x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Iran aims to scoop up world record for largest tub of ice cream

An Iranian confectioner has made 5,000kg of ice cream in hope of setting a new Guinness World Record.

A two metres in diameter and 1.60 metres in height pot filled with five tons of chocolate ice cream north of Tehran/.
A two metres in diameter and 1.60 metres in height pot filled with five tons of chocolate ice cream north of Tehran/.

TEHRAN // An Iranian confectioner has made 5,000kg of ice cream in hope of setting a new world record for the largest tub of the dessert.

The production drew hundreds of eager spectators to a ceremony north of the capital to taste the chocolate ice cream, which measured 1.6-meters by two meters and which producers say cost over US$30,000 (Dh110,000) to make.

Mohammaed Baheri, a board member of Choopan Dairy, said the company aimed to register a new Guinness World Record and also boost Iranian ice cream consumption.

A Guinness World Records representative visited the tub, he added.

Iranians eat an average 1.5 kilograms of ice cream per year. The current record belongs to US producer Baskin-Robbins, which made an 4,021 kg tub in 2005.