Our Story

SPUN Ice Cream is a locally grown ice cream shop cofounded by two sisters from Austin, Texas. We specialize in fresh, seasonal ice creams, spun to order using liquid nitrogen. All our handcrafted flavors and “pairings” are dreamed up and made from scratch, by Chef Christina Cheng.

Watch our base ingredients – including local dairy, fair-trade chocolate, and organic spices and produce - transform from bottle to scoop in minutes. We buy the best quality milk and cream Texas has to offer - which is non-homogenized and low-temperature pasteurized from healthy cows fed on grass and GMO/corn/soy-free feed and never given artificial hormones. Faster than traditional freezing techniques, spinning ice cream with liquid nitrogen produces smaller, more condensed ice crystals and thus an intense purity of flavor and the creamiest, smoothest frozen treats science has to offer.

A craft ice cream experience from top to bottom, Chef Christina offers a rotating menu of house-made original pairings, such as chocolate waffle cones, Texas pecan brittle, corn cookie crumble, citrus confetti, pickled jalapeño glass, and caramel popcorn sprinkles.

About Liquid Nitrogen

We make our ice cream using liquid nitrogen not just because it’s fun and we like to play with our food (although we do), but because, to put it simply, it tastes better.

The beauty of liquid nitrogen ice cream is that the science can go into the process and not into the ingredients. We make your ice cream fresh to order, so we don't add preservatives, emulsifiers or stabilizers. Our custom flash freezing technique brings out the purity of the organic and local ingredients we work hard with our farmers to source for your ice cream too!

At negative 321°F (that’s more than five times colder than Barton Springs), liquid nitrogen helps us deliver a velvety smooth, creamy texture without the need for added milkfat. Plus, some food science experts say flash freezing preserves the nutrients in foods better. We go from raw ingredients to finished product in minutes right before your eyes.


We are so grateful for the support and feedback from our community. Here’s what folks have to say about SPUN:

Eater: “Ice Cream Lovers, Look at Spun’s Liquid Nitrogen Pipes”
Entrepreneur: “Only at SXSW: Our favorite moments”
Eater: “An Interactive Smoker Headlines SXSW’s Premiere Barbecue Nerdfest”
Mashable: “A dish perhaps worthy of the cognitive cooking of IBM's Chef Watson”
Austin Fit Magazine: “Introducing Austinites to a new way to eat your ice cream”
USA Today’s Reviewed: “Chill Out: This ice cream is made with liquid nitrogen”
Eater Austin: “Liquid nitrogen specialists SPUN Ice Cream to chill out on east 7th”
CultureMap: “Coming to East Austin: An ice cream shop with a twist”
Austin Business Journal: “Cheng sisters spinning new ice cream concept in East Austin”
The Daily Texan: “New ice cream shop uses liquid nitrogen to create made-to-order treats”
FOX 7: “A new company in East Austin is putting their own spin on ice cream”

For questions, catering, events or media inquiries, contact ashley@spunicecream.com.