Time-Lapse of Ice Cream Melting is Oddly Therapeutic


There’s something sad about getting that much-needed bowl of freezing-cold ice cream on a hot summer day, then having it melt faster than you can eat it into gloop at the bottom of your bowl. Which is why there’s some deeply primal satisfaction in watching this frosty treat reverse-melt.

The video starts with a time-lapse of ice cream melting into giant white and brown puddles on the canvas, splattered with glitter and sprinkles. Then they begin to rewind to its original state.  It’s as if all that sadness suddenly disappears, and we’re back to the start of summer. Of course, we’re not sure how the reconstituted ice cream would taste in reality, but it’s still nice to dream.

Hint: the un-meltings start about halfway through.