'Double Berry pie' is new Pure Michigan ice cream flavor

Winning flavor comes from Linda Ann Stewart of Taylor

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor
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DETROIT - There's a new Pure Michigan ice cream flavor to try out this summer.

Double Berry Pie has won the top flavor from Pure Michigan and Hudsonville Ice Cream.

The winning flavor features vanilla ice cream and swirls of blueberries and strawberries surrounded by real pie crust pieces.

The flavor was submitted by Linda Ann Stewart of Taylor, who drew her inspiration from Michigan lighthouses.

Stewart described the flavor as "rays of blueberry and strawberry," with the pie crust pieces representing golden sand around the state's lighthouses.

It will be available as a limited edition flavor in grocery stores beginning in October.

More than 7,000 flavor suggestions were submitted during the course of the two weeks to determine the next great Pure Michigan ice cream flavor. Other flavors submitted included Michigan Chardonnay Cherry Fudge, Pure Maple Syrup Sunday and Pictured Rocks Swirl. Pure Michigan Double Berry Pie was chosen as the winning flavor by Hudsonville based on its inclusion of Michigan produce and unique flavor combination.

Linda Ann won a two night stay at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, a year's supply of Hudsonville ice cream and Pure Michigan merchandise. She and her family were also invited to throw out the first pitch prior to Thursday's game between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox.

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