Food design studio Bompas & Parr has invented the “world’s first non-melting” ice lolly, inspired by a frozen composite material pioneered during the second world war.
While the ice lolly does eventually melt, unlike a conventional lolly, the invention is capable of staying intact for an hour in 24 degree heat.
According to the London-based studio, the long-lasting lollies were designed with global warming in mind, driven by the increasing desire for frozen treats to keep us cool as temperatures rise.
Bompas & Parr adapted an old recipe for super-strength ice, which was developed by English inventor Geoffrey Pyke during the second world war to help the armed forces.
The composite material was made from a combination of sawdust and wood pulp evenly dispersed in water, and then frozen. The resulting substance is remarkably strong.
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