Ice Cold Cash

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Ice Cold Cash
GenreGame show
Presented byJoseph Motiki
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes28
Running time30 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s)Architect Films
Original network
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseFebruary 10 (2012-02-10) –
June 6, 2012 (2012-06-06)

Ice Cold Cash is a Canadian game show that ran from February 10 to June 6, 2012 for 28 episodes on Food Network.


Host Joseph Motiki dresses as an ice cream seller and pedals around an ice cream cart. The general public approaches the cart as if to get ice cream or a frozen treat, only to be told he has nothing in stock. Motiki explains that he only has cash as well that there are ten food, drink, and culinary related questions. The first question is for $10 and every question thereafter doubles. When contestants reach $160, they can't leave with anything less.

There were two segments in the show. The first one was where people were asked if they know kitchen gadget they are holding is and the correct response get them $20. A second segment is a game of charades where one person acts out the item given to them to by Motiki.

The ice cream cart was built by Great Lake Scenic Studios.[1]


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
128February 10, 2012 (2012-02-10)June 6, 2012 (2012-06-06)Food Network

No. in
Title Original air date
11"Brotherly Love"February 10, 2012 (2012-02-10)
Brothers Jonathan and Michael fight for trivia supremacy.
22"Cheesy Friends"February 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)
Julianna worked in a cheese store but her partners feel she's more reliable for crab questions.
33"Play or Quit?"February 24, 2012 (2012-02-24)
In less than five minutes, best friends Teleka and Kanza go through many emotions with Joe.
44"Parents and Daughters"March 2, 2012 (2012-03-02)
Melissa is impressed with her mother's knowledge of French word origins; a father-daughter team.
55"A Scared Ice Cream Man"March 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)
Melissa is impressed with her mother's knowledge of French word origins; a father-daughter team.
66"Ice Screamer"March 16, 2012 (2012-03-16)
Joanne is confident in her answers but her daughter isn't; Mike thinks that pounding his forehead with his fists will help generate the right answers; Linda and Vanessa jump the gun with their answers.
77"Models are Smart"March 23, 2012 (2012-03-23)
Jen and Jess start their pursuit unclear of what's going on; Tara and John are a confident father-daughter team; David and Mike are models trying to prove that not all models are dumb.
88"Best Friends Forever"March 30, 2012 (2012-03-30)
Hailey and Sarah's stress levels rise as the winnings get bigger; Laura and Tracey get the crowd excited with their contagious excitement; Sheldon and Julia don't drink bourbon so they must answer with a guess.
99"Coffee and Ice Cream"April 4, 2012 (2012-04-04)
Suzanne and Dale have a vast knowledge of coffee and ice cream; Melissa and Rebecca refuse to work as a team; Rick and Barry are jokers.
1010"Human Coat Hanger"April 4, 2012 (2012-04-04)
Angela, Flo and Stephanie have an impressive knowledge of Japanese words; Hani and Brianna are confused as to how long newlyweds should keep their frozen wedding cakes; Ruth is a brainy cheerleader.
1111"Bouillabaisse"April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11)
Friends get culinary hints from algae; wine lovers are quizzed on wine regions.
1212"Tricked Out Bikes"April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11)
Garlic spreads test; bike trick experts; will rock, paper, scissors help a couple win?
1313"P'orange"April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)
Joe asks Adam and Shannon what they are putting in their obscure drinks.
1414"Turkey Stuffing"April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)
Something gross in a typical candy bar; Ryan and Pina's French culinary vocabulary; What happens to over-whipped whip cream; Joe turns turkey stuffing into an interpretive dance.
1515"Cuisine"April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
John and Raquel show off their knowledge of culinary history; Shannon worries about a question about ostrich ferns; Laura answers a challenging question.
1616"Singing Sisters"April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
Akim and Thanuya make a comeback with their questions; Krista, Jennifer and Leanne answer in sync; Keith and Sylvia get stumped.
1717"Chili Dog"May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02)
Jen and Liz learn a lesson about making steak tartare; Zovidar and Rudy spend a lot of time arguing; Joe tries to cajole Vicky; people act out a charade for a chili dog.
1818"Head Cheese"May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02)
Fiorella and Adam think about reuben sandwich ingredients; Lilah saves the day despite Dan being unable to spell; Nina and Carol learn how navel oranges got their names.
1919"Chocolate Milkshake"May 9, 2012 (2012-05-09)
Six-year-old twins and their mom are challenged with food trivia; Barb and Andrew get a spelling challenge; Dave gets a sauce question.
2020"Cockaleekie"May 9, 2012 (2012-05-09)
Fernando and Molly get and array of international questions; Max and Melissa learn about a vegetable; Mike and Aaron learn how to quiet a noisy dog.
2121"Hors D'Oeuvres"May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16)
Joanne and Anjana are friends who can handle what's thrown at them; Mack and Mark win enough to afford an afternoon of pints; Ally impresses with her Spanish translations.
2222"Devil's Food"May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16)
Tara and Lilly work hard to come up with some answers; Marla and Michael have an impressive degree of knowledge; David and Aaron are knowledgeable in Greek and Italian.
2323"Melon Cutter"May 23, 2012 (2012-05-23)
Geri and Sunny breeze through a variety of questions; Ravi and Yvonne know their lettuce; Laura and Tamara know all about goulash; everyone is stumped by a melon cutter.
2424"Fish and Chips"May 23, 2012 (2012-05-23)
Sandy and Priscilla know how to convert sugar to alcohol; Matt has knowledge of German knives; Jackie is confident.
2525"Cooking"May 30, 2012 (2012-05-30)
Chris and Meagan are smart and go far; Sarah and Nadia can't stop talking; Laura, Jim and Jay can sing.
2627"Fuzzy Navel"May 30, 2012 (2012-05-30)
Marc and Kristen give some winning answers on raw meat dishes; Rachel and Grace answer questions about Japanese fare; Adrian and Jessica know their grapes, sauces and caviar.
2727"Meat Man Dance"June 6, 2012 (2012-06-06)
Nathalie and Nicky mix French Canadian and British answers; Ella and Kim might get stumped; Lauren and Stewart do the Meat Man Dance.
2828"Popcorn and Gravy"June 6, 2012 (2012-06-06)
Kristy and Amy are twins with some friction; Vittorio and Rob get the crowd going; Chris and Demetra use a special flavouring tool.


  1. ^ "Food Network Ice Cold Cash Bike". Great Lakes Scenic Studios. Retrieved September 12, 2017.

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