The History Of Rolled Ice Cream


Josephine K., Ishika M. , Staff Writers

Stir-fried ice cream, also known as rolled ice cream, is a sweetened frozen dessert. It is made using milk, cream, and sugars as well as other added ingredients to increase the flavor.

It started in 2009 in Thailand as a popular street dessert, and got popular around Southeast Asia in 2012. Soon after, in 2015, the U.S.A picked up the trend.

Rolled Ice Cream Now

The usual price of the common rolled ice cream in the U.S is $5.99.

Some Popular Rolled ice cream shops in Chicago are:

Legend Tasty House

Tasty Freeze – Custom Gourmet Ice Cream

Cone Gourmet Ice Cream


The Recipe:

1 pt heavy cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 pinch of salt

Topping of your choice!


  1. Whisk the heavy cream, condensed milk, and salt in the bowl.
  2. Pour the mixture over a half sheet pan, or multiple quarter sheet pans. Make sure the ice cream base just barely covers the bottom. It should be ¼-inch (6mm) thick or less.
  3. Sprinkle any chopped-up toppings you would like. With a whisk, mix the toppings into the ice cream base to ensure they’re evenly distributed.
  4. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Make sure to also put your scrapers and ice cream bowls in the freezer so the ice cream doesn’t melt while rolling.
  5. After the ice cream is frozen solid, remove from the freezer and quickly place the metal spatula/paint scraper at an 45° angle against the edge of the pan, pushing carefully forward. If the ice cream needs a little help forming, use a butter knife to push the sheet of cream into the roll.
  6. Place the rolled ice cream in a chilled bowl and top with any toppings you desire.
  7. Enjoy!

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