I’m a very big fan of ice cream. I explore ice cream like some people explore the globe. No matter where I go, I always make time to find the best ice cream. To date, my favorite ice cream in the Los Angeles area is the salted caramel at Carmela Ice Cream. There aren’t a lot of great ice cream places in the South Bay of Los Angeles so whenever somewhere new opens I get curious.
N for Nitrogen Ice Cream
I recently visited the (new-ish) Creamistry in the Redondo Shores shopping plaza. At Creamistry their “creamologists” handcraft ice cream using Nitrogen to flash freeze the milk (they also have coconut or cashew milk). You can then choose a flavor for the ice cream and of course, toppings.
“Unlike regular ice cream that is typically pumped and churned with air (overrun), we use liquid nitrogen to instantly freeze each ice cream order, resulting in a decadently rich and luxuriously creamy ice cream with virtually no overrun!”from creamistry.com
If you tend to feel overwhelmed by too many choices they have suggested concoctions. I chose coconut milk base with coconut flavor topped with almonds and chocolate fudge. Nitrogen may flash freeze but my order was definitely not ready in a flash. There was only one “creamologist” freezing stuff at the time so it took awhile for my dish to be ready. Plan on giving yourself a bit of time if you come in with a crew.
The ice cream itself was super thick and creamy. The texture was pretty amazing and the coconut flavoring was not overly sweet. The regular serving size was plenty and more than I could finish at the time.
The only small hitch for me was the cost. I don’t often stop for ice cream by myself so my $8.95 ice cream multiplied by the 5 folks in my family would make for a spendy outing. You get what you pay for though and I think the people of Redondo like their ice cream so Creamistry should do well.