(Plattsmouth, NE) -- A Hy-Vee store in Plattsmouth, Nebraska is the proud owner of a Guiness World Record for the largest ice cream sandwich. It took a team of 30-people five hours to build the huge treat, which is being donated to the Food Bank of Lincoln and the Food Bank for the Heartland.
The ice cream sandwich weighed 2,960 pounds. It was assembled with 32 2-foot by 3-foot cookies and 182 14-pound cylinders of ice cream into a sandwich that measured 35 feet long, 4 feet wide and 11 inches high. The ice cream sandwich was then transported to a nearby cooperative for official weighing where the adjudicator officially named Hy-Vee the official record holder again.
The ice cream was donated by Hiland Dairy, and the trailer for assembly and transport was provided by Quandt Transport Service. In addition to the record-breaking dessert, Omaha and Lincoln area Hy-Vee stores are also donating a portion of the proceeds from its 20-count mini cookie sales throughout the month of October to benefit local Feeding America-affiliated food banks.
The event kicked off Hy-Vee’s effort to donate 5 million meals to help families in need across the Midwest this holiday season.