What is the Gelato World Cup?

Teams from Japan, Morocco, Ukraine, the United States, Poland and even further abroad travelled to Rimini, Italy to compete at the 2018 Gelato World Cup earlier this year. The biennial event was won by France, with Spain and Australia taking out second and third place respectively.

The teams were all tasked with daily gelato challenge, totalling eight trials in total, including ice sculptures, gelato cake, and combining gelato with hot finger foods

France’s “Decorated Cup” creation pictured above was the star of the event.

Interestingly, the previous winner, Italy, had been barred from entering the tournament as they had won in 2016 and the competition prevents the reigning winners from competing. However, when the 2020 competition rolls around, the rules will be changed allowing the champion side to enter again. What this means is that in 2020 France and Italy will compete against each other for the first time in the event’s history.