| Illegal Ice Cream Penn - 7/15/03
I Maybe it's zeitgeist, or
maybe it was just a CNN story, but we all got really
interested in liquid nitrogen ice cream. We checked some
stuff on line, and got ready to give it a try. We don't
have permits or licenses, so we're not allowed to have
liquid nitrogen, but luckily, being a freedom fighter, I
have connections that can get me around the anti-liquid-air-
man, so I made the right calls and we had a couple dewers
with several liters of very cold stuff at the Slammer. A
bunch of us got together, and put the half and half, sugar,
and vanilla in a big metal bowl. We were making about a
gallon. That was it, we mixed it all together. Everyone
was very afraid of the liquid nitrogen, except me and Nate,
so we dove in. We put on big gloves. I had a whisk and
Nate had the dewer. It's amazing. He poured the LN
directly into the bowl with the food and I stirred. It was
just a B-movie lab with all the smoke pouring out of the
bowl and onto the floor. I couldn't see what I was
stirring, and even through the gloves it was cold, but Nate
kept pouring and I kept stirring. It was amazing.
In just a matter of a few minutes, it got too hard to stir.
That was it. The LN was in with the stuff, froze it, and
evaporated. Crystals in ice cream are what make it grainy,
but with the LN, it freezes so quickly, that there are
really no crystals. It's the smoothest ice cream I've ever
had. We didn't even serve it into bowls, we just all ate
out of the big bowl. Man, it was good. It was just
perfect. If Dino and Nate can find a way to make this
legal and safe to sell in malls, they'll make a zillion
dollars. It's fun to watch, and it's really good to eat.
After that everyone got brave, and wanted to pour and stir.
We made strawberry, and chocolate, and then took some maple
syrup and made some maple. That was the best. I had just
had a doctor's visit and he was thrilled with my loss of 30
pounds and my blood pressure was great and he's backing off
the meds and told me to eat a little more wild, so I got
doctor's permission to eat ice cream and I did. I ate
quite a bit and loved it.
We had a lot of LN left over, so we played with it a bit.
We dumped a lot of it into the pool and that looked really
cool. Man, smoke all over. The ice cream is really good
and really fun. If you can get a connection to score some
LN, just do it. Make yourself a batch and you'll be happy
Just try not to lose an eye or get caught by the man.