Like many other businesses, Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream was born in a college dorm. The big difference in owner Luisa Santos’ case is there was a tank of liquid nitrogen in her Georgetown University dorm that night. The Colombia-born, Miami-raised student was determined to make her own ice cream using liquid nitrogen after being captivated by seeing the technique demonstrated. By the end of the evening, she and her roommates were quite pleased with the results.
That was late 2013, and since then, Santos has been offering her frozen treats at farmers’ markets and catering gigs. However, this spring, the 24-year-old will open her first brick-and-mortar location on Biscayne Boulevard at NE 20th Street.