North Dakota Town Breaks World Record for Longest Ice Cream SundayCavalier, ND (WDAZ TV) - A small North Dakota town scooped, sprinkled and swallowed an ice cream world record today.
By: Melanie Orlins, WDAY
A small North Dakota town scooped, sprinkled and swallowed an ice cream world record today. People there spent all morning working on the record for longest sundae to ever be made.
At 10 o'clock this morning it wasn't looking like a hot summer day for some ice cream sundaes.
"Black and intense thundering"
But things quickly cleared up and volunteers rolled out more than 6-hundred feet of aluminum gutter to serve as a dish.
Troy Demars – Volunteer: "They're going to get a gallon of ice cream and they're going to put that gallon in this 4 foot chunk."
For every 4 feet, there was 1 gallon of ice cream, adding up to 150 gallons, and about 450 dollars; enough to feed the whole town and double the previous world record.
“A lot bigger than I first realized it would be.”
The idea started about 5 years ago, when some young folks decided it was time to put Cavalier, North Dakota on the map.
Renae Kemp –Came up with Idea: "We were trying to dream up something fun to do and ice cream's always a good time and wow it's finally happening."
Tiffany Demars – Pembina County Youth Minister: "Actually see it 5 years later coming together? It's phenomenal."
Volunteers had a strategy today, making sure they scooped it all out before it melted.
"Use a silver spoon."
"Getting it out as fast as possible."
Volunteers are on that last step before they can declare the world record, making sure all the vanilla ice cream is touching, with chocolate syrup on top.
"We have set the world record for the world's longest ice cream sundae!
"I think it's going to be cool that we're going to actually be in the book."
Although it's not official for another month, people in town were thrilled they finished and happy they could finally dig in.
"I've never eaten four feet of ice cream before but I'm gonna give it a try."
Dig in, straight from the dish.
"This is how we eat it at home!"
Video and pictures of the sundae will be mailed to the Guiness World Records office in London for the record to be verified.