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  1. Ice Cream That Changes Color as You Lick It Invented by IRL Willy Wonka Spanish Physicist

    Slugworth is going to lose his mind.

    Not that ice cream needed improving, because it's ice cream and therefore already one of the best things in history, but someone went ahead an improved it anyway. Spanish physicist Manuel Linares created Xameleón, an ice cream that changes color as you lick it—and he's not stopping there. Magic is real, everyone.

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  2. Learn the Science Behind Ice Cream

    Warning: Will make you want ice cream.

    The American Chemical Society wants you to know that not only is ice cream delicious, it's also science. What separates soft serve from hard ice cream, and what's up with sherbert? Find out in this video.

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  3. Scientists Develop Method of Exploring Mouthfeel, Improve Ice Cream

    Computer, try "toast sandwich."

    Eating is a profound experience that goes beyond just taste, so when a team of researchers decided to do the Lord's work and perfect ice cream, they needed to evaluate more than flavor. They had to develop a standardized method of monitoring mouthfeel.

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  4. Haagen-Dazs Japan To Debut Vegetable Ice Cream

    "5 a day" is referring to 5 pints, right?

    The Japanese branch of Haagen-Dazs wants ice cream lovers to (kind of) have their cake and eat it too. Starting May 12 the company will be rolling out their new "Spoon Vege" vegetable flavors, and if that name alone doesn't get your mouthbuds a-waterin' than perhaps their offer of free samples will.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Facebook-Flavored Ice Cream

    Things We Saw Today

    You won't be able to partake in this social network-themed treat unless you're on Croatia's Murter Island, where the not-sanctioned-by-Facebook confection can be found exclusively in brothers Admir and Ibi Adili's ice cream shop. It's pretty much just plain ice cream with a blue syrup that tastes like "chewing gum and candy" drizzled on top. So it's geared towards kids and looks neat at first but ultimately doesn't have much to it. Fitting. (That's Nerdalicious)

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  6. Podcast Hosts Kickstarted 1,000 Ice Cream Cones to Give to Strangers in Denver [Video]

    I hope Chip Dipson and Dip Dobson got some ice cream. They've earned it.

    Most of the Kickstarter campaigns we cover on the site are centered around gadgets, games, or movies, but those aren't the only things you can do with Kickstarter. Case in point, podcast hosts Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris from Jordan, Jesse, Go! Kickstarted 1,000 ice cream cones to give to strangers. Yup. That's a thing you can do.

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  7. Pun-Loving Publisher Designs Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavors Based on Classic Books

    Thing That Might Have to Exist

    Ice cream, books, and puns? Thank you, Philadelphia-based publisher Quirk Books. Thank you for enriching my life this way. You can head to their website to see what would be in each of these literature-inspired Ben & Jerry's flavors, but I'd like to share the description of War and Peach with you here, because it's my favorite:
    "An ambitious, sweeping, and impeccably detailed frozen treat of truly epic proportions, with so many ingredients that you'll forget most of them existed by the time you're halfway through your cone. Not easy to get through without a headache, but if you make it, you can brag about finishing it for the rest of your life."
    Check behind the cut for flavors based on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Oliver Twist, World War Z, and more. (via: Laughing Squid)

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  8. Make the Perfect Second Breakfast: Hobbit Hole Door Ice Cream Sandwiches

    My Precious!

    Blogger Tikkido has created this simple recipe for ice cream sandwiches that look like the little round door to Bag End, home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Tikkido breaks out some precious edible gold dust for a recipe that you can have for breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, tea, dinner, or supper.  Take a look at the wholesome hobbit hole the treats are based on for comparison, and head over to Tikkido's blog for the recipe if you want to make them for yourself.

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  9. Yeah, Like You’d Be Able to Resist Doing This If You Worked at Wendy’s

    Sometimes, a Frosty sounds so good, you just can't wait for a cup.

    Literally every person who has ever worked at a place with a soft serve dispenser or milkshake machine -- and that's a lot of us -- has considered doing this at one point or another. Anyone who tells you different is a lying liar.

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  10. Vicious Ice Cream Truck Turf War Breaks Out in Upstate New York

    Don't let the children's songs and sweet treats fool you -- it turns out that ice cream truck drivers can be just as cutthroat as the rest of us. Police in Gloversville, New York, have filed charges against two ice cream truck drivers there for harassing and stalking a third ice cream man working for a competitor.

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  11. Carl’s Jr. is Testing a Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich, So We Test Their Test by Making One

    We used to live in a world where Pop-Tart ice cream sandwiches were not a thing, but thankfully Carl's Jr. has taken it upon themselves to offer them as a menu option. It looks like right now the dessert is just being tested at a Newport Beach, California location, but since ice cream and Pop-Tarts are pretty easy to come by I made my own along with a video of my reaction.

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  12. Come See the Commemorative Flavor Ben & Jerry’s Made for 30 Rock

    om nom nom

    Liz Lemon gets her own fro-yo! I'm not 100% sure about this flavor combination... but I'm definitely willing to try it. The Lemon fro-yo with blueberry lavender swirl won't be out until sometime this spring, which is good, because it's reeeeally not ice cream weather in New York right now. Previously in Tina Fey

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  13. I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For… A Hitman Absolution Easter Egg! [Video]

    The Hitman series is known first and foremost for giving players the freedom to kill their targets in a variety of ways, ranging from the conventional to the needlessly complex. In Hitman Absolution, those methods can be down-right weird sometimes. If someone can explain why this easter egg involving vultures and an ice cream truck makes any sense, I'd be surprised. Luckily, things don't need to make sense to be funny. Before you watch, you should know that this video contains some mild spoilers for a mission late in the game. If you're playing Hitman Absolution and haven't started a mission called "End of the Road," you might want to avoid watching this. The easter egg is hidden at the very beginning of the mission, so you should be fine as long as you've gotten that far.

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  14. Burger King Unveils New Bacon Ice Cream Sundae

    Among the pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries found on Burger King's new limited edition summer menu, sits a simple, yet odd item one may have assumed would've never been put on offer at a national food chain: The bacon ice cream sundae.

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  15. Carl’s Jr. Ice Cream Brrrger Looks Kind of Gross, is Normal Ice Cream

    Upon closer inspection, the above cheeseburger isn't weird frosting dripping out of odd-looking ground beef, but is actually made entirely of dessert. Carl's Jr., a fast food chain you may not be familiar with if you live in the eastern half of the United States, is reportedly working on new dessert experiment the Carl's Jr. Ice Cream Brrrger; like one of those ice cream cookie sandwiches, but simulating a hamburger, and looking nearly identical to ground beef at a glance.

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  16. Bacon and Egg Ice Cream

    Breakfast burritos are fairly common nowadays, so maybe it isn't such a surprise that Instructables user makendo has created a recipe that provides the world with easy, do-it-yourself bacon and egg ice cream. Details after the break.

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  17. Worldwide Vanilla Shortage Could Hit Consumers at the Ice Cream Stand

    While most consumers take the humble vanilla bean for granted, producers of the spice know that things aren't looking so good. Crop failures have food manufacturers in a buying frenzy, and the rising prices could hit that most precious of summer commodities -- ice cream. Analysts are already expecting a 10% price increase for the frozen treat, but it might not be all bad news.

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  18. Avalanche Research Might Help Make Ice Cream Taste Better

    Thanks to all manner of pseudoscientists, we have things like inhalable desserts, Doritos tacos, and ludicrously caffinated Starbucks concoctions, but where's the love for ice cream? As it turns out, real scientists have that covered. Sort of. The Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Switzerland has been researching things like the size of ice crystals and the air bubbles in snow for avalanche-related purposes. Nestlé, however, realized that a lot of this research also has applications in ice cream preservation, so the two teamed up because who doesn't like ice cream?

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  19. You Need a List of Notable Sandwiches? Okay

    Wikipedia, now the default seat of all knowledge and wisdom, is like a beautiful gem. Every time you examine it, you discover new facets, and pleasures, that had hitherto gone unseen. Today's find is the list of notable sandwiches, in case you need that. While certainly far from comprehensive, and containing a few references to sandwiches created by obscure chefs within the past few years, it's another sterling example of the many earnest-but-hopeless tasks on Wikipedia.

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  20. Schweddy Balls: A Ben & Jerry's Tribute to That Old Saturday Night Live Sketch

    A somewhat iconic sketch from a less iconic generation of Saturday Night Live has now been paid tribute by Ben & Jerry's, creator and purveyor of somewhat odd ice cream flavors that all end up being some kind of vanilla with some kind of fudge in it. The sketch, featuring Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon as two NPR radio hosts, and Alec Baldwin as the ice cream's titular Pete Schweddy, sees the two radio hosts talking softly, attempting to make the catch phrase "good times" a hilarious beacon of comedy, and interviewing Pete Schweddy, who shows off his Christmas balls, a holiday dessert. As one may expect, the rest of the sketch is a bunch of ball-related puns, which propelled it straight into a limited edition flavor of ice cream over a decade later. Perhaps a little risqué for Ben & Jerry's, or perhaps servicing a large fanbase of people who dig Schweddy Balls.

    The limited edition flavor features a slightly rum flavored vanilla ice cream and contains fudge covered rum and malt balls. The wording is a little odd, but one can assume the malt balls are rum and malt flavored, rather than the ice cream containing fudge covered rum. Head on past the break to relive 1998 and watch somewhat iconic sketch.

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