Video Shows Beauty and Grandeur of Ice Cream Rolls in Thailand
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We can’t quite decide whether making ice cream in Thailand is an art or a science. All we know is it looks delicious.
A Reddit user recently posted the following YouTube video, which features a vendor in Thailand making ice cream.
Yes, that sounds about as fun as watching video of someone entering a Baskin-Robbins, we assure you that it’s far more magical than all that.
It involves chopping, scraping and pure wizardry that turns milk into ice cream rolls.
We don’t have the recipe, but we presume making this delicacy takes a few years at some Hogwarts culinary school.
Thankfully, there is a clearer video of a similar creation floating around on YouTube, which features the work of someone who understand how to hold a phone when recording:
Wikipedia helps us out on how to make this dish. Apparently you will need one very cold pan.
The entry on stir-fried ice cream states: “Stir-fried ice cream, or ‘ice pan’ ice cream, is an Asian dessert commonly made in Thailand made on a teppan, or steel, grill, that is chilled to -35 °C. A choice of soy or dairy milk is poured onto the cold grill and mixed with fruit, green tea, coffee or other ingredients, the mixture is chopped and stirred while crystallizing, until creamy.”
The entry also promises that tourists in the states can enjoy a similar product at Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas.
Ice Pan doles out similar treats made in front of you, like some Vegas show you can actually eat.
There is some conjecture on Reddit as to the taste, although one comment states: “I lived in Thailand for five years and have had every iteration imaginable of ice cream made in a Thai style. Let's just say I have a fundamental disagreement with the Thais over how ice cream should taste. Actually calling it ice cream is kind of misleading from the start. Most of its made with coconut. This one may be milk based, but it's certainly not cream. I think a more apt name for Thai ice cream would be frozen tropical dessert.”
We don’t care if it’s creamy like normal ice cream or not, because the act of making this dish is cool enough.
We are amazed, enthralled and now very much hungry.
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