Are ice cream rolls still on a roll?
From singing to making ice cream rolls, Campus Superstar Alumni Keely Wee 阮诗凯 is now the owner of Fro Roll, an artisanal ice cream dessert cafe at Tai Thong Crescent, Potong Pasir.
This reminds me of other Campus Superstar Alumni Renfred Ng ex-owner of The Milky Way, and Geraldine See whom I last saw at The Little Prince Creamery (now closed), as all three diversified from singing to ice-cream selling.
Those were the days which I grew up watching them on TV.
Fro Roll aims to bring a refreshing twist to traditional ice cream desserts such as Ice Cream Rolls with Hotdog Buns ($4.80), similar to our traditional ice cream bread, and plated desserts ($10.80-$15.80) added with ice cream rolls.
Other desserts include Flower Pot ($15.80), Flowerpecker Nest ($15.80), Volcanic Avalanche ($15.80), all with ice cream rolls incorporated within.
My attention was drawn towards the orh-lu-lu Volcanic Avalanche ($15.80), which will probably attract many others too, with dry ice “pewpew-ing” out of the “volcano” for the visual effects.
A bit gimmicky.
When you crack open the outer volcano shell made using dark chocolate, it would reveal a chocolate lava cake, topped with 2 vanilla ice cream rolls.
There was a sense of nostalgia which brings back childhood memories of opening a Kinder Bueno Chocolate Egg, to reveal another surprise within.
Chocolate lovers would probably enjoy the Volcanic Avalanche ($15.80) with dark chocolate shell, chocolate lava cake, brownie chunks, giving a different textural crunch to the entire combination.
My favourite component was actually the vanilla ice cream rolls with a light drizzle of strawberry sauce, but the portion was a tad too small considering the fact that majority of the other components were all chocolates.
Perhaps adding more raspberry sauce can add a different and more balanced dimension to the existing chocolatey taste.
The dark chocolate shell was well made, crunchy with every bite, but it was a pity that the molten lava failed to flow out of the lava cake though.
The idea of incorporating ice cream rolls into plated desserts such that they don’t look like any other ordinary ice cream rolls was a creative move. Hope to see more interesting creations rolling out from Fro Roll in the future.
52 Tai Thong Crescent, The Venue Shoppes #01-26, Singapore 347836
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon-Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.