If you’re a dessert enthusiast, then you’ve probably had ice cream in all its forms, whether it be in a cone, on a stick, or sandwiched in between cookies. But have you ever tried ice cream that’s been rolled up into little cylinders, squished into a cup, and topped off with all sorts of yummy things?!
Rolled ice cream, a common sighting in the streets of Thailand, is the latest trend in Asian sweets to hit the Philippines. Not only is this dessert fit for your IG feed, but it’s extremely fun to see how it’s made, and even more fun to eat! If you haven’t tried rolled ice cream yet, here are four places in the country where you can get yourself a cup.
Cebuanos know Brique as a modern kitchen concept with a modern minimal design. Guests come for their chill, homey ambiance as well as their comfort dishes like the Truffled Shoestring Potatoes, Southern Fried Chicken, and Lamb Adobo. But if you didn’t know already, they have pretty bomb desserts too!
One of the sweet things you can indulge in at Brique, Ayala branch is their Creamery Rolled Ice Cream which comes in three variations. There’s the Cookie Monster, a combination of oreo, graham, and chocolate, the Ube Corn Queso, made with ube, corn, cheese, and rice crispies, and the Breakfast Cream Roll, showered with spam bits, coffee, maple syrup, and corn flakes!
Brique can be found at these locations.
2. Creamco Creamery
Those who have ever been to a food park will know how humid it can get inside those things. So if you’re at Crave Park and you need something to help cool you down, head on over to Creamco Creamery and get yourself a cup of their rolled ice cream. It’s made with Italian-style custard and served the Thai way!
One of their bestselling flavors is the Pocky Road which you’ll love if you’re into chocolate. A cup of this gives you their classic custard finished off with Oreo, Nutella, and Pocky. For the cookie monsters out there, help yourself to the Cookie Jar, their classic custard served with Oreo, Chips Ahoy, and Cookies Crisps!
Creamco Creamery can be found at Crave Park, Blk. 3 Lot 22-24 Mayor Gil Fernando Ave., Sto. Niño, Marikina, Metro Manila.
If you’re wondering what Elait means, it’s a play on the words ‘elate’ (extreme happiness) and ‘lait’ (French for milk). Aside from its unique name, another thing that makes this rolled ice cream and yogurt concept from Thailand special is their support for the differently abled community, providing deaf and mute people with job opportunities in their store.
On Elait’s menu, you’ll find unconventional flavors like Mango Kiwi Pavlova, Strawberry Trifle, Bacon Brickle, Salted Egg Surprise, and Ube Flan. But if none of these tickle your fancy, you can always DIY your own cup. You get to choose your base (either custard or yogurt), two mixers, two toppings, and a drizzle!
Elait can be found on the 2/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St., Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila.
4. Rockies Creamery
Rockies Creamery was the very first to bring Thai rolled ice cream to the country, impressing curious passers-by with their new ice cream making method. The young entrepreneur behind this concept was inspired by the ubiquitous rolled ice cream stalls she saw during her travels to Thailand and Cambodia and decided to open up her very own back home!
The Rockstars (aka the bestsellers) at Rockies include quirky flavors like the I Love You Very Matcha, a combination of matcha ice cream, crushed oreos, white chocolate pretzels, and warm chocolate, and the Baby I’m Parfait For You, a refreshing mix of lychee, almonds, mango, banana, and sweet honey. You also have the option to customize your order!
Rockies Creamery can be found at these locations.