Sub Zero Ice Cream

By Alex Bury, VO Organizational Development Consultant

Example #382 That It’s Very Hard To Be Vegan—Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Last weekend I discovered Sub Zero Ice Cream.

Sub Zero Ice Cream is a chain of cute little ice cream shops where you not only create your own ice cream, but it’s made by injecting liquid nitrogen.

I’m not even kidding.

First, you toss your chosen liquid base into a bowl with flavorings and extras—like pecans or strawberries. For a minute everything seems normal, but then WHOOOSH! The ice cream maker is enveloped with gas like a smoke machine from the theater!

Liquid Nitrogen

It’s a little off-putting—did your order just disappear forever?—yes, but also fun!

I assumed that, as a vegan, I’d have to once again suffer and skip this chemistry miracle because all of their bases were milk and cream. Five minutes before finding the store I didn’t know I was suffering, but as soon as I saw that fluffy cloud explosion I knew it was unfair I couldn’t have any.

That’s when my friend, Janet, pointed out the menu. They had a long list of vegan options! You could get vegan almond yogurt as your base, coconut milk, almond milk, and more! Better yet, all the servers knew exactly which toppings were vegan.

Three minutes later I was eating an espresso ice cream made with the vegan yogurt base, filled with chocolate chips and almonds. And nitrogen. Can’t forget the nitrogen. It was delicious!

I’m just kidding. All I could taste was creamy cold ice cream, coffee, and chocolate.

Check out their website to see if there’s a location near you and grab one before summer fades!

Sub Zero Ice Cream