How to Make Ice Cream Rolls

We can all agree that ice cream rolls are one of the best treats. However, it isn’t shocking that a significant portion of ice cream lovers don’t know how to make this delicacy. Why should they? They can easily purchase it at a rolled ice cream shop. Still, many of them will love to know how to make tasty ice cream rolls at their leisure and enjoy it from the comfort of their homes.

It’s my pleasure to tell you that making rolled ice cream is a simple process. The best part is that you don’t even need to purchase any fancy equipment. With just a few items and your hands, you can make magic in your kitchen. Aside from its simplicity, making rolled ice cream doesn’t take a lot of time. So, if you decide to make it at home, you’ll be spending about an hour or thereabouts, depending on the temperature of your freezer. As a rolled ice cream lover, you ought to know that this treat comes in varieties and that there are several reasons it’s widely loved.

Why Rolled Ice Cream Is A Treat?

You may want to know why people love rolled ice cream. That’s a question we’ll love to answer. Let’s dive into the reasons rolled ice cream is making waves around the world:

Making Rolled Ice Cream is Simple

This is my favorite reason. It is also my best persuader when I’m trying to make people see the benefit of making homemade rolled ice cream. To make this snack, you don’t need an ice cream maker. To fancy. What you need are items that you either already have in the house or will cost you an affordable amount to buy. So you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. Just get simple stuff like your sheet pan, ice cream bowl, spatula, ice cream scraper, etc. Like I said, nothing fancy. These are everyday items.

There are Several Types of Rolled Ice Cream

This is another great fact about Thai rolled ice cream. Its variety appeals to the diversity of our preferences. Among ice cream lovers, there are different demographics. I, for instance, prefer the vanilla flavor. You, on the other hand, may have a bias for strawberry flavor and your friend may be a sucker for chocolate chip ice cream. There are several flavors of rolled ice cream to appeal to our different tastes, giving ice cream lovers many options from which they can make their choice. Don’t get me started on the variety of toppings.

Rolled Ice Cream Taste Good

I mean, you wouldn’t love the rolled ice cream if it didn’t, right? The rich, creamy, and sweet taste is the primary reason it’s a favorite snack for many. Its heavenly taste comes as no surprise considering the lineup of ingredients used to make it. One look at the recipe will reveal items such as sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, heavy cream, chocolate syrup, and fresh fruit. Can you imagine how a combination of all these will taste? Right, it will taste spectacular. It explains why you keep coming back for more.

Types Of Rolled Ice Cream

As I mentioned earlier, rolled ice cream comes in several varieties. The type of rolled ice cream you intend to make will determine what will make up your recipe. That’s by the way. Right now, let’s look at the popular types of this tasty treat:

  • Strawberry/strawberry cheesecake rolled ice cream
  • Chocolate brownie rolled ice cream
  • Mango rolled ice cream
  • Vanilla rolled ice cream
  • Peanut butter rolled ice cream
  • Mint-chocolate rolled ice cream

How To Make Ice Cream Rolls At Home?

Well, I’ve got you covered! While I can’t share all the recipes for different flavors right now, the steps I’m about to tell you can generally be applied to any variety. Now, here’s a little secret: I absolutely love the strawberry flavor! So, I’ll be sharing with you my personal recipe and process for preparing the yummiest strawberry-rolled ice cream.

The Tools You’ll Need for the Rolled Ice Cream Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to whip up this delicious treat:

  • Your trusty freezer (I mean, who doesn’t have one?)
  • A blender to transform the fruit into mouthwatering strawberry jam
  • A handy baking sheet pan
  • Oh, and don’t forget your whisker.
  • Grab a 4-inch wide spatula, it’ll come in handy.
  • Finally, make sure you have an ice cream cup or a fancy serving bowl.

Rolled Ice Cream Recipe

  • 1 quart of fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried strawberries (depending on what you have or prefer). I’ll go with fresh fruit
  • 2 cups of whipped cream (for thinning out the sweetened condensed milk and giving the stir-fried ice cream a rich and creamy flavor)
  • 2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk (this gives the ice cream a sweeter taste and prevents it from freezing solid on the pan. This makes the ice cream base pliable enough to form into rolls with your spatula in its frozen state).
  • A quarter teaspoon of sea salt (though it’s optional, adding it can boost the flavor)
  • Two tablespoons of vanilla extract (to give an extra punch of flavor)

P.S. If I was making another flavor, I’d replace the strawberry with it.

Step-By-Step Guide

  • Let’s get ready to make some seriously yummy rolled ice cream! But before we dive in, let me share a little tip to ensure your ice cream turns out absolutely perfect. Pop your quarter sheet pans in the freezer for a few minutes until they get that nice chill.
  • Now, onto the strawberries! Give those juicy beauties a good wash, and then toss them into the blender. Blend them up until they become a smooth, dreamy paste. We want a texture that’ll blend seamlessly into our ice cream.
  • In a big bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients. Once everything is well mixed, add in that luscious strawberry paste and give it another good stir. Yum!
  • Now it’s time to transfer the ice cream mixture to the chilled sheet pan in your freezer. Make sure that the freezer is nice and cold to freeze that ice cream quickly.
  • Grab yourself a trusty icing spatula and spread the mixture onto the sheet pan. We’re aiming for a thin, smooth layer here, folks.
  • Remember, the colder your freezer, the faster that ice cream will set. In about 2-3 hours, you should have a thin layer of frozen goodness. But hey, if you’ve got a super frosty freezer, you might be indulging in delish rolled ice cream in just an hour!
  • Once your ice cream is frozen, take a sharp-edged spatula or paint scraper and oh-so-gently lift the ice cream from one edge of the pan to the other. Watch as those beautiful rolls start to form. It’s like magic!
  • For the absolute best experience, try gliding the ice cream in a diagonal direction. And now, the fun part – let’s load up on the toppings! Caramel sauce, cherries, rainbow sprinkles, cookie dough, crushed Oreos, whipped cream, crushed candies, nuts – go all out and get those creative juices flowing!

Serve up your amazing rolled ice cream in a cool paper cup or chilled bowl, and get ready to savor every mouthwatering bite. Trust me, it’s gonna be a taste sensation you won’t forget!

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

How Can I Roll The Ice Cream?

First things first, you have to freeze that deliciousness for a couple of hours. Once it’s nice and frozen, grab your trusty spatula and prepare for some ice cream magic! Now, here’s where the fun begins. Gently glide that spatula through the thin layer of frozen goodness, starting from one edge of the pan and going all the way to the other. It’s like creating a work of art but way sweeter! And with just a little effort, the perfectly rolled ice cream is ready.

How Can I Store The Ice Cream Rolls?

It’s super simple! Just cover your baking pan with plastic wrap or pop it in the freezer. By freezing your ice cream rolls, you not only preserve their creamy goodness but also keep them free from pesky bacteria. And guess what? You can enjoy these mouthwatering treats for a whole month! So go ahead, and treat yourself to your favorite rolled ice cream whenever you feel like it.

Does Rolled Ice Cream Taste Better Than Scooped Ice Cream?

Not really, it doesn’t. You’ve probably seen those super Instagrammable rolls and fancy toppings that make it look oh-so-good. But when it comes to flavor, both rolled and scooped ice cream are like two best friends, standing side by side on a level playing field.

Is It Healthy For Me?

I used to have the same question, but then I discovered that despite having sugar, it’s actually healthier than regular ice cream. How? Because it has fewer calories, thanks to its thinner layer. Now, I wouldn’t go as far as calling it a healthy food, but let me tell you, it’s definitely a tasty little indulgence that won’t leave you feeling guilty.

Is Rolled Ice Cream Hot Or Cold?

It’s called ice cream for a reason – it’s meant to be enjoyed nice and cold. In fact, you’ve to make it super chilly to achieve those perfect rolls.

How Many Calories Are In Rolled Ice Creams?

A mouthwatering medium-sized cup with three tempting rolls of ice cream only packs about 200-350 calories. That means you can indulge guilt-free in this frozen treat!

What Milk Is Recommended For Making Rolled Ice Cream?

Sweetened condensed milk is the ultimate choice. It’s all you need to get that perfect texture and that oh-so-satisfying rolling sensation. And you know what’s even better? When you pair it with some velvety heavy cream, you’re in for a mouthwatering frozen treat that’ll have you coming back for more.

How Much Sugar Does Rolled Ice Cream Have?

I’ll say about 4.6 grams of sugar.


Making rolled ice cream is easier than you think! In just a few simple steps, you can create delicious and Instagram-worthy desserts. Here’s a quick recap and some tips for success. Whether you’re a fan of strawberries or prefer other flavors, don’t worry – you can use any flavor you like! The options are truly endless! And guess what? If you’re looking for more inspiration, countless ice cream recipes are out there waiting to be explored. So, get ready to wow your loved ones with your culinary skills. They won’t believe it’s your first time! Let’s roll up our sleeves and have a blast in the kitchen. Happy baking!

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