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Spring has sprung! Got that hankering for ice-cream? Why no try it Nicecream style!

As our presenter from Nicecream said, he and his buddy made ice-cream with liquid nitrogen in their apartment on a Saturday afternoon, so why can’t we?

Wanna know how to make it?

A basic recipe is:
1 ½ quart of half and half
1 quart of heavy cream
1 ½ cup sugar
5 tablespoons vanilla if you like vanilla ice cream.
(You may add other things to flavor the ice cream like chocolate syrup, peaches, bananas, etc.)

Material Needed
Large stainless steel pot. We use one that is at least 4 gallons. The pot needs to be resistant to the cold temperatures of liquid nitrogen. Most plastic pots are not.
Long wooden spoon for stirring.
Measuring cup and spoons for sugar, vanilla.
Heavy gloves.
Eye goggles.
5 liter container of liquid nitrogen.
Containers to put servings in. 8 oz Styrofoam cups are fine.
Plastic spoons.

To see what to do next, you can follow the basic steps laid out for you on this website:

Or, if you want to watch these steps in action, watch this short video:

Furthermore, if you are curious about where you would actually go to get liquid nitrogen, you can order some online (air products.com), go to Cryo Express in Gaithersburg, or actually visit Nicecream in Arlington!

If you try this out, or go to the store, let me know what you think!