Best Lick! Ice Cream Contest 2008: The Winners!

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.

Runners-Up

• 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!

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.