These days, it seems that if you're not a former luxe lonchera turning into a brick-and-mortar, you're a liquid nitrogen-based ice cream shop. At the corner of Walnut and Culver in Irvine, there's both. Next to the newly opened Burntzilla, Scoops N Scoops is close to opening. The ice cream parlor, like Creamistry and others before it, will use mixers and liquid nitrogen to freeze the cream, sugar, and milk.
If you happened to be at the Irvine Global Fest last year, they were there. The opening has been pushed back from February, and then to March.
But speaking of Creamistry, the chain that arguably is doing gangbusters in this style of ice cream, is planning to open three more stores in OC, in addition to the handful of stores it has already expanded to in LA County.
The new OC Creamistries will debut at The Triangle (at 1870 Harbor Blvd. Ste 104, Costa Mesa), Portola Plaza (27730 Santa Margarita Parkway, Mission Viejo) and a second Costa Mesa store at the corner of Paularino and Bristol (3033 Bristol St. Ste F).