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Australia’s First Nitrogen Ice-Cream Truck Is Coming To Melbourne

By James Shackell
21st Aug 2017


Nitrogen is a chemical element, discovered in 1772, with symbol N and an atomic weight of 7. It also happens to be pretty bloody good at making ice-cream. If they’d mentioned that little tidbit in Year 10 chemistry, we might have paid more attention, and not spent the class trying to turn our Bunsen Burners into horizontal flame throwers.  

Here’s the scoop. In an Australian first, 196 Below are taking their nitrogen ice-cream to the streets, with a sub-zero food truck to launch this week.

The wheels are in motion this Wednesday at Welcome to Thornbury, where the guys will be slinging FREE ice-creams from 5pm. Expect 196’s trademark Gaytime flavour and sweet mango sorbet, frozen solid by the awesome power of chemistry.

“We wanted our truck to become a Melbourne icon” says owner Glenn Storey, “There were a few logistical issues that we needed to cater to and have installed a 240 litre liquid nitrogen tank. Now we can capture the special magic of our liquid nitrogen ice cream in a truck.”

One can’t help but wonder how Breaking Bad would have gone if Walter had turned his genius to ice-cream instead...

The Details

Where: Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High St Northcote
When: Wednesday 23 August, from 5pm
For more info, click here.

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