One of my favorite things about Columbus is the multitude of choices when it comes to ice cream.
On a hot day, there’s no shortage of delicious, frozen treats you can dive into. The ice cream scene here in Columbus is constantly evolving, and the newest faces just happen to be owners Kristina Duong and Benjamin Stoyka.
Originally from Cleveland, the couple came to Columbus via Los Angeles, and they brought their good time vibes with them! Their shop, called CRMD, is located in the Short North, just a stone’s throw away from some of the city’s most popular bars and restaurants.
CRMD will cater towards a younger, lively crowd, and their hours show that. They’re open each day from 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Because the shop is zoned as retail, not as a restaurant, they don’t have any tables. There is a large window-bench where you can sit down and enjoy a snack, but if there’s one thing I know for sure its that you don’t need a seat to enjoy some delicious ice cream.
The vibe inside CRMD is decidedly modern, with a color scheme of black and white. But if you’re in search of a pop of color, look no farther than the ice cream itself. They’re serving up over a dozen flavors of ice cream and sorbet, which you can grab in a cup, a cone, or a puffle.
What’s a puffle? It’s a softer dough with small, airy bubbles throughout, and it’s incredibly popular in Asia. At CRMD, they make their puffle with a Belgian waffle mix, but it’s not the only Asian-inspired dish on the menu.
CRMD also serves a Vietnamese coffee ice cream. The beans aren’t even sold here in the states and Kristina and Benjamin had to physically bring them back from Vietnam, but trust me, you’ll be glad they did. I’ve had coffee ice cream before, but truly none as delicious as what they’ve created here.
The duo doesn’t make their ice cream in-house, but they are responsible for their delicious recipes, which range from Nilla Brownie Bites to Choco Marsh Swirl, and just about everything else in between.
The shop is located at 1190 N. High St. and customers can stop in and grab one scoop for $4.50, two scoops for $6, or three scoops for $7, any day of the week. For more info, you can visit their website here.
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