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The Top 5 Biggest Ice Cream Eating Challenges In America

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Whether you're a human from Planet Earth or an alien from a galaxy far far away, we can all agree that ice cream is an awesome dessert choice. But are there any brave souls willing to eat more than just a couple of scoops at a time?

We've found 5 of the biggest & baddest ice cream eating challenges that only the most courageous dairy loving hearts would dare face alone!


1. The Kitchen Sink Sundae at San Francisco Creamery

giant ice cream sundae with fruits, toppings, & sprinkles

Located in Walnut Creek, California, this challenging sundae has 3 sliced bananas, 8 flavors of ice cream scoops of your choice, 8 servings of toppings, mountains of whipped cream, & chopped roasted almonds with cherries. You have to eat the entire sundae under the latest record time which is 20 minutes & 37 seconds, by Jamie "The Bear" McDonald of Hartford, Connecticut, set on February 26, 2014.

If you finish this ice cream eating challenge under the allotted time, you get a year's supply of free ice cream! So, grab your spoons & bibs because things are going to get messy!


2. The Rocky Top Challenge At It's All So Yummy Cafe

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Rocky Top Challenge gives you 1 hour to devour 16 scoops of ice cream, 3 brownies, 3 bananas, chocolate syrup, marshmallow cream, whipped cream, candied orange slices, marshmallows, sugar cones, orange sprinkles, caramel, & a surprise ingredient. If you survive the rocky top, you get your picture on the wall of fame & your $50 ice cream is free.

This ice cream eating challenge has been conquered by the likes of Peyton Manning and Phillip Fulmer. If they could do it, you certainly can too!

3. Tame The Beast Sundae Challenge At Lindy's Chili & Gertie's Ice Cream Shop

 man with hat is eating tame the beast giant ice cream with bananas, cherries, & chocolate toppings

Located in Bridgeview, Illinois, this $50, 6 pound beast can only be tamed in under 1 hour. The ice cream eating challenge consists of 18 ice cream scoops, 2 apples, 6 bananas, lots of chocolate & caramel sauce, brownie bits, vanilla wafers, whipped cream & cherries. You win a free t-shirt, free meal, & a picture on the wall of fame. Eaters beware, you might get a free meal at the end, but an expensive heart attack too! 

4. Dr. Jazz's Ice Cream Overdose Sundae Challenge At Dr. Jazz's Soda Fountain & Grille

happy man with giant spoon ready to eat dr jazz's ice cream bowl with sprinkles & vanilla ice cream

Well, we can officially say that the doctor has gone mad! In Lebanon, Illinois, our kooky doctor has made a 4 pound, 12 scoop Ice Cream Frankenstein. This monster is made of a thick, 3 flavor ice cream that is served with 2 different sauces, nuts, whipped cream, & 7 cherries. If you finish it in under 30 minutes, you win a free t-shirt, get your picture on the wall of fame, & a free meal. Anybody wanna go to Illinois to pay the good doctor a little visit?

5. The Big Kahuna Challenge At Mel's Downtown Creamery

ed sheeran gives a thumbs up before he devours the big kahuna ice cream challenge

Big Kahuna is Hawaiian for priest, sorcerer, or magician. What could be a more fitting name for an ice cream eating challenge that can only be described as sorcery due to it's giant 8 scoop, 7 topping, banana, brownie, whipped cream, & cherry sundae stature! You can find this magical ice cream eating challenge in Pawcatuck, Connecticut.

What does the conquering hero get in return for his/her victory?

  • Bragging Rights (C'mon, who doesn't like to brag?)
  • A Mel's Downtown Creamery Gift Card
  • A super classy¬†Mel's Downtown Creamery T-Shirt

What are you waiting for, if Ed Sheeran took this beast on, then what's stopping you?

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* Follow all local and national health codes. Always refer to local and national rules. This article is just a suggestion.


 Edited and Updated 11/11/20

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