Joël Robuchon Protégé Opens Frohzen Ice-Cream Shop in Design District

An ice-cream cupcake from Frohzen.
An ice-cream cupcake from Frohzen. Photo courtesy of Frohzen
Maybe you avoided the Design District during Miami Art Week because you're not really into art. But there's a new reason for dessert lovers to head to the neighborhood ASAP: there's a new ice-cream parlor, and it has quite a pedigree.

Frohzen, located in the Paradise Plaza shopping block on NE 41st Street, opens its doors today. It's the brainchild of pastry chef Salvatore Martone, who worked under the late all-star chef Joël Robuchon. The spot happens to be located across from L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Le Jardinier and designed by Pierre Yves-Rochon, who outfitted both restaurants. It's definitely a part of the Robuchon family tree growing in the luxe neighborhood.

Frohzen will offer ten flavors of ice cream and sorbet, several inspired by Miami, and a topping bar to make them "extra photographable," according to a press release. Plus, the shop will sell unique dishes that fuse ice cream with other dessert items. An ice-cream cupcake with soft-serve frosting and a cherry on top is available in red velvet, birthday cake, and tres leches. Macaron ice-cream sandwiches will be rolled in toppings such as Oreo cookie crumbles and Fruity Pebbles cereal. Finally, the ice-cream cakesickle is a cake-inspired take on the paleta, with Miami-esque flavors such as mango-passion coconut. The shop will also serve espresso.

Perhaps owing to its warm climate, the Magic City has become a hot spot for cold treats in recent years. A study by WalletHub released in October shows Miami tied for first place as the city with the most ice-cream and frozen yogurt shops. Other ice-cream parlors in Miami include MadLab Creamery and Aubi & Ramsa in the Design District, Dasher & Crank in Wynwood, and Azucar in Little Havana.

Frohzen. 151 NE 41st St., Miami; 305-402-9060; Tuesday through Sunday noon to 8 p.m.
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Douglas Markowitz is a former music and arts editorial intern for Miami New Times. Born and raised in South Florida, he studied at Sophia University in Tokyo before earning a bachelor's in communications from University of North Florida. He writes freelance about music, art, film, and other subjects.