Can You Scream For The World's Biggest Ice Cream Cone?

By Meera Dolasia on July 2, 2012

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What's better than having an ice cream cone? How about one that is 13 feet high and filled with one ton of ice cream? That was what the lucky people of Gloucester, England were able to witness and even better, get a sample of, on Saturday June 30th, 2012.

The colossal treat, which was 5 feet bigger than the current world record holder, was the brainchild of innovative British chef Heston Blumenthol. Besides creating the world's biggest ice cream cone, he also wanted to use the stunt as part of his new television series called Big Idea that blends his culinary skills with engineering and science to recreate his favorite childhood foods. In this particular case, it was a nod to the ice cream trucks that frequented his neighborhood when he was young.

To assist him in this gigantic task, he enrolled the services of local ice cream manufacturer Walls, who not only helped create this monster, but also, donated all the materials and labor. The company said that the task proved to be much more challenging then they had bargained for - Their biggest hurdle? Getting the giant scoop of ice cream to freeze especially, in the middle - A process that took them about a month. They also had to worry about things like protecting the cone from the pesky seagulls and if the weather would turn out to be too wet or hot on the final day.

However, it all came together like a charm on that beautiful Saturday morning. The Coca Cola flavored waffle cone was unveiled in front of the hundreds of eagerly awaiting locals - Then, a forklift carried the giant scoop of ice cream and plunked it inside. Next, they stuck in a giant piece of Flake chocolate and voila, the ice cream cone was ready!

But, what's an ice cream without toppings? In order to help the organizers with that, a few lucky kids from the audience were asked to bombard the giant cone with sprinkles and strawberry sauce using the strategically placed cannons! Though the idea didn't quite work out because neither seemed to stick, it brought out sequels of delight from both kids and adults.

While neither the chef nor the ice cream manufacturer would reveal the ingredients, Heston Blumenthol is known for his imaginative use of ingredients and is most famous for the bacon and egg ice cream that he serves at his three-Michelin star restaurant! We sure wonder what secret ingredient this giant scoop contained!



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  • awesomeThursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:36 am
    • kateylolzsup
      kateylolzsupTuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:27 am
      Coke and waffles sound good but them 2 together..... I don't think I wanna eat that.
      • coolThursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:29 am
        I want to eat that
        • cool girlTuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:52 pm
          lol so huge
          • a cool manWednesday, December 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm
            omg it's so big and so good looking
            • nikukyu
              nikukyuTuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2:02 am
              I WILL scream for ice cream! Who's with me!
              • happypug12
                happypug12Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8:55 am
                I'm with you, nikukyu! I really want some ice cream right about now. : )
                • peacheslarue
                  peacheslarueSaturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:05 am
                  Im with you two!
              • ChopinMonday, December 15, 2014 at 10:35 am
                This ice cream is just all surger it is not good for you so do not leave any comments
                • kyiscool Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:05 am
                  This is so cool I love it.
                  • bibliophile
                    bibliophileMonday, December 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm
                    AHHHHHHH!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE <3 IT!!!!!! Like this comment if you LOVE ice cream or fro-yo!!!!!! :-D
                    • aphphilippines
                      aphphilippinesMonday, December 8, 2014 at 2:36 pm
                      *is holding back america*Al! No!




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