The second Rhode Island Food Fights event of 2015, the 4th Annual Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown, was held this past Sunday, June 28th at the Rhode Island Eye Institute in Providence. Seven ice cream makers–Frosty Freez, ProvidenceG, Julians, Lincoln Creamery, Newport Creamery, Sundaes and Warwick Ice Cream Co.–competed to see who had the best, according to a panel of three culinary judges (which included this writer), along with competing for the People’s Choice. Three trophies, created by Ahlers Designs, were awarded to the winners.
According to judges, Sierra Barter of The Lady Project, David Dadekian of Eat Drink RI, and Katrin Wingels Schnippering of Eye Cookies, first place went to Lincoln Creamery for their Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Dough ice cream. Judges’ second place went to Julians‘ White Chocolate Key Lime Pie ice cream. The Lila Delman Real Estate Lila Cares People’s Choice was awarded to Warwick Ice Cream Co. Congratulations to all the winners.
RI Food Fights was created and produced by Jim Nellis. John Taraborelli and Matt Coupe entertainingly hosted the event. The TropiGals very elegantly provided ice cream and support to everyone involved.