A new kind of ice cream stand is coming to the Dallas area, with an inaugural branch opening at the Village on the Parkway in Addison. Called Creamistry, it does its ice cream with liquid nitrogen, the super-cold freezing process that allows the vendor to make the ice cream to order.
Creamistry — cream + chemistry — will open at 5100 Belt Line Rd. in a former men's boutique. The concept debuted in Texas in summer 2016, when it opened branches in Houston and San Antonio.
The chain is based in California. It opened its first store in 2013 in Irvine, and currently has more than 30 locations.
You choose your "base" from four options: regular ice cream, organic, sorbet, or coconut-milk ice cream. You choose your flavor from more than two dozen options that range from chocolate to Nutella to fresh banana. Then you choose toppings, from a selection that includes M&Ms, brownie bites, Cocoa Puffs, nuts, and sauces. You can get it in a cup, waffle bowl, or a bowl made from chocolate.
They also do shakes and floats, including one made with nitro coffee brew.
This is not Dallas' first shop to feature liquid nitrogen ice cream. La Duni featured it Dulce By La Duni, at its fancy dessert shop in Allen, but closed that store in 2016. There is also iCream Cafe, a shop in Frisco.
A spokesperson for Village on the Parkway said that Creamistry will open this summer.