Orlando Ice Cream Shop Wins Sweet Award for Best Strawberry Ice Cream in North America


Charlie’s Bakery & Creamery recently competed in Conecon, the largest ice cream competition in the US

 Orlando based Charlie’s Bakery & Creamery packed its scoopers and ‘Super-Premium’ ice cream to Las Vegas and recently competed in Conecon, the largest ice cream competition in the United States.

The 50-year-old shop, located at 3213 Curry Ford Road, took home the award for best strawberry ice cream, according to a press release.

This was the first time it ever entered, its owner Patricia Hage said in a release.

Each competitor enters in the three categories: strawberry, vanilla and chocolate flavor ice cream.

“Our super-premium ice cream was first tested by Cornell University’s Dairy Lab which was the first tier of judging,” Hage said in a release.

The next step was, judges randomly selected different ice cream shop brands and award points that placed it in either a blue ribbon, red ribbon, white ribbon or no winner category, according to the release.

Charlie’s Bakery & Creamery took home a blue ribbon in the vanilla category and a red ribbon for its chocolate ice cream.

“We were thrilled to bring home winners in all three categories,” Hage said in a release.

Hage took over the historic ice cream shop back in 2022, after purchasing it from Gary Hawks, the son of the founder Charlie Hawks.

After learning from the Hawks for about a month, she took it over with her husband and has been churning the ice cream since.

The shop also serves cakes, cookies, pies and other flavors of ice cream such as cookie butter, cotton candy, Oreo and pistachio.

Source : Clickorlando