I’ve been excited about the idea of international mashups for up-and-coming products in the ice cream industry. This new direction would combine ingredients and flavors from all over the world to deliver unique cultural experiences through ice cream. After all, ice cream is a universal language.
Like many kids, Maya Warren PhD’15 Food Science grew up loving ice cream. While she was earning her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Carleton College in Minnesota, she recognized this passion as an opportunity to relate to others. For her, ice cream is the perfect medium because people of all ages and ethnicities love it. Warren is now the senior director for research and development at Cold Stone Creamery, where she helps usher new flavors from laboratory to dipping cabinet. Before she joined the popular chain of ice cream parlors, she was known for her globe-trekking success on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” Now she’s going international again. This time, Warren is racing to share her ice cream expertise with the world by establishing Cold Stone in both developed and developing countries. She helps locals access ice cream mix and teaches them how to make ice cream while accounting for regulations and obstacles that vary across international borders.
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