"Dragon's Breath," which was developed by Drexel student Nora Vaughan, will be distributed by Franklin Fountain in April.
Last term, Nora Vaughan, a culinary arts and science major in the Center for Food & Hospitality Management, created the winning flavor in a Drexel University-themed contest held with local ice cream parlor Franklin Fountain for an ice cream that best exemplified Drexel. The flavor is “Dragon’s Breath,” which is saffron- and orange-infused vanilla ice cream with cinnamon and pistachio honeycomb.
This Wednesday, April 10, Vaughan and the co-owners of Franklin Fountain will distribute that ice cream for free (first come, first serve) to 500 Drexel faculty, staff and students. The event will be held at 3 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall.
“Dragon’s Breath” will be sold at the Franklin Fountain throughout the month of April, and Dragons with a Drexel ID can receive a 30 percent discount.
After winning the ice cream contest at a tasting event held at the Center for Food & Hospitality Management’s Academic Bistro on Feb. 27, Vaughan worked with Eric Berley, who owns Franklin Fountain with his brother Ryan and was a judge in the contest, and Daphne Macias, chef at Franklin Fountain who was also a judge, to further develop the ice cream to be sold in large quantities for retail. She also met with Pavia Burroughs, Franklin Fountain’s graphic designer, who presented ideas on labeling the packages.
Check out some behind-the-scenes photos of her work with Franklin Fountain, below, that were taken by Michael H. Tunick, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Center for Food & Hospitality who judged the contest.