Cloverleaf Creamery gears up for 8th Ice Cream Funday

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Buhl, IDAHO (KMVT/KSVT) — The Cloverleaf Creamery in Buhl is well known in the Magic Valley, and each July they mix up gallons of their ice cream for the Twin Falls Rotary Club's annual Ice Cream Funday.

The creamery has been serving up milk, cheese and ice cream since they bought the old Smith Creamery property.

"There was ice cream machines came with the building and it was kind of a natural to just continue on," said owner Bill Stoltzfus.

They had only been in business about three years when the Rotary Club approached them about the ice cream charity event.

"It seemed like a nice promotion and a good way to get involved with some of the events for the community," Stoltzfus said.

Eight years later the creamery pumps out 10 gallons of each of the 20 custom flavors chosen by local businesses participating in the event.

Each year the businesses are given a list of ingredients they can choose from to make their creamy creations, but this year the creamery owners decided to add a new twist. They shortened the list of ingredients they will provide to inspire more creativity.

"It was getting a little bit the same old thing every year so everyone can use any kind of ingredient that they want and hopefully get a little bit more creative," Stoltzfus said. "Hopefully we'll see some maybe really wild and crazy flavors."

The wining flavor, voted on by the public attending the event, wins not only bragging rights, but a chance to be featured as the flavor of the month for August, and a coveted spot in the Cloverleaf ice cream fridge. The owners say this is the biggest honor because they don't change the flavors out very often.

"If I put a new one in I have to take one out, and inevitably the one we take out is someone's favorite," said Co-owner Donna.

The proceeds of the event will go to charities and nonprofits around the Magic Valley, chosen from applications submitted to the Rotary.

The whole thing will go down on July 28 at Twin Falls City Park from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under.

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