77k Freeze is a new nitrogen ice cream shop that just opened on Commercial Drive. I came with a friend for a sneak peek of their shop before their grand opening. They are named after the low boiling point of liquid nitrogen – 77 Kelvins.
The owners, which are scientists discovered the joy of using liquid nitrogen to make frozen desserts while doing cryogenic experiments. They created a Cryogenic Control Unit to control the liquid nitrogen for making ice cream.
The interior is all white with snowflake decorations and blue accents to give the space a cool atmosphere.
There are seats out front, but they also have this lounge area that can be booked for events.
It’s great if you want to host an ice cream party or some gathering.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
You can create your own ice cream selecting the base, flavours, toppings and sweeteners. Or, they also have a few creations of their own creations like Snowflake, Oh Canada, Blueberry Pine, and Vancouver Red Velvet.
When you choose what you want, they start mixing it up and thats when the liquid nitrogen works its magic.
I tried a few of their flavours but I really enjoyed the Oh Canada with the milk base, a bit of maple to sweeten it and it has crunchy bacon bits and poppy seeds. I loved the crunchy texture of the whole ice cream, but at $8 for their signature flavours, the price needs a bit of work as it’s very expensive compared to the other shops in town.
As they just opened, they have some kinks to work out, but hopefully with more customers giving feedback, they will improve.
2240 Commercial Drive, Vancouver