As you know ice cream melts on a hot summer day...until now.

Researchers in Canada have found a way to slow down the melting process while icreasing its shelf life and smoothness. It comes from adding a tiny cellulose fibers from banana plants.

The fiber is banana waste and when added to ice cream makes it thicker and take longer to melt especially in warm weather. The fibers may replace the fats in ice cream that give the snack its texture.

On deseretnews.com the average American consumes at least 23 pounds of ice cream every year.