NZ Ice Cream Awards: Gold and Silver Medal Winners Announced


New Zealand’s best ice creams have been revealed. Gold and Silver Medal winners for the 2020 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards were announced on October 27. 

In the first weekend of October, 17 judges assessed over 300 entries to find New Zealand’s best ice creams, gelatos, sorbets and dairy-free frozen products. The top gold medal winners announced this week are in the running to be among 13 Champions and two Supreme Champions which will announced at the NZ Ice Cream Awards on Wednesday 4 November.

Announcing the medal winners, Chief Judge Jackie Matthews made special mention of the exceptional quality of this year’s Gold Medals. “One of the objectives of the Awards is to raise the overall industry standard and New Zealand made ice cream has been of world-class quality for many years. This year the gelato and sorbet were excellent, and also truly world-class.”

“Another trend was the increase in savoury flavours this year. Recently TV’s MasterChef has been incorporating ice creams and gelatos in main course dishes and some of those entered in the NZ Ice Cream Awards this year would fit well in there, showing ice cream can be enjoyed any time.  Also noticeable was an increase in plant-based and low-fat options over last year’s entries.”

The judges.

The Awards, owned and run by the NZ Ice Cream Manufacturers Association, have been held since 1997 and are the country’s only national ice cream, gelato, sorbet and dairy-free frozen products competition.

Winners will be announced at the 2020 NZ Ice Cream Awards Gala Awards Dinner in Auckland on Wednesday 4 November.

NZ ICE CREAM AWARDS 2020 MEDAL WINNERS

 

Synergy Best of Fruit Category, Gold Medals

Gellicious Gelato, Black Doris Plum Sorbet

Little ‘Lato, Mango Lassi

 

Synergy Best of Fruit Category, Silver Medals

Carrello del Gelato, Mango Sorbetto

Emerald Foods, Chateau Apricot Ripple Ice Cream

Gellicious Gelato, Mango Sorbet

INDULGENZ, Black Doris Plum

Patagonia Chocolates, Mango

Talley’s Ice Cream, Motueka Creamery Apricot

Zany Zeus, Mango

 

Hawkins Watts Dairy-Free Category, Gold Medals

Little ‘Lato, Raspberry Dark Chocolate Smash

Little Liberty Creamery, Almond Mocha

Little Liberty Creamery, Double Espresso

 

Hawkins Watts Dairy-Free Category, Silver Medals

Frozen Bliss, Vanilla Bean

Frozen Bliss, Salted Caramel Ripple

Little ‘Lato, Vegan Banoffee

Little ‘Lato, Vegan Latte

Little ‘Lato, Vegan Roasted Hazelnut

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Little Liberty Creamery, Hazelnut Chocolate

Little Liberty Creamery, Mint Choc Chip

Little Liberty Creamery, Mixed Berry

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Crave Chocolate Honeycomb

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Crave Mango & Coconut

 

New Zealand Food Safety Export Ice Cream Category, Gold Medal

Dairyworks, Newlait Choc Caramel Brownie Ice Cream

 

New Zealand Food Safety Export Ice Cream Category, Silver Medals

Allied Faxi New Zealand Food Co, Vanilla Fresh Milk Ice Cream

Allied Faxi New Zealand Food Co, Chocolate Fresh Milk Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, New Zealand Natural Rum and Raisin Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, Killinchy Gold Affogato Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, Killinchy Gold Hokey Pokey Ice Cream

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Awesome Foursome Cravings Ice Cream

Talley’s Ice Cream, Meiraku Vanilla Beans

 

Sensient Technologies Gelato Category, Gold Medals

Charlies Gelato, Dark Chocolate Gelato

Emerald Foods, Killinchy Gold Passionfruit & Vanilla Ice Cream

Gelissimo Gelato, Caffe Bianca

Gellicious Gelato, Chocolate Gelato

GelatoMio, Pana Cotta Gelato

Left Coast Gelato, Chai Latte

Little ‘Lato, Speculoos

PURE New Zealand Ice Cream, Boysenberry

 

Sensient Technologies Gelato Category, Silver Medals

Carrello del Gelato, Salted Caramel with Chocolate Gelato

Carrello del Gelato, Chocolate Gelato

Gellicious Gelato, Vanilla Bean Gelato

Gellicious Gelato, Sea Salt Caramel Gelato

Gellicious Gelato, Indian Summer Gelato

Gellicious Gelato, Blueberry Gelato

Ginellis, Apple Pie Gelato

Ginellis, Rocher

Left Coast Gelato Banoffee Pie

Left Coast Gelato Caramel Ginger Crunch

Little ‘Lato, Espresso Gelato

Little ‘Lato, Salted Butterscotch

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Mochaccino

 

Pacific Flavours & Ingredients Kids’ Choice, Gold Medal

Talley’s Ice Cream, Blueberry Ice Cream

 

Pacific Flavours & Ingredients Kids’ Choice, Silver Medal

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Awesome Chocolate Cookies & Fudge Ice Cream

 

Pacific Flavours & Ingredients Kids’ Choice, Bronze Medal

Puhoi Valley Café, Choc Hokey

 

Kiwi Labels Low Fat or Frozen Yoghurt Category, Gold Medals

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Mango Lassi Frozen Yoghurt

Zany Zeus, Passionfruit

 

Kiwi Labels Low Fat or Frozen Yoghurt Category, Silver Medals

Emerald Foods, New Zealand Natural Forestberry Frozen Yoghurt

Emerald Foods, Chateau Frozen Yoghurt

Emerald Foods, New Zealand Natural Cool Bananas D’Lite Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, Zilch Vanilla Ice Cream

Talley’s Ice Cream, Guilt Free Honeycomb

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Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Light Vanilla

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Frozen Yoghurt

Zany Zeus, Raspberry

Zany Zeus, Feijoa

Zany Zeus, Mango

 

 

NZ Life & Leisure Open Creative Category, Gold Medals

Kāpiti Ice Cream, Kāpiti Keep Korma and Curry On

Lewis Road Creamery, Lemon and Gin Botanicals

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Don’t Waffle On

 

NZ Life & Leisure Open Creative, Silver Medals

Carrello del Gelato, Cucumber, Mint & Lime Sorbetto

Kāpiti Ice Cream, Kāpiti Get Sticky with it

Kāpiti Ice Cream, Kāpiti Like a Persian

Little ‘Lato, Cream Cheese & Asparagus Roll

Little ‘Lato, Maple Roasted Parsnip

 

Chelsea Sugar Premium Ice Cream Category, Gold Medals

Appleby Farms, Boysenberry

Appleby Farms, Ginger Biscuit

Dairyworks, Deep South Choc Caramel Brownie Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, New Zealand Natural Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Kāpiti Ice Cream, Kāpiti Gingernut

Kāpiti Ice Cream, Kāpiti Affogato

Lewis Road Creamery, Chocolate Truffle with Chocolate Ganache

Lewis Road Creamery, Double Mint and Dark Chocolate

Duck Island Ice Cream, White Chocolate Pomegranate Macadamia

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Creations Maple Fudge Walnut Ice Cream

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Awesome Passionfruit Ripple Ice Cream

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Creations Half Baked Brownie Ice Cream

Patagonia Chocolates, Dulce de Leche

Zany Zeus, Rose Water and Coconut

 

Chelsea Sugar Premium Ice Cream Category, Silver Medals

Appleby Farms, Passionfruit

Appleby Farms, Coffee

Appleby Farms, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Dairyworks, Deep South Butterscotch Caramel Walnut Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, Killinchy Gold Salted Caramel & Cashew Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, New Zealand Natural English Toffee Ice Cream

Ginellis, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Ginellis, Chocolate Revenge Ice Cream

INDULGENZ, Liquorice

Kapiti Ice Cream, Kāpiti Fig & Manuka Honey

Lewis Road Creamery, Burnt Butter and Caramel Swirl

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Awesome Toffee Baked Churros Deluxe Ice Cream

Patagonia Chocolates, Dark Chocolate

Puhoi Valley Café, Matakana Rostered Coffee Affogato with Cashew Nuts

Puhoi Valley Café, Puhoi Hokey

PURE New Zealand Ice Cream, Salted Caramel

PURE New Zealand Ice Cream, Roasted White and Dark Chocolate

PURE New Zealand Ice Cream, Hokey Pokey

PURE New Zealand Ice Cream, Mascarpone, Date and Orange

Talley’s Ice Cream, Motueka Creamery Passionfruit

Talley’s Ice Cream, T’oBeray Cookies & Cream

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Talley’s Ice Cream, TSF Chocolate

Zany Zeus, Greek Yoghurt and Raspberry

Zany Zeus, Liquorice

Zany Zeus, Ghana Chocolate

 

Givaudan/IMCD Premium Vanilla Ice Cream Category, Gold Medal

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Awesome Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Givaudan/IMCD Premium Vanilla Ice Cream Category, Silver Medals

Dairyworks, Deep South Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, New Zealand Natural Classic Vanilla Ice Cream

INDULGENZ, Luxury Vanilla Bean

Patagonia Chocolates, Vanilla Bean

Zany Zeus, Vanilla

 

Infruit Sorbet Category, Gold Medals

Emerald Foods, Killinchy Gold Lemon Sorbet

Gellicious Gelato, Passionfruit Sorbet

Gellicious Gelato, Strawberry Sorbet

INDULGENZ, Mango Sorbet

Patagonia Chocolates, Chocolate Sorbet

 

Infruit Sorbet Category, Silver Medals

Carrello del Gelato, Feijoa Sorbetto

Carello del Gelato, Raspberry Sorbet

Carrello del Gelato, Rhubarb Sorbetto

Duck Island Ice Cream, Mango Passionfruit Sorbet

Emerald Foods, New Zealand Natural Mango Sorbet

Emerald Foods, New Zealand Natural Berryfruit

Gellicious Gelato, Blackcurrant Sorbet

Gellicious Gelato, Lemon Sorbet

INDULGENZ, Raspberry Sorbet

Minoo Gelato, Feijoa Sorbet

Minoo Gelato, Lemon Sorbet

Puhoi Valley Café & Cheese Store, Strawberry Sorbet

Patagonia Chocolates, Raspberry Sorbet

Takapuna Beach Cafe & Store, Strawberry & Rosehip

 

Alto/PACT Group Standard Ice Cream Category, Gold Medals

Duck Island Ice Cream, Peppermint Slice

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Boysenberry Ripple

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Crave Peanut Butter Cup

 

Alto/PACT Group Standard Ice Cream Category, Silver Medals

Dairyworks, Deep South Double Chocolate Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, Chateau Churro Ice Cream

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Wonders Hokey Pokey Ice Cream

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Awesome Salted Caramel Seduction Ice Cream

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Awesome Toffee Baked Churros Ice Cream

Talley’s Ice Cream, Green Tea

Talley’s Ice Cream, Eiger GT

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Hokey Pokey

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Caramel Ripple

 

Fonterra New Zealand Standard Vanilla Ice Cream Category, Gold Medal

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top French Vanilla

 

Fonterra New Zealand Standard Vanilla Ice Cream Category, Silver Medals

Dairyworks, Deep South French Vanilla Ice Cream

Emerald Foods, Chateau Vanilla Ice Cream

Much Moore Ice Cream Co, Much Moore Wonders Vanilla Ice Cream

Tip Top Ice Cream Company, Tip Top Creamy Vanilla

 

 

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