Kemps World Record

News Graphic Staff

June 24, 2014

CEDARBURG —Thousands of ice cream fans attending Cedarburg’s Strawberry Festival at noon Saturday 28 at noon will witness history in the making as Kemps attempts to set the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Ice Cream Scoop. The feat, taking place on the corner of Washington Avenue and Mill Street in the Port Washington State Bank parking lot, will commemorate the company’s 100th anniversary.

More than 2,000 pounds of strawberry ice cream will be shaped into a gigantic scoop by five nationally-ranked snow sculptors from Minnesota Big Snow, and will remain frozen at 20-degrees below zero until its official reveal to the public at the Strawberry Festival, according to festival officials. When Kemps’ Guinness World Record countdown clock strikes noon, the scoop will be lifted onto a digital scale for its official weigh-in with famed Guinness World Records’ judge Philip Robertson, who has adjudicated more than 100 world records, including the world’s largest hamburger. Once weighed, Strawberry Festival attendees will have the opportunity to eat a part of Kemps’ historic, record-breaking scoop.

Kemps will also provide a blend of activities at the festival, including a children’s ice cream licking contest, an adult “no hands” ice cream eating contest, free ice cream samples and the Milwaukee-area premiere of Kemps’ Mobile Moooseum—a 53-foot-long semi-trailer packed with interactive, family-friendly exhibits. Inside the Moooseum, Strawberry Festival attendees can “milk” the rubber udders of a simulated Kemps’ Cow, get a behind-the-scenes look at how Kemps’ ice cream is made on the “From Farm to Freezer” Wall and explore a life-size, 1940s-era stainless steel soda counter.

“Kemps is excited and humbled to celebrate a century of nourishing our communities through the wholesome goodness of our ice cream and dairy products with a record breaking celebration,” says Rachel Kyllo, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kemps. “What better way to commemorate the traditions of Kemps than by attempting to set a delicious Guinness World Record? Plus, it’s an historic celebration you can eat!”

For more information about Kemps and its Anniversary celebration, visit the 100 Year Anniversary page at