There’s a good reason Rolled Ice Cream, opened a couple months ago at Fort Apache and Flamingo, already has lines out the door. Utilizing a technique popular on the streets of Southeast Asia (especially Thailand), the shop was an early adopter of a dessert trend just catching on across North America. The made-to-order frozen treat gets formed into rolls with mix-ins, creating the lightest version of ice cream you’ve ever tried.
Manager Chris Dryer says Rolled Ice Cream—served in flavors of coffee, mint, green tea, chocolate, lemon and sweet cream (the most popular)—is made fresh daily. “Guests come in and choose the ingredients, [and] we put them on the anti-griddle in order to get them to roll and pour the cream on it.” As the cream freezes, the extra ingredients are incorporated into the base, similar to the way they do it at Cold Stone Creamery. But unlike at traditional ice cream parlors, the hollow tubes created here feel more refreshing than filling. There are the obligatory house creations—Almond Rocha, Cereal N’ Cream, Strawberry Nutella—but creating your own is just as fun. I love the house sweet cream with pineapple and whipped cream so much, I’m happy waiting in that line to get it.
Rolled Ice Cream 9484 W. Flamingo Road #165, 702-541-8644. Sunday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, noon-10 p.m.