Well, the results of our second annual Best Lick! Ice Cream Contest are in, and the winners were the runaway favorites. There was no contest for the first place prize, and the runners up were clear winners as well.
So, without further ado, a drumroll please....
First Place Winner
The winner this year is:
• Brett's Chocolate Gelato with Salted Caramel Pecans
Congratulations to ice cream chef Brett. He'll receive a $200 Gift Certificate to Sur La Table, a set of Fran's Dessert Sauces, and an iSi Aluminum Cream Whipper.
• Jason's Creamy Espresso Crunch
• Amanda's Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt with Pistachio Biscotti Bits
Congratulations to both ice cream chefs! They'll each receive a $100 gift certificate to Sur La Table, a set of Fran's Dessert Sauces, and a set of Anodized Aluminum Ice Cream Bowls.
Thank you to EVERYONE who entered. There were so many wonderful entries and recipes; we feel very lucky (and hungry) to have seen all of these. We hope that they provided inspiration, deliciousness, and great fun (the real point of this whole thing) to everyone who entered, tested, voted, and clicked.
Congratulations to our winners and all entrants! See you for more ice cream next year. You can check out all the entries below.
• More info on prizes and the contest: The Best Lick! Ice Cream Contest: 2008 Edition
Best Lick! 2008 Entries
Here's a list of all the entries. Click the thumbnail to go to the entry.
• Roasted Apricot Ice Cream with Almond Praline Ripple
• Chocolate Gelato with Salted Caramel Pecans
• Coconut Peach Ice Cream with Toasted Almonds
• Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Ice Cream
• Blueberry Brie Tart Ice Cream
• Grape Ice Cream
• Basil Infused Ginger and Cinnamon Ice Cream
• Rosemary-Lime Sparkle Ice Cream
• Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt with Pistachio Biscotti Bits
• Visions of Sugar Plum Ice Cream
• Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream
• Apple Chardonnay Ice Cream with Bulgarian Sheep Cheese
• Mint Raspberry with a Chocolate Swirl
• Spice Cream with a Twist
• Peach Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Salted, Roasted Pistachios and a Balsamic Bay Leaf Reduction
• Pink Lemonade Ice Cream
• No Churn Lychee and Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream with Merlot Poached Pears
• Janine's Blueberry Basil Ice Cream
• Grand Marnier Apricot Ice Cream With Almonds
• Ovaltine Chocolate Chunk Chunk Ice Cream
• Blueberry Coffeecake Ice Cream "Cone"
• Coconut and Thai Basil Ice Cream
• Mango Chili Ice Cream
• Creamy Espresso Crunch
• Key Lime Dream Ice Cream
• Vegan Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream
Note: Winners were calculated by reader voting. Apartment Therapy reserves complete and total rights to calculate, calibrate, and adjudicate reader voting for fairness, equity, and best practices. All results are final.