Photo: An estimated 15,000 people gathered in the West Michigan community of Ludington on Saturday, June 11 in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest ice cream dessert.
The Guinness World Records world record for the longest ice-cream dessert measures 596.50 m (1,957 f 1 in) and was achieved by the Manurewa Community (New Zealand) in Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand, on 28 February 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest ice cream cake weighed 10.13 tonnes (22,333.6 lb) and was achieved by Dairy Queen Canada at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 10 May 2011. The cake measured 4.45 m (14 ft 7 in) long, 4.06 m (13 ft 3 in) wide, and 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall.
The streets of downtown Ludington were filled with 12,700 scoops of ice cream, 2,000 Michigan maraschino cherries and 600 cans of whipped cream.
Hosted by House of Flavors, one of Michigan’s original, continuously-operating ice cream makers and parlors, the event took place on Ludington Avenue and stretched eight city blocks, the Michigan Live reports.
Several things needed to be accomplished in order for the record to be broken including official measurement and documentation. The dessert also had to be continuous in nature, covered with toppings and eaten completely.