I had seen this during one of my late night cat video hunts on Youtube, but didn’t realize it was as popular as it was. When I saw that one of these shops was opening right in my old neighborhood, I had to check it out.
For those under a rock, or as I like to refer to it, “gainfully employed,” Thai style ice cream rolls are a phenomenon that started with the invent of the “cold teppan,” a steel griddle that is chilled to a super cold -18 to -35 degrees Celsius, or in American, “damn cold.” The ice cream base of your choice is added to the pan, along with any goodies you want chopped up into it, and the ice cream maker smooshes it around and chops it while it’s crystallizing to make it smooth.
It’s pretty cool (sorry, but every ice cream article is required to have at least one cold pun) but it does take a while, and with a line literally out the door you could be waiting upwards of 15 to 20 minutes before you get your ice cream. Worth it? Not for the 7 bucks we dropped on one. Interesting to say the least, and might be a cool (did it again) way to impress a date or out of town friends. Me, I’m sticking with the tried and true JP Licks, Emack and Bolio’s, or good ol’ Ben and Jerry.
147 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134