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Hilmar Cheese inviting community to make their own ice cream

in Food

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- If you're looking for a fun activity with the kids before they head back to school, Hilmar Cheese has a "cool" idea.

The local cheese maker is inviting visitors to make their own ice cream.

The activity will start at 11 am Monday through Friday at the company visitor center on North Lander in Hilmar.

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THE DISH: Treat yourself to celebrate food holidays

in Events/Food/Food & Drinks

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and, like all food holidays, it's a great time to discuss some preferences.

We have the favorite flavors for California (and the nation) thanks to the Ice Cream Index, a study on U.S. consumption preferences and trends conducted by market research Top Data.

Consumption is up — not surprising given our sustained interest in comfort food — 29% from last year, with the biggest gains in June and July.

The top three flavors in the nation this year are chocolate, rocky road and Neapolitan. For California, the top five varieties are rocky road, Neapolitan, green tea, coffee and coconut.

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Artichoke ice cream, artichoke fashion, artichoke history: Inside California’s Castroville Artichoke Festival

in Around California/Events

It all started with Marilyn Monroe.

Well, it actually started in the late 1800s when Italian immigrants brought a strange Sicilian plant with spiky edible buds with them to California’s Central Coast. But as stories go, Marilyn Monroe isn’t a bad place to start.

In 1948, a still not-that-famous Monroe traveled to Monterey Bay to do a paid appearance at a jewelry store, according to Carmel Magazine, and ended up agreeing to be crowned California’s Artichoke Queen.

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