Ice cream is one of the most popular treats in the world. In fact, the average American eats about 5.5 gallons of ice cream every year; and that’s only second to the number of gallons per person (7.5!) eaten in New Zealand every year. So, of course, people all over the world attempt to break world records involving ice cream readily because who wouldn’t enjoy putting in all the practice? Ready to learn about a few of those records and possibly start strategizing ways to beat them? Here we go…
Most Ice Cream Scoops Balanced on a Cone
Dimitri Panciera of Italy set the world record in 2016 for the single largest scoop of ice cream at 6 feet 4 inches tall and 1 foot 10 inches wide. He didn’t stop there, though, in 2017 he set another world record by balancing 121 ice cream scoops on a single cone.
Most Ice Cream Eaten in 6 Minutes
Miki Sudo set this world record at the Indiana State Fair in 2017 by eating 16.5 gallons of ice cream in only 6 minutes. She managed this by eating exactly 2.75 pints (about 1/3 of a gallon) every minute!
Longest Ice Cream Sundae
At 1 mile in length, an ice cream sundae built at the Spirit of Texas Festival in Wolf Pen Creek, Texas, set the world record in 2018. The concoction contained 500 gallons of ice cream, 2,000 cans of whipped cream, and 20,000 cherries.
Largest Ice Cream Scoop Pyramid
This world record was set in 2017 by Diplom-Is AS of Sweden. The pyramid weighed 1,102 pounds, stood 3 feet 7 inches tall, and contained 23 layers of scoops. It took a team of 278 people to build the pyramid.
Tallest Ice cream Cone
Hennig-Olsen Is AS and Trond L Wøien of Norway set the world record in 2015 with an ice cream cone that measured 10 feet 1.26 inches from the tip of the cone to the top of the scoop. After winning the record, the ice cream cone was transported by helicopter to be divvied out to people attending the Tall Ships Race in Kristiansand Harbour, Norway.
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