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Meet Dr. Maya Warren, the Ice Cream Scientist Creating Flavors at Cold Stone Creamery

To some, traveling the world making ice cream flavors may sound like a dream. For scientist, Dr. Maya Warren, it’s a reality. At an early age, Dr. Warren recognized her love for science when she experimented with trying to make her own version of Nickelodeon’s Gak with food coloring and glue, according to Mental Floss. Later in life, she realized she particularly had a love for chemistry with plans to one day become a chemistry teacher. Life always tends to take our plans and run with them and that’s exactly what happened for Dr. Warren when she stumbled across Food Network’s “Unwrapped,” a television show that described how food is manufactured. It was one particular episode that captured Dr. Warren’s attention where they showed how to create flavored soda that tasted like a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Flavors included cranberry sauce soda, turkey and gravy soda, and green bean casserole soda. Earning her Ph.D. in food science at UW Madison, Dr. Warren went on to focus solely on...

Nov 30, 2020