Slideshow: Scenes from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown 2012

The ice creams
The ice creams
Just a small selection of the many, many sample cups of ice cream we had to eat to vote for a winner. My job is hard.
The crowd
The crowd
The contestants were furiously scooping away.
Cotton candy
Cotton candy
Vibrant cotton candy ice cream to bring out the sweet toothed child in you.
Matt, our gracious host
Matt, our gracious host
Matt—the founder an overlord of the Takedowns—hosted the event. He was also selling tea towels with the ice cream takedown artwork featuring eyeballs strangling a horse, "which is kind of what the takedowns are all about."
The goods
The goods
The prizes await the awards ceremony.
The judges
The judges
From left to right, the judges from Adirondack, Dreamscoops, Blue Marble, and Il Labotorio del Gelato.
Jersey Corn + Cardamom
Jersey Corn + Cardamom
2nd was Jersey Corn + Cardamom.
Belgian Supreme
Belgian Supreme
And first was the Belgian Supreme.
Sundae Fundae
Sundae Fundae
1st prize People's Choice went (by a landslide) to Jill Strominger's mojito ice cream.