The popular ice cream competition Grand Prix GELATISSIMO will again be held during GELATISSIMO trade fair. During the preliminary round the best ice cream makers in Germany will compete against one another over a period of three days. Their task: to produce the best ice cream in the defined flavours hazelnut, yoghurt and strawberry. Every day an expert jury chooses the daily winner who will receive a brand-new Vespa scooter and qualify for the grand final on the fourth trade fair day when they will fight for the coveted trophy, producing the best mango ice cream: The three daily winners will provide a live demonstration of their skills to the jury who will select the final winner and hand over the trophy, the Coppa GELATISSIMO.

And for the first time in 2020 the additional ice cream competition “Intercoppa” will take place on the last trade fair day: the three finalists of the Grand Prix GELATISSIMO 2020 will compete with the finalists of the two previous years. The lucky champion in the category “beer-ice cream” will not only enjoy a big glass of beer, but also win a cruise in the Caribbean!

But that's not all: as further highlights between the daily competitions, well-known professionals of the gelato world will demonstrate their artisanal skills to the trade visitors: the prominent masters of their craft will share their knowledge with the interested audience in practice-oriented live shows and workshops.

Date:           daily, 15.-19. February 2020
Location:    Paul Horn Hall (hall 10), Messe Stuttgart

The lucky winners of 2018: 

  • Filippo Sonego - Gelateria Crema Gelato from Baden Baden
  • Soren Pollich - Eis Café Potsdam from Potsdam
  • Michele Marchese - Gelateria La Mandorla from Monteriggioni/Siena, Italy

Impressions from 2. Grand Prix GELATISSIMO