Chicago-based frozen dessert chain iCream Cafe opened their newest location on Saturday, November 22 at Mesa's Riverview Shopping Center.
Unlike your typical ice cream shop, this eatery specializes in using liquid nitrogen to flash freeze frozen desserts created by the customers -- and the offerings go beyond just ice cream; you'll also find sorbet, yogurt, and even rice pudding.
The menu at iCream starts with a choice of ice cream, yogurt, sorbet, shake, or hot pudding (offered with or without rice). Next customers choose a base: regular, light, organic, soy, regular, or non-fat yogurt. Either one or two flavors can be added, as well as a variety of mix-ins such as fresh fruit, candy, and nuts.
The whole thing is then frozen in a dramatic show using liquid nitrogen. For an idea of what to expect, check out this video of a similar process used at Sub Zero Ice Cream in Gilbert.
Prices range from $3.99 to $6.49 and sizes from 6 oz. to 12 oz.
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iCream Cafe 929 N. Dobson Road, Mesa 480-861-0579 www.icreamcafe.com
Sun - Thurs: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri and Sat: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.