I had a quick date with my hubby that involved ice cream...my favorite kind of dessert!
This was no ordinary ice cream adventure, though.
It was made and frozen right before our eyes! So amazing!
It's a place called Sub Zero Ice Cream.
They pour cream, yogurt, or custard along with any other goodies you want into a silver bowl.
(Pics were taken with my phone, so sorry about the quality.)
They blast it with nitrogen (see their technical explanation below.)
This is what my final treat looked like. There's some peanut butter, caramel, and brownies in there.
It was delicious AND a fun experience (I'm easily entertained!)
In case you just HAVE to know...
The Sub Zero's explanation from their website on how it works:
"For those of us who haven’t been to school in a while, here is some chemistry 101. Nitrogen is one of 118 known elements and because it evaporates at such low temperatures, it typically exists as a gas (in fact, it makes up about 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere). Therefore, in order for it to remain in a liquid state it must be kept at extremely cold temperatures. Since liquid nitrogen boils at -321˚F, it freezes anything it touches. Sub Zero uses this molecular gastronomy (the merging of science and culinary arts) to transform milk and sugar instantly into ice cream. So why is liquid nitrogen-frozen ice cream so good? It’s all in the flash freeze. Since the ice cream is frozen so quickly (15 seconds or less), the milk molecules stay very small and the water particles don’t have time to grow into ice crystals. Without ice crystals, you get the smoothest, creamiest ice cream possible. Our rapid freezing process also helps preserve nutrients in the cream, yogurt, soy or rice milk!"