Sweet treats continue to invade Singapore. After soft serves, frozen yogurt, Korean Bingsu, Thai style ice cream, the next item that will be in trend (may we boldly guess)… will be fried ice cream rolls.
‘Fried’ ice cream rolls. Though they may have other names such as pan ice cream or instant ice cream rolls.
This trendy fad has made its rounds among street vendors in Thailand 2-3 years ago (or even much earlier). What made these cool things hot again?
Could be due to Happy Rollies, the bazaar stall at Geylang Serai which attracted long long queues just to get a cup. This shop at Scape Orchard, 21 Cube Artisan Ice Cream, has also got into the bandwagon.
Here’s how it works. You order a base flavor (chocolate, matcha, plain, vanilla, yogurt, yakult), and add in mixes of fruits, cookies and sauces such as nutella.
$4.90 for base with 1 mixer, $5.40 for 2 mixers. Customers decide what you go into their ice cream. Ah, the autonomy, freedom, and ‘creativity’ in deciding your very own ice cream flavours.
The young service staff in black T-shirt with nimble hands, poured a mixture of green onto a cold metal surface, added in the mixes, ‘chopped’ up the blend with two trowels, and spread that across like a thin sheet. The whole process will take about 2 minutes.
After which, the thin was rolled up like love letters, then rolls were placed into a cup. This looks suspiciously like reinventing the wheel of Cold Stone Creamery.
The pros. I liked the ice cream’s smooth creamy texture, easily eaten as they are cut into bite-sized pieces. Pop the entire roll in the mouth, and chomp away. On the flipside, if you do get some clashing flavours, who’s responsible? The person who chose them.
21 Cube Artisan Ice Cream
SCAPE Orchard #02-29 Singapore 237978
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
Other places to get Ice Cream Rolls
Happy Rollies – Jurong East Bazaar beside Jurong East MRT (till 31st August 2015)
Coyoro – 430 Upper Changi Road East Vilage #01-13 Singapore 487048
Go Frost – Within Wednesday Café, 220 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437011