Roll Up Ice Cream: Internet's New Sweet Obsession

Sarika Rana  |  Updated: June 13, 2017 13:02 IST

Roll Up Ice Cream: Internet's New Sweet Obsession
  • The latest sweet obsession on social media is ice cream roll
  • Ice cream roll is originally a Thai frozen dessert
  • Ice cream rolls are popularly selling in India too
Talk about happy places and an ice cream parlour is sure to pop up in your mind. What could be better than a place smelling of freshly made waffle cones and different flavours of ice creams to choose from? Yes, we know that feeling too well. Ice creams have always been our favourite and now there is a new trend that has got us hooked. Have you tried ice cream rolls yet? The latest sweet obsession on social media is a visual treat as well. Different varieties of rolled and stoned ice creams are made in front of you by mixing real fruit flavours, raisins, nuts and other toppings of your choice. If you haven't heard about it, worry not as we bring you a big scoop on how ice cream rolls have taken over the social media trends of 2017. Read on!

Looking Back: Where Did Ice Cream Rolls Come From?

Ice cream roll is originally a Thai frozen dessert, commonly available as street food. It eventually made its way to New York and rose to fame. Unlike most ice creams made in electronic machines, rolled ice cream, which is also known as stir-fried ice cream, is made by hands on a cold steel surface. The process of mixing and rolling different flavours of ice creams and toppings right in front of you adds to the thrill of the experience. The increasing popularity has led to ice cream rolls being introduced in India, where you can spot various parlours making sinful rolls that are hard to resist.


What is the Process of Making Ice Cream Rolls?

The ice cream roll is made by pouring a base of sweet milk on an extremely cold (-35 degree Celsius) steel surface. To this liquid base, different toppings are added, for which metal spatulas are used to chop them into the base and scrape it around to create air. Once the base is frozen solid, it is spread thinly and scraped at an angle to create the perfect rolls of ice cream. The four-five rolls made out of the base are then placed carefully in a cup and topped with a variety of toppings like whipped cream, chocolate chips, chocolate sauce and fruits, among others.

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The process takes about two-three minutes and looking at it is just as fun as eating the treat. Here's a look at the interesting process of making ice cream rolls:



And here are some gorgeous pictures of rolls shared by instagrammers that will leave you craving for some:


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