London: A new Guinness World Record has been set in Italy for the most ice-cream scoops balanced on a cone, with an incredible 121 balls of the frozen dessert piled on one cone.
Dimitri Panciera successfully topped his own record of 109 scoops at the annual Gelatimo ice-cream festival in Italy.
The record-breaker said that his secret for success is using local artisan ice cream that the Val di Zoldo area produces.
The rules for this challenge state that the cone has to have a diameter no greater than 9.5 centimetres and that once all the scoops are balanced, they must remain on the cone without falling for a minimum of 10 seconds.
Panciera has also served up the world’s largest ice-cream scoop – a gigantic spoon that measured 1.95 metres long and 58 centimetres wide, with a depth of 17 centimetres.
The super-sized scoop has a working mechanism to eject the ice-cream.