Have You Ever Eaten Rolled Ice Cream?

I’m writing this while my belly is still full of ice cream.

Tonight I ate a new-to-me dessert. Some friends recently discovered a place called Snow Factory near where I live in St. Louis, so we made a trip there to see if their ice cream was as delicious as it looked on YouTube.

The hook is that after mixing ingredients into your ice cream, they spread the ice cream on a cold, flat surface….and roll it up. It’s hard to describe, but if you click on that YouTube link, you’ll see what I mean. I’ll also post photos of the process below.

There was a long line going out the door, but it moved quickly. It was really neat to watch the ice cream being made. The end result was beautiful, delicious…and quite expensive (over $8). It’s the type of place that is absolutely worth visiting once on a summer day for the experience.

Here’s a step-by-step photo journal of the process:

Have you ever eaten rolled ice cream like this? Or any dessert with a unique presentation?


5 Responses to “Have You Ever Eaten Rolled Ice Cream?”

  1. dmvp says:

    Wow, that looks amazing!!! I’m guessing it was a ‘Smore ice cream? I’m also curious as to how you approached eating it? Still the same way as other shaped ice cream? If it’s not too far from the Geekway venue, I might have to give it a try!

    • Jamey Stegmaier says:

      I had chocolate ice cream, and I selected the smore ingredients for the top. I just ate it with a spoon, but I kind of wish I could have taken it home to eat it in slices. It’s about 30 minutes from Geekway.

  2. tmac80 says:

    This is quite interesting. Aside from the rolling, it reminds me of how Coldstone Creamery (which I love) mashes their toppings into the ice cream before scraping it together into a ball. Admittedly, I didn’t watch the linked video, so perhaps I’m missing something else. How does the roll help the flavor/experience?

    • Jamey Stegmaier says:

      It reminded me of Coldstone too…at first. The flattening/rolling creates a new aesthetic, though I’m honestly not sure it does anything for the flavor–when you start eating it, it all ends up mashed together.

  3. Julie says:

    I’ll have to try it! There’s a place here called Fatty Daddy’s. You can get ice cream served between macaroons and with a toasted marshmallow on top. So good but can only manage a couple of bites so definitely a sharing desert.

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