Entries in Ice Cream (2)


World’s Largest Ice Cream Cone Unveiled

ABC News(LONDON) -- The world’s largest ice cream cone was revealed in Gloucester, U.K., this weekend.

A forklift carried the ice cream, which weighed 2,204 pounds, and placed it on top of the cone.  The cone stood about 13 feet tall, surpassing the previous 9-foot record that was set last year by Mirco Della Vecchia and Andrea Andrighetti.

Wall’s, a U.K. ice cream company known for brands like Magnum and Carte D’Or, donated the ice cream that took more than a month to freeze.

Sprinkles and strawberry sauce toppings were catapulted on the cone, but most failed to stick.

Heston Blumenthal arrived at the event in a vintage ice cream truck to unveil the cone.  Blumenthal is the chef and owner of the three-Michelin starred restaurant The Fat Duck.  The unveiling was part of his new show, Heston’s Big Idea.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Israeli Ice Cream Shop Serves Hummus Ice Cream

The Hummus Blog(JAFFA, Israel) -- Hummus, the savory Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas, isn’t just for dipping anymore.  An ice cream shop in Jaffa, Israel, is now serving hummus ice cream to patrons looking for something a little different.

Italian ice cream shop La Genda created the flavor with ground chickpeas, tahini, vanilla, sugar and stabilizers.

“I am a hummus freak. I always thought that one day we should make ice cream out of hummus, and after many experiments, we checked the right temperature, the right kind of grains, and achieved the perfect product,” said owner Michael Mina to an Israeli television station.

Ice cream maker Boris Schwartz said the flavor has the familiar taste of hummus but that “it is a little sweeter than usual.”

“It is a little strange, not for everyone, it’s for people who like special things,” said Schwartz.

One taste tester wrote, “It is supposed to have some chickpeas and olive oil in it as well, but it actually tastes the most like lemony Halva (halva is made from tahini and honey or sugar(sic)).”

Afraid to try the dip-inspired treat?  The chain offers over thirty flavors for patrons trying to beat the heat.

“We have prepared a few other kinds of ice cream, an avocado ice cream, and two weeks ago tried garlic ice cream. We are trying to renew ourselves,” said Schwartz.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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