Rolled Ice Cream: scraping is literally cooler than scooping
Learn about Thai hand rolled ice cream rolls near you as featured in cities like NYC, Las Vegas, Houston and San Diego.
What is rolled ice cream? Rolled ice cream (a.k.a. “stir-fried ice cream,” “ice pan ice cream,” and “ice cream rolls”) is a popular dessert that originated from the streets of Thailand and made its way over to the US in 2015. It’s a creamy custard flattened on a frozen plate and scraped into rolls that are typically placed vertically in a cup with assorted toppings.
Austin, TX: Holla Mode: hollamode.com
Los Angeles, CA: Chelo Creamery: Chelò Creamery on Faceboo
Provo, UT: Roll With It: rollwithitcreamery.com
San Diego, CA: Bing Haus: Binghaus on Facebook
Looking for more places that serve rolled ice cream? You can find them on Glutto right here.
How can I make it? If you can’t get to any of the places above, or just want to try your hand at this mystifying process, we’ve got a recipe for you to follow. You can also save it for later on Glutto here. First of all, make sure you have the right equipment and ingredients.
- a frozen surface to freeze the ingredients into ice cream (go all out and get a commercial grade pan, or get a more affordable ice cream maker with a fast freeze surface like this one)
- 2 pastry scraper, or hand-held paint scrapers
- liquid ice cream base (recommend: 2 ingredient no churn recipe by Emma Christensen)
- toppings (chocolate syrup, fruits, whipped cream, cookies, etc.)
- Chill your pan, or place your stone slab in the freezer for at least 1 hr and put it on a moistened cloth/paper towel to prevent slipping
- Pour approximately 1 cup of the liquid ice cream base on the slab and mix in all toppings
- Use your scraper to continuously spread the liquid evenly over the slab until it’s frozen.
- Use your scraper to scrape the ice cream off the slab by pressing the edge of the scraper down and away from you.
- Keep scraping from one side to the other until all the ice cream is rolled.
- Place the rolls in bowls so they sit vertically.
- Cover the ice cream rolls with your toppings and dig in!