Tip Top Hokey Pokey Ice Cream and Puhoi Valley Café’s Matakana Roasted Coffee Affogato Ice Cream are supreme winners of the 20th New Zealand Ice Cream Awards. The event has celebrated its platinum anniversary with 334 entries manufactured by 37 companies and individuals. Judging took the panel of eight judges two full days, and involved awarding points for different criteria, such as appearance, body and texture, and flavour.
For the second year in a row, Tip Top Ice Cream has taken home the ‘Supreme Award for a Large Manufacturer’ with an entry in the Standard Ice Cream category. Judges defined Tip Top Hokey Pokey Ice Cream as ‘very creamy, excellent body, good flavour with perfect sweetness balance.’ The brand was also awarded Best in Category in the Standard Vanilla Ice Cream category for its Tip Top Vanilla Ice Cream.
It is also the second consecutive year that Puhoi Valley Café has scooped both a ‘Supreme Award for a Boutique Manufacturer’ and a Best in the Premium Ice Cream Category. The latter attracted the largest number of entries with 65 products, followed by Sorbet (51 entries) and Gelato (49 entries).