If you need to film a scene with ice cream, we’ve found this recipe to be very helpful. When we made it, it didn’t start to melt until about two hours into filming.
Fake Ice Cream Recipe:
(makes two scoops)
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 cup corn syrup
Mix together with eggbeater about ten minutes until fluffy. Refrigerate overnight.
We made a gigantic batch for iSundae II production day 17, and it needed a little longer time in the fridge, but it worked great! It really doesn’t taste that bad either, although we don’t recommend eating a bowlful.
You can see the resulting fake ice cream in iSundae II – part 2 of 10.