A few days after I visited Nice Vice Creamery, I went back to Yaletown to try Mister. Mister has just opened for a few weeks, and it is one of the few ice cream parlours in Vancouver that feeds our latest dessert craze, liquid nitrogen ice cream.
For people that regularly stalk Instagram for #foodporn shots in Vancouver (like moi), you will likely know that Mister is famous for their Creme Brûlée ice cream. The ice cream is quite gorgeous, and I must admit, totally #instaworthy. It was also incredibly fun to watch them make the ice cream in a cloud of mist, then torching the sugar crust on top.
The Creme Brûlée is definitely a show-stopper. The sugar cracks open with a nice snap, and the ice cream underneath is rich, creamy and barely melted from the torching. The slight bitterness of the burnt sugar actually accentuates the creamy vanilla flavor, which they made with actual vanilla seeds. Compared to a regular gelato, Mister’s liquid nitrogen ice cream seems more dense and compacted. I really enjoyed the ice cream, but I noticed that the ice cream seems to coat your mouth and lips with a thin layer of butter. Probably because I just had the vegan ice cream at Nice Vice, which was fresh and light with no lingering mouth-feel, I thought Mister’s ice cream was very rich and heavy.
Mister’s ice creams are priced at $7 each with the Creme Brûlée flavor at $8. While the Creme Brûlée ice cream is different from the norm, considering the amount of ice cream given, Mister’s ice cream seems to sit at the pricier end of the scale. Still, I might go back to try new flavors.