We have seen the future of ice cream, and it's probably going to come in all shapes, thanks to 3D printing. MIT students Kyle Hounsell, Kristine Bunker and David Donghyun Kim have created a prototype 3D printer that can make extremely soft serve ice cream in various shapes. According to the trio, "First, we needed to print into a cooled environment so that the ice cream would hold its shape once printed. We bought a small upright freezer which was large enough to both put the Solidoodle inside and allow for the full build volume we were aiming for." Continue reading for a video and more information.
Here is where they see this technology in the future: "We imagine this technology being marketable in ice cream parlours such as Dairy Queen where customers can order an ice cream treat, wait 15 minutes, and see the shape they chose be created. Of course last, and more importantly, we aim to enjoy the ice cream after successful printing."