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Fluffy Japanese Pancakes Are The Buns For This Ice Cream Sandwich

If you’ve never had the privilege of biting into the warm, airy cloud that is a Japanese pancake, you should envy those who have. That light, dainty batter that elicits the perfect wobble shows just how delicate yet delicious these creations can be.

What could make them better, you ask? How about keeping that almost weightless texture while adding in the creamy decadence of ice cream? Interest piqued? Good

 

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At Cauldron Ice Cream in southern California, the popular Japanese pancakes are being used as the base for ice cream sandwiches. Called the Fluffypuff, they make the pancakes in-house before adding in the liquid nitrogen ice cream flavor of your choice. Somehow, slicing into those pancakes doesn’t destroy the delicate network within, so you still get that fluffy experience.

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That contrast between cool, luscious ice cream and steamy, ethereal pancake is a mind-blowing experience that you can hopefully contemplate before the brain freeze hits.

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You can find the Fluffypuffs at any of Cauldron’s 6 locations in Southern California, including Santa Ana, Chino, Glendale, Temple City, San Diego, and Pasadena.

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This Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Rose Is The Perfect Dessert For Summer

Santa Ana-based liquid nitrogen ice cream maker, Cauldron Ice Cream, has inspired ice cream-lovers across the nation with its innovative approach to formulating imaginative flavors, like this strawberry lemonade ice cream flavor.

In celebration of National Lemonade Day on August 20, Cauldron teamed up with Hubert’s Lemonade to create a never-before-seen — or tasted — flavor to further expand the boundaries of liquid nitrogen ice cream.

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This treat starts with Cauldron’s signature “Puffle Cone,” inspired by Hong Kong’s famous egg waffle, which has become the soft, chewy vase for Cauldron’s bouquet of edible creations, and one of the fastest growing ice cream trends around the world.

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Using Cauldron’s signature ice cream base and Hubert’s Strawberry Lemonade, this amalgamation of flavors and freezing cold gaseous elements create a delicate rose of originality and sweetness.

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The Cauldron X Hubert’s Lemonade Rose — served in a classic puffle cone, sugar cone, or cup — will only be available until September 3 at Cauldron Ice Cream in Orange County, California.

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Cauldron’s Rose-Shaped Ice Cream Puffle Cone Is The Perfect Valentine’s Day Treat

I love ice cream beyond any other dessert. It’s sweet, it’s cold, it’s creamy, it’s perfect. Any excuse to eat ice cream, I’ll jump on it.

So when I heard that Cauldron, a local ice cream shop in Santa Ana, CA, was making some special rose-shaped ice cream treats for Valentine’s Day, I leapt at the chance to check it out.

Cauldron’s specialty is a variety of top-notch liquid nitrogen ice creams. While liquid nitrogen isn’t necessarily the newest trend from the ice cream trend, Cauldron stands out by picking a unique vessel to serve their frozen creations in – Puffle cones.

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Basically, a puffle is Cauldron’s name for Hong Kong-style egg waffles – a light, airy waffle cooked in a special plate that makes it look like a massive piece of bubble wrap. It’s incredibly tasty, airy, chewy, and light – and could arguably replace actual waffles as the best ice cream cone out there.

These puffles serve as the base for a variety of flavors that Cauldron makes, including a “Rose H2O” option that features rose water and their newest flavor – Nutella.

As an homage to Valentine’s Day, the ice cream parlor is turning any of their ice cream scoops into a gorgeous rose, and fellow Foodbeast Raphael and myself were able to see the entire process in action.

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Cauldron starts off by pouring their homemade liquid ice cream base into a mixer attached to a liquid nitrogen unit. As the ice cream is mixed, liquid nitrogen is added to freeze the sweet dessert within minutes.

A scoop of the newly made ice cream is then added onto a Puffle cone. At this point, if you get the Rose H2O ice cream, a sprinkling of rose sugar comes on top (the other ice cream flavors won’t have that, but still look pretty as roses). Then, the ice cream scoop is transformed into a flower by some ingenious method.

Cauldron wouldn’t let us see the entire process of the rose being formed from that point, but we did get to see Nick, the manager, form the last two petals with an ice cream scoop.

The ice cream rose then gets blasted with a quick hit of liquid nitrogen to refreeze it before being served. It was a cool and fun process – and the ice cream is just as fun to eat as it is to see being made.

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Both Raphael and I enjoyed the powerfully fragrant-but-sweet Rose ice cream and the chewy, eggy Puffle that encased it. It was truly a Valentine’s Day masterpiece – and whether you’re single or have a date for the special occasion, it’s a treat that speaks to your heart.

If you’re in the Santa Ana area, and you’re looking for a fun dessert spot to check out for Valentine’s Day (or beyond), give Cauldron some consideration. It’s definitely got the most unique ice cream cones out there – and some gorgeous ice cream flowers as well.