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Chicagoan crunches rivals in ice cream contest

Chicagoan Diane Sroga whips up a batch of Bunches of Crunches for Baskin-Robbins chefs Stan Frankenthaler, left, and Kerry Burke. Sroga's creation will be Flavor of the Month in June.

Who says ice cream should melt in your mouth? Not Chicagoan Diane Sroga, who  came up with a recipe for chewy ice cream that netted her a four-day trip to Boston and $1,000 cash.

Sroga’s ice cream concoction, mixing chocolate ice cream with caramel, Heath bar pieces and pecans, beat out the recipes submitted by 40,000 others to win a contest sponsored by Baskin-Robbins to create a new flavor for the chain. Get the full story »