This week construction and signage went up in DuPont circle and everyone freaked out. Tentatively named "Icy Code" this new rolled ice cream shop is set to open "soon" according to their Facebook page. The shop's location is at 2029 P St. NW and they boast "delicious Thai ice cream rolls for a unique dessert experience!"
Now we're not sure what makes Thai ice cream different than regular ice cream, but the trend is definitely growing. Rolled ice cream as defined by Paste magazine is: "This mounting trend started tiptoeing into the States last year by way of Southeast Asia — not just Thailand, but also Malaysia, Cambodia and the Philippines, where the treat is often sold by street vendors. To make it, a still-liquid ice cream base is poured onto a tray cooled to around -23 degrees Celsius; fruit, cookies, candies are cut (loudly) in with a couple of spatulas that resemble putty knives. Then the whole thing is smoothed into a wafer-y sheet to freeze up quick, and scraped into tubes."
No matter how it's made - it's ice cream and it's going to be good.
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