This Friday, welcome Ice Cream Lab (9461 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210) to Beverly Hills. This ice cream shop is dedicated to serving made-to-order scoops of ice cream frozen with liquid nitrogen.
Ice Cream Lab co-owners Joseph Lifschutz and Tommy Ngan have been friends since boarding school. Working with medical grade liquid nitrogen, Lifschutz and Ngan, with the help of friend Seema Vohra, who owns Miss Bliss Desserts, they picked out Straus Dairy for their ice cream base, Straus yogurt for their frozen yogurt base and began making brownies and mix-ins to create their custom flavors. With names inspired by LA: Angeles Apple Pie, Salt Lick Crunch, Brentwood Brownie and Blue Velvet Cupcake, scoops start at $5. Fresh waffle cones are made throughout the day and coffee is from Intelligentsia.
This Friday at noon, head to Ice Cream Lab and watch as a lab tech pours the ice cream base into the mixer, shoots in some liquid nitrogen, adds the mix-ins and serves up freshly churned ice cream through a cloud of frozen gas.
This summer, look for the Ice Cream Lab roaming the streets under the name of Labmobile.