My boyfriend’s mom first introduced me to liquid nitrogen ice cream and raved about the difference in texture and creaminess compared to traditional ice cream. We went to a small town called La Quinta, just a few miles away from Palm Springs a few months ago and I honestly think we made the trip there specifically just for ice cream! 😛 It was definitely an interesting experience being able to watch the ice cream being made right in front of you. I was a bit skeptical at first, but after the first bite, I was sold- the ice cream was surprisingly creamy and flavourful. Working with liquid nitrogen makes the ice cream creamier, smoother, and denser in texture due to its quick process. The gist is- the faster you freeze ice cream, the creamier it gets as it creates smaller ice crystals and less air into the mixture.
If I am not mistaken, Lik N2 was the first to bring the concept of liquid nitrogen-based ice cream to Vancouver followed by Mister, which literally opened a few weeks after them. After a delicious meal nearby in Yaletown, my boyfriend and I decided to hit up Mister for some dessert. I’ve been looking forward to coming here since their grand opening and wanted to share this experience with my boyfriend 🙂
Featured flavours that evening included: Crème Brulee, Dark Chocolate, Double Oreo, Lemon, Mojito, Thai Milk Tea, and Vegan Chocolate ranging from $6-8.
Mister’s ice creams are all made to order from scratch using only pure and natural ingredients. My boyfriend loves anything chocolate-y especially anything with cookie bits in it so it was a no brainer for us to share the Double Oreo.
The entire process took about 5 minutes for us to order and grab our ice cream. We kept ourselves amused by watching the line of multi-coloured KitchenAid standing mixers churn the ingredients together.
Double Oreo ($7)The ice cream was really creamy and the addition of the Oreo bits added a bit of texture and much needed crunch. The only thing that bugged me was that the Oreo bits were not thoroughly mixed into the blender leaving some parts tasting plain- almost like chocolate froyo when we were almost ¾ of the way done
Nevertheless, Mister is still worth trying out at least once-especially with the heat wave we have been getting this summer!
1141 Mainland St