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June 23, 2014 AT 10:01 am

This summer, learn the science behind ice cream #science

The American Chemical Society made this fun and educational video explaining the science behind everyone’s favorite summer treat. Via The Mary Sue.

You’re probably craving ice cream to cool you down this summer. Reactions looks at the chemistry involved in making the treat creamy and sweet.

Turns out the creaminess of ice cream has little to do with cream. It’s all about the ice crystals. The smaller the crystals, the creamier the treat. We make ice cream three different ways with American University Assistant Professor Matt Hartings, and taste the difference.

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