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Gaithersburg Woman's Ice Cream Recipe Could Hit Big Time With Walmart

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WASHINGTON -- A Gaithersburg, Md., woman may soon have her family's more than 100-year-old ice cream recipe on Walmart stores nationwide if she garners enough votes on the retail giant's "Get On The Shelf" online contest.

The Gazette reports that Valerie Ross began selling her product, BOSS Ice Cream, locally after she lost her job at Sylvan Learning Center in 2009 and developed a tumor in 2010.

"I said, 'you know what, Lord, give me something,'" she told the Gazette. "... My mind went back to a time that was always special, and made me happy and just was a wonderful time, and that was when my mother made her homemade ice cream."

The Southern-style homemade ice cream, derived from a recipe that's been in her family since the late 1880s, can currently be found at Ledo Pizza in Montgomery Village and seven Whole Foods stores in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Flavors include French vanilla twist, chocolate silk, coffee, strawberry and pineapple cheese cake, strawberry, banana supreme, buttery butter pecan and Hawaiian delight to name a few. Check out the rest here.

In her submission video, Ross describes her ice cream as "lip-smacking, spoon-sucking, bowl-slurping, lid-licking scrumptious ice cream." Watch it below to see for yourself.

First round voting continues through April 3, and round two lasts from April 11 through 24. After that, a grand-prize winner will be selected and given the opportunity to sell their product on Walmart shelves across the country.

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