Delicha! Liquid Nitrogen Ice-cream Bar Opens in Montreal

Delicha! Liquid nitrogen ice-cream bar. Photo by Annie Shreeve Delicha! Liquid nitrogen ice-cream bar. Photo by Annie Shreeve

It’s not every day that we have the chance to enjoy ice-cream so fresh, that it’s frozen in front of your eyes in a matter of seconds! And thanks to liquid nitrogen, this is possible! The ice-cream phenomenon has finally reached the streets Montreal at the newest liquid nitrogen ice-cream bar, Delicha, has recently opened at Place d’Armes.

Delicha ice-cream bar. Photo by Annie Shreeve

Delicha ice-cream bar. Photo by Annie Shreeve

This is surprisingly not a new concept, however during the resent few years, suddenly the craze for such a delight has simply taken off. Truly an amazing process. As the ice-cream is frozen almost instantly it allows much smaller ice crystals to form which in theory creates a smoother end product. And a concept which allows each custom ice cream to be made fresh to order just how the customer pleases. With a long list of flavour options and toppings, each order is created in a kitchen aid bowl and added to the machine. As the paddle mixes the ingredients, liquid nitrogen is added freezing the cream base creating the ice-cream. It is quite an amazing process!

Coconut milk, pistachio and salted caramel ice-cream. Photo by Annie Shreeve.

Coconut milk, pistachio and salted caramel ice-cream. Photo by Annie Shreeve.

My friends and I all tried different flavours. I had the coconut milk with pistachio and salted caramel topping. It was delicious! However the options seemed endless. From the traditional flavours like chocolate and vanilla to fruity options (all made with fresh fruits) to more obscure flavours like vietnamese coffee, sesame or ginger, it is difficult to decide. Toppings and sauces seemed endless also. Nuts, fruits, cereals, sweets and sauces. An experience one should definitely try, especially now that there is a Delicha on the island. Perfect for a summer afternoon treat.

Delicha is located at 908 St Urbain, Montreal. Open everyday until 10pm. To read more of Annie Shreeve’s writing click here.

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