Frozen Nitrogen- Is the hype worth it?


photo by Tara Routie

Frozen Nitrogen offers many options, including ice cream and frozen yogurt. They also offer many toppings such as a chocolate drizzle.

Blowing nitrogen out of your mouth while eating cereal might be on your social media feed lately. Following the nitrogen trend, Frozen Nitrogen Ice Cream recently opened up and has been all the rage in Oviedo.

One of the first things I noticed was the theme. It is decorated like a chemistry lab with various formulas written on the wall and graduated cylinders resting on a shelf, giving the place a cool vibe. Also, the menu it shaped like the periodic table, with the different flavors and toppings replicating the elements, which ties the whole experience together. The theme is very inviting, and the wall will make your chemistry teacher happy while explaining how the process works.

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, coconut ice cream and dragon breath are available. The first three are self-explanatory, but the dragon breath option is the most intriguing. The staff pour liquid nitrogen over cereal or a Rice Krispies treat, and the excess nitrogen immediately turns into a gas. It is definitely a cool sight to see, and pictures don’t do it justice.

The dragon breath doesn’t have too much flavor and is a little overrated, so buying frozen yogurt or ice cream accompanies it well. It was very smooth and creamy, and the consistency was just right. It was one of the best frozen yogurt desserts I have ever had.

Overall, Frozen Nitrogen Ice Cream had delicious treats and an inviting atmosphere. The staff was very nice and helped me order since I didn’t know how it worked. Oviedo hasn’t had a true ice cream shop nearby in a while, so it is refreshing to know that there is one right down the street with a unique twist.