Ben & Jerry’s names new flavor after Hannah Teter

Posted Nov. 21, 2009, at 1:11 p.m.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Ben & Jerry’s has named its newest ice cream flavor after Vermont native and champion snowboarder Hannah Teter.

Hannah Teter’s Maple Blondie — maple ice cream with blonde brownie pieces and a maple caramel swirl — marks the first time the ice cream company has named a flavor after an athlete. The maple is a nod to the charity she created, called Hannah’s Gold, and her Vermont upbringing.

The Rutland Herald reports that the flavor will be appear in ice cream shops nationwide by the end of the month and in grocery stores by mid-December.

A portion of the sales will go to Teter’s charity, which funds infrastructure improvements and humanitarian projects in Africa.