspberry ribbons (syrup and fresh berries) in blue berry ice cream. Yumm!

  • Candice Mason

    Ultimate Cherry Pie Ice Cream – Vanilla ice cream with tart cherries, chunks of pie crust and a light swirl of cinnamon.

  • Patty Barnard

    Great Lakes Mint Chip (flavored with real, Michigan mint & whole, chewable chocolate chips -none of that swirl stuff or micro-thin chocolate shavings instead of chips



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  • Heather

    Cordial chocolate covered cherry

  • Morgan

    Apple + Maple

  • Lisa

    Motor City Cooler Ginger Ale and Vanilla swirled ice cream

  • Lisa

    Traverse City Cherry Cheescake

  • Liz Briggs

    Cherry S’mores…marshmallow ice cream with grahm cracker, chocolate and cherry swirls

  • ashley

    Sea salt Carmel + banana + white chocolate

  • Richard Knox

    My flavor of ice cream would be a symbol of all that’s good here in the state of Michigan. It would begin with the makings of a neapolitan, with one of the flavors being from the cherries that symbolizes the great city of Traverse City & the National Cherry festival. The second flavor would be from strawberries that symbolize Belleville Michigan & the National Strawberry festival held there and the third flavor would be from Blueberries that are from either South Haven & the National Blueberry festival or from Paradise.

  • Kimberly Prozinski

    Red Velvet cake with Traverse city cherry filling frosted with a cherry whip cream frosting sprinkled with pecans and pieces of cherry!

  • Kimberly Prozinski

    Red Velvet cake with purée cherry filling with a cherry whipped topping with pecans and chunks of cherries

  • Laura Sattler

    “Mudelicious”. Bits of Mackinaw fudge, whole Michigan cherries, and Michigan nuts (pecans or pistachios) in a rich vanilla ice cream

  • Laura Sattler

    “Vernalicious”. Make it like a Vernors float Vernors and great vanilla ice cream!

  • Laura Sattler

    “Fudge Swirl”. Sanders “hot” fudge swirled through vanilla ice cream

  • Dorothy Herman

    “Splash of Blue”
    I’m thinking a blueberry ice cream with splashes of berry fruit..

  • Rebekah Richardson

    Cherry Salt Water Taffy – 2 things that are totally Michigan – cherries and taffy!

  • Kathleen Dahlke

    West Michigan Blueberry Smash ! Vanilla ice cream, Smashed Blueberries, Ribbons of Brown Sugar and crumbles mixed with almonds.. I can taste it Now… Yum! :)

  • Nichole Hughes

    Wolverine- Michigan Cherries, Mackinac Fudge, Vanilla, and sanders hot fudge topping and caramel syrup swirled in with tiny “M’s” made of chocolate through out.

  • Kathleen Dahlke

    P.S I really need you to make a Creme Brullee for me.. Can’t stand not finding it in the store.. So you could make a ( West Michigan Peach Creme Brullee).

  • Sue Pettit

    MMM-22! Benjamin Twiggs cherries with Murdick’s fudge chunks in vanilla ice cream!

  • Patti Geisenheimer

    Vanilla ice cream, with a blue peppermint flavored swirl (to represent the icy cold Great Lakes) and chocolate pieces (maybe made of Mackinac Island fudge?) shaped like lower Michigan, the U.P. and maybe the Mighty Mac which connects them. You could call it Great Lakes Peppermint Fudge.

  • Audrey Ojala

    Superior Choice

  • Audrey Ojala

    I like Superior Choice, Maybe something with lemon and a fresh flavor

  • Audrey Ojala

    I like Superior Choice. Maybe something with lemon and a fresh flavor. Would be something really different and a wonderful ending to a good meal.

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  • Robert Connor

    We like all ice cream!

  • Billy O

    This is for K Dahkle if she was the great Lady from Akron ?

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