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Dippin' Dots Ice Cream

An ice cream snack, invented by Southern Illinois University graduate Curt Jones in 1987.

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  • Aug 1, 2010
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I have tried these on a couple of occasions and am really not all that impressed. I find that I much prefer traditional ice cream products.
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Few products can claim to have "re-invented" one of the world's best-known treats.

In 1988, Dippin' Dots Founder and Chairman Curt Jones changed the way the world enjoys ice cream. Jones, a microbiologist, pioneered the process of cryogenic encapsulation...a scientific way of saying he used super-cold freezing methods to make little beads of ice cream. Not only were the ice cream beads delicious and fun to eat, Jones knew that flash-freezing the ice cream ingredients would lock in flavor and freshness. With those qualities established, Dippin' Dots were ready to take on the world!

A retail store in Lexington, Kentucky...gatherings of friends and family in Jones' hometown in Pulaski County, IL...and locations inside one of the nation's premiere amusement parks, Opryland USA, helped form what Dippin' Dots is today. The ice cream now has a home in thousands of locations worldwide in theme parks, fairs & festivals and franchised store locations.

So what exactly are Dippin' Dots? Actually, it's fun to watch "first-timers" expressions when they take their first bite. After overcoming the sight of their ice cream beads "pouring" into a cup there's the look of amazement that ice cream can be "tingly and almost crunchy" (their words!). When the smooth, creamy ice cream begins to melt in their mouth...a fan is born! It's truly a treat for kids of all ages. And finally, to answer the question, ...

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