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Create Your Own Ice Cream Finalists

By Fine Cooking Editors, editor

July 14th, 2009

We're thrilled with all the creative entries in the Create Your Own Ice Cream Contest. Narrowing it down to ten finalists was tough, and left us weak with cravings. Here are the ten that we felt best took David Lebovitz's basic formula and turned it into delicious and creative treats. Vote on your favorite below!

Banana Bread Mac Nut Crunch   Coffee Gingerbread Chip Ice Cream
LadyBugThePug's Banana Bread Mac Nut Crunch: Vanilla ice cream with banana bread chunks and macadamias
  NuggetMonkey's coffee-infused ice cream with chocolate chips, toasted almonds, and gingerbread chunks
Spicy White Chocolate Ice Cream   Jalapeno Lime Ice Cream
Guimauve's Spicy White-Chocolate Ice Cream with crushed pink peppercorns folded in   KeeleyC's icy-hot Jalapeno-Lime Ice Cream, flavored with chopped chiles plus lime zest and juice.
Malted Milk Ice Cream   Sweet Potato Ice Cream
Pesky One's Malted Milk Ice Cream, topped with chocolate-covered peanuts   Brynnie's Sweet Potato Ice Cream, here sandwiched between two bourbon sugar cookies
Straberry-Balsamic Ice Cream   Monkey Bite Ice Cream
Canadian Foodie's Strawberry-Balsamic-Black Peppercorn Ice Cream, with a balsamic drizzle   KarenKitchen's Monkey Bite Ice Cream: Banana-flavored custard, with chopped chocolate and peanut mix-ins.
NW Caffeine Buzz Ice Cream   Lemon-Ginger Ice Cream
Trav45's NW Caffeine Buzz: Coffee-infused ice cream with roasted blackberries and chocolate-covered coffee beans   Texas Foodie's Lemon and Ginger-Infused Ice Cream, here sandwiched between two different types of ginger cookies


Voting is open until 11:59 pm Eastern Time, July 29.

Finally, two honorable mentions: both LegalCat and NJacobsons have recently won gallery contests so we didn't select them as finalists, but their inspired creations deserve a shout-out:

Pale Ale Ice Cream with Caramel-Stout Syrup   Triple Berry Ice Cream with Cocoa Nibs
LegalCat's Pale Ale Ice Cream with Stout Syrup
  NJacobson's Triple-Berry Ice Cream with Cocoa Nibs
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Comments (5)

Texas_Foodie writes: Dear FC Staff,

So what's the next challenge? I think you should do another "Cook the Issue" challenge. That really challenged me to try different recipes and techniques that I probably would not have otherwise tried.

Thanks for all the fun cooking - Posted: 9:51 am on July 30th

CarlaE writes: Easily SWEET POTATO!.....GO BRYNNE! Posted: 9:07 pm on July 22nd

sbreckenridge writes: Voting is open until end of the day (midnight) July 29. I'll update the post to reflect that. Posted: 9:43 am on July 17th

vics writes: How long do we have to vote? I'd like to make all the ice creams and vote, but am going on vacation tomorrow. Posted: 12:35 pm on July 16th

JuliRoberts writes: can you choose from this Smörgåsbord of succulence!

I'll take one of each please! :) Posted: 5:01 pm on July 14th

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Create Your Own Ice Cream Contest

This summer, we're challenging you to create your own ice cream flavor, using David Lebovitz's simple method and our online recipe builder.  Taking the challenge is easy:

Step One: Login or create a profile

Step Two: Go to our Create Your Own Recipe game to build your creation. You can also enter a flavor that you create using David's method but your own ideas for flavors.

Step Three: Post photos and a description of your creation following the instructions on the entry form.

Step Four: Browse the gallery and get inspired! You can comment on other entries, and give your favorite photos a thumbs-up rating.

Grand Prize: The user posting the most creative dish will win a Cuisinart Flavor Duo two-bowl ice cream maker.

For the complete contest rules, click here.