Killis Melton’s Ice Cream Crank Off

Sunday June 25th 2017

11am – 3pm



In 1994, Killis Melton told his son-in-law: “I’m always up for a chili cook-off, but what Texas needs in the summer is an ice cream crank-off!”  And the rest is history!  Over the years, thousand’s of people have enjoyed the tastes of homemade ice cream, great music, magic shows, and fun kids’ activities. The Crank-Off has been featured on The Food Network and in American Profile Magazine in addition to the Dallas Morning News and local papers and magazines. The Killis Melton’s Ice Cream Crank Off is held each year in June.

Go here to register as a Cranker.



9:00 am                                 Cranker Registration Begins

10:00 am                              Cranking Begins

11:00-3:00 pm                  Activities and Ice Cream Trucks are Open

12:00-1:00 pm                  Cranker Area Tour

1:00-3:00 pm                    Tastings Begin

2:30 – 3:00pm                   Killis Melton Remembrance and Awards

3:00  pm                                Events Close



Pony Rides, Anthony Street = 4 tickets

Balloon Artist, in Courtyard= 3-5 tickets

Face Painting, in Courtyard = 4-7 tickets

Kids’ Games, in Courtyard = 1 ticket per game

Petting Zoo, behind Taylor Inn = 2 tickets

Magic Show, Wilmeth Schoolhouse = 3 tickets

Kids’ Ice Cream Making, Chapel Garden = 1 ticket

Blacksmith Shop = FREE

Kids’ Crafts, Chapel Garden = FREE



Hot Dog Meal, Courtyard = 5 tickets

Gypsy Scoops Ice Cream, Anthony Street = 3-4 tickets

Tasting, Cranker Area = 1 ticket per taste