From the monthly archives:

July 2008

Free Ice Cream Winners

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on July 29, 2008

The following lucky 10 commenters have won coupons for PhillySwirl Cupcakes as part of my National Ice Cream Month giveaway:

  • 11- jade
  • 5- ms jackie
  • 10- lessley
  • 4- s. phil
  • 12- izabela
  • 16- caroline
  • 3- charles
  • 8- Jeaneaen
  • 15- Arlene Descargar
  • 6- casie m

And the grand prize winner (who actually gets the Ice Cream cupcakes shipped to her home) is commenter #9: Rebecca!

Congratulations everyone! And thaks to PhillysSwirl for their generosity.

Winners should have received an email from me by now asking for the address to ship to; if not please contact me.


Win Free Ice Cream through July 28th

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on July 14, 2008

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month in the United States (every July); PhillySwirl is sponsoring an A Daily Scoop Ice Cream Contest.

The grand-prize winner will get a box of PhillySwirl ice cream cupcakes shipped right to his/her door. And 10 runner ups will get a coupon for a free-box of cupcakes.

How do you win?

  1. Leave a comment below with your favorite ice cream flavor
  2. Make sure you include your email address in the comment form (will not be shown) so that I can contact the winners
  3. On July 29th I’ll use a random number generator to choose 1 grand-prize winners and 10 runner-ups

Here are the 2 simple rules:

  1. One entry per person
  2. Must live in the US (due to shipping restrictions)



PhillySwirl Ice Cream Cupcakes Review

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on July 13, 2008

The kind folks at PhillySwirl sent me a box of Ice Cream Cupcakes to review.

Bite into a PhillySwirl Ice Cream Cupcake and it’s like a birthday cake and scoop of ice cream in each and every bite. At least that’s the way the PhillySwirl Ice Cream Cupcakes taste to me. They are simple- either chocolate or white cake topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream with sprinkles. And they are a tasty little treat.

I tried both the chocolate and white cake cupcakes. The chocolate is a rich almost devil’s food type cake; but it’s a little dense. The white cake is a much fluffier texture.

The ice cream in the cupcakes is pretty average and tastes like New York Vanilla. The whipped cream tastes like coolwhip.


But, the most ingenious part about these Ice Cream Cupcakes is the layer of chocolate fudge that separates the bottom layer of cake from the upper layer of ice cream. Not only does it taste delicious it also prevents the ice cream from getting into the cake layer and making it mushy!

I’ve only had an ice cream cupcake one other time in my life, and that was at Maggie Moo’s where the cupcakes were a little too sweet. PhillySwirl’s were better. If you’re specifically looking for an Ice Cream Cupcake for a birthday party, etc I would recommend these.

Tomorrow, watch for a contest where you can win a box of PhillySwirls shipped right to your door!

  • Flavor: 4
  • Flavor Intensity: 3
  • Texture; 4
  • Originality: 5
  • Overall: 4