These Researchers Have Produced an Ice Cream That is Incapable of Melting

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 3, 2015
References: i100.independent & bustle
Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and the University of Dundee have developed a type of ice cream that is incapable of melting. While ice cream is an excellent way to cool down on a hot summer day, this frozen treat is not immune to the heat. Researchers have now developed a way to prevent your favorite dish from ending up as a sticky puddle on the sidewalk.

Scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and the University of Dundee recently discovered that BsIA can be added to ice cream to make it incapable of melting. The natural protein can bind to the air and fat droplets in ice cream in order to create a more stable consistency. This new form of ice cream would not only be heat-proof but can also be made with less saturated fat and fewer calories than current store-bought ice creams.

While the technology is still in the early stages of testing, heat-proof ice cream could make the transportation and storage of ice cream far more cost-efficient.