Guinness declares massive Michigan ice cream sundae a record

FILE - In this June 11, 2016 file photo, an ice cream sundae is completed during the world record attempt for the longest ice cream dessert along eight city blocks in Ludington, Mich. House of Flavors, one of Michigan's original, continuously-operating ice cream makers and parlors put on the event. Guinness World Records informed Ludington this week that the ice cream shop now holds the record after the June event. Officials say the sundae measured a bit over 2,970 feet in length. According to Guinness, the previous record for the longest ice-cream dessert of 1,957 feet and 1 inch was set in 2015 in Manurewa, New Zealand. (Erin Lefèvre/Muskegon via AP, File)

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Guinness World Records says a roughly half-mile-long ice cream sundae that was gobbled up in Michigan this June was the longest ever.

The Ludington Daily News reports that the sundae measuring a little over 2,970 feet in length and fed thousands of people lining eight blocks in the Lake Michigan town.

House of Flavors organized the ice cream event in Ludington, 100 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.

According to Guinness, the previous longest ice-cream dessert was created in 2015 in Manurewa, New Zealand, and it was 1,957 feet and 1 inch.

Ludington’s record may be short-lived, however. reports Moo-ville Creamery and others in Nashville, Michigan, tried to break the record Sept. 17, making a dessert that spanned 3,656 feet.


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