New Shop Promising Trendy Ice Cream Rolls to Open in Dupont

by Tim Regan September 9, 2016 at 11:50 am 2 Comments


First, the craze hit New York City. Then Los Angeles. Boston came next.

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.

Signage for a new business called “Icy Code” went up recently at 2029 P St. NW, the space that formerly held Thomas Foolery. According to the sign, the business will sling decadent “ice cream rolls.”

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.


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