Growing up in my house, ice cream was sacred. We had more rules about ice cream than anything else:
- Its not a real date if you don’t have ice cream
- Every day must end in ice cream
- You cannot have the last scoop of ice cream without buying more
- Before you eat your ice cream, make sure dad has a bowl
- You should never have ice cream long enough for it to melt
- FroYo is not ice cream
You get the point. Its very important to me. And so when a new Ice Cream place opened up down the street from me, I had to check it out. Especially since I had seen videos of it being made in Thailand and going viral from there.
There are some things you see online that you just want to be apart of. An ice cream revival? And in Thailand?! I’m absolutely in.
This time, I didn’t have to go that far. Lucky for me I live in an area that has a pretty large Asian influence, and the east asian style ice cream came to me!
Basically what happens is there are cold metal pans that are about -32º F and the guys will pour liquified cream on and scrape it around until it is flat.
They can also mix in your favorite toppings like brownies, Nutella, banana, strawberries, or Oreos. I went for Lychee, which is one of my favorite fruits.
Then comes the fun part. This is really the part that you are paying for. After the flattened cream has hardened on the pan, it is then scraped into rolls of ice cream! Its incredible.
I am sure there is a scientific answer as to why ice cream is better in rolls, I just don’t know it. Or perhaps ice cream is just better when the flavor is Thai Tea.
So, this rolled ice cream, or stir fried ice cream is all the rage. And its not hard to see why. But tasting, that’s my real reason for trying it. I am naturally drawn to any place that has ice cream, but if you are adding lychee I would gladly hand over all my cash.
The only real draw back is how fast its over. So if you’re going to get this delicious snack, take a friend who can’t finish theirs. But really, do those friends exist?
Side note; no one in the shop was Thai, but because this craze started in Thailand, heres how to say thank you in Thai! (Its a beautiful language to look at, but I still can’t read it very well. )
ขอขอบคุณ It’s pronounced- kap-coon-kah (if you’re a lady)
-kap-coon-kap (if you’re a gentleman)