Creamistry, a California-based franchise chain that specializes in made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream using all-natural and organic ingredients, is set to open its first downtown San Diego location, just steps away from Petco Park.
The new ice cream shop, located at 100 Park Plaza, Ste. 163, is slated to open in mid-May. The Ballpark Village location will be owned and operated by a group of business partners and friends.
“Ice cream has always been one of my favorite desserts,” Raymond, a member of the group, says. “Creamistry has an incredible product, and we were a regular customers before deciding to open one of our own. It’s the ultimate indulgence, and we are all thrilled to bring Creamistry to San Diego.”
Prior to joining the Creamistry team, the group had never considered starting their own business. However, upon learning about the franchise opportunity, and having experienced Creamistry from a customers’ perspective; they knew this was an opportunity they could not pass up. After discussing the possibilities as business partners, they agreed that bringing Creamistry to a new area in downtown San Diego was a movement they wanted to be a part of.
Here’s how Creamistry works: Customers choose a portion size, then an ice cream base (premium, organic, vegan coconut, vegan cashew, or non-dairy sorbet), one of various flavor options, and then toppings from a list of 30+ options that include candy, cookies and cereal, fruits, and sauces. The ice cream is made right before the customer with billowing smoke thanks to the flash-freezing process. When the liquid nitrogen (-321° F) hits the base it freezes so fast that ice crystals don't have a chance to develop, resulting in a decadently rich and luxuriously creamy ice cream with virtually no overrun.
“Everybody loves ice cream. It’s just one of those things that puts smiles on everyone’s face and Creamistry is no different. But the ice cream that we serve most certainly is,” adds Yim. “It does not get any fresher; it’s all made right in front of you. We handcraft every scoop. It’s like a factory just for you, one scoop at a time.”
The local growth comes at a time when Creamistry continues to rapidly expand its national and international footprint. Today, there are about 60 locations open and operating in six states, with more than 200 additional locations in various stages of development worldwide.