On Cloud 9

Cloud 10 Creamery

Kate Stukenberg
September 05, 2013

No chocolate chip mint or cookie-dough flavors here … Pastry chef Chris Leung opens his sublime frozen dessert shop, Cloud 10 Creamery, mid-month with a frosty menu of ice creams and sorbets pulsing with flavor combos like roasted carrot and miso, strawberry and tomato, brown sugar and coriander.  Leung has been customizing his artisanal frozen treats for top restaurants and food trucks in town — namely, Underbelly, The Hay Merchant, Roost, Phamily Bites, Sweets, Good Life, Neo Grill and Sundance Cinemas — for the past year, but his new 1,200-square-foot space, designed by local Intexture Architects, convenes his treasures in one white-and-creamy-blue space. In addition to the original 10 flavors (including spicy dark chocolate, peanut butter and crushed peanuts, vanilla bean and, the most requested, toasted rice), the shop mixes in 10 seasonal zingers every three months — think roasted banana and cinnamon, brown butter and lemon, and butternut basil. Homemade toppings, Cloud Pops, ice cream sandwiches, frozen cakes, sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, frappes and floats, plus a secret dessert Leung is keeping under wraps until later, are also on the menu. For a minimum half-gallon, request a custom flavor ($25). 5216 Morningside Dr. in Hanover Rice Village Center, 281.310.1662; cloud10creamery.com.