It’s hard to believe that June, National Dairy Month, is already coming to a close, but rest assured this Colorado Proud recipe will keep you cool and satisfy your sweet tooth all summer long.

What better way to honor one of Colorado’s most important agricultural commodities than with a bowl of ice cream? Let’s not forget the other star of the show, and jump on this chance to incorporate a heaping helping of ripe Colorado strawberries.

With a plethora of local dairy at our fingertips and farmers markets in full swing, this creamy, fruity dessert makes for an easy and fun treat using all homegrown ingredients.

  • Colorado is home to 140 dairy farms and 197,000 milk cows producing more than 600,000 gallons of milk each year.
  • Colorado ranks 2nd in milk output per cow and 13th in milk production nationally.
  • Weld and Larimer counties are top producing agricultural counties in our state, with dairy as a top commodity for each (Dairy Max).

Do you know where to find the best berries in your area? Colorado Proud has you covered with their Farm Fresh Directory, that’ll point you towards a list of your local farmers and markets.

Colorado residents are lucky to have local milk sold in retail grocery stores or, can source fresh products right to your front door using Royal Crest Dairy.

Find out if the milk in your refrigerator is from Colorado by visiting WhereIsMyMilkFrom.com.

“Nothing says summer like ice cream,” says chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., 5280 Culinary, LLC & Ace Hardware Grill Expert. “In this recipe, we take some fresh Colorado cream, add in some Colorado strawberries and create the perfect treat for that summer heat. Happy cooking!”

Header photo courtesy of Jennifer Pallian