Guide to Copenhagen: ISTIDkbh

If you think that normal ice-cream is starting to get boring and old school, ISTIDkbh is definitely the place for you. Situated in our favourite street, Jægersborggade, ISTIDkbh takes the whole concept of ice-cream one step further. How? They use fluid nitrogen, and last weekend I finally got an opportunity to try it.

While making ice-cream out of fluid nitrogen isn’t exactly a new innovation, the particularly high quality of ISTIDkbh’s products makes it an unmissable experience. Even better, a few pop-up Copenhagen cafés have tried it before, but rest assured this cool and creative ice-cream shop is here to stay.

Upon stepping inside the door, the interior looks nothing like a normal ice cream shop. The usual ice-cream tubs displaying different flavours are gone, and instead there are four KitchenAid food blenders behind the counter. On a blackboard the customer can read the flavours of the day. When I visited, there was caramel, white chocolate and orange sorbet.

Once you’ve decided on a flavour, the server behind the counter pours your ‘base.’ For example, the ‘base’ of the orange sorbet flavour is orange juice, so orange juice is poured into the blender. After starting the machine, the server adds fluid nitrogen to the mix. Approximately twenty seconds later the juice has miraculously turned into ice-cream. It looks like magic and it tastes even better.

Jægersborggade 13, Nørrebro

30 dkk for a small ice cream, 40 dkk for a medium size and 50 dkk for a big ice cream. 5 dkk/topping.

Bus 5A to Runddelen (300 meters away)

Linn Grubbström

Linn is the main contributor of Guide To Copenhagen. She is from Sweden and has lived in Denmark since 2008. She lives at Nørrebro in Copenhagen and works with food photography. She also writes the Danish food blog Frk. Kræsen.