That’s right, it’s that time of year again. ICE CREAM!! It’s ok, go ahead, scream it!
If you live in the Nashville area and have never been to Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’, you’re really missing out. It’s a local tradition, going strong for 29 years. Hundreds of homemade ice cream crankers will be churning up delicious frosty treats. Everything you could imagine from the classic vanilla to exotic combinations of flavors. There are prizes for best chocolate base, vanilla base, and other, but the most coveted prize is for Best Of Show. The winner of Best Of Show will be produced as a new Purity Ice Cream flavor.
So get down to the Crankin’ on Sunday, and maybe you’ll get a chance to taste the next greatest ice cream flavor on the shelves next year.
I’ll definitely be down there. What else is the point of training for an Ironman and burning thousands of calories a day if you can’t indulge in all you can eat ice cream?
When: Sunday, June 8, 3pm-5pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church (4815 Franklin Pike)
Tickets: Advance tickets are $10 for adults ($13 after June 6) and $8 for children ($10 after June 6); children under two are free. Buy your tickets here.
Parking: Parking is free at Franklin Road Academy, Judson Baptist Church and Overton High School, with regular shuttle service to First Presbyterian. (like your own personal ice cream truck!)
* My friend Lesley has some fabulous tips for making your Crankin’ experience perfect.
* Come ready to taste from more than 500 gallons (!) of ice cream.
* Bring comfortable, flat shoes, because it all takes place on the lawn of the church (no heels) .
My favorite part about the Crankin’ is that is benefits the Martha O’Bryan Center, which provides a cradle to college to career continuum of integrated services for families living in Cayce Place, Nashville’s largest and oldest public housing development, and the surrounding area. The Center supports children, families and individuals as they work to achieve greater self-sufficiency through education and sustained employment.