The newest kid on the ice cream block is aptly named The Nice Cream. After a massive brunch, my friend P wanted to check them out as it’s close to her place. Located near Mount Royal University, I can see it doing quite well based on location alone. The gimmick here is that the ice cream is made right in front of your eyes with the use of liquid nitrogen. Science buffs try not to nerd out too much.
We came Sunday afternoon and the place was steady for the hour or so that we stuck around. The interior is slick and has all the gadgets out on display for you to fan girl over (aka. Instragram the shit out of the cool vapour that flows out from the freezing liquid nitrogen).
There’s two bench areas to sit at which is nice but there’s a lot of empty space not being utilized to their advantage. Having a better seating layout would be ideal.
Look how clever their logo is. Took us a second to figure out the meaning behind the numbers but then high school chemistry and the periodic table came back into our muddled memories.
The menu consists of six flavours (Mt. Robson vanilla, pekoe earl grey, maas chocolate and salted caramel). The two new flavours are love coconut and pineapple sorbet (they didn’t have these when we went which was before their official opening). There’s a handful of toppings you can add (for an extra $0.75) and three sizes to choose from. Pretty straight forward.
Pekoe earl grey and salted caramel ($3.99 small)
I opted for the salted caramel. The texture was velvety smooth, creamy and the flavour was excellent (caramely? Yes, I know that’s not a word). The ice cream tasted super light and it felt like I could have easily eaten a large size without blinking an eye. The small was a perfect sample size. P went with the earl grey. I had a taste and it was quite good. She thought it was delicious.
A cool spot to grab some ice cream and see the “show” if you’re in the south/MRU neighbourhood.
The Nice Cream
#4, 4604 – 37 Street SW