For immediate release: Aug 02, 2011
Posted by: [Statefair]
Contact: Andy Klotz
Phone: (317) 927-7577

And the winner is. deep-fried ice cream

Baskin Robbins takes title as 2011 State Fair's Signature Food

INDIANAPOLIS - Baskin Robbins' deep-fried ice cream has been selected as the Indiana State Fair's Signature Food for 2011.  The dish was selected among five finalists by voters of the Indianapolis Star contest that is now in its sixth year.

Baskin Robbins vendors Bob and Ivy Walsh of Muncie submitted the winning entry and will offer it to fairgoers for $5 from their prize-winning spot on Main Street directly across from the Pepsi Coliseum.  The dish is a sizable portion of vanilla ice cream covered in soybean meal that's deep-fried in soybean oil and served in a waffle bowl that has also been deep-fried in soy oil.  It is then topped with chocolate, caramel and whipped cream.

In honor of the fair's "Year of Soybeans," all the entries had to incorporate soybeans, soybean products or soy-fed livestock into the recipe.  Here is a brief description of the other four finalists in the contest, all of which will be available during the fair:

Locations for these concessionaires, and others, can be found by iPhone and Android operating system smartphone users on the free Indiana State Fair application.  This year's State Fair runs Aug. 5 - 21.


About Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair is the state's largest multi-day event attracting more than 900,000 people annually. Nationally recognized for offering the best in entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premiere facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair is an annual tradition for generations of Hoosiers. Admission is $7 in advance, $8 at the gate - kids 5 and younger are free. For more information, please visit




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