Ginger Ice Cream Spices Up Dessert Wars for the Win @LongBranchPatch

Mr.Green Tea Ice Cream Company takes top prize.

It was a packed house last night for Dessert Wars at Branches Catering in Guiness Cupcakes at Dessert WarsWest Long Branch. The event was hosted by 94.3 The Point with proceeds going to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Mr. Green Tea Ice Cream Company’s Ginger Ice Cream confection took the top prize in a field of 23 desserts.

“The fresh ginger in the ice cream was the top one for me. It was in a martini glass with a nice balsamic wash on the inside of the glass, so when you scooped the ginger ice cream, you brought it up past the balsamic and they had little chocolate covered chop sticks. One of the chop sticks had like a chili sugar on it,” explained judge Bob Sickles of Sickles Market in Little Silver.

“It was creative. It was well presented. It looked great. They froze the glasses so the ice cream didn’t melt. There was something else going on that I can’t remember, but something underneath the ice cream, and it tasted great,” he said. …

My favorite was the cheesecake from Dee Cakes. Here’s a bit of the story.

Dees Cakes at Dessert Wars

Seannee Harris, owner of Dees Cakes, works out of a commercial kitchen to replicate her mother Dee’s recipe for creamy cheesecake.

“I used to tell her all the time when we were younger, ‘You should sell this; everybody loves it.’ So she did it locally, but my mom has 7 kids. I think it was a lot to do. …Everybody who’s tried it, even people who don’t like cheesecake, love this cheesecake. That’s how I know it’s special,” said Harris.

Dees Cakes can be purchased online at or by phone at 732.303.1332. Free delivery is available in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, said Harris. …

For more on the Dessert Wars deliciousness, go to Long Branch Patch.

4 Comments on “Ginger Ice Cream Spices Up Dessert Wars for the Win @LongBranchPatch

  1. You’re so funny : )

  2. It was a pleasure speaking with you at Dessert Wars! We may have not taken the title but we felt like winners just from the overwhelming response to our cheesecake. Thank you for loving us so much that you decided to share your exerience. ~Seannee Harris, Deescakes

  3. Hi Seannee, I’m honored that you stopped by, and have been dreaming of your cheesecake ever since I tasted it! Will be ordering sometime soon. Many Blessings.~

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