Freakshakes and Choco Pies captured headlines all over the world last year, and it’s easy to see why. Creamy milkshakes that are topped with decadent desserts and handheld cakes with marshmallow filling and chocolate don’t sound too shabby to us.
Now that it’s 2018, it looks like the two champs are continuing their trendy reign this year with Creamistry’s Choco Pie Infused Nitroshake.
Creamistry, one of Orange County’s hottest ice cream shops, is best known for their Instagrammable liquid nitrogen ice creams. Now, they’ve found a way to create an exclusive Freakshake that will only be available at Foodbeast’s upcoming NOODS NOODS NOODS Asian food festival.
The delectable drink is made up of their liquid nitrogen chocolate milkshake and decorated with gooey chocolate all around the rim with mini marshmallows, a huge helping of whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and a WHOLE CHOCO PIE.
Join us while we double fist with these monstrosities at the NOODS NOODS NOODS presented by Cup Noodles event in Santa Ana, CA on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Each year as summer comes to a close, the Los Angeles County Fair begins as a way to bookend a long, hot summer. From the hundreds of vendors, to the delicious-looking and beautifully fried foods, and the variety of exciting exhibits, there’s always has something new people can’t wait to experience.
Here are seven must-try items from the 2017 LA County Fair.
It’s safe to say Chicken Charlie’s is an innovator when it comes to creating amazing fair foods that are just as delicious as they are memorable. This year, Charlie’s is giving us a reason to celebrate dessert with two never-before-seen items. Charlie’s Cotton Candy Ice Cream Sandwich is a colorful creation of sugar, sweetness and creaminess. Picture one large scoop of vanilla ice cream, sandwiched between two cotton candy patties and rolled in Fruity Pebbles Cereal.
2. Chicken Charlie’s: Funnel Cake Burrito
Another sweet creation from the mind of Charlie is the popular Funnel Cake Burrito. Starting with a funnel cake and a giant tortilla, this burrito is topped with cinnamon apples, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. Then, this sweet and savory behemoth is wrapped up burrito-style and ready for consumption!
Afters Ice Cream has quickly become an LA and OC favorite for milk buns and exotic ice cream flavors. With that said, Afters will be showing off its skills with Strawberry Funnel Cake And Mango Sorbet Milky Buns during this year’s festivities. Make sure you swing by!
4. Pink’s Hot Dogs: The Enchilada Dog
Introducing, Pink’s Enchilada Hot Dog. It’s a foot-long hot dog topped with cilantro, onions and cheese. But, in order to make this true enchilada-style, the hot dog is wrapped in a tortilla with a bit of enchilada sauce. If you love hot dogs and Mexican food, stop by Pink’s for this 2017 LA County Fair exclusive.
5. Cowboy Kettle Corn: Unicorn Nitro Candy Pop
This isn’t your average kettle corn – it’s Unicorn Nitro Pop from Cowboy Kettle Corn, and it’s dipped in liquid nitrogen. In addition to being delicious, this treat is definitely something to capture on Instagram. Each mouthful of this frozen treat produces a cloud of icy vapor that will keep you entertained for hours.
6. Plant Food For People: Vegan Jackfruit Nachos
It wouldn’t be the LA County Fair without nachos, but you’ve probably never had these nachos before. PFFP, or Plant Food For People, serves an all-vegan, gourmet menu that includes these very popular vegan jackfruit nachos that are potato-based, and topped with jackfruit, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.
7. Chef Cricket’s Culinary Kitchen: Bug Tasting Bar
If there’s one thing you try at the 2017 LA County Fair, make sure you check out Chef Cricket’s Culinary Kitchen and Bug Tasting Bar. Offering an assortment of freeze-dried and chocolate-covered bugs, this is definitely one of the most unique culinary attractions the LA County Fair has seen, and apparently they actually taste pretty good!
The Fair is open from Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 24th this year. We hope to see you there!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Culinary entrepreneur and Southern California foodie Thomas Pham has an undeniable influence within the vibrant SoCal food scene.
He holds a heavyweight belt as a well-respected social media influencer, and we have him to thank for bringing an East Coast food icon to sunny California in the form of the popular mediterranean restaurant Halal Guys, which opened in Southern California back in 2015.
With that in mind, we were stoked when Thomas let us tag along with him as he munched his way through some of his favorite spots in Costa Mesa, California.
During our first stop, we anchored ourselves down at West Coast Fish, located within The Camp in Costa Mesa. West Coast Fish is fairly new but already booming with popularity. Thomas ordered one of his favorite dishes: The Bjorn Battered Tacos.
The temperature was rising and we needed something to cool off, so naturally, Thomas recommended we stop by Creamistry for some made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream. Thomas grabbed one of his favorite frozen treats, the Taro Nitro MilkShake, topped with marshmallows and Fruity Pebbles cereal.
Next, we drove over to Paderia to watch Thomas tear open one of his favorite pastries, a cheese ensaymada — a soft, Spanish pastry made with sweet bread covered with sugar and filled with with cheese. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory.
After indulging our sweet tooth, we headed over to Orange County’s East Borough to indulge in an OC favorite: the French Pho Dip. Made with beef brisket, Thai basil, bean sprouts, onions, and Sriracha hoisin aioli on a fresh baguette, this culinary creation is an incredible fusion of East meets West, and should be on your list if you haven’t tried it yet.
Finally, for our last bite, Thomas took the gang over to Capital Noodle Bar to try another East-meets-West creation: Thai Basil Spaghetti. The dish was made with minced pork, bell pepper, egg, fresh chilli, Thai basil, and spaghetti noodles.
There seems to be a correlation between the public’s fascination with spicy foods and the act of pouring scalding hot liquid metal onto food. Whether it be crushing a few coffin cases of deathly hot Carolina Reaper Pepper infused Paqui Chips, or simply dumping molten copper on top of every food item imaginable — it seems experiments are always better when the heat is turned up.
For example, check out how this red hot nickel ball quickly turns this Tootsie Pop into a hot, melty mess in less than a minute.
This video is just one of many food-based stunts performed by the crazy kids on the CarsandWater YouTube channel. But, believe it or not, this experiment finally put to rest the confounding question of, “How many red hot nickel balls does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop,” asked by dozens of Cars and Water subscribers.
Now we know the answer. One.
Most of the Cars and Water videos involve red hot nickel balls — or RHNBs — and you should definitely not try these at home. Still, Cars and Water might actually be onto something with this RHNB theme.
Here’s some GIFs of more RHNBs melting through various food based items.
A RHNB vs. Cotton candy.
A RHNB set atop some liquid nitrogen frozen honey.
A RHNB stacked on some Oreos. Oreos were not playin’!
This experiment didn’t include a RHNB, but what’s cooler than a liquid nitrogen fueled potato gun? No pun intended.
And the best experiment of all — using a RHNB to obliterate some Peeps.
Have something in mind that you’d like to see placed against a red hot nickel ball? Leave a comment on the Cars and Water YouTube channel and see what can take the heat.
We’ve tried throwing Mentos into a bottle of Coca Cola tons of times in our youths. The chemical reaction caused by adding the mint candy to the carbonated soda creates a jet stream of foam that violently spills from the tip of the bottle. A cheap and messy experiment that’s perfect for any teenager trying to kill a Saturday afternoon.
In a remix of that concept, experimental YouTuber, The Crazy Russian Hacker, did a little test on his driveway to see if adding liquid nitrogen to a bottle of Coke would produce similar results as combining Coke with Mentos.
After adding some liquid nitrogen to the nearly full Coke bottle, the CRH flipped the soda around. The bottle was pretty much transformed into a homemade rocket ship, as it shot into the sky thanks to a combination of the carbonation and the cryogenic fluid.
Check out the video to see the complete experiment. Needless to say, you definitely should not be trying this at home.
We’ve seen some pretty amazing things made by the hands of The Crazy Russian Hacker, but it’s safe to say no one expected something like this. For most people, liquid nitrogen isn’t probably the most common household item; but for The Crazy Russian Hacker — he uses it to make ice cream.
The video was posted on May 6, and already has more than 1.3 million views on YouTube. With summer around the corner, we can’t wait to see Pinterest blow the fuck up with some fire ass liquid nitrogen ice cream recipes.