Thousands help with attempt for World’s Longest Ice Cream Dessert.

June 11, 2016

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

LUDINGTON — Thousands of people came to town Saturday to help with put Ludington in the Guinness Book of World Records for home of the longest frozen dessert (or ice cream dessert) in the world. Technically, the record will be held by the House of Flavors Restaurant, if passes the requirements set by Guinness World Records.

The sundae was eight blocks long along Ludington Avenue beginning at Park Street and ending at Harrison Street. Initially, organizers planned to set the record at 2,640 feet (804.672 meters) long, breaking the current record of 1957.021 feet (596.5 meters) held by Manurewa, New Zealand. However, the length between Harrison Street and Park Street was actually 2,975 feet. The 2,640 feet marker, starting at Park Street, was right at the intersection of James Street and Ludington Avenue. 

It took over 855 gallons of ice cream from 285 three gallon containers, which equalled to over 12,825 scoops in a continuous drain gutter. Each scoop needed to touch. The scooping was supposed to start at 6 p.m., but there were some delays and the sundae wasn’t built until closer to 7 p.m. Within about 20 minutes, it was created, including whipped cream, chocolate and cherries, and then was served up and eaten. 

It will take several weeks before anyone will know if the record attempt was successful. Paperwork and media have to be submitted to Guinness World Records for verification.

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