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Thai Ice Cream Purveyor Chills 360 Gets Rolling In Deep Ellum

Feast your eyes upon their intricately-rolled wares.

Matcha and Thai rolled ice cream? Double trendy.
Kathy Tran

Fall may be here, but the beauty of a place like Texas is that you can eat ice cream pretty much any time of the year without feeling like you’re going to get frostbite. Which is fortunate, because you’re going to want plenty of Deep Ellum’s newest sweet and icy treat.

Chills 360 debuted in the neighborhood just a few days ago, and they’ve brought one of the internet’s most delicious viral dishes — Thai rolled ice cream — to Dallas for the first time.

This visually stimulating take on ice cream eschews the traditional cone in favor of a cup, which is better suited to holding the delicate rolls of ice cream that are frozen to order. The key to making the ice cream rolls is a ridiculously cold metal plate, where a custard base is transformed into ice cream before your very eyes.

It’s a pretty magical process. Eater photographer Kathy Tran was on hand to catch a sneak peek at how these delicious rolls of ice cream are made.

A sweet custard base is poured onto the chilling plate along with toppings like fruit, cookies, and candy. The toppings are crushed and mixed into the base with metal spatulas.

Kathy Tran

As the toppings are mixed, the ice cream is spread thinly across the plate for a perfectly consistent freeze.

Kathy Tran

The ice cream is then drizzled with sauce and scraped from the plate to form the traditional Thai ice cream roll.

Kathy Tran

The formed ice cream rolls are gingerly removed from the plate with tongs, then placed inside a cup where they will await a shower of toppings.

Kathy Tran
Kathy Tran

The ice cream is topped with whatever your heart desires — strawberries and graham crackers, or a mountain of crushed Oreo cookies, perhaps — and is now ready to eat.

Kathy Tran

Voilà.

Kathy Tran

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