Nitrogen Ice Cream?
Yes! You read it right! 320 Below (B1-32) prepares their ice cream right in front of you using Nitrogen. Instead of putting ice cream mixture into the freezer for hours before it’s ready to serve, Nitrogen does the same job in minutes!
Why use Nitrogen?
Benefits of using Nitrogen to freeze your ice cream:
1) Freshness: All their ice cream are made right in front of you when you order and you can’t get any fresher than that! As it’s freshly made, you don’t have to worry about additives such as emulsifiers, stabilizers or preservatives.
2) Smooth Texture: The quick freeze process ensures there is no build up of ice crystals in the ice cream, and that gives your ice cream a nice smooth texture.
3) Healthier: Freezing your ice cream quickly means lesser sugar is needed in the ice cream. Of course it is still sweet, and some flavours are sweeter than others, but every little helps.
4) Clean: There may be small creatures underwater that can survive the super heated water of an underground volcano but no nasty germ has yet been recorded surviving -320F (Nitrogen boiling point).
After this crash course on why Nitrogen is great in the making of ice cream, let’s take a look at it in action!
Mixture of the ice cream is prepared only upon order, so you can ensure absolute freshness in your cup of yums!
The mixture is given a few quick stirs before Nitrogen is added.
Cold air soon filled up the mixing bowl…. and the whole working top.
We felt like we were in one of the scenes in fairy tales…
Within 3 minutes, the ice cream is ready!
We were lucky to try out their special flavour, the Kahlúa Tiramisu!
Unlike other desserts that are alcohol infused, this ice cream has a tinge of coffee aroma from the Kahlúa, but not too overpowering. The ice cream also contain ladyfingers (sweet sponge cake) which complete the package! Enjoying this ice cream is like having the best of both worlds (Tiramisu and ice cream).
Other than Kahlúa Tiramisu, the other popular flavours include Christmas Horlicks, Salted Caramel, Lychee, Nutella, and their signature flavour is………. Thai Coconut!
Thai Coconut is so popular because of the fresh ingredients used!
Can you see the coconut bits in the ice cream? Our taste-buds were satisfied with the fragrance of the fresh coconut instead of coconut essence that other ice cream uses. This freshness ensures that you won’t get sick of the taste after a few mouthfuls.
If natural ice cream flavours were not satisfying enough, check out the varieties of toppings available!
320 Below also offers ice cream in tubs for you to bring home for your family! However, as nitrogen ice cream does not contain stabilizers, it is advisable not to let the ice cream out of the freezer for more than 45 mins as it will melt.
By the time you reach the end of the post, I’m sure you are already craving for a cup of ice cream now! So head on down to 320 Below today to get your cravings fix!
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