Nathanial Garrod

Nitrogen Ice Cream

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.

IMG_9243Friday was a bit of a darker, more cloudy day than most have been in the past month.

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.

These are the instructions for ordering at Mix N Match Creamery

These are the instructions for ordering at Mix N Match Creamery

These are all the flavors and add-ins they have available!

These are all the flavors and add-ins they have available!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Ice Cream!

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!

2 Comments on “Nitrogen Ice Cream

  1. Marisa
    August 7, 2013

    I have not heard of this “nitrogen ice cream” of which you speak (or write). How is it different than ice cream with mix-ins someplace like Coldstone?

    • njgarrod
      August 7, 2013

      As described above, they make it right in front of you! It’s a cream base that they mix whatever flavors you desire, then they freeze it with the nitrogen!

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