One of my more recent adventures involved a Friday evening trek down to Mix ‘N’ Match Creamery a food cart over near Voodoo Donuts. After Yelp-ing nitrogen ice cream this was the closest place that came up. I almost gave up on finding it – instead of being a full food cart, it’s literally just a small cart.
I approached the cart, and young man working there – Kyle, he later said his name was – asked if I wanted some ice cream.
“I do – I heard about this whole nitrogen ice cream thing online in a news article, and ya’ll are the closest one.”
“In fact, the only one in town!”
I browsed the expansive list of flavors and ingredients.
Finally, I decided on peanut butter flavor, and kit-kat as an add-in.
While chatting with me, Kyle mixed up all the ingredients, and set them under the nitrogen. A smoke rose from the cream mixture as he continued to stir. Another blast from the nitrogen and it was ready to serve.
The ice cream was good. I would have liked it to be a little bit more peanut butter-y and stay frozen longer, but those are just little things. I would definitely go again, especially with visiting friends, because it’s pretty fun. Right by Big Pink (Portland City Grill) and Voodoo Donuts, so why not? Grab a snack after happy hour and before getting in line!