There are people who spend entire summers without gobbling ice cream at all hours. No, I don’t know how they do it either. A good ice cream is one of the few things capable of curing all the ills of the world, a balm for bad feelings. So from time to time you have to ask yourself, what if you could have an ice cream that would last a lifetime? Well, not exactly, but in Norway they came close to achieving it.
In 2015, Henning-Olsen, a family-owned ice cream company, managed to create an ice cream 3.08 meters tall and weighing more than a ton, caused by the 1080 liters of ice cream they had to put inside a 95-kilogram cone. In fact, the thing was so big that they had to take it by helicopter to Kristiansand, the place where the world record was verified.
The best part is that the ice cream fed 10800 people, at two scoops per person. In other words, an ice cream that had 21600 scoops inside. That’s almost nothing. Of course, the heaviest ice cream in the world was a huge sundae that was assembled in Edmonton (United States): almost 25 tons in a gigantic pool in which we would not mind taking a dip in the middle of August.
Also from the United States is the record for the longest ice cream: more than a kilometer (exactly 1386 meters) for 4000 people in Texas who helped to make it and consume it in less time than you think: half an hour. Ah! And if we take away the cone and just look at the ball itself, the heaviest in the world also comes from America, this time in Wisconsin. 1365 kilos of strawberry ice cream, which was handed out for free in the following days.
In this delicious walk through the most impossible things on the planet we did not want to leave you without scratching your wallet. Do you think that every time you buy a Magnum they are more and more expensive? Well, wait until you find out how much the invention costs in a place in Shibuya (in Tokyo) where a ball of white truffle, natural cheese and gold can cost you 6211 euros. So much so that it melts in no time at all… didn’t we leave you… frozen?