Early in a new year that got off to a frigid start — but for now, at least, is a little warmer — we have some subzero news.
Fortunately, it involves ice cream.
Creamistry, a California-based chain that specializes in liquid-nitrogen ice cream, is coming to Fort Worth’s Left Bank center. That’s the one on West Seventh Street with the Tom Thumb and the Hopdoddy Burger Bar. A representative with Left Bank developer Centergy Retail confirmed that the shop is coming, although the “coming soon” signs are sort of a giveaway.
At liquid-nitrogen ice-cream shops, ingredients are whipped together and then frozen with liquid nitrogen, a foggy process that’s reminiscent of dry-ice fog spilling out over the stage at an arena-rock concert. The process is designed to eliminate the freezer burn that happens when ice cream is stored improperly or for too long. The West Seventh Area already has one liquid-nitrogen shop, Chills 360, at 1000 Foch St., south of Seventh Street.
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Creamistry’s website has been a little balky, but according to the Facebook page for an Addison location that opened last year, the ice-cream-making method at Creamistry is similar to other liquid-nitrogen shops: Choose a base (“signature premium” milk; organic milk; coconut milk, which is vegan and gluten-free, or sorbet). Choose a flavor (a big category at Creamistry is cereals, including Cap’n Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles and more, but there are other categories as well). Choose toppings (yes, you can have cereal atop your cereal-flavored ice cream, but you also can add candy, sauce or, if you’re feeling virtuous, fruit).
In Tarrant County, liquid-nitrogen ice cream also is available at SubZero Nitrogen Ice Cream in Hurst, which was featured in our “Thinking outside of the cone” story on new ice-cream styles moving into DFW. (And that didn’t even include the new Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery in Keller, where you can get cupcake-infused ice cream.)
In addition to the Hopdoddy at the Tom Thumb, Left Bank also will be home to a location of MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company, which could open as early as this month; 85ºC Bakery Cafe, a coffee-shop/bakery nicknamed “The Starbucks of Taiwan,” also due to open soon; “all-day brunch favorite” Snooze, an A.M. Eatery; and a Nékter Juice Bar, in case you need to detox from all those other places.
According to BuildZoom, which connects businesses and other customers with building contractors, Creamistry will be at 628 Harrold St., Suite 128, in Fort Worth.