Nicecream
Alexandira, VA
Changing the Way We Eat Dessert
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Introduction

Nicecream set out to bring back the art of crafting ice cream with real ingredients directly from the farm, but with a twist—using liquid nitrogen! Now you can taste the goodness of old-school handmade ice cream paired with the creamy richness that comes from flash freezing ice cream fresh in small batches. At Nicecream, all the ice cream is freshly made…literally. It’s made right in front of customers using local ingredients and liquid nitrogen which, Tran says, makes the ice cream taste fresher and creamier since it’s not sitting in a freezer for hours (it also creates a super-cool cloud of vapor!) Flavors range from strawberry to pistachio and bacon-studded chocolate. This is ice cream like you’ve never tried before!

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About Nicecream

Nicecream takes ice cream-making back to the basics. Using only milk, cream, cane sugar and fresh ingredients, their ice cream comes out fresh and delicious every time. Made in small batches, this ice cream is frozen instantly using liquid nitrogen, which sits at -321 degrees Fahrenheit, naturally making smaller ice crystals that result in a smoother, creamier desert compared to standard ice cream. The flavor selections are made of fruits and nuts homegrown on Virginia farms. With flavors like Purely Pistachio, Cold Brew Coffee, Honey Lavender and Cinnamon Candied Walnut, Nicecream may just change how you think about ice cream!

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Meet The Owners

Nicecream founders Sandra Tran and Gilbert Welsford are college sweethearts who met at James Madison University and graduated in 2012. Gil is a third-generation entrepreneur with a passion for innovative startups and Sandra has always loved baking and cooking. Together, they cook every weekend, reserving Saturdays for "special experimentation" days. One weekend Gil was introduced to liquid nitrogen, and they began to experiment making ice cream with it! They found that combining fresh fruit with grass-fed milk made the most delicious ice cream they had ever had, and set out on a mission to change the way we eat dessert. After setting up in pop-up shops and farmers markets to sell their creations in 2013, the crowds and attention gave them the opportunity to open their first brick-and-mortar store in 2014. Popularity has continued to spread, allowing them to open a second location in 2017.

Accolades
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Best New Ice Cream

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Food & Wine

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7 Innovative Kitchens in DC

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ZAGAT

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Best Ice Cream in DC at DC Scoop

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Ice Cream Competition - 2014, 2015, 2016

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Low Flat-Rate Shipping for Nicecream

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.


$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Nicecream overnight via UPS Ground service, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond next-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 29.95 for UPS 2Day upon checkout.


*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, several packages from Nicecream will require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

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Service to Alaska is now available from Nicecream. Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently available.


Orders are shipped on Monday, except holidays. Orders placed by 1PM (ET) Saturday can be shipped as early as the following Monday, for arrival in two business days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.


Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.


Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:


Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.


UPS 2Day: - If the shipping address is not reachable in two days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2Day Air. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.


UPS Next Day Air Saver - If the shipping address is not reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air Saver and will be delivered by the end of the next day following shipment. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.


UPS Next Day - Your package will be delivered the following morning after it ships, in most cases by noon. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day service is $44.95


For complete shipping details, we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from Nicecream will deliver on Tuesday or Wednesday. You will have the option to schedule and place your order.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Immediately upon delivery, store your ice cream in the freezer. Shelf life is 3 months, but we recommend you consume within 2 weeks to preserve the decadent and creamy texture.