Watch this places’ backwards and upside-down spin on Thai rolled ice cream

A new ice cream place opened down the street from us on Melrose. It’s not the one with the giant ice cream macaron sandwiches, it’s not the kosher place that has the best mint chip, or the ice cream place that only uses seasonal farmers market produce, or the truck that makes liquid nitrogen ice cream treats. (We may be spoiled for good ice cream in our ‘hood.) It’s the Cold Rolled Ice Cream Company!

Yup, a new ice cream trend that started in Southeast Asia — Thai rolled ice cream — has made its way to Melrose. We stopped into Cold Rolled on a hot rainy night, and left feeling… overwhelmed by the whole process, but happy with our cold-rolled treats!

Watch the magic:

They smash your additions (Oreo cookies) into their ice cream base (vanilla?), and then layer in your syrup (chocolate) by writing your name upside-down and backwards… they’re still working on getting the mechanics of that down. “Mike” was an easy one, but they had some trouble with the upside-down and backwards “g” on “Megan.” Ultimately, I’d rather they cut it with the name writing, it’s embarrassing for everyone and just slows the process down.

But, if you have some time to waste and you want to spend it watching Thai rolled ice cream being made, this is the place for you! And hopefully we’ll get to try it one day where it originated, on the streets of Thailand!

So now that this rolled ice cream trend is spreading everywhere, where’s your favorite place to go?

Megan Finley Horowitz

I’m a part-time writer, editor, and full-time eater from Los Angeles. I live with my husband/travel partner and our senior chihuahua and grumpy-ass cat.


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