St. PAUL, Minn. – Pie ‘n the Sky malts and sundaes – made with Minnesota dairy farmers’ secret, State Fair-recipe vanilla ice cream or malt, topped with crunchy spiced cookies, lemon curd and dark chocolate syrup – will join the traditional ice cream flavors at Midwest Dairy Association’s Dairy Goodness Bar at the Minnesota State Fair this year.
The flavor, picked through Midwest Dairy’s third annual “Flavor of the Fair” online poll in April, is among 31 new food items at the 2017 fair and is featured on the State Fair’s new foods list.
“In addition to continuing to serve favorites like chocolate, vanilla, apple-caramel, rhubarb-strawberry and more, we love to introduce other flavors that get fair-goers excited about what dairy farmers have to offer,” said Alyssa Olson, Midwest Dairy’s Minnesota State Fair project manager. “Those delicious little spiced “airplane cookies” you receive on flights were the inspiration for this flavor. We think Pie ‘n the Sky malts and sundaes will take that taste to a whole new level, no plane ticket needed.”
Like its Flavor of the Fair predecessors, Salted Caramel Puff and Call It Breakfast, Pie ‘n the Sky will be served at the Dairy Goodness Bar only during the 12 days of the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. At the Dairy Goodness Bar, fair-goers are encouraged to suggest new creative flavors or possible combinations for the 2018 poll. Daily, fair-goers who suggest new flavors will be entered into a drawing to win an “ I ♥ Milk” t-shirt.
The Dairy Goodness Bar, located near the Princess Kay of the Milky Way butter sculpting booth in the Dairy Building, is one of the State Fair’s most popular concessions and is owned by the state’s dairy farm families. The building – located at the corner of Judson and Underwood – is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.