Gina’s Italian Ice Crowned the Winner of Berwyn’s Best Frozen Treat Contest!
After much anticipation Gina’s Italian Ice won according our local judges and YOUR votes! Their delicious, and always a classic, lemon Italian ice secured the most votes and was able to beat out their fierce competitors.
Berwyn’s Best Frozen Treat competition began in May and was fixed on finding the best local frozen confection. Gina’s Italian Ice walked home a winner with its signature homemade Lemon Italian Ice. Gina Tremonte’s favorite, the lemon ice is made on-site daily with the help of her son Patrick with a recipe Gina learned in Italy. It mixes finely shaved ice with bright yellow lemons and sugar to create a simple yet perfect summer cool-off combination. The frozen treat is available during the shop’s open season from May through September.
Gina’s Italian Ice went up against other local favorites 3-D’s Cool Creations, Tastee Freez, Culver’s and La Michoacana Premium. To learn more about the competition and see past winners, visit Berwyn’s Best.
Gina reacted to the award, “I feel great that we won and love all of the people that voted for Gina’s. If it wasn’t for their support, I would not be a winner or in business for 38 years.”
The final competition brought together a group of local judges for a taste-test event to compare each specialty frozen dessert side-by-side based on flavor, texture and presentation. Judges included Dan White of Old Fashioned Candies, Eddie Garcia of Realty of Chicago, Jackie Dahlgren of 3D Collision Repair, Inc., Karen Jures of Byline Bank, Vero Castro of Happy Buddha Cafe and 5th Ward Alderman Cesar Santoy. Their scores along with a public poll determined the contest winner.