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Nicecream Factory now open in Clarendon

By Ethan Rothstein

Monday - 5/12/2014, 5:00pm  ET

Owner Sandra Tran makes ice cream at Nicecream Factory in Clarendon Lemon Jenny from Nicecream Factory in Clarendon Nicecream Factory in Clarendon Owner Sandra Tran makes ice cream at Nicecream Factory in Clarendon Nicecream Factory in Clarendon Owner Sandra Tran makes ice cream at Nicecream Factory in Clarendon Owner Sandra Tran makes ice cream at Nicecream Factory in Clarendon Owner Sandra Tran makes ice cream at Nicecream Factory in Clarendon Nicecream Factory in Clarendon Nicecream Factory in Clarendon

Nicecream Factory, an ice cream shop that features the frozen confection made-to-order using liquid nitrogen, is now open at 2831 Clarendon Blvd.

The shop opened last Wednesday in the former Red Mango space. The shop was “packed” this weekend, according to co-owner Sandra Tran. Many customers read about the shop on ARLnow.com last month, she said, but a few others had been clamoring for her to open when they walked by during the shop’s buildout, which she said took less than a month.

“People were super excited,” Tran said. “There was a mix of families and young people coming in.”

Nicecream sells small cups for $5, regular cups (pictured) for $6 and pints for $10. Monday afternoon she offered flavors like pistachio, lemon jenny, honey lavender and spiced vanilla.

“All but three people who walked in here today ordered pistachio,” she said. “We make it from pistachio butter instead of artificial pistachio flavoring, so it’s really ‘pistachio-y.’”