(#22) A Window Between World’s “Art in the Afternoon” Art Walk (May 4, 2014) – Part 2 (What Is Super Cool Creamery)

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Picking up from yesterday –

What is Super Cool Creamery?

Oh, it’s only the coolest freaking ice cream place I’ve seen, probably ever. It’s this insanely, unbelievably brilliant idea and I wonder why no one came up with it sooner, and how in the world Ben (the owner) is not already a millionaire.

Here’s what happens. The Super Cool Creamery people (so today (and I think usually), Ben or Josephine) put a cream base (sugar, cream, milk, and whatever else you put in ice cream) into a big bowl. Then, they add the flavoring of whatever flavor you choose. They work on whipping it up. And then *drumroll* they add liquid nitrogen!

It’s cool because this smoky-looking stuff starts billowing out of the bowl. Of course kids (and adults alike) are all “whoa! That looks so cool!” And the very cold liquid nitrogen starts turning the ingredients into ice cream right before your very eyes!

It it unbelievably cool. And in the morning, they gave me a spoonful from a batch. Before I tasted it, I wondered what this crazy makeshift ice cream would taste like. Would liquid nitrogen taste chemically or weird?

No. The ice cream tasted absolutely incredible! It was so rich and creamy and unbelievably delicious. My mind is still blown at how I think this is one of the coolest things ever.

It’s also incredibly environmentally friendly. Think about the ice cream place that never has to plug in a freezer, and practically never wastes food.

You basically only make what you need, ’cause you’re making the batches as people are asking for them. And if you do end up making more than necessary and the stuff in the bowl starts to melt a bit, when your next customer comes in, you can just add more liquid nitrogen!

I feel like I’m in an informercial right now because I suppose it’s a little odd to be so incredibly excited about a product that I just found out about and have no stake in. But I just thought it was exceptionally cool and wildly smart, not to mention environmentally responsible.

Of course my only issue(s) as someone trying hard to lose weight this year (and trying to eat less and less dairy) is that I kinda wish there were perhaps a vegan and sugar-conscious version… But!
a) there’s always time to try that kind of stuff once the company grows.
b) It’s ice cream. Maybe every once in a while, you just have to indulge.

I’ll talk a bit more about the art walk tomorrow.

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