Passion fruit-caramel combo named ‘Ice Cream of the Year’ in Hungary

BUDAPEST (Xinhua) – Hungarian confectioner Norbert Dobo’s passion fruit and caramel ice cream was awarded the ‘Ice Cream of the Year’ prize for 2020 on Tuesday.

The confectioner from Balatonfured in western Hungary also received the silver medal for his honeycomb toffee and vanilla creation.

“In the vanilla ice cream, we combined slightly more classic, more traditional flavours, whereas the passion fruit and caramel ice cream strengthens our new line, a more modern combination,” Dobo said after the results were announced.

Photo taken on July 7, 2020 shows various creations taking part in the “Ice Cream of the Year” competition at a press conference in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian confectioner Norbert Dobo’s passion fruit and caramel ice cream was awarded the “Ice Cream of the Year” prize for 2020 here on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

He said he very much likes reading books about confectionery. “In winter, we always come up with a lot of ideas, we experiment in the spring, and implement new flavours in the summer,” he explained, adding that his two award-winning ice creams have been available since the spring.

The Hungarian confectioners’ guild has been organising this annual professional competition since 1998.