This Ice Cream Truck's Making Its PVD Debut This Weekend, So Text Your Foodie Crew
Jeff Desnoyers says summer temperatures will be back this weekend and I believe him. (He’s part of the weather team at ABC Channel 6, in case you wondered, and a must follow over on Facebook for both his daily updates and his down-to-earth-ness.)
Anywho, with that kind of a forecast, you’ll probably be wanting to spend at least some part of your Saturday and Sunday outside.
And, whilst you’re out and about, you may want to check out the soft opening of a brand new biz - the Rolling Thai’d Ice Cream truck that (I hear) is scheduled to make an appearance on the corner of Thayer and Waterman on Providence’s East Side this Sat. night from 6 to 11pm.
Never had rolled (also known in some circles as fried) ice cream?
It originated in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, and the Philippines before making a splash in the states over these last 3 to 4 years.
Unlike the scoopable or fluffy soft serve consistencies you’re accustomed to, it’s made by way of a process that pretty much lends itself to being spotlighted on social media: First, a usually milk-based mixture (For the record, Rolling Thai’d offers a vegan option as well, which anyone with lactose issues would definitely appreciate.) is poured on to an ice pan with a surface temp of approx. -35 degrees celsius. As it chills, the mix is then spread out evenly over the surface of said special pan and manipulated with spatulas into the individual rolls that you see in the photos above and below.
And once those rolls have been transferred into cups, the fun does NOT stop. Nope, not by any means…because that’s when the toppings and add-ons come into play.
I mean, it gets pretty wild with everything from the paper drink umbrella, coconut shavings, pineapple, and whipped cream you see above to brownies and cookies, cookie dough, cereal, candy and pops, more fresh fruit, nuts, and any other deliciousness you can imagine.
Get there early, treat yourself to some, and post away on IG, FB, Snap, Stories - thus, scooping (Get it, SCOOPING?) your favorite local food bloggers.