If you haven’t been to Sub Zero for ice cream yet, there’s no better time to try it than summer! We’ve been to the Provo Towne Center location several times, but tried the Brigham’s Landing location this week.
Like many ice cream shops, you can choose an ice cream flavor (there are over 40) and a mix-in (there are over 30 & the first is free, after that you pay extra). But unlike most ice cream shops, you can also choose fat content (premium, custard, low fat, yogurt) and there are even soy and rice milk options! You can also choose multiple flavors to be mixed together (like Strawberry Banana). They have recommendations of flavor combinations posted and the employees can also give great advice…plus they now have a blog with ideas. While I was there, an employee recommended mixing raspberries and Junior Mints into your favorite ice cream…sounds a little odd at first, but I think it might be good.
Then comes the fun part…and my kids can’t get enough of watching it – they mix the creamy base and flavor(s) together as liquids, then blast the concoction with liquid nitrogen so it freezes within 15 seconds. The theory is that ice crystals don’t have time to freeze, making the ice cream creamier. And it’s lots of fun to watch all the fog around the workstation and the droplets of liquid nitrogen roll around the surface. If you have a particularly great employee, they can really get into it and make a mini-performance of the task.
The ice cream comes out pretty hard and is a difference texture…quite chunky. I guess you can specify the hardness, but we never have done that. The result is quite creamy and delicious (especially when you get the premium and custard options).
This time, Mr. Diner and I split a medium strawberry with peanut butter cups (one of his all-time favorite combinations…I thought he was crazy the first time he ordered it, but it’s usually quite good). He loved it; I thought the strawberry flavor was too artificial. I think the medium was $4. Each of the little diners got a Kid Size ($2.50 each). Amazing Diner chose Egg Nog with sprinkles; Sweet Diner chose Cotton Candy with sprinkles; and Little Diner got Pina Colada with coconut. Amazing & Sweet loved their flavors; Little Diner didn’t eat much of his. I tried it and thought it was okay…strange that their Pina Colada flavor is pink, though. Watch which mix-ins you add because they freeze…one of the little diners got gummy bears once and they were like rocks! My all-time favorite ice cream flavor of theirs is the white chocolate, though…with any mix in!
Overall,the experience is a fun one. Can’t say that their ice cream is my favorite, but it’s different and good. I liked the Provo Towne Center location better…it feels less cluttered, but both locations serve up the same kind of ice cream. If you want a deal on Sub Zero ice cream, Deal Dragon sells discounted gift certificates and has free printable coupons.
Entrée Price: $
Average Fork Rating: 3.8
Mr. Diner: 4
Mrs. Diner: 3
Amazing Diner: 5
Sweet Diner: 4
Little Diner: 3