Sub Zero's thing is that they use liquid nitrogen to freeze your ice cream right before your eyaz. You choose a base (normal premium cream, lowfat cream, custard, yogurt, nondairy milk, soy milk, or rice milk), choose a flavor (they have a plentitude to throw in -- choco powder, fruity flavors, and other junk), and then maybe some mix-ins (like brownie bits or fruit chunks or whatever), then they spray it with the liquid nitrogen (or whatever -- I don't know how it works, but here's a video of the scientific process), then they scoop it into a cone or bowl for you.
Cool process, but how does it taste?
I chose premium cream because it was obviously gonna be the best/tastiest. Then, because I'd been using this super-good-smelling mango and pomegranate soap all week, I chose mango flavor. I didn't get any mix-ins because they cost 70 cents a pop and I'm a cheapskate.
The texture was terribly creamy. Just cream on cream on cream rolling through my mouth. I loved it.
Unfortunately, the mango was super fake-tasting and I don't like super fake. I like my ice cream like I like my women: real and THICK. Even though it was creamy enough, the mango tasted like waxy chapstick. After the first couple bites, I got used to it, but it didn't taste like how I liked that soap. So sad.
I sampled some other flavors to see if just the mango was sad. Chocolate was legitimately good, cheesecake was super sugary, and raspberry was good too.
|Brownie batter. Mmmmmmmmm.|
So if you want to take your tongue for a stroll on the sciencey side, take it to Sub Zero, but maybe ask someone there for a flavor suggestion.