A Fiona-inspired ice cream is now a thing.
Graeter’s ice cream unveiled a hippo-inspired flavor on Monday.
Chunky Chunky Hippo is a limited-edition flavor. A portion of the proceeds from the ice cream will benefit the Cincinnati Zoo.
With a toffee ice cream base, the new flavor also contains salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles.
“There are two things in life guaranteed to bring a smile to your face – ice cream and Fiona, the baby hippo,” said Chad Yelton, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden vice president of marketing and communications.
Fiona has become a hometown celebrity.
The hippo weighed 29 pounds when she was born on Jan. 24 at the Cincinnati Zoo. She was six weeks premature and weighed about 25 pounds lighter than the lowest recorded birth weight for the species.
Fast-forward six months, and Fiona tipped the scale at over 325 pounds -– a weight consistent with a full-term hippo her age.
Fiona’s journey has inspired the Queen City. Dozens of businesses across the city have chipped in.