As the summer sadly comes to an end (well it’s always summer in Miami), we made our last official summer ice-cream run last night to our new favorite ice-cream shop. It’s so cool, it’s chillin (the name of the place)! Not only is Chill-N Nitrogen Ice-Cream absolutely delicious, but the way it is made is what really makes your mouth drop. They make their ice-cream with Nitrogen, yes folks, Nitrogen! The shop is quite small, but in my opinion, small places are typically the best! No matter when we’ve visited this place (usually on the weekends), the line is outside the door.
When you first walk in, you will find a cool Periodic Table inspired board of all delicious bases, flavors, and toppings, or as they call them, their mix-N’s…brownie bits, mint, marshmallows, Nutella, cookie bites, white chocolate chips, & much more. You first choose your size of dessert, then whether you’d like ice-cream or yogurt. Next, you choose from over 10 base flavors, and lastly, you get to choose all of your add-ins.
Then the magic begins… While regular ice cream is frozen over night or frozen instantly through commercial freezers, nitrogen flash-freezes the liquid base as it is churned. The nitrogen makes the ice cream really cold, and since it’s all prepared as you watch, you can see the nitrogen fog pour out of the mixers. It’s all really cool, and even the adults in line are watching the process in amazement!
The only drawback is that since the ice-creams are made fresh on the spot, you can’t try the different flavors. But no worries, I’m sure any combination you come up with will be heavenly! The first time I visited I got the cake batter ice-cream mixed in with the Oreos and cookie dough (now my daughter’s favorite). Another favorite of mine is strawberry ice-cream mixed in with white chocolate chips. Absolutely delicious, I’ve never tasted creamier ice-cream!
If you’re in Miami and you want a place to chill…go to Chill-N, you must stop by one of their locations:
Pinecrest: 8271 SW 124th Street, Miami, FL 33156
Aventura: 17831 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33160