Last night, my sister grabbed an ice cream sandwich from the freezer. Halfway through her enjoyment, she got distracted and sat it down.  She forgot about it until this morning, when she made a baffling discovery.

It hadn't melted.

Well, it had melted and was pretty soft, but it didn't lose its form!

I've never had ice cream that didn't run as it melted. As much as people complain about a particular fast food restaurant having "fake food" and an ice cream machine that is always broken, when you can get a cup of their ice cream, it will become runny if it isn't eaten fast enough.

So, what gives with this ice cream sandwich?

Of course, I did my due diligence and decided to research it.  Did I get a list of ingredients and look up their properties? Heck no.  That would be too much like right. I simply did a search for why ice cream sandwiches don't melt.

I had no idea this was a thing! I thought it was just something about the particular brand we had at home.  Apparently, it's not.

According to one article, the ice cream isn't runny because the liquid evaporates, leaving behind a gum or thickener that gives a foamy appearance.

Uhhhh..... I think I'll start making my own ice cream sandwiches because that answer just isn't comforting.


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