Invented in 1988, Dippin' Dots became a beloved treat for Generation X, up until the company filed for bankruptcy in 2011. Surely you recall that, because the headlines caused worldwide angst among Dippin' Dots fans. But, like me, you may have missed the fact that Dippin' Dots never completely went away. This video from Half as Interesting explains what happened.
In the first couple of minutes, we learn how they make Dippin' Dots, which is genius and explains why they are relatively expensive compared to traditional ice cream. It was that technology that saved the ice cream, by finding new and seemingly bizarre applications, especially when associated with the name Dippin' Dots. This video is only five minutes long; the rest is an ad.