Updated: Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 10:29 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 7:07 PM EDT
NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) -- If you were trying to lose a few pounds, the Mitchell College campus in New London was not the place to be today. The school hosted a ice cream sundae making contest.
A new tradition is starting on the first day of spring. Michael's Dairy is starting off the season with a sundae making contest.
The recipes come from students and staff at Mitchell College.
"Her sundae is called dairy remix."
There were ten entries into the first ever sundae making contest at the student run Michael's Dairy on the New London campus. Adam Shaked, a junior, called his creation Mayhem at Graham Central Station.
"Nilla wafers, and hot fudge, and whip cream," said Shaked.
New London's mayor was part of the four judge panel.
"This could be one of your toughest decisions," said News 8's Tina Detelj.
"It's really really rough. I'll do my best," said Mayor Daryl Finizio.
"There are all potential voters behind you," said Detelj.
"I know. That scares me a lot. I'm very nervous right now," said Mayor Finizio.
"Are you a nervous watching the judges," asked News 8's Detelj.
"Just a tad. Just a little bit," said Shaked.
The top five finalists will take a prominent place on the menu board for everyone to try this ice cream season.
After all ten recipes were tasted the tastings were tallied.
"We picked Luau as the winner."
Luau combines orange-pineapple and coconut ice cream with strawberry and pineapple toppings and shaved coconut.
"What inspired you're creation," asked News 8's Detelj.
"Just been such a long winter. Just something to look forward to for the summer," said the winner, Christopher Scott.
Apparently the judges agreed.
Michael's Dairy opens officially for the season this Friday. Next year it hopes to open the contest to the community. This year it was just open to staff and students.