Tiramisu ice cream from Perry’s Ice Cream Co., Akron, N.Y., won first place in the Innovative Ice Cream Flavor and Novelty Competition held this week at the Ice Cream Technology Conference, put on by the International Dairy Foods Association.

Listen as Perry’s Robin Waite talks about how the dairy processor created Tiramisu.

Coconut and Milk Fruit Bar from Florida International University, Miami, won first place in the Ice Cream Novelty category. Fruitcrown Products Corp., Farmingdale, N.Y., won first place in the Prototype Ice Cream Flavor category for its Pineapple Banana Praline Fosters ice cream.

A total of 34 ice creams and novelties were entered in the three categories. A blind taste-testing was held Tuesday, April 12. The judges were conference attendees, which included ice cream processors and flavor suppliers to the dairy industry. Dairy Foods sponsored the competition.

The following companies won awards in the 2016 Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition.

Most Innovative Ice Cream Flavor

  • First place. “Tiramisu” entered by Perry’s Ice Cream Co.
  • Second place. “Cheese Crown” entered by Graeter's Manufacturing
  • Third place. “Butterscotch Bomb” entered by The Ice Cream Club

Most Innovative Ice Cream Novelty

  • First place. “Coconut and Milk Fruit Bar” entered by Florida International University
  • Second place. “Fun Sandwiches” entered by Wells Enterprises (Blue Bunny)
  • Third place. “Cinnamon Bun” entered by Yasso Inc.

Most Innovative Prototype Ice Cream Flavor

  • First place. “Pineapple Banana Praline Fosters” entered by Fruitcrown Products Corp.
  • Second place. “Brown Butter Bourbon Truffle” entered by Gertrude Hawk
  • Third place. “Blueberry Lemon Shortbread” entered by Pecan Deluxe

See Dairy Foods’ Facebook page for two photos albums of all of the entries.