J&W Culinary Students Creating World's Largest Ice Cream Sundae Today

Today at 11:30 a.m., seven Johnson & Wales University Culinary Nutrition students, under the guidance of chef Adam Sacks, will attempt to create the World’s Heaviest Vegan Banana Split, scooping up nearly 1,000 pounds of student-made vegan ice cream and toppings in an attempt at an entry in Guinness World Records.

The students have spent five weeks creating the vegan ice cream from scratch as a part of their end-of-term class project for their vegetarian cuisine course. The monstrous mound of ice cream will be made with a rainbow of flavors like piña colada, chocolate mole, pumpkin cardamom, Turkish coffee, blueberry balsamic, mango ginger, sweet corn and jalapeño and strawberry basil — and you can taste them all during the final weigh-in and community tasting on the Johnson & Wales University Quad in front of Centennial Hall this morning.

No need to worry about all that ice cream melting....

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Ben Landreth