They call it "sautéed ice cream", "fried ice cream" or "grilled ice cream", although it's not hot at all. Rolled ice cream is one of the most popular sweet trends in the world, with a growing number of shops offering it in different countries. How do you prepare?
To start, you need a griddle or ice tray, with temperatures below zero degrees. A base cream is poured over it, which on contact with the cold surface will begin to harden.
Before doing so, the ice cream maker will add the elements that the diner chooses: they can be pieces of fruit, pieces of cake or cookies, jams, syrups, pieces of candy, etc.
The next step will be to peck and shovel the mixture well with two spatulas to finish integrating the added flavors and then flatten it well on the tray. Once the cream sets and hardens enough, all that remains is to make shavings with one of the spatulas to form several rolls, which will be grouped with a tong to form each portion. More toppings can then be added on top of them, such as nuts, marshmallows, cookies, fruit, sprinkles, gummies, whipped cream or sweet syrups.
Although rolled ice cream originated in Thailand as a street dessert and gradually spread to other countries in Southeast Asia, it was only when it arrived in the US that it became all the rage. In less than two years, it has resulted in a good number of outlets that have adopted it as their specialty.
A famous ice cream parlor that opened last year in NYC's Chinatown, rolled ice cream is one of the coolest trends taking over the nation. It might sound weird, but this new ice cream trend has been a popular urban food in Thailand for years (also known as stir-fried ice cream, because it's made from cream that's poured onto an ice sheet or tray, then quickly stirred into flavors and toppings). Three or four rolls are served in a small glass with toppings, and a sensational dessert is born!
The lines that form around the block of this ice cream shop are reminiscent of the Cronut craze in 2013. Being a street food, basic ice cream is super easy to prepare and totally portable. Sure, this ice cream parlor kicks it up a notch by using a cold iron that immediately chills the custard to -10°F (hence the name) for an ultra-creamy mix. However, you can prepare it in no time with an ice bucket, a metal tray and two spatulas. This may be why NYC-based ice cream parlors like I-CE-NY are expanding and taking this trend nationwide with local entrepreneurs opening rolled-up ice cream shops in cities like Philadelphia, Miami and Houston.
The mixture that Aussieblends® offers has a wonderful flavor that ensures the success of the product, the added value is the fun of seeing how they prepare it.
Like many new food trends, it's the visual that has made it go viral.