Ample Hills Wants You to Pick Its Royal Wedding-Inspired Flavor
The ice cream company is holding a contest on social media starting today.
Everyone wants to get in on royal wedding fever. The latest company to jump on the celebratory Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bandwagon? Brooklyn-based Ample Hills Creamery, which plans, for the first time ever, to create a royal wedding-inspired ice cream flavor. That’s right, not even the future king and queen of England, Prince William and Kate Middleton, were bestowed with such an honor.
In order to pick the flavor, however, Ample Hills needs your help. Today at 1 p.m. eastern time, the company is launching a contest on social media, which will give fans of both ice cream and the royal couple the opportunity to invent their own flavor inspired by the wedding, as well as a clever name to go along with it.
Knowing that the royal wedding cake will be lemon elderflower topped with buttercream (baked by Violet Bakery founder Claire Ptak) perhaps the final ice cream will integrate those flavors. Or maybe, given that Markle is only the second American woman to ever marry into the British royal family (after the much more controversial Wallis Simpson), apple pie would be more appropriate. Bonus points if you can work in a reference to Prince Harry’s iconic red hair—maybe with a gingersnap swirl?
The contest will run until April 13, so stop reading my ideas and start brainstorming your own. The winner of the contest will receive a four pack of the new flavor from Ample Hills. Perhaps even more importantly, the winner will also be able to start every conversation with the very impressive line, “I’m the person who created Ample Hills' royal wedding-inspired ice cream flavor. What have you accomplished lately?”
Of course, Ample Hills has always had an edge when it comes taking part in big pop culture moments. The brand once held a contest during which fans could help choose a Gilmore Girls-themed ice cream, and recently released three limited-edition pints in honor of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
By the time the royal wedding actually takes place on May 19, Ample Hills will have unleashed its newest creation on the world. Just make sure you have enough stocked to serve it at your royal wedding viewing party.