Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Here Is Your Golden Chance

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Here Is Your Golden Chance

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Byline: Darren Hallesy

IPSWICH is about to try the ultimate in Aussie flavours, with former MasterChef star Ben Ungermann releasing his new lamington ice cream for one day only, plus there is the chance to win free ice cream for three months.

Ben and his ice cream apprentice Lauren Bishop have worked hard on the recipe, meaning there will be a limited release of 350 lamington choc-tops available on Australia Day. Plus, if you are wondering if Ben's recipe comes with jam, you will have to try one.

Best of all, one lucky choc-top muncher has the chance of finding a golden ticket in their cone, which will get them free ice cream for three months.

Ben launched his Ungermann Brothers ice cream parlour after he finished second in the 2017 Masterchef.

His profile then grew as he travelled the world. The program has screened across the world and Ben now has more followers in India and Indonesia than Australia; it is something he loves because the Ipswich-based family business will continue to grow.

"I'm living in Indonesia now, as an ambassador for kitchen appliance company Oxone," Ben said.

"I'm getting three giant billboards in Jakarta and that's a 12-month contract. I just left India two days ago and we are in talks to open an Ungermann Brothers there.

"Australia is a saturated market. I always wanted to continue working in entertainment. There are so many ex- MasterChef contestants around so I thought I'd try my hand elsewhere. I have a great profile in Asia.

"I fly back and forwards to see my children and the family.

"I've just come back from working with Marco Pierre White which was incredible. Marco, as intense as he appears on TV, is one of the most genuine, mild people you could ever meet.

"For me, the best thing about our first year of business has been what we've learnt about the food industry. …

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