Now, it looks as though a new business plans to bring a trendy ice cream treat to a storefront just blocks away from Dupont Circle.
What are ice cream rolls, anyway? Paste Magazine describes the forthcoming craze like this:
This mounting trend started tiptoeing into the States last year by way of Southeast Asia — not just Thailand, but also Malaysia, Cambodia and the Philippines, where the treat is often sold by street vendors. To make it, a still-liquid ice cream base is poured onto a tray cooled to around -23 degrees Celsius; fruit, cookies, candies are cut (loudly) in with a couple of spatulas that resemble putty knives. Then the whole thing is smoothed into a wafer-y sheet to freeze up quick, and scraped into tubes.
A building permit issued Sept. 2 says the owners plan to renovate the space and add a wall. We’ll update this story if we learn more about when the new business might open.