Omaha Baseball Village Partners
Nitro Ice Cream - Blue Sky Creamery
In the spring of 1999, while students at Iowa State University, founders Thomas (T.J.) Paskach and William (Will) Schroeder invented a new way to flash-freeze ice cream using liquid nitrogen. The “mad scientists” soon discovered their breakthrough invention made better homemade ice cream than they had ever had before. A year later the company was formed, a patent was pending, and a full-scale, computer-controlled prototype was ready for testing at the 2000 Iowa State Fair.
Nitro Ice Cream became an instant hit. The novelty of the process intrigued people to try it once - the incredible texture and flavor brought them back several times with family, friends, even strangers off the street, just to try Nitro Ice Cream!