On a recent trip to Chiang Mai province in the northern area of Thailand, my friends Sue and Yuden took me to the night market for some shopping. We were walking through the rows of stalls when Sue directed our attention to an ice cream stand located at the back of the market. But this wasn't just any ice cream stand - it was an ice cream stand selling Thai-rolled ice cream.
They told me that they had been introduced to Thai-rolled ice cream (also known as Stir-fried ice cream) first in Vietnam, and were pleasantly surprised to find that they sold it in Chiang Mai, too! Needless to say, after talking to them about it, I was eager to try it out myself; hence my excitement when they decided to treat me to any ice cream of my choice. 😜
I chose a Vanilla ice cream (typical 😏), mixed with Oreos and M&Ms. As much as I was looking forward to trying it, I was more excited to see how Thai-rolled ice cream is made.😃
First, the ingredients (in this case: vanilla cream, Oreos cookies and M&Ms) are poured onto a steel plate which is already chilled to -34 degrees Celsius. They are then mixed and kneaded until the mixture becomes a creamy paste. Afterwards, the creamy paste is spread out on the steel plate, divided it into fat strips, and then rolled up. And Voila! Your ice cream is ready to be served. 🍧 The whole process took less than five minutes! 😲
It was scrumptious to say the least. But next time I'll probably have something a bit sour instead of Oreos and M&Ms with my vanilla ice cream- say, a fruit for example. The combination of vanilla, Oreos and M&Ms was too sweet for me. Nevertheless, I'm happy to have tried Thai-rolled ice cream. And you should too, if you get the chance to. 😉 (So far, I'm only certain of three countries where it can be found: Vietnam, Thailand and the USA.)
Below is a video I took of the whole ice cream-making process. Enjoy! 😊
As I always say, "Food is my love language!"😄 And I believe a memorable eating-out experience is worth sharing, and a good recipe is worth passing on.
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