Saturday Science at Discovery: June focus on ice cream

June 3, 2011

You start with milk, but then what? Get the scoop from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 4, in the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

"The Science of Ice Cream" is the topic for June's Saturday Science at Discovery event, scheduled to coincide with National Dairy Month.

Attendees can explore how scientists create the taste, texture and consistency of ice cream; engage with University of Wisconsin-Madison Babcock Dairy and food science experts; discover how flash freezing creates crystals in ice cream and how fat content determines its taste, mouth feel and melting time; and take a taste test at Rennie's Dairy Bar-newly opened in the Discovery building.

Saturday Science at Discovery is a series of free science exploration and education programs aimed at families and learners of all ages. Held on the first Saturday morning of each month, this series encourages the community to engage with the university and provides a window into the process of discovery.

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is located on the UW-Madison campus between University Avenue and Campus Drive at 330 N. Orchard St. Nearby parking is available most Saturdays in lots 20 and 17.