Ice Cream Illinois

The Avalanche Challenge at The Cooling Station

Nestled in the north suburbs of Chicago, The Cooling Station in Highwood, IL is the place to go if you’re looking for an ice cream challenge in the area. The Avalanche Challenge, as it’s called, consists of a monstrous 42 scoop sundae that is sure to freeze your brain on a hot summer day. And as far as I’m aware, only one man has even come close to finishing this tower of terror.

Where: The Cooling Station
315 Waukegan Ave.
Highwood, IL
847.266.5164 |

Challenge: The Avalanche Challenge: 42 scoop sundae with all the toppings.
Time Limit: 30 minutes
People: 1
Prize: Sundae is free ($60 value), T-shirt and Name on the Wall of Fame.
Rules: Website barely even mentions the challenge let alone the rules, please ask your server before attempting this challenge.

[Image is not actual Avalanche Challenge, if you have a picture please send it in]

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  • I am the man that came close to finishing! It is amazing and they have to have 12 hours notice so they can freeze it all together because as they make it it melts!! tougher than any other challenge i have ever done!!

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