Liquid nitrogen ice cream retailer debuts new design
as it expands throughout South Florida
Located in the artsy Coconut Grove neighborhood of metro Miami, the newest store of Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream reflects the chain’s new strategic design plan. The first and largest liquid nitrogen ice cream brand in South Florida, Chill-N is differentiating itself by focusing on its flash-freezing-to-order process. A softer color palette, more lighting, and a modern edge highlight the ingredients while showcasing the entire nitrogen ice cream process.
Customers choose a portion size, an ice cream base (milk, yogurt, or alternative-milk option – coconut, almond, or oat), and a flavor. Premium toppings offered include candies, cookies, cereal, fresh fruit, sauces, nuts, and even Cuban coffee. Each scoop of ice cream is hand-crafted to order and flash frozen on the spot using liquid nitrogen at -320° Fahrenheit. Produced using proprietary software and hardware, the ice cream is rich and creamy.
“There’s always opportunity in change,” says David Leonardo, CEO of Chill-N. “Ice cream is still a feel-good proposition, and our sales have rebounded extremely well since the onset of the pandemic. That’s a testament to our brand, our loyal customer base, and the hard work of our entire team as we pivoted to online and mobile, allowing for quick delivery, pickup, and safe in-store ordering. Even at the height of the virus, we were still introducing new products and our branded Quarantine Quarts were especially popular. We’re excited to bring that same level of success and local determination to the Grove while establishing ourselves as an important part of that dynamic community.”
Established in 2012 in Miami, the family-run nitrogen business uses locally sourced products and ingredients. The brand’s proprietary technology allows Chill-N to rapidly produce large quantities of ice cream without sacrificing consistency or individuality. Currently, Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream has eight locations throughout South Florida.
“The opening of Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream on Main Highway in Coconut Grove, which is the newest of the half dozen stores planned throughout the next few years, highlights the momentum we’re now experiencing as a brand,” says Leonardo. “While this year has certainly been like no other, our brand continues to grow and thrive in the neighborhoods we serve because of our community-first approach. That growth, combined with our continued sales increases since the onset of the pandemic, our expansion into Coconut Grove, and our desire to open in Kendall, Doral, Homestead, and Pembroke Pines, among other cities, has positioned Chill-N for tremendous growth potential well into the future.”