Experimenting With Frozen Alchemy in Chicago, Illinois
Ice cream just doesn’t get any fresher than at Wicker Park’s iCream Café. Here your frozen treat is actually made—all the way down to the “frozen” part—when you order it. How? Liquid nitrogen, of course! Choose your base (ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet), up to three add-ons and toppings (mango, graham cracker crust, and a dozen more), and a color (yes, a color); then sit back and watch as your own custom creation is whipped up and flash-frozen on the spot, in a captivating cloud of fresh ingredients and nitrogen vapor. When the mist dissipates, it’s time to settle in for as delightful—and unique—a treat as you can imagine. With reduced-fat, soy, and organic options, creative flavors like Irish cream and green tea, and colors ranging from the primaries to purple and pink, the possible combinations at iCream number in the hundreds of thousands. The only limit? Your iMagination.