Have you seen the totally awesome video featuring rolled ice cream, the hottest cold-treat trend to hit the U.S. since the Sno-Cone (okay, maybe not, but you get the point)? Watch this:
The frozen treat, which originated in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and the Philippines), involves pouring a milk-based liquid onto an extremely cold metal circle (cooled to around -23 degrees Celsius) and then spreading out the liquid as it freezes and rolling it into quarter-sized rolls and placing the rolls into a cup. You can choose from flavors such as Oreo, strawberry, green tea and more, and top it with yumminess like marshmallows, coconut flakes, blueberries or other items.
And now this creative ice cream creation has made its way to D.C. and Maryland! In D.C., construction on the new rolled ice cream shop started just last month in DuPont Circle. Signage is up and everyone is anxiously awaiting the opening, which at this time is scheduled for “soon” (sigh). Tentatively named “Icy Code,” the shop will be located at 2029 P St. NW. They’ve got a Facebook page if you want to keep an eye out for an opening date, and they promise to deliver “delicious Thai ice cream rolls for a unique dessert experience!”
But if you can’t wait that long (trust us, we understand), head out to Class 520 in Rockville, where the treat is now being offered at the new store located at 5 Dawson Ave. Right now, you’ll only find the rolled ice cream, but they’re planning to offer bubble tea and crepes at a later date. Class 520 fills the former My Vapez space at the small shopping center next to the intersection of North Washington Street and Dawson Avenue.