Gallery: 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.

The wreckage
The wreckage

So many cups.

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.

Christmas in July
Christmas in July

3rd place judge's pick was Christmas in July.

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.