I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! July is National Ice Cream month and nothing says quintessential summer day quite like a tasty frozen treat. Whether it’s homemade, soft serve created right before your eyes with liquid nitrogen (Milkster), or a shake topped with an entire slice of cheesecake (OddFodder) it’s the anticipation and excitement of knowing that you’re on your way to make your tastebuds sing that really adds to the experience. Don’t know where to go? Here’s a guide to some of the best spots to grab a scoop in Toledo and the surrounding area, so what are you waiting for, grab the kids and go! But look out for the brain freeze!Read more
Looking for the perfect afterschool snack, fun way to celebrate that win, a mini mommy and me date idea, a delicious way to treat yo self, or talk science with the kids? Milkster checks all the boxes! It’s more than just a spot to stop off for a scoop, it’s an experience.
Milkster isn’t like your typical ice cream shop, they use liquid nitrogen to custom make each order. Liquid nitrogen? Yup, see I told you, science. Liquid nitrogen is -321 degrees Fahrenheit and is so cold it boils. Using liquid nitrogen to make ice cream minimizes the size of ice crystals and results in a much creamier ice cream that doesn’t require any extra preservatives or emulsifiers. The end result is a smooth creamy fresh ice cream like nothing I’ve ever tasted before. But don’t just take my word for it, the kids loved it too!
We stopped off at Milkster after the kids first day back to in-person schooling (after a year), seemed like the perfect experience to celebrate such an occasion. I will warn you that when you initially enter it can seem a bit intimidating, like you’ve entered some futuristic ice cream shop, between the lighting and the liquid nitrogen. And in a way you’d be correct, it’s definitely futuristic, but it’s user friendly thanks to the easy to follow signs, they literally walk you through each step. From deciding what “recipe” or flavors you wish to have in your ice cream, indicating what base you wish to have, Latte, Vanilla, Chocolate, Vegan Plain, Keto Plain, or Sweetcream Plain.
And then comes the fun part, “Milkster It!” watching the base and other ingredients mix in with the liquid nitrogen.
Last but not least, garnishes! Be sure to ask for a syringe of caramel, chocolate, etc.
And finally after that fun journey, you get to introduce your tastebuds to the perfection that is Milkster.
Address: 5333 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623
Phone: (419) 360-6863
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM-8PM and Sundays 12-8PM
Cost: Varies- $4 and up (cups shown in image cost $5.50)
Did I mention they have vegan and keto ice cream options, making it legit the perfect family treat for most dietary needs.
Oh, and I can’t forget to mention this…
HOPE NEVER TASTED SO GOOD
Milkster partnered with their friends at Hope Water Project to help the Pokot people of Western Kenya. Their biggest need is clean water. With your help, for every cup of ice cream they sell, they’ll donate a cup of water by digging wells for the Pokot people. Through clean water, you bring life, health, and HOPE.