Opening day nears for Creamistry, the California-based dessert concept making its Dallas-area debut at Village on the Parkway in Addison. Creamistry uses liquid nitrogen to freeze ingredients before your eyes. The Addison store will open on December 2, and two more locations are slated to open in early 2018.
The benefit of using liquid nitrogen to freeze the ice cream is that, unlike regular shops that pre-freeze ice cream in large batches, Creamistry makes it to order. Each ice cream concoction is made for you specially, and it's fresh. So fresh.
Creamistry was created in 2013. Founder Jay Yim discovered liquid nitrogen ice cream when he spotted a street vendor making it during a trip to South Korea. Born into a family of Korean bakers, Yim and his wife, Katie, made their first homemade ice cream using liquid nitrogen with the help of his father.
Over the next two years, the team experimented with more than 100 flavors and combinations, the best of which eventually became an integral part of Creamistry's menu today.
Local franchise owner Aamir Rajani says that Creamistry is not just about getting dessert. "Creamistry isn't a typical ice cream destination — it's an experience," he says.
The Addison location is at 5100 Belt Line Rd., and they'll be giving out freebies on opening day. From 12-2 pm, you'll get a free scoop of ice cream, an additional topping, and Creamistry-branded sunglasses. Go for the glasses, stay for the ice cream.
The other two locations coming in 2018 are at 1929 Greenville Ave., which already has a sign up, and in Las Colinas.
Creamistry was founded in 2013 and began franchising in 2014. There are nearly 50 shops operating in four states and three countries.