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3D printing frozen treats with serious science

If you recall, a few weeks ago we alerted you to a group of MIT students who created a 3D printer that dispensed ice cream designs. Now, 3DPrint.com has revealed that yet another Maker has developed an even more intricate device capable of dispensing 3D-printed frozen treats with fantastic precision.


Led by Luis E. Fraguada, Robots in Gastronomy is a research group seeking to deepen the world’s understanding of new technologies in the realm of gastronomy. The Barcelona-based group was looking for a new way of creating a frozen treat on a hot summer’s day. In unison with Cocktail Lab, Fraguada’s team used their FoodForm printer and an anti-griddle to create these custom ice cream designs.

Fraguada told 3DPrint.com that the machine provides the user with the ability to print onto “any surface, be it a plate, a heated surface, or, in the case of the ice cream, a cold surface.” The team utilized Cocktail Lab’s anti-griddle and its -34 degree surface to freeze their snacks into the amazing shapes you see above.

The Robots in Gastronomy team hopes to develop another prototype of the FoodForm in the near future, further pushing the envelope with 3D-printed foods. With Makers like Robots in Gastronomy and the MIT students thinking with their brains as well as their stomachs, the 3D-printed snacking prospects are seemingly endless!