I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. And science!


Food science graduate student Maya Warren serves up a test batch of ice cream in a research lab in Babcock Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison //Photo by Jeff Miller,UW-Madison

Food science graduate student Maya Warren serves up a test batch of ice cream in a research lab in Babcock Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison/Photo by Jeff Miller, UW-Madison

July is National Ice Cream Month. UW-Madison graduate and “ice cream scientist,” Maya Warren (perhaps you know her from The Amazing Race?) recently visited Science Friday to break down the meltiness of ice cream.

Here is audio from her interview with Ira Flatow:

At the Science Friday website, you can also find a fun video experiment with melting ice cream. Häagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers. Which melts first? Find out!