Tip Top named International Ice Cream Maker of the Year

Kiwi favourite beats global talent to take top spot, Kapiti “Most Innovative”

What’s your favourite ice cream? Once again New Zealand proves it’s punching above its weight when it comes to food: iconic ice cream brand Tip Top scooped multiple wins at the annual International Ice Cream Consortium (IICC) conference earlier this month, competing against the biggest ice cream manufacturers from 13 other countries.

Tip Top did Kiwis proud by winning the overall award of ‘International Ice Cream Maker of the Year’ and winning silver in the “Best Ice Cream” category for the recently launched Tip Top Whittaker’s Coffee and Chocolate flavoured stick. Kapiti also won big, with first place in the “Most Innovative Ice Cream” category for its Kapiti Toasted Sesame Cone.

Tip Top Director, Kim Ballinger, says, “It’s a huge achievement to be recognised as the best in the world and it really puts New Zealand on the map when it comes to quality ice cream.”

Leigh Benvie, Senior Brand manager Kapiti is especially delighted that they achieved such success in the “Most Innovative Ice Cream” category. “We really like pushing the boundaries and love coming up with new and interesting flavours that will challenge and delight the public’s tastebuds. The Kapiti Toasted Sesame Cone is a perfect example of this,” she says.

“As far as we know it’s a world first to have toasted almonds baked into the cone and a window in the wrapper so you can see the cone.”

The win coincides with the recent Colmar Brunton announcement that Tip Top is now New Zealand’s third most loved brand, moving up a spot from fourth last year.

Tip Top Ice cream is all natural colours and flavour, uses fresh milk and cream and 100 per cent committed to being Palm Oil free.