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Frosty ice cream concept from California puts the chill on Memorial

Frosty ice cream concept from California puts the chill on Memorial

Creamistry Ice Cream
Creamistry, the California-based dessert concept is opening its second Houston-area store in Town & Country Village.  Courtesy photo

The California-based dessert concept Creamistry plans to open its second Houston-area store in Town & Country Village. Creamistry uses liquid nitrogen to freeze ingredients before your eyes. The new store will open in mid-December, joining a Galleria-area store that opened last year. Franchisees Mohammed Albanaa and James Alaskare plan to open two more locations in the next two years.

The benefit of using liquid nitrogen to freeze the ice cream is that, unlike regular shops that pre-freeze ice cream in large batches, Creamistry makes it to order. Each ice cream concoction is made for you specially, and it's fresh. So fresh.

Creamistry was created in 2013. Founder Jay Yim discovered liquid nitrogen ice cream when he spotted a street vendor making it during a trip to South Korea. Born into a family of Korean bakers, Yim and his wife, Katie, made their first homemade ice cream using liquid nitrogen with the help of his father.

Over the next two years, the team experimented with more than 100 flavors and combinations, the best of which eventually became an integral part of Creamistry's menu today.

“I am thrilled to expand Creamistry’s presence in the Houston area,” said Albanaa, a former civil engineer, in a statement. “The brand has seen exponential growth nationally– with Creamistry’s premium-quality product and large variety of flavors and toppings, I am confident that the local community will love it.”

Creamistry was founded in 2013 and began franchising in 2014. There are nearly 50 shops operating in four states and three countries.