You know what I'm talking about: those sweet, creamy little swirls of ice cream clustered together in a small cup, covered in colorful toppings. Rolled ice cream is a frozen dessert that originated in Thailand, often referred to as 'Thai rolled ice cream' or 'stir-fried ice cream.' Many will recognize the creamy concoction as the treat that floods their Instagram feed every summer. If you thought you could only buy rolled ice cream from the pros, we have good news: it's easy to make your own version from scratch, and believe it or not, you only need two ingredients—plus the mix-ins of your choosing.
Brandi Milloy's tip: If you don't have room in your freezer to store a handful of trays, try this hack for turning your kitchen into a rolled ice cream shop. Purchase Dry ice pellets, which are essentially crushed dry ice, available at most grocery stores—just be sure to call ahead. Using temperature-safe gloves and extreme caution, pour the dry ice into a baking sheet, filling the pan. Then place your rolled ice cream tray on top. The dry ice will keep your entire tray cold, making rolling the ice cream much easier. If the dry ice causes your ice cream to harden too much, take the tray off the dry ice and try again. It takes practice and rhythm, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be a pro at making rolled ice cream at home.
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For best results, freeze your ice cream bowl and rollers at least 1 hour in advance of rolling to help keep your ice cream from melting as you roll.