Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Delicious Experiment at Ice Cream Lab Pasadena

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What's a Delicious Experiment?
You've heard of an experiment gone wrong,
this one went delicious!

Ice Cream Lab, which opened it's Beverly Hills location 
in 2013, uses liquid nitrogen with natural ingredients 
to make ice cream.

Yes, the kind of ice cream we grew up on,
except just a bit different.
(I'll explain more later)

 It's Opening Day!

At the Grand Opening of Ice Cream Lab's Pasadena
store on Fair Oaks (just South of Colorado Blvd.)
a line was out the door for ice cream.

Not Just Any Ice Cream! 

Photo Courtesy of Ice Cream Lab
Co-founders cutting the ribbon with 
Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.

It's Officially Open!


You won't find ice cream tubs
in freezers like most places.
They have mixing stations,
since it only takes a few moments to
make your selection.

Ice cream ingredients are placed in a mixer

Liquid Nitrogen is added

The Magic Happening

And ice cream is made!

The liquid nitrogen ice cream is creamier
and has a very smooth texture
and takes a few moments to make.

I don't know all of the scientific facts,
please don't fault me if I'm incorrect,
but since the ice cream is not in a freezer 
ice crystals are not forming.
When you eat frozen ice cream, you're
really tasting ice vs the cream and flavors.

You can really taste the flavors from this version.



How many of you remember making ice cream
in the backyard with the hand-crank ice cream makers?
Did I just show my age???
It seemed like it took forever to make.

Then there was the electric ice cream makers,
having to pack ice and rock salt to keep
the canister cold.

The latest home ice cream makers have a gel
packed canisters that you freeze before using.

With the use of molecular gastronomy,
liquid nitrogen can freeze something in an instant.
By using this method, unusual ice cream flavors can 
be created, including savory ones.

Wonder what's in store for us in the future?

But Today, here's what you can order

 Pasadena's menu

Also, look for the Seasonal Menu.


See What Jay Eats...

 Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

As I mentioned to someone, it's tastes like it should,
only blue...

Banilla

Fresh Bananas with Nilla Wafers

I loved the cookie with it

The other Signature menu item to try is the

Salt Lick Crunch
with Salted Pretzels and Caramel

Yes, they even have swag...

I have to get one of these on my next visit...

Ice Cream will Never be the Same Again!


Ice Cream Lab Pasadena
16 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

I'll be back and will have to bring my parents,
they love ice cream too!


Thank You! 
Ice Cream Lab
Joseph Lifschutz
Tommy Ngan
Lauren Song




Photos by Jay Terauchi
Unless noted
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