At Wiz Bang Bar in Portland, Oregon, ice cream is anything but conventional. The Pine Street Market-based shop, run by the people behind Portland-famous Salt & Straw, is serving up unique soft-serve flavors, layered with non traditional toppings and incorporated into avant-garde sundae concoctions. But what they’re most known for is their magic-shell dips -- a sweet syrup-like topping that instantly hardens when poured onto something cold -- which come in a variety of anything but your average run-of-the-mill flavors, like Oregon black raspberry and gray chocolate and matcha.
“We’re one of the first companies in the world to create a magic shell out of fresh berries,” explains Head Ice Cream Maker Tyler Malek. “This level of innovation and creating that nostalgia factor, but also doing it in a really hyper-innovative way, was the exact reason we opened up Wiz Bang.”