Local Family Makes Donation to NFCC
The Guziel family, who won second place in the Mayfield Ice Cream Below Zero Hero contest over the summer, donated part of their winnings to North Fulton Community Charities last Saturday.
A sizeable donation to North Fulton Community Charities by Roswell's young Guziel sisters turned a second place win in the national Mayfield Ice Cream Company's "Below Zero Hero" milkshake invention contest into something even more wonderful than the sweet treat they created.
Over the summer, Maggie Guziel, 10, and Kelsey Guziel, 9, transformed an old-fashion cookie into the just-as-tasty Whoopee Shake. The milkshake was a hit with Mayfield judges, who placed it among the top 10 recipes for voters to choose as their favorite.
In the end the Guziel family's Whoopee Shake recipe came in second out of the thousands of recipes submitted, netting them $3,000 in prize money.
"We feel very blessed to have had so much support from our family, friends and the community," said Ellen Guziel, who found the contest information flipping through a magazine.
That sense of gratitude inspired the sisters to use part of the winnings to make sure neighboring families have food on the table through a donation of $550 to NFCC on Saturday, Oct. 22.
"Our girls attend High Meadows School and have learned of NFCC through [the school's] philanthropic efforts," Ellen said. "Through that relationship, the girls wanted to donate a portion of their winnings to NFCC food bank, to help fight hunger in their local community."
NFCC was so touched by the contribution they asked the girls to speak about their experience at the non-profit's annual community recognition breakfast on Nov. 9.
Though the Whoopee Shake was their highest contender, it wasn't the only recipe the Guziel family concocted. Their other ideas included: grasshopper, butterbeer, turtle cheesecake, salted carmel bacon, as well as coffee and donuts.
"We must have had at least 30 to 40 different shake concepts," said Ellen.
But voters across the U.S. decided the Whoopee Shake recipe sounded best. The recipe, posted below, can be found on the Mayfield contest website.
|Milk:||1/2 cups of milk|
|Using a mixer, cream the butter together with the powdered sugar. Add 2 Tbsp milk and vanilla, mix until combined. Whip in the marshmallow topping until the filling is fluffy.
Add ice cream, hot fudge and milk to the blender and mix until smooth.
In a tall glass, make layers with sandwich cookie crumbles, chocolate shake and cream filling mixture until full. Top the shake with whipped cream and sprinkle with cookie crumbles.