Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own
720 Sweets sent me an invite to try some of their soft serve last month and even before I went, my Instagram was flooded with pictures of their fancy looking soft serve surrounded by dry ice. I love ice cream so I was super excited for this!
The store is located on Broadway and Blenheim and the interior is narrow but has about 10 seats at the front.
They also carry a small selection of Archimallows and cakes in jars by Little BabyCakes.
The two most appealing items on the menu were the Milky Way (milk tea ice cream, crushed almonds, caramel drizzle, espresso jelly and a piece of almond biscotti ) and the S’Mores Please (chocolate ice cream, chocolate corn flakes, dark chocolate drizzle, almond stick with toasted marshmallow).
For some reason there was slightly less ice cream in the Milky Way than the S’Mores Please? Anyway, dry ice is put in the bottom of the black cup and then another cup with ice cream is put on top of the first cup and doesn’t touch the water and dry ice that is at the bottom of the first cup.
For the Milky Way, I really liked the flavour of the milk tea ice cream and I was surprised that the portion was so big! The texture of the ice cream was creamy and did not melt too fast. They didn’t really give me much espresso jelly though and I think they should just use bubble tea pearls or coconut jelly instead! The almond biscotti tasted better than I expected. It was fresh and not too hard but I’m not sure if it really complimented the ice cream well. I heard they get the biscotti baked fresh from a local bakery.
The S’Mores Please had a great chocolatey flavour but since the portion was so big I kind of got sick of it after a while and it got a bit too sweet. However, these would be great for sharing! I absolutely loved the toasted marshmallow! They should put one on every flavour! On the other hand, I think they need to add something else to balance out the sweetness from the chocolate ice cream. Maybe it could be a chocolate raspberry flavour instead. If you have a big sweet tooth you should definitely go for this one though.
I’m glad the ice cream was not over-hyped and my favourite flavour was the Milky Way. At $5.95/ice cream it would be worth it to me since the portion is big and I may be biased because the dry ice looks so cool! There don’t seem to be any ice cream places in the Kitsilano area besides maybe Rain or Shine so this is a great addition to the neighbourhood! There’s always room for more ice cream in Vancouver to me!