The long-awaited made-to-order ice cream shop, Spun, is making slow but steady progress. Sisters Christina and Ashley Cheng, who are behind the project, let Eater know that in addition to new signage, they have installed piping for the liquid nitrogen in the store on 1912 East 7th Street.
Spun’s concept is one that is unique to Austin. Using fresh, organic cream and milk from Texas dairies, they will "spin" the ice cream with liquid nitrogen that is cooled to -321°F. That then produces smooth and creamy ice cream with more intense flavor.
Once open, guests can expect flavors such as dark chocolate, vegan coconut mint, as well as a seasonal fruit jam. The sisters will also offer house-made toppings like Texas pecan brittle, candied citrus confetti and chile piquin popcorn. The menu will include vegan and gluten-free options. Spun is still set to open this fall.
— Anastacia Uriegas