Alexis Wood

Reporter Alexis Wood took a group of friends to review Frozen Nitrogen Ice Cream.

Alexis Wood, Reporter

When heading down Alafaya towards UCF, there are several whimsical eateries to explore. The newest ice cream parlor, Frozen Nitrogen Ice Cream, has caused quite a stir among Seminole students with incredible dishes like frozen cereal. I visited to get the latest scoop on this popular ice cream joint.

Walking into the artsy building, I was greeted by a bustling white ice cream parlor. Decorated with periodic tables and formulas, it makes for a truly delicious learning experience. This unique parlor uses liquid nitrogen to create the creamiest, most delicious ice cream treats around. Watching the employees pouring the nitrogen in front of our eyes made for an unforgettable experience.

In keeping with the science theme, all of the ice cream flavors are presented as elements on the periodic table, complete with their own chemical symbols. Along with nitrogen smoke, color-changing spoons, and decorative elements, it was easy to feel as though I had stepped into the middle of a science lab.

“For a base of our ice cream, you can have ice cream, yogurt, or coconut milk in. Next, all of our products are named by elements on the periodic table. [The flavors are] Vanilla [Vn], Chocolate [Ch], and Strawberry [Sb]. Then for toppings you could get Oreos [Or], Reese’s Minis [Re], Fruity Pebbles [Fp], M&M’s [Mm] and more, then we throw it together then voila,” employee Brandon Pitasco told me.

The key to the creamy treat is in the rapid freezing of the mixture. The liquid nitrogen causes the fat and the water particles to stay very small, giving the ice cream its creamy consistency. The goal is to avoid ice crystals, similar to when one makes ice milk.

In spite of all of the ice cream, I chose to taste their most famous desert, the Nitrogen Cereal. The company takes Captain Crunch cereal and frozen nitrogen and mixes them together, which makes every bite steamy!

“The frozen nitrogen is so cool,” said sophomore Kenna Vazquez, who accompanied me. “The cold burned my tongue a little bit, but it was worth it.”

Students interested in checking out this frozen treasure can find it at 4498 N Alafaya Trail suite 330, Orlando, FL 32826.