On Friday I was invited to a private event at N7 Creamery in honor of their first ever retail store at the Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. Best known for their unique handcrafted ice cream made using a liquid nitrogen process, they specialize in using local ingredients in a dreamy environment that encourages socialization and community. We had passed by the location a few weeks prior when visiting the area and I recall telling Sweet Pea that it seemed like someplace she would enjoy and we must make a note to visit at some point. Lucky for her, I, along with a few other bloggers were invited to take a tour of the new space, ask questions of the staff and sample some of the coffee, ice cream and other delicious baked goods. It was heavenly.
Upon entering the store you're automatically intrigued by the billows of liquid smoke coming from behind the ice cream counter while being aromatically led toward the delectable display of baked goods in the front case. The tin ceiling and wire light fixtures evoke a warm and inviting atmosphere that make you want to pull up a chair and kick back with your sweet treat.
|where the magic happens|
|fabulous art to kick off their Art Walk opening party|
Everything is handmade from scratch daily so it's all fresh , delicious and locally sourced making N7 Creamery a great place to indulge your sweet tooth. A little while after we had gorged ourselves on the baked goods they brought out fresh made ice cream. IN-SANE. They use a liquid nitrogen process to create the ice cream and it was pretty fun to see it all happening right in front of us! The kids were impressed as they've only ever seen that similar process used on TV so that made for an interesting viewing session!
|what was left of the salted caramel|
The first ice cream batch was salted caramel and I think my eyes my have rolled back inside my head. It was covered with a lattice of warm caramel and I was just in flavor heaven. Then came fresh strawberry, green tea and orange creme. I'm not generally a fan of strawberry ice cream but this was so scrumptious! You could taste (and see) the fresh strawberries inside the ice cream and it wasn't sickeningly sweet either.
|strawberry ice cream|
|green tea ice cream|
The fresh flavors were bursting from each delightful mouthful and I was pleasantly surprised. We were also able to try their green tea and orange cream ice cream as well. I enjoyed the green tea much more than the kids but the Baby Ninja really liked the orange cream. It was a great way to cool off on such a hot day and try a fun new place!
I loved that it is a family business and was born out of a love of flavors, creating and can say without a doubt that N7 Creamery is the next "big thing" for the I.E. Sustainable sourced ingredients, great taste high quality and a relaxed family atmosphere is definitely the type of place we like to see last around these parts!! And who thinks to mix a creamery, bakery and a cafe? It's all of our favorite things rolled into one sweet location!
|it's a family business|
If you're local, I highly recommend you get yourself to N7 Creamery and try out all they have to offer. You're guaranteed to find a treat for the whole family and what a fun way to spend an afternoon!