FRESH ORGANIC LIQUID NITROGEN ICE CREAM @ A LA MINUTE - OLD TOWNE ORANGE

ADDRESS:

117 N. Glassell Street Orange, CA  92866
(Located in Old Towne Orange)
Monday - Thursday 12pm - 10pm

Friday & Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 9:30pm




THE PEACH CUSTARD TOPPED WITH A BRULEED SUGAR, GINGER, AND CACAO NIB SYRUP
THEY HAVE MERCHANDISE TOO!
THEIR MENU! MOST OF THE INGREDIENTS ARE ORGANIC AND LOCALLY GROWN TOO!






















This place is located in the heart of Orange City: Old Towne Orange. Everytime I visit this area I feel really nostalgic because I actually grew up here. Half of my childhood was experienced here! And it's good to know that it has kept that old vintage hipster-ish feeling ever since I could remember.

While taking a morning stroll with Kevin, we discovered this place! The words Nitrogen Ice Cream pretty much caught our eye. I've been to a Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream place before called Creamisty in Irvine so I definitely wanted to check this place out to see how it compares. The vibe here is totally different from Creamisty and the menu is definitely more limited. But the flavors are very unique and different.

When we walked in, I thought the inside decor was very fitting for the entire Old Towne Orange vibe: vintage, organic and wooden.They have interesting art on up on the wall and they have brown paper rolls on the wall to show the menu. They also have clear frames with a description of their products written on it. Who was the designer for this place?! I thought it was pretty neat! They also have this huge drawer in the store that can and does open (I checked). There's nothing inside though.. haha

So how does the ice cream actually taste? Well, first of all, it's pretty cool that they make the ice cream fresh and in front of you (if you wanna see) with liquid nitrogen that fast freezes the ingredients. So, the idea is incredibly cool especially for a science nerd. When it comes to taste, the ice cream is incredibly too sweet. It probably is because the one we ordered has syrup on top and that made it waaaaaaay unbearably sweet at first. The texture of the ice cream itself was very thick and creamy though! I wish the waffle cone could've been crunchier though. I think they didn't leave it in the iron press long enough...because it didn't have a crispy brown color. Kev rated it like a 5 at first but then he changed it to an 8. He rated it 5 because of the syrup but just judging the ice cream itself, he gave it an 8/10 and it did grow on him.

The price: I wish these hipster places would put noticeable prices on their menus! I just remember it was probably expensive. Probably around the $5-$10 range.

How does this place compare to Creamisty:
  1. Creamisty has more flavors and topping choices
  2. Creamisty's price is probably in the same ballpark as this place
  3. Both makes fresh Liquid Nitrogen ice cream
  4. Creamisty has 3 types of base options including sorbettos!
  5. You'd probably have to wait in a long line at Creamisty but A La Minute wasn't crowded at all when I went. 
  6. A LA MINUTE really praises itself for using locally grown organic ingredients
  7. A LA MINUTE has very different and unique flavors from Creamisty. You might even think their flavors are strange... 
  8. Bottom Line: I prefer Creamisty because it has topping choices, base choices, and also many more ice cream flavor choices!

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