The Austrialian non melting ice cream sandwhich is an internet hit. It is something fascinating and something pretty gross.
So why didn't the sandwhich melt? Is it possible to create non melting ice cream? Leave it o the Japanese to find an answer:
"While experimenting with polyphenol, a liquid extract from strawberries, scientists at Japan's Biotherapy Development Research Centre in Kanazawa city realized that adding the compound to creams caused it to solidify. Thus, non-melting ice cream was born. By adding polyphenol from strawberries to their ice cream mixture, the scientists found that the cool confections melted at much slower rates and could even retain their shape after minutes in the sun." MSN-Food 52