With Pure Michigan Caramel Apple ice cream becoming a new household favorite, Hudsonville Ice Cream and Pure Michigan are asking fans to submit their ideas for Pure Michigan’s next official ice cream flavor.
The contest for the next great Michigan-inspired ice cream flavor kicked off yesterday, and will help promote the bounty of food and agricultural products available to Michigan visitors and residents alike.

Hudsonville Ice Cream, based in Holland, had so much fun with this last year that they knew they had to do it again.

The Pure Michigan ice cream contest runs through May 22, and the winning flavor will be selected by Hudsonville Ice Cream. The winning flavor will be announced on June 21 – the first day of summer – and will go into production over the summer for distribution beginning this fall and winter.
Flavor contest entries may be submitted on Hudsonville Ice Cream’s website at hudsonvilleicecream.com/puremichigan. The grand prize for the winning ice cream flavor includes a two night stay at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, a year’s supply of Hudsonville ice cream and Pure Michigan merchandise.

Last year more than 3,000 flavor suggestions were submitted to determine the official Pure Michigan ice cream flavor of Michigan state parks. Flavors ranged from Tahquamenon Falls Root Beer Sundae to Hex Hatch Jubliee, with Pure Michigan Caramel Apple taking the top prize.
The Pure Michigan Caramel Apple flavor was the second most popular limited edition flavor in the Hudsonville lineup last year, selling more than double the quantity expected.