The Ice Cream Laboratory

Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
It’s midway through summer here in the Philippines and that translates to sand, sea and sun! I’m currently in the capital city, Manila, and let me tell you this. If Cebu is simmering hot, Manila is on boiling point. We even reached 39 degrees Celsius last week. Whew! I guess I was so used to our semi-provincial home back in Cebu that the metropolitan humidity was a total shocker. I expected it but the level of intensity caught me off guard. There are days when I sweat immediately after I get off the shower. Exaggeration? Oh I’m not even kidding. The bright side however is that I get to eat ice cream. Lots and lots of it! DIY Magnum, dirty ice cream, halo-halo, mais con hielo? Yes I’ve had them. Smoking ice cream from the Ice Cream Laboratory? That too!

Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
These photos were actually from a few months ago. (Talk about delayed blog posts right?) My family and I were on our way to Binondo and we passed by the Lucky China Town Mall along the way. As we did, we happen to come across a kid buying some smoking ice cream. We got curious so we ordered one for ourselves too!

Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
The Ice Cream Laboratory uses liquid nitrogen to create their ice cream. They'll make everything from scratch and you'll see the mixture turn into our favorite frozen delight after the liquid is poured and the smoke clears. The concept is not new anymore. As a matter of fact I’ve heard about a restaurant that serves its food with liquid nitrogen and you can see smoke escape your mouth and nostrils while you eat! It may sound scary and geeky but I’m a full out nerd so why not?

Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
Would you look at that! Those three guys on my back are my cousins. The man in stripes was another curious customer. Don’t we all look bewildered? Kids at heart, that’s what we are.

Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
Here’s a closer shot of that liquid nitrogen action! See all that smoke? I also love how the servers dressed up in lab gowns. The stall was also embellished with Erlenmeyer flasks, test tubes and glass cylinders. Did I happen to fall inside Dexter’s lab? Where’s Dee Dee? If you’re a 90’s kid then I’m sure you get what I mean. *wink*
Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
I ordered the mango float flavor. Each single serving costs P 140.00. I have to admit that I find it a little pricey and if not for the theatrics of the preparation, I may have skipped it. Is it worth a try? I would say yes. The experience is actually a delight and the ice cream is pretty good too.

Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
Ice Cream Laboratory - Liquid Nitrogen Magic
What do you think about the Ice Cream Laboratory? Will you try this out for yourself?

43 comments:

Lou Castaneda said...

With this kind of heat in Cebu, this sure is a hit! Good thing I'm in the province now. And oh, I just love their concept, wish they could bring it in Cebu too.

Thadz Engaling said...

Saw this on TV recently and if I remember right, the owner is a 19 year old gal

Jhanis V. said...

I wish we have this in Cebu! Kasuya kai it's sweltering hot over here! Yeah a bit pricey but it would be a great treat on hot summer days!

Anne said...

I wish the same Lou!

Anne said...

Really? I didn't know that. Wow!

Janine Ella said...

Of course I will definitely try this when I go to Manila! the question is, when will I ever go back to Manila! HAHAHA

Christy Ocariza said...

I think it has its own uniqueness but P140 for a cup of ice cream??? I might as well try it once and stick to my favorite sticky chocolate ice cream.. hahahaha! Nice concept thought! :D

Jazmine said...

A little disappointed to find out it's not here in Cebu because I could use some ice cream right now.

CAOLANO said...

i want!!!! It's an amazing concept. I will definitely try to check this out if I end up in Manila.

Rose said...

Wow if that's right, she's one creative young entrepreneur! Cool business (pun intended) 😉 If naa sa Cebu, I'd really try, I love anything ice cream! 😃

Rea Alducente said...

That is interesting! Haven't tried it but it reminds me of dry ice.. smoking cold! LOL. I love anything ice cream though so I'd give this a try if I can.

hannafrej said...

this is something to look forward when in manila. :)

Vanessa said...

Ohh! That's awesome! I wish we have one here in Cebu


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Isabeau Jane Gomez said...

im such a sucker for ice cream but this looks like it takes time to make! ehhehe i get cranky

Emjae Fotos said...

I saw this concept a year ago on a food trip show but I guess it was a different name. I was curious since then and waiting for Cebu to have one. Please its soo hot we need it here too! Hehehe :D

Anne said...

Have faith!!! Naa raba blogger's united on june 6 Jan!

Anne said...

It really is a nice concept. I wish it was a little more affordable though.

Anne said...

I'm so sorry for that Jaz. Let's cross our fingers and hope that they come to Cebu shores!

Anne said...

Go go go! Lami bitaw siya at least for this flavor. Wa pa ko ka-try sa lain.

Anne said...

I agree Rose!

Anne said...

Same here. Ice cream lovers for the win!

Anne said...

Yes it is!

Anne said...

I wish the same. I think most of us do. LOL

Anne said...

No worries. It takes only 2-3 minutes to get the ice cream done!

Anne said...

Yes it is but as I said in the post, I find Manila way hotter. Maybe we should all tell them to come to Cebu?

KiatCebu said...

Wow, hope there's one here in cebu. Im not really an ice cream mad man but i think, son will like this very much. If there's one thing I love about manila, it's the foodie, for sure. Love this, Anne.

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Alis are u? said...

So cool!

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Jeane Louise Mainit said...

Hey! this is nice! will definitely try this once i visit Manila.

Anne said...

Thanks Jeph! True the kids will love it!

Anne said...

Thanks!

Anne said...

Sige go go go!

Jhecel said...

I guess the price is worth it if you got to see how this ice cream is prepared. Does it taste like the other ice cream? I'm curious on how the smoke affects its flavor.

Monique said...

Wow! I really want to go there! This looks like the best place to hang out; and the ice cream looks delicious!

WritingMonique

JHANZEY said...

This is interesting! :) I wanna visit din. It reminds me of The Iscreamist :D


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Anne said...

It actually tastes like a regular ice cream. The nitrogen does not affect the flavor whatsoever.

Anne said...

Go ahead and try it Monique!

Anne said...

The Iscreamist! I've been wanting to try that!

Creesian Skeen Villaruel said...

That looks really tasty!! :) I'm now interested in ordering!

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Dominica said...

Hiya babe, wow this place looks lovel id lov to visit, at first i thought itwas mash potato with some fried chicken looool xxxx

thanks for sharing this with us.

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Anne said...

It sure does!

Anne said...

Really? If you consider it, well it does look like it. Haha!

Anne said...

Haha. Yaaaas!

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