Sub Zero Ice cream https://www.subzeroicecream.com Sub Zero Ice cream Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:20:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ice Cream Styles Around The World https://www.subzeroicecream.com/blog/ice-cream-near-me/ice-cream-styles-around-the-world/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:23:28 +0000 https://www.subzeroicecream.com/?p=6241 How familiar are you with ice cream from other countries? Ice cream comes in all shapes, colors, flavors, and textures – and we want to share some of them with you! Check out these frozen desserts from around the world:

Japan: Mochi Ice Cream

Mochi is a popular Japanese dessert consisting of sweet sticky rice that is pounded into a soft dough-like texture. It is then wrapped around small scoops of ice cream to make an ice cream treat you can eat on the go – no spoon necessary. With traditional flavors like green tea, red bean, and black sesame, this is can’t-miss treat when you have the opportunity to try it.

Italy: Gelato

Anyone in Italy will tell you that ice cream and gelato are not the same things – so we’ll consider gelato Italy’s cold, sweet dessert. Gelato is known for being incredibly dense and milky and even has less fat than traditional ice cream as it uses more milk than cream. This ensures that there is plenty of room for flavor.

Thailand: I tim pad (Rolled Ice Cream)

This traditional Thai ice cream is certainly making waves on Instagram as it has become a recent phenomenon in America. The ice cream is made fresh by pouring cream on a frozen surface and adding mix-ins. The mix-ins are chopped up and the liquid is tossed around (think of it like making scrambled eggs – but frozen). The newly made ice cream is spread thin and then scraped up into perfect spirals and served in a cup.

Iran: Faloodeh

If you Google this treat, it may look more like dinner than dessert. Made from ice-cold rice noodles, rose water, sugar, and lime juice, this frozen treat mixes citrus and floral flavors for a sophisticated dessert.

Taiwan: Snow Ice

This is a shaved ice like you have probably never seen before. This Taiwanese dessert is made from freezing milk, water, and flavor into a giant block. Then, extremely thin layers are shaved off of and piled high on a plate. Often topped with boba, fresh fruit, or chocolate, this dessert has an almost velvety feel.

America: Soft Serve, Dippin’ Dots, Frozen Yogurt, and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

What can we say, America likes its ice cream. Through the decades, trends have come – and stayed – in terms of ice cream options. Whether you’re grabbing a soft serve from your favorite fast-food restaurant, indulging in Dippin’ Dots at a baseball game, or telling yourself that frozen yogurt is a healthy dessert, if you have lived in America for a while you have likely experienced every type, texture, and flavor of ice cream that the country has to offer.

The newest trend in ice cream sweeping the country? Made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream from Sub Zero. Find a Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream store near you today and experience this modern ice cream for yourself!

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The Discovery Of Liquid Nitrogen https://www.subzeroicecream.com/blog/liquid-nitrogen-ice-cream/the-discovery-of-liquid-nitrogen/ Sat, 30 Sep 2017 13:20:57 +0000 https://www.subzeroicecream.com/?p=6237 Liquid nitrogen is the basis of everything we do here at our ice cream shop. Our Sub Zero stores wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for to pioneering scientists who came before us. Read below to learn about how nitrogen was discovered, what it is used for, and how it transforms from a gas to a liquid.

The Discovery Of Nitrogen

The element nitrogen was first discovered in 1772 by a chemist named Daniel Rutherford while he was still a student at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Rutherford wanted to rid the air of oxygen and carbon dioxide. He placed a mouse in a closed container. When breathable oxygen ran out, the mouse died. He then lit a candle inside the closed container, which died out. When this happened, he burnt a piece of phosphorus (now used in matchboxes). When that stopped burning, he then passed the air through a solution to remove the remaining carbon dioxide. What remained in the container was a gas eventually called nitrogen.

Turning Nitrous Gas Into Liquid Nitrogen

While Rutherford worked with nitrogen in its gaseous state, over 100 years later scientists discovered how to liquidize it. In 1883, Polish professors Zygmunt Wróblewski and Karol Olszewski discovered a way to liquefy nitrogen by compressing and refrigerating the gas. However, this liquid nitrogen would quickly evaporate. In 1898, a British scientist named James Dewar created a vacuum container that is the basis for modern liquid nitrogen containers we see today. This allowed the liquid nitrogen to stay in its liquid state.

What Is Nitrogen Used For?

We use liquid nitrogen to make our ice cream, but nitrogen is used in many other everyday products. Nitrogen is used to make nutritious fertilizers that help plants grow, can be used to help preserve food, is used in the production of certain electronics, and even to make colored dyes. Liquid nitrogen is mainly used as a refrigerant, and can be used in food (like how we use it) to preserve color, flavor, and moisture, and can also be used for medical and reproductive research.

Nitrogen Quick Facts:

  • Nitrogen makes up about 78% of the air we breathe by volume.
  • Nitrogen is found in all living things, from algae to people.
  • Nitrogen in its natural state is tasteless and odorless
  • 45 million tons of nitrogen is extracted from the atmosphere each year

Experience Science And Ice Cream At The Same Time

At Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream shops, we use liquid nitrogen every time we create fresh ice cream for our customers. To see this element in action, find a Sub Zero liquid nitrogen ice cream store near you and stop in soon!

 

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How Sub Zero Brings Student-Centered Learning To You https://www.subzeroicecream.com/blog/liquid-nitrogen-ice-cream/how-sub-zero-brings-student-centered-learning-to-you/ Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:28:42 +0000 https://www.subzeroicecream.com/?p=6243 We’re just going to lay it out there. Kids go bananas over ice cream (bananas over ice cream? That sounds delicious!). Kids, however, do not always go bananas over learning. Thankfully, many teachers across the nation have embraced student-centered learning. In short, this refers to a style of education instruction that addresses specific needs of students – including their interests and distinct learning styles. While some students might thrive in a lecture-style classroom and can’t wait to get to school every morning, others need a more hands-on approach. Addressing the needs of all students to help them learn and grow is the essence of student-centered learning. Which brings us back to our claim of “kids go bananas over ice cream.”

Students are often more interested in learning concepts when it relates to them or what they are interested in. At Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, we try to instill a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by providing demonstrations and hands-on learning opportunities for students across the country. By involving ice cream as we show liquid nitrogen in action, we prove that what they learn in your classroom is applicable to the “real world.”

How Does Sub Zero Educational Program Work?

You might be thinking your principal would never approve a field trip to an ice cream store. And you very well might be right. So we come to you. When you schedule a demonstration with Sub Zero, we bring everything we need to your location and set up our super cool science demonstration (at this point, feel free to ask “How cool is it?” To which we will respond, “ICE COLD!!!” But, we digress).

While a little birdy might have told your students they would receive ice cream during this presentation, we want to save the main event for last. So we will perform 4-5 liquid nitrogen bases science experiments that are sure to impress. Students will receive a “-321 Liquid Nitrogen Degree” to keep as a souvenir, which can be used as a buy-one-get-one-free student voucher at our ice cream shop. And, of course, to end the show, we make liquid nitrogen ice cream right in front of the students that they can enjoy as they reminisce about how cool their teacher was to bring Sub Zero into the classroom.

What Educators Are Saying About Our STEM Program

We think our liquid nitrogen ice cream educational program is pretty sweet, but don’t just take our word for it. We consistently receive positive feedback from students, educators, and media alike. Take a look at some of this stellar feedback:

“Some of the stuff we do in class is boring, but this is really cool.” Andrew, 8th Grade.

Short and to-the-point in the fashion of most 8th grade boys, we take this feedback from Andrew as a sincere compliment.

“It was better than we expected — more full of science instruction, cooler demonstrations, and our choice of flavors for ice cream. We loved everything.” – Annette Warnich, Head Of School, Aches Academy

Our goal is to always blow your expectations out of the water. We are so pleased to know that you found our demonstration to be as educational as it is fun.

“Students had a lot of fun seeing real-life applications of many of the concepts they learn in the classroom.” -The Daily Herald

This feedback from The Daily Herald puts the cherry on top. This is our ultimate goal. For teachers to be able to lay the foundations of what students will see in our program so that with us, they can see real-world applications. Then, we send them back to the classroom more excited about STEM than ever before. After all, there’s ice cream on the line!

Want to get Sub Zero Ice Cream into your class? Fill out an educational liquid nitrogen application form here!

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From Flavored Snow To Liquid Nitrogen – The Evolution of Ice Cream https://www.subzeroicecream.com/blog/sub-zero-ice-cream-blog/from-flavored-snow-to-liquid-nitrogen-the-evolution-of-ice-cream/ Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:49:05 +0000 http://www.subzeroicecream.com/?p=5810 Getting a couple scoops of ice cream is a notable past time for most people. When we are kids, it seems like the entire world revolves around ice cream! And as adults, we like to treat ourselves to something sweet every now and then. We eat ice cream, our grandparents ate ice cream, and their grandparents ate ice cream! But how did ice cream evolve into the scientific process you see at your local Sub Zero store? At Sub Zero Ice Cream, we love science and learning, so we decided to do some research to find out just how much ice cream has changed.

B.C. – Before Cream

Variations of ice cream have been recorded to date back as far as the second century B.C., when Alexander The Great enjoyed eating snow flavored with honey or nectar. Biblical sources also claimed that King Solomon partook in the same sweet treat as Alexander The Great. When the Roman Empire was thriving, Nero Claudius Caesar went as far as sending servants into the mountains to collect snow, only to have them run back before it melted, where he would flavor it with fruits and juices.

Marco? Polo! Sherbert!

We’ve all enjoyed a rousing game of Marco Polo at the pool, but the actual explorer, Marco Polo, is possibly responsible for other kinds of summer fun – sherbert. Sometime near the turn of the 14th century, Marco Polo returned from his travels with a recipe that was similar to what we know today as sherbert: a dairy-free, fruit-based ice cream. Historians believe that this evolved into the ice cream that we are familiar with.

We All Scream For Ice Cream

So, we know that the nobility had access to ice cream, but how prevalent was it among commoners? The first recorded offering of ice cream to the public was in the mid-1600s, at the first Parisian cafe, Cafe Procope. This cafe was owned by Italian chef Francesco Procopio Cuto, who is known for developing the basic concept of gelato – Italian ice cream. As a child, Procopio enjoyed the same snow-based ice cream as his predecessors, suggesting that by this time, commoners knew the scoop on ice cream. With a special business license from Louis XIV, Procopio was able to sell and develop his creation.

Ice Cream In America

By the 1700s, ice cream was becoming more well-known in the United States, and happened to be the favorite treat of some of our presidents. Most notably, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Washington, according to merchant records, spent $200 on ice cream in the summer of 1790 – equivalent to about $4,800 today. So that’s where our tax dollars went! Jefferson, on the other hand, preferred to make his own ice cream, and even had an almost 20-step recipe which can be seen here. From Jefferson forward, presidents were known to serve guests various flavors of ice cream at events.

Modern Day Ice Cream

As ice boxes – or as we call them, freezers – became more common in households and factories, ice cream began to be manufactured for the masses. By the 1900s, ice cream was pretty widely available to just about anyone who wanted it, and even became a symbol of hope for troops during World War II.

From Slow Churn To Liquid Nitrogen

Just as it seemed like ice cream couldn’t get any better, it did. In the early 2000s, Sub Zero’s founder, Jerry Hancock, put his chemistry background to good use by developing a patented way to instantly freeze ice cream using nothing more than liquid nitrogen. This fast-freeze method ensures that there are minimal ice crystals in the finished product, making it the creamiest, freshest ice cream available. Don’t believe us? Stop by one of our dozens of locations today, and watch as our ice cream is made before your eyes, exactly how you like it!

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Cold Hands, Warm Hearts https://www.subzeroicecream.com/sub-zero-ice-cream/cold-hands-warm-hearts-2/ Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:25:24 +0000 http://www.subzeroicecream.com/?p=3184 The Sub Zero Experience Helping With Life Experiences

Have you heard before about ice cream being a “Comfort Food”?  That a broken heart can be treated or at least appeased with a quart of ice cream, letting that sweet, cool cream drown sorrows and lift spirits?  Ice cream is a happy place; usually celebrations and social extensions of a good time that no one wants to end. But some of our franchisees have had some sweet experiences in this respect that are sad but heartening to hear that our ice cream was able to deliver some comfort in troubling times.

A franchisee shared an experience that she had in her store as she served customers their ice cream.  “This week I was caught off guard when I asked regular customers how they were doing. One told me of a cousin that has been missing for days now and the family and friends continue the search for him but are losing hope he will be found alive. He came in for his regular quart of chocolate conduction as he needed a break from it all.”

Another experience was about a family that had just returned from an ultrasound for their unborn baby and were told nothing other than “the doctor will call you”.  While trying to cope, with what they are expecting to be news of a lost child, it was our ice cream that gave them comfort. In the words of the franchisee, “My heart aches for these customers, but I find some peace that they choose to come to Sub Zero to share not only the good times but the tough ones as well. Their servings were scooped with a little extra Sub Zero love.”

Another shared, “Last year I had a man and his teenage son and daughter come in. They had just come from the hospital where the mom had passed away. It was touching that they came here for some consolation.”

As one of our wise Sub Zero owners put it so well, “We may be ‘cryogenic engineers’ (as I call my team members) with cold hands, but our customers know we also have warm hearts.”  Sub Zero Ice Cream is more than just ice cream, it’s an experience.  At Sub Zero Ice Cream, we love that you include us as a part of your lives, that you seek out our experience to help you with your own.

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Cold Hands, Warm Hearts https://www.subzeroicecream.com/uncategorized/cold-hands-warm-hearts/ Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:35:57 +0000 http://www.subzeroicecream.com/?p=494 The Sub Zero Experience Helping With Life Experiences

Have you heard before about ice cream being a “Comfort Food”? That a broken heart can be treated or at least appeased with a quart of ice cream, letting that sweet, cool cream drown sorrows and lift spirits? Ice cream is a happy place; usually celebrations and social extensions of a good time that no one wants to end. But some of our franchisees have had some sweet experiences in this respect that are sad but heartening to hear that our ice cream was able to deliver some comfort in troubling times.

A franchisee shared an experience that she had in her store as she served customers their ice cream. “This week I was caught off guard when I asked regular customers how they were doing. One told me of a cousin that has been missing for days now and the family and friends continue the search for him but are losing hope he will be found alive. He came in for his regular quart of chocolate conduction as he needed a break from it all.”

Another experience was about a family that had just returned from an ultrasound for their unborn baby and were told nothing other than “the doctor will call you”. While trying to cope, with what they are expecting to be news of a lost child, it was our ice cream that gave them comfort. In the words of the franchisee, “My heart aches for these customers, but I find some peace that they choose to come to Sub Zero to share not only the good times but the tough ones as well. Their servings were scooped with a little extra Sub Zero love.”

Another shared, “Last year I had a man and his teenage son and daughter come in. They had just come from the hospital where the mom had passed away. It was touching that they came here for some consolation.”

As one of our wise Sub Zero owners put it so well, “We may be ‘cryogenic engineers’ (as I call my team members) with cold hands, but our customers know we also have warm hearts.” Sub Zero Ice Cream is more than just ice cream, it’s an experience. At Sub Zero Ice Cream, we love that you include us as a part of your lives, that you seek out our experience to help you with your own.

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Happy to be Allergy-Free! https://www.subzeroicecream.com/uncategorized/happy-to-be-allergy-free-2/ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:34:43 +0000 http://www.subzeroicecream.com/?p=3048

One of the best parts about Sub Zero Ice Cream is our ability to make every ice cream completely custom for every individual customer, including our customers with dietary restrictions.  We were so happy to receive a note of thanks from a customer in our Cedar City, Utah store, on behalf of her child with severe allergies who can safely have ice cream at Sub Zero!  (And you absolutely gotta love her style!)

This mother writes: “Just wanted to thank you for being allergy-friendly. My little girl has a life-threatening allergy to all nuts and the employees at the Cedar store are always willing to get clean utensils and bowls to make a safe treat for her. It means so much to us!”

'Here is a quote and pic from one of our Cedar customers.  The joy we feel bringing Allergy Sensitive products to families is the fulfilling reason for our business.<br />
A mother writes:  "Just wanted to thank you for being allergy-friendly. My little girl has a life-threatening allergy to all nuts and the employees at the Cedar store are always willing to get clean utensils and bowls to make a safe treat for her. It means so much to us!"'
Whether it’s nuts, dairy, gluten or soy, we have options for every allergy out there and are happy to accommodate.  Ice Cream for All!
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