Are Ice cream rolls still on a roll?
Ice cream rolls in Singapore were initially rolled out in Pasar Malam (‘night market’ in Malay) with flattened ice cream mixture rolled into “cool”-looking shapes (pun unintended), with the trend led from street vendors in Thailand.
Initially on a roll, 21 Cube Artisan Ice Cream at Scape Orchard, Coyoro at East Village and The Famous Ice-Cream Rolls Shop at Thomson V Two opened their respective outlets last year.
But not too much now, since trends come and go reasonably quickly.
Aiskilin (pronounced as ‘ai-ski-lin’ aka ice cream) may come a tad late in jumping on the bandwagon, and in close proximity to their direct competitor, The Famous Ice-Cream Rolls Shop, located across the road.
The menu is straightforward: Ice Cream Rolls with 2 toppings ($5.90), Plain Waffle ($5) and Waffle with Ice Cream Roll ($9.90).
With a total of 13 flavours, interesting flavours are the fruit-based ones: Durian, Avocado and Passion Fruit.
The ice cream were chopped, flattened into thin sheets and rolled into circular shapes before putting it in a cup.
The entire process somewhat resembled that of Cold Stone Creamery.
This may interest people enough. Aiskilin has combined two items that is/was in trend – waffles and ice cream rolls.
Something different from the usual, the combination looking like ham on waffle.
We had the mixed berry flavour ice cream roll which was rich, milky and slightly on the sweeter side. Waffle was not as crispy as we expected and was slightly flattened due to the weight on it.
We also had the King of Fruits: Durian for our Ice Cream Roll ($5.90), made from fresh XO durian puree.
I personally enjoyed the aroma as the ice cream rolled was being prepared on the cold pans.
I scream, Ok, we are not screaming because the ice cream rolls did not melt as quickly as those we had elsewhere (giving you ample time to take a photo, or multiples).
Ai-ski-lin. Ai-si-ni (Love you deep deep), but we wished that you had rolled out earlier. Came too late, and things would have been different.
215F Upper Thomson, Singapore 574349 (Marymount MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Tue-Thu), 12pm – 2am (Fri), 10am – 2am (Sat), 10am – 11pm (Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Cafe Correspondent Nicholas Tan @stormscape.