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The Ice Cream Lab nerds out with liquid nitrogen, made-to-order “nitro creams” 

click to enlarge MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
In a world full of ice cream options, 6-month-old The Ice Cream Lab has managed to scoop out its own unique concept. Manager William Yeager says he even patented his design for a liquid nitrogen dispenser system in tandem with owner Anastasia Sziklas’ mixing bowl approach to made-in-the-moment “nitro creams.” The team also hand-makes rolled ice creams in front of guests, another process that takes several minutes per order (think: slow food of the sweets world). Get Dragon’s Breath, a nitro-charged breakfast cereal kibble, essentially, to exhale a fun vapor cloud. Or pick a tiny but rich tub of one of the six “Edoughble cookie dough” flavors, like Cookies n’ Dream. I resist the 20-plus rolled ice creams in a taco-shaped waffle cone for a recommended Strawberry Dream nitro cream cup, clean with natural-tasting berry flavor, syrup- and whipped cream-capped and served with a syringe of chocolate sauce. All the extra show and gadgetry adds to this lab’s charm.
Location Details The Ice Cream Lab
2521 W. Colorado Ave.
Old Colorado City
Colorado Springs, CO
360-2304

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