"We just freeze it extra hard." It sounds like an over simplification. How can you order ice cream delivery and not have a puddle delivered? It just seemed counter intuitive to me, so I decided to put it to the test. You never know what kind of delivery driver you'll get, so I decided to make it a fair experiment by being my own delivery driver. I ordered my ice cream "to-go" and told them to freeze it extra hard so that it would last until I got home. I told them nothing else, just to be fair.
Then I left it in a hot car for almost an hour.
I ordered it at 5:05, just after getting off work, and the clock started. On my way home, I went to the grocery store. I left the ice cream in the car, not in the sun, but not with the windows cracked or anything either. I was gone from 5:12 to 5:51, then drove home, and opened it to eat it at 6:06, one hour later. I was sure it would be a puddle, and it did look a little melty on top, but as I took my first bite I was astounded. It was perfect. The texture was everything I love about Sub Zero ice cream—smooth, creamy, and just soft enough to eat. It was like they'd just made it five minutes ago, the first beginnings of meltiness just starting, but everything underneath was perfect. No ice crystals. No melting ice making the cup soggy.
Just perfect Sub Zero ice cream at home, an hour after I ordered it.
Liquid nitrogen is amazing. I mean, where else can you get that kind of service? Frozen hard enough to last for an hour in the heat, that's a Sub Zero signature. Science is awesome. Have no fear ordering ice cream to-go or by delivery, just ask for it to be frozen extra hard!
Though it looked a little melty when I first took the lid off,
The ice cream just under the surface was the perfect texture, all the way through to the bottom.
Have no fear ordering ice cream to-go or by delivery, just ask for it to be frozen extra hard!
It was delicious.