Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cool N2 Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream @ Elit Avenue, Bayan Lepas, Penang.

Brought to you by a group of Ice Cream devotees, Cool N2 is a sciency ice creamery dedicated to delicious, home-crafted Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream originated from Taiwan; the brand is well-established for more than 2 years and has branches in Taiwan and China. The newly opened branch here marks the first in Penang as well as Malaysia. You may wonder... what's so special about Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream? Cool N2 boasts about their good whack of meticulously invented flavors and premium quality. Most ingredients are imported from Taiwan with a few exceptions (likely toppings). Just like any modern Ice Cream parlors, though the simple and minimalist-decorated space does provide a few comfortable seating corners but the set up was more to takeaways instead of a suitable place to chill. Cool N2 stresses that their recipes are carefully crafted with real Ice Cream ingredients but not Sorbet/ Fruit Juice-influenced products. 

Cool N2 is in its soft launch state and will swing its doors open to the public at 11 am tomorrow (22 November 2015). Opening promotion includes a 50% discount for "Winnie The Pooh" with every purchase; the promotion is expected to run until end of the month (November 2015). As for now, there are only 6 flavors available (each serving weighs 210 grams):
  1. Winnie The Pooh/ 小熊维尼 (Rm 16.90)- Honey, Corn Flakes and Nestum. 
  2. Sunny Day Beach/ 夏日沙滩 (Rm 16.90)- Hershey and Lotus Biscuits.
  3. Black Bomber/ 黑色轰炸机 (Rm 16.90)- Oreo-inspired.
  4. Genmaicha Matcha/ 玄米抹茶 (Rm 16.90)
  5. Make Up Whisky/ 浓妆威士忌 (Rm 19.90)- Johnie Walker Double Black Whisky and Chocolate Hershey.
  6. Cupid/ 微醺丘比特 (Rm 19.90)- Irish Cream Baileys and Caramel Hershey.

Many Thanks to Cool N2 for inviting us for the exclusive preview.

Genmaicha Matcha Ice Cream/ 玄米抹茶 (Rm 16.90)

Sunny Day Beach/ 夏日沙滩 (Rm 16.90)

Make Up Whisky/ 浓妆威士忌 (Rm 19.90)

Indulge in delicious frozen treats on days of extreme heat is indeed a brilliant idea; each Ice Cream combo in Cool N2 possesses different level of texture and sweetness. They are carefully paired to tantalize and please your palate but the real novelty is the smoky factor, which should add some scores to the visual experience. The conservatives might want to go for safer options like their Sunny Day Beach, an uncomplicated flavor featuring a delicious caramelized Biscuit (imported from UK) and their premium Milk. The Biscuits are crushed, leaving traces of them in the Ice Cream... to create a different dimension in texture. The concoction was smooth and extremely comfortable to the palate, sweetness was soft and oozed out from the palate slow but steadily. Hardcore fans might think the flavors are too soft; else, go for something adventurous such as their alcohol-contained series.   

For those who are up for a boozy icy treat, Make Up Whisky is the flavor that you should look for. It was extremely chocolaty- mild sweetness with bitter after taste, the extra touch of Whisky (contained in the syringe) adds a whole new dynamic to the frosty treat. If you must know... Whisky is added to produce the Ice Cream, those in the syringe is an addition. For a more balanced flavor, try their Genmaicha Matcha. Unlike conventional Matcha that comes with strong vegetal flavor, Genmaicha softens the vegetal personality and introduces another layer of smoky, earthy flavor instead. If I may... my favorite of the day goes to Make Up Whisky, a pleasant flavor packed with excitement. 

Additional Information:
Service Charge: No
Address: 1-1-12, Elit Avenue, Jalan Mayang Pasir 3, 11950, Bayan Lepas, Penang. 
Business Hours: 11 am to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6012- 501 8765