File this one under “Crazy, but true.” This wacky story about “ice cream snow” was published here on the blog awhile ago, but with all of the snow we’ve been getting lately, we thought it deserved a second scoop. Enjoy!
Two artists/researchers have theoretically discovered a way to make ice cream-flavored snow fall from the clouds. Sounds far fetched, doesn’t it? That’s because it is (at least for now), but in 10 or 20 years, it could make spending a day in the park a lot tastier!
The plan, called “The Cloud Project,” involves using sophisticated machinery (which still needs to be invented) to spray liquid nitrogen and ice cream-flavoring into the clouds, which causes the moisture in the clouds to condense, freeze and blanket the earth below in a yummy layer of ice cream snow.
Making it work for real is still the biggest obstacle, but the artists have retrofitted an ice cream truck with an attachment which uses the same idea to spray out miniature ice cream snow storms. They also use the truck to distribute ice cream made with liquid nitrogen to curious bystanders.
Just think, one day the weather forecast could be cloudy with a chance of chocolate chip cookie dough. Shoveling the sidewalks just got a whole lot more fun!