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by Kath Chown (subscribe)
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Published October 5th 2014
Enter a magical shop where icecream is made before your eyes
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Nitrogenie - Photo by Kath Chown
nitrogenie, ice cream, gelati, dessert, evening, southbank, southside,
Nitrogenie - Photo by Kath Chown


After a delicious dinner on Southbank for a friend, we decided to pop down the street to indulge in something sweet for dessert. One of party suggested Nitrogenie, a new ice-cream parlour near the night markets.

When we arrived, we saw that this wasn't just a normal ice-cream shop. The staff were using liquid nitrogen in a Heston Blumenthal-esque technique whereby the icy treats could be frozen right on the spot with your chosen flavours added in right before chilling. Each pot took around two minutes to make and was soft and velvety without a hint of that icy crunch you sometimes find with traditional gelati or ice-cream.

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Pecan Icecream Pie - Nitrogenie - Photo by Kath Chown


My absolute favourite was Pecan Icecream Pie with a beautiful silky texture combined with crushed pecans and a syrupy caramel sauce. We also had Salty Caramel Popcorn which was truly salty with caramel popcorn, still crunchy from the quick freeze. It was a little strange but still a delicious experience. Lastly, the Lemon Meringue Pie and Condensed Milk flavours were a hit with most guests choosing one of the two.

We will definitely be back and happily with a large group of people. The service was fast and friendly and a large selection of flavours means that we can go back regularly to try them all. Such a fun experience and I would highly recommend it for an after-date treat or with your mates on a Saturday night.

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Nitrogenie - Photo by Kath Chown
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Why? Icecream made while you wait
When: Mon-Thurs: 12pm-10pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-Midnight; Sun: 10am-10pm; Public/School Holidays 10am-10pm.
Phone: 07 3844 7527
Where: Southbank
Cost: $4 - $7
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Thank you Kath for a great article. I look forward to taking my son there for ice cream!
by Angela Lindsay (score: 1|63) 1831 days ago
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