‘Perfect burger’ recipe includes Perry’s Ice Cream
blog by S.J. Velasquez • August 31, 2012 @ 9:13am
Perry’s Ice Cream employee Shirley Gawlik’s idea of a perfect burger includes a little ice cream. Lucky for her, she’s not alone.
Gawlik’s burger recipe won her a handful of awards earlier this week at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, including top honors for the “Create a Perfect Burger” contest.
“A lot of people said ‘Why ice cream?’ But I said, ‘You put cheese on a burger so why not try ice cream,” Gawlik, a Perry’s customer service representative, told the Batavia News.
The award-winning recipe (available on the Perry’s website) features a pesto sauce with a vanilla ice cream base, and there’s some ice cream in the actual meaty mix.
“I knew the surprising ingredient would be an attention-getter plus the ice cream made the burger tender and the pesto sauce extra creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness,” Gawlik said in a press release.
Gawlik’s burger also earned “juiciest burger” and most “consumer friendly burger” at the state fair.