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!
|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
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|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:
|LegalCat's Pale Ale Ice Cream with Stout Syrup
||NJacobson's Triple-Berry Ice Cream with Cocoa Nibs