This famous frozen dessert has many different names. Thai ice cream, rolled ice cream, or even marble-top ice cream, whatever you want to call it, its signature look and creamy texture are the same across the board.
This ice cream variety comes in the form of rolled tubes made from milky and almost chewy ice cream, often served in small cups or ramekins. It can be served alone or topped with different garnishes.
The rolled ice cream is usually made on super-chilled flat tops which are specifically made for chilling an ice cream base.
The traditional way these are made is by chopping and mixing the liquid base on a chilled slab until it forms a cream. Then the base is smoothed and flavorings are added. The ice cream is rolled afterward and served.
This might look easy when the professionals do it, but the commercial process can be quite complex, with many specific utensils and pieces of equipment needed.
However, did you know that there is an easy way you can make rolled ice cream with baking equipment you probably already have on hand?
Do I Need Special Equipment?
As you may have already seen, there are some machines you can get on Amazon and elsewhere that speed up the process of making rolled ice cream significantly.
These frozen sheet machines, however, are expensive and some can be very impractical to have in a home kitchen because of their size.
Marble slates can also be used as well, as they hold in the cold from a freezer very well, and for a long time too.
However, if you’re just trying this recipe out for the first time and aren’t sold on getting all the fancy gadgets for rolled ice cream, you can use a good ol’ fashioned baking sheet, and it’ll work just as well!
How To Make Rolled-Ice Cream At Home
Admittedly, I used to think rolled ice cream had some kind of a big secret—like a secret ingredient that makes this ice cream too tricky for a home cook to make.
However, when I first tried it out, I realized the secret is just the method behind the ice cream! By using a chilled surface, the right ingredients, and smoothing it out, it creates a chewy, creamy ice cream.
The two ingredients that guarantee that kind of amazing texture are heavy cream and condensed milk. These are actually the base ingredient for the majority of the rolled-ice creams I have tried.
During this process of trying out rolled ice cream recipes, I picked up a few tricks that are sure to ease the ice cream-making process easy for you.
- Make sure you have space in your freezer. This may seem pretty obvious, but the first time I tried making rolled ice cream, my baking sheet was not perfectly flat so I ended up with an ice cream that was thin on one side and thick on the other. Make sure you have space!
- Keep your ice cream base thin, but not too thin. Make sure your base is around 1/8 inch thick.
- Make sure you are using a sharp spatula. You can use also a clean putty knife from a hardware store.
- When your ice cream is frozen, the best way to roll it up is by holding the spatula at a 45-degree angle and pushing.
How To Serve Ice Cream
The ice cream needs to be in a fridge for 2-3 hours. After removing from the fridge, make sure you cut the ice cream into sections.
Serve ice cream as it is or topped with crushed Oreos and whipped cream.
How To Make Oreo Rolled Ice Cream
Assemble your ingredients: 2 cups heavy cream, 14 oz. can condensed milk, salt, ½ cup crushed Oreos.
Make sure to get your baking sheet ready by popping it in your freezer an hour prior to making the ice cream mixture.
In a mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream and condensed milk. Add a pinch of salt as well.
Pour the base into the baking sheet. Top with Oreos
Stir the Oreos into the base before smoothing the surface and placing the ice cream into the freezer. Freeze the ice cream for 2-3 hours.
Remove the ice cream from the freezer. Cut into sections and roll by holding your spatula at a 45-degree angle.
Transfer the rolled ice cream using tongs into a serving bowl.
Enjoy your frozen treat!
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 14 oz. can condensed milk
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ cup crushed Oreos
- Pop your baking sheet (9x23-inch) in a freezer.
- In a mixing bowl, combine heavy cream, condensed milk, and add a pinch of salt.
- Pour the base into the baking sheet. Top with crushed Oreos. Stir the Oreos into the base.
- Smooth the surface and place the ice cream into the freezer. Freeze the ice cream for 2-3 hours.
- Remove the ice cream from the freezer. Cut into sections and roll by holding the spatula at 45-degree angle.
- Transfer the rolled ice cream into a serving bowl with the use of some tongs.
- Serve and enjoy!
Make sure to chill any equipment you'll be using beforehand, especially the baking tray, spatula, and tongs. Using your hands or any warm surface will melt the ice cream and destroy its texture.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 884Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 0gSugar: 81gProtein: 15g
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