Fancy Ices, Adelaide

As of January 17th, food and science were brought together for a creative and original new take on dessert. I present to you… Fancy Ices!

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Sitting on a quieter alley way off the bustling Gouger Street, Fancy Ices made its home in Adelaide just in time for summer. When you walk in their open entrance, expect to be greeted with a clean, simple interior. The Fancy Ices store reflected just what their Nitrogen ice creams were: refreshing, innovative, and surprisingly simple. Yep, you heard right – Adelaide’s very first liquid Nitrogen ice cream joint!

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Sticking out like a sore thumb, though, is the Nitrogen tank tucked in the corner of the store, which will seem a little daunting. The smoke coming out of the tank and the kitchen mixers comes from the extremely cold liquid Nitrogen (stored well below -200°C) evaporating. Behind the counter are your mixologists, donned in lab-coats, goggles, and gloves working on little experiments that will soon be your ice cream.

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Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe… and delicious! The extremely cold liquid nitrogen is extracted from the tank and poured into the cream and flavour of your choice. It’s then mixed until the cream reaches the perfect consistency – similar to that of gelato.

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Sweet corn; $7.00

Currently four flavours are listed on their soft opening menu: Fancy Ferrero, Sweet Corn, Oreo Panda, and V8. Starting next week, they’ll bring out four new flavours and continuously experiment with new flavours until the more popular ones are established. Looking for something out of the ordinary (as if Nitrogen in my ice cream wasn’t enough), I went for an unusual flavor – Sweet Corn. Surprisingly, it worked! The base of the ice cream was a simple sweet cream with bits of corn kernels mixed throughout, topped with fresh and creamy corn and corn flakes cereal. (Did I mention… there was corn?) This is the go-to for those without a sweet tooth as the star ingredient balanced out the sweet cream.

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Oreo panda; $7.00

The boyfriend ordered the Oreo Panda, or as we know it, good ole cookies ‘n’ cream: little bites of Oreo cookie in a smooth chocolatey vanilla mixture topped with two Oreo cookies and whipped cream. They sure didn’t let this familiar flavour down.

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Unlike your 10th grade year, Fancy Ices will make you happy to indulge in the fascination – or ice cream – science brings.


Fancy Ices
31 Field Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 7230 5460

Opening hours
7 days 11am-11pm

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3 comments for “Fancy Ices, Adelaide

  1. January 28, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    This is a must try if and when I’m there. =D

  2. Nicole
    August 7, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Visited this fancy little dessert bar today… so cool!! Can’t wait to take the kids, they’ll get a kick out of the cool ‘science experiment’ producing clouds of mist like a cauldron… and take away a tasty ice-cream treat! I was pleasantly surprised by the price. With the time it takes to make and the price of the nitrogen I expected it to cost more. Highly recommend this little treasure.

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