Calling all ice cream fans!!!! No longer do you have to race against the clock to devour your treat. Japanese food scientists came up with an ice cream that is melt-proof! Not only can it hold its temperature for hours in warm rooms, but it can also withstand being lit on fire. You might remember the popsicles released by the same team, Kanazawa Ice. Now they're bringing us melt-free soft serve. and parfaits
The Kanazawa Ice soft serve pretty much holds its shape and temperature even after three hours in a 104˚ room, so you really don't need to worry about it dripping after a half hour on even the hottest of summer days. If you leave it out for a longer period of time it will eventually get to be more of a cold pudding consistency than a spiral of soft serve ice cream, but, even then, it probably beats melted ice cream soup. A cone of it costs 390 Japanese Yen, or about $3.50 in the US.
The "burning" parfaits will go on sale a week from tomorrow, on January 30. This ice cream parfait, which apparently takes on a bit of a crème brulee flavor as it burns, includes the non-melting ice cream, sprinkles, a cookie, and a chocolate stick. It costs 700 Japanese Yen, or roughly $6.30 in the US!
Would you try it?