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Peanut brittle ice cream at Moo Creamery.

Felix Adamo / The Californian

Is vanilla too plain for you? Do you want more rocks in your rocky road? Then Moo Creamery has just the thing at its ninth annual Flavor Awards on Sunday. For the annual contest, the restaurant takes customer suggestions for new and unique flavors, which it narrows down to eight finalists. A batch of each is prepared and served at the event where attendees get to vote for the winner. 

This year's contenders (and creators, when names were available) are: Sriracha Peach Cobbler, vanilla ice cream, roasted peaches, sriracha and streusel crumble (from Alyssa Grishaber); Twin Peaks, rosemary and pine-infused sweet cream ice cream with lemon zest (Chloe, Mark and Sam Louden); WTF (What the Fudge), peanut butter base, marshmallow, fudge swirl and homemade toffee; Grammy Gram, honey vanilla ice cream, homemade graham cracker and cinnamon marshmallow swirl; Baked Honeycrisp Apple, cinnamon ice cream, roasted apples and granola (Miriam Alqaisi); Bourbon + Butternutty, caramelized butternut squash ice cream with a bourbon pecan caramel swirl (Leah Shields); Olive "I Love You," vanilla bean ice cream, olive oil, lemon and sea salt (Stefanie LaFebre); and Gingersnap Cardamom, cardamom-infused sweet cream ice cream with ginger molasses cookie dough (Rochelle Vaughan).

It's not all sweets since the early evening gathering includes a Mexican buffet. Tickets are $30, $15 for children 6 to 12 and free for kids 5 and under, and includes the buffet and all the ice cream you can eat. Reserve your seat by calling 861-1130 or emailing info@moocreamery.com. The event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Moo Creamery, 4885 Truxtun Ave, Suite B.

Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.

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