SPUN -a sweet place for organic liquid nitrogen ice cream.

I’ve been dreaming of trying SPUN ever since they opened up last month. And on a sunny 85° Austin afternoon(in January), we thought that it was as good a chance as ever to make our move.  

SPUN is doing something a little different than your average ice cream shop. They focus on making small batch ice cream using liquid nitrogen. What results is a smoother, more creamy texture that’s made right in front of your eyes. According to the sister duo behind SPUN, “spinning ice cream with liquid nitrogen produces smaller, more condensed ice crystals…[and the] creamiest, smoothest frozen treats science has to offer.”

They currently offer 3 flavors of ice cream, Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate, and Earl Grey. You can get any amount of in-house made combinations with toppings like Caramel Popcorn Sprinkles (they actually pop in your mouth like pop rocks!), Peanut Brittle, Brown Butter Powder, Shortbread Crumble or a Salted Chocolate Shell.

We decided to get one Vanilla Bean topped with Caramel Popcorn Sprinkles and one Dark Chocolate with a Salted Chocolate Shell. And from the moment we placed our order to the moment we were handed our cups of ice cream, magic happened. 

They start with milk from Liberty Dairy Farms, add sugar and flavors measured out to the T, whisk it up and introduce blasts of Liquid Nitrogen to turn the wet mixture into a smooth and creamy ice. It’s really fun to watch because they have these big tubes attached to Kitchenaid Mixers. They use the mixers to, well, mix the ingredients at such a speed that the blast of the freezing (negative 321°F) gas makes your small batch ice cream in under 5 minutes. It’s cool to watch and even cooler to think of how science made this ice cream.

spun liquid nitrogen
They’re open everyday from 12:30pm to 10pm, and 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. And if you’re even remotely curious you should try it. It’s fun for everyone because Hey! Adults are just big kids at heart! We loved our trip to SPUN and can’t wait to go back. If you make it there, please tell them Dine With Shayda sent you and let me know what your favorite combination was!

Next time I can’t wait to try the Dark Chocolate with Peanut Brittle. Or the Vanilla Bean with Shortbread Crumble! Maybe I’ll get both. 

Shayda Torabi 

SPUN Ice Cream

Spun Ice Cream

  • East Austin:
    1912 E 7th St, Ste D
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Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

“Dine With Shayda Reviews SPUN. Want something a little different than your average ice cream cone? Try ice cream made in front of you using liquid nitrogen.

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