When you think of Fourth of July, you think of summer.

When you think of summer, you think of heat.

And when you think of heat, you think of ice cream.

All those things came together in Nashville on July 4, as iconic flash frozen ice cream maker Dippin' Dots set a record for the most ice creams cups prepared by a team in three minutes.

Headlined by Warner Music Nashville country artist Ashley Monroe (it was Nashville, after all), the Dippin’ Dots team prepared 473 cups of ice cream in the alotted time. The record was set at Let Freedom Sing! in downtown Nashville's Music City on Independence Day.

It also marked a celebration for the company of the 30th anniversary of National Ice Cream Month.


Curt Jones, Dippin’ Dots founder and CEO, was also part of the record-setting team, which had its achievement verified live on site by an official GWR adjudicator.

“Our attempt was a fun and unique way to commemorate the 30 th anniversary of National Ice Cream Month,” Jones said. “We are thrilled that our team successfully completed the challenge. We’d like to thank the talented Ashley Monroe for helping us with our record-setting effort as well as the many Nashville families who came out to cheer us on."

In conjunction with the attempt, Dippin’ Dots donated 400 servings of its ice cream to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

News of the attempt would go on to receive coverage on Yahoo! Finance and CNBC's websites. Founded in 1988, Dippin' Dots distributes its products in all 50 U.S. states and 11 countries, employing nearly 200 people.

Has Dippin' Dots inspired you or your group to attempt a record of your own? Make sure to contact the Guinness World Records events management team with your organization's details.