Like Kingston in ’14, Mich. city boasts sun­dae record

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - As­so­ci­ated Press and Free­man staff

Guin­ness says a roughly halfmile-long ice cream con­coc­tion made this past June was the long­est ever.

Guin­ness World Records says a roughly half-mile-long ice cream sun­dae that was gob­bled up in Michi­gan this past June was the long­est ever.

The sun­dae was cre­ated about two years af­ter hun­dreds of peo­ple gath­ered in Down­town Kingston in pur­suit of the same record.

The Lud­ing­ton Daily News re­ported the Michi­gan sun­dae mea­sured a lit­tle over 2,970 feet in length and fed thou­sands of peo­ple lin­ing eight blocks.

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

Lud­ing­ton’s record might be short-lived, how­ever. re­ports Moo-ville Cream­ery and oth­ers in Nashville, Mich., tried to break the record Sept. 17, mak­ing a dessert that spanned 3,656 feet. That ef­fort has not yet been cer­ti­fied a record.

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

In July 2014, Boice Broth­ers Dairy in Kingston cel­e­brated its 100th an­niver­sary by hav­ing lo­cals cre­ate a 1,606-foot­long sun­dae in T.R. Gallo Park along the city’s Ron­d­out Creek wa­ter­front. At the time, that sun­dae was said to bested the stand­ing record by more than 300 feet.


Vol­un­teers gather in Lud­ding­ton, Mich., this past June in an ef­fort to cre­ate the world’s long­est ice cream sun­dae.


Ice cream scoop­ers, left, and spec­ta­tors gather at the Ron­d­out Creek wa­ter­front in Down­town Kingston in July 2014 amid the ef­fort to cre­ate the world’s long­est ice cream sun­dae.

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