Summer Scoop takes edge off a sweltering summer

Melanie Greaver Cordova
A family enjoys ice cream at the Summer Scoop event on June 23.


The line was out the door for a sweet treat on a hot summer afternoon as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) celebrated Summer Scoop on June 23. More than 1,000 visitors came to Stocking Hall to enjoy free Cornell Dairy ice cream at the annual event, now in its 16th year.

Volunteers from across CALS scooped eight different flavors, including BOORange Chip, a signature flavor made in honor of CALS dean Kathryn J. Boor. Other favorites like Bavarian Raspberry Fudge and Big Red Bear Tracks, as well as a non-dairy sorbet, were available at the popular summer event.

“[It’s] a great way to celebrate summer and CALS,” said Boor of the ice cream. “My favorite, of course, is still BOORange Chip.”

Last year the Cornell Dairy became the first college dairy in the country to be kosher certified. Along with ice cream, Cornell Dairy produces fresh milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products on campus, and operates a co-op that sells products at wholesale prices.

Melanie Greaver Cordova is communications coordinator for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.