“Best of ATX Frozen Treats”

“Best of ATX Frozen Treats”

Best of ATX Frozen Treats Contest

The “Best of ATX Frozen Treats” Contest is a celebration of at-home and professional ice cream and frozen treat makers. Featured Frozen Treat Partners enter a flavor into the contest to be voted on by the general public (fan favorite) and be judged by a panel of celebrity judges at the Austin Ice Cream Festival.

Three divisions will compete for a coveted Austin Ice Cream Festival spoon and eternal bragging rights as the “Best of ATX Frozen Treat”!
Fan Fave Flave               Professional               At-Home


This is your chance to crown the 2017 Austin Ice Cream Festival’s Fan Favorite Flavor—and enjoy some frosty fresh treats!  The public will rank unique flavors entered in the “Best of ATX Frozen Treats” contest—determining who will win “Fan Fave Flave” from 10 of our participating Frozen Treat Partners.

How It Works
Voters will sample flavors from our frozen treat partners entered in the contest, then rate them on a scale of 1-5 stars on the Austin Ice Cream Festival app. The flavor receiving the most stars will be crowned the “Fan Fave Flave” and receive the coveted Austin Ice Cream Festival spoon and eternal bragging rights!

Our frozen treat partners will provide their contest entry flavors available in their shops beginning Saturday, August 5download the app to find where to sample the contest flavors.  Fan Fave Flave voting will continue at the festival, on-site until 6pm. The winner will be announced onsite at Fiesta Gardens at 7:50 pm.

How To Vote on the App:
1.  Download the Austin Ice Cream Festival app via the link:  http://vue.do/atxicecreamfest
2.  Click “Cast Your Vote” on the app’s home page.
3.  Select a flavor from the list to rank from 1-5 stars.
4.  Share with friends on social media!
5.  Use the map to find the next flavor to sample!

Flavors To Vote On:
Mexican Vanilla by Amy’s Ice Creams
Superman by Austin Scoops
Boston Cream Pie by Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs
Chocolate Nutella Chunk by Cold Cookie Creamery
Birthday Cake Cookie Dough by NadaMoo!
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pop by Odd Pop
Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding) by Shaved Ice Island
Mango Snow Ice by Snow Monster
Coconut by Steel City Pops
Rosewater Lemonade by Thai Fresh

VOTE:  10am, August 5 — 6pm, August 12
You don’t have to wait until August 12 to start enjoying frozen treats!  Start sampling flavors in the Fan Fave Flave contest a week before the event through the day of the festival, and cast your vote in the Best of ATX Frozen Treats competition!


During the festival, our judging panel—comprised of local celebrities and tastemakers—will walk around and critique the frozen treat contest entries based on taste and creativity.  Their votes will determine the Professional division winner of “Best of ATX Frozen Treats” contest.

Winner will be announced at 1pm onsite at Fiesta Gardens and receive the coveted Austin Ice Cream Festival spoon to proudly display.

Panel of Celebrity Judges:
Doug Lyon, Austin Ice Cream Festival Founder
Stacy Franklin, Franklin Barbecue
Trevor Scott, Host of CBS “We Are Austin”
Eric Silverstein, The Peached Tortilla
Kathy Valentine, musician/songwriter and member of the iconic band the Go-Go’s
Brandon Watson, Austin Chronicle
Dawn Weston, Edible Austin
Jane Ko, Taste of Koko


Open to all festival attendees.

Anyone attending the festival can enter this division of the “Best of ATX Frozen Treats” contest. Frozen treat home hobbyists make their frosty creations at home and bring them to the event. Show off your individual talents or collaborate at a team.

Entries should be delivered to the festival by 11am for cold storage while entrants have fun at the festival.  Our panel of judges will step in to taste all the entries and choose a winner to receive the coveted spoon!

We ask that all entering this division, please fill out the entry form below.  Please be prepared to provide at least 1 pint of your contest entry to be judged in the “Best of ATX Frozen Treats” Contest. 

Click here to fill out the At-Home Division entry form!

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