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Rolled Ice Cream Recipe (Easy 2 Ingredient Recipe & Variations)

Rolled ice cream, also known as Thai-rolled ice cream, is a frozen dessert that can be made with a few simple ingredients at home.

Rolled ice cream is made by freezing the mixture on a flat surface and gently rolling it with a spatula to give it shape.

Rolled Ice Cream Base Recipe (2-Ingredient Recipe)

Here’s how to make an easy two-ingredient rolled ice cream recipe.

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Difficulty level:Easy
Cook time:10 minutes
Prep time:5 hours
Total time:5 hours 10 minutes
Number of servings:2 servings
Storage time:2 weeks
Storage time outside of fridge:15–20 minutes

Ingredients

To make a two-ingredient ice cream base, use the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup condensed milk

Rolled ice cream recipe

Preparation

Take a large bowl and mix the heavy cream and condensed milk together until fully combined. Pour the mixture onto a metal tray and spread it thin.

Move the tray into the freezer and make sure to place it on a flat surface. Keep the tray in the freezer for at least five hours until the mixture is fully frozen.

Rolling the Ice Cream

Take the tray out of the freezer and place it on a flat surface, like a table or a kitchen counter. Secure the tray with a towel underneath to ensure it doesn’t slip when the ice cream is being rolled.

Using a firm metal spatula or a paint scraper, start scraping the ice cream in one direction without lifting the scraper. This will cause the ice cream to roll up into a tube.

Pick up the edge of the ice cream with a spatula and continue running it underneath the mixture to make the ice cream roll into a layered shape. Start scraping from one end of the tray and continue until you reach the other side.

Make sure to move quickly so the ice cream mixture doesn’t melt.

Serving

Take kitchen tongs and carefully place the ice cream rolls, vertically, in a bowl. You can eat the ice cream with a spoon, which can be chilled in the freezer before serving to keep the rolls colder, longer.

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Rolled Ice Cream Variations

Rolled ice cream comes in many tasty variations that can be easily replicated at home, including oreo, strawberry, Nutella, and vegan.

Oreo Rolled Ice Cream

Oreo rolled ice cream is a great variation of rolled ice cream because of its dark chocolate color and delicate, sweet taste.

To make Oreo rolled ice cream, take 1 cup of heavy cream, ½ cup of condensed milk, a pinch of salt, and two to three crushed oreos.

Crush the Oreos into a fine powder using a kitchen blender or put the Oreos in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and pour the liquid onto a tray. Repeat the instructions from the original two-ingredient recipe.

Strawberry Rolled Ice Cream

Strawberry rolled ice cream is a tasty variation of Thai-style rolled ice cream. The flavor is fresh, tart, and is a great option for those who prefer less-sweet ice cream.

To make strawberry-flavored rolled ice cream, use 1 cup of heavy cream, ½ cup of condensed milk, and two large strawberries. Chop the strawberries into small pieces or use a blender to puree them.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and follow the above instructions for the original recipe. Decorate the strawberry-rolled ice cream with whipped cream and sliced strawberries.

Nutella Rolled Ice Cream

Nutella rolled ice cream is a favorite sweet and chocolatey version of rolled ice cream. The variation has a delicate, nutty taste and soft texture.

Use 1 cup of heavy cream and ½ cup of condensed milk to make the base for the rolled ice cream. Add two tablespoons of Nutella into the mixture and mix until fully incorporated. The mixture should be smooth and have a uniform light-brown color.

Follow the instructions described in the original recipe to make rolled ice cream with Nutella.

Vegan Rolled Ice Cream

Vegan rolled ice cream is a version of the recipe that does not include any dairy ingredients. The recipe is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and those allergic to dairy.

The easiest way to make vegan rolled ice cream is to take 1 cup of thick coconut milk, ½ cup of vegan condensed milk, and a pinch of salt. Make the mix in a bowl and then pour the mixture onto the metal tray. Repeat the steps described in the original recipe.

Vegan ice cream may be more difficult to roll due to the texture of coconut milk making the ice cream more flakey, but it can still be folded to mimic the rolled shape.

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Best Rolled Ice Cream Recipe Tips

To make the best rolled ice cream, use the following tips to enhance the final product.

Prepare the Freezer

Before making the ice cream, make sure to have enough space in the freezer for the tray to fit in and stay unmoved on a flat surface. If the tray tilts in the process, the mixture will freeze unequally and the rolling process will become impossible.

Prepare the Tray

To achieve the best result when making rolled ice cream, store the metal tray in the freezer for one hour before pouring the mixture on top of it. This way, the mixture will chill more quickly.

Keep the Ice Cream Thin

When pouring the ice cream mixture onto the tray, make sure to spread it thin, but not too thin. Ice cream that is too thick or too thin will be difficult to roll. Aim to spread the mixture around ⅛ of an inch thick on the tray.

Use the Correct Spatula

Using a suitable spatula is important for rolling to be effective and to produce the desired layered shape of the ice cream. A firm metal spatula with a thin edge is the best to use because it lets the ice cream roll smoothly.

Chill Bowls and Spoons in the Fridge

It’s best to put the serving bowls to chill in the fridge ahead of time to prevent the ice cream from melting too fast. Spoons can also be chilled in the fridge to maximize the time the ice cream stays frozen.

Rolled Ice Cream

Make this rolled ice cream recipe at home and add in sprinkles or anything you can imagine. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Thai
Keyword rolled ice cream,, thai ice cream rolls
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 185 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Take a large bowl and mix the heavy cream and condensed milk together until fully combined.

  2. Pour the mixture onto a metal tray and spread it thin. Move the tray into the freezer and make sure to place it on a flat surface. Keep the tray in the freezer for at least five hours until the mixture is fully frozen.

  3. Take the tray out of the freezer and place it on a flat surface, like a table or a kitchen counter. Secure the tray with a towel underneath to ensure it doesn’t slip when the ice cream is being rolled.

  4. Using a firm metal spatula or a paint scraper, start scraping the ice cream in one direction without lifting the scraper. This will cause the ice cream to roll up into a tube.

  5. Pick up the edge of the ice cream with a spatula and continue running it underneath the mixture to make the ice cream roll into a layered shape.

  6. Start scraping from one end of the tray and continue until you reach the other side. Make sure to move quickly so the ice cream mixture doesn’t melt.

  7. Take kitchen tongs and carefully place the ice cream rolls, vertically, in a bowl. You can eat the ice cream with a spoon, which can be chilled in the freezer before serving to keep the rolls colder, longer.

Rolled ice cream recipe step by step

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  1. This is a nice diy ice creams kids can enjoy and would love to roll. I’ve never made a home made ice cream. This is easy and tempting to try out. Thanks for sharing.
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