It’s time for another recommendation in Berlin! Woop Woop makes the freshest ice cream ever! They prepare the basis of their ice cream with milk, cream, fruit, chocolate, herbs or spices before adding liquid nitrogen (-196°C) to freeze the mixture in 30 seconds, in front of customers.
The most fun ice cream experience
I recently told you about my fun experience watching ice rolls being made for me… Well, seeing the production of my Woop Woop ice cream was the other most fun ice cream-waiting experience I’ve had! Upon your first visit to Woop Woop Ice Cream, you may go through the same emotional cycle as I did:
- At first I was sceptical: I was going to a Street Food Festival organized next to Berlin’s main train station as part of the station’s 10th anniversary celebrations. My friends were over the moon when they realised Woop Woop would be there. Since I had never tried nitrogen ice cream before, I was curious to try something new but sceptical about it really being nice: I was afraid the taste and texture wouldn’t be as good as their concept was cool!
- Optimism quickly took over: while I was still sampling a tasty portion of mashed sweet potato with coconut milk and herbs, my friend jumped at a chance of getting his Woop Woop ice cream with short waiting time. He came back with cherry-mint sorbet. A spoonful of it was all it took to wipe away my scepticism! It passed the taste & texture test with flying colours!
- Excitement set in as I joined the queue. At first, since there were quite a few people in front of me, all I could see was this mysterious “cloud” rising from the Woop Woop truck at regular intervals. Excitement was at its peak when I ordered apple crumble ice cream and had the pleasure of watching it being made. It was delicious and wonderfully creamy! 🙂
- Unfortunately now I have to cope with 650 km separation with Woop Woop! Foodora delivers Woop Woop ice cream, but obviously not as far as Aachen! 😉
At Woop Woop, you can choose from an ever-changing selection of flavours such as: mango-mint, strawberry cheesecake, rice pudding-pear-cinnamon, raspberry-coconut, chocolate-cardamom (I would particularly love to try this one!), passionfruit-cinnamon, etc. One of the advantages of making ice cream with nitrogen is that the quick freezing process prevents large ice crystals from forming, which ensures a smooth texture.
Until a few months ago, Woop Woop Ice Cream was “only” an ice cream truck: when the truck was not at their semi-permanent location near Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin Mitte, they would post the location of the market / event they were at on their Facebook page. Now since the beginning of November they have an ice cream shop of their own! Not only do they sell freshly-made ice cream, but also freshly-made waffles and coffee. I look forward to checking out their new shop when I’m in Berlin again!
If you’re visiting Berlin for the first time, there are many buildings and museums to visit in Berlin Mitte:
Have you ever tried nitrogen ice cream? Tell me about your experience! Where did you try it and what did you think of it?