Thai rolled ice cream is coming to 704 North Lamar Boulevard courtesy of Frozen Rolls Creamery. The downtown ice cream shop is set to open sometime later this summer, ideally sometime in August.
For Thai rolled ice cream, the frozen sweet is made right on the spot. The liquid is poured onto the anti-griddle, along with mixings and other flavors, and then cooled and hardened into thin layers which are scraped into cylindrical rolls.
Frozen Rolls owners Warren and Kathy didn’t disclose much information about Frozen’s menu yet. They just noted that everything will be made in-house, and almost everything will be sourced locally, including the dairy and fruits. They’re particular proud of the vegan flavors, which “will satisfy even the non-vegan people,” said Warren. There will also be non-alcoholic drinks.
Frozen Rolls took over the space that had been home to Tops Kitchens and Baths, keeping the building’s unique angled shape. There will be indoor and outdoor seating.
Austin’s Thai rolled ice cream spots currently consists of two food trucks — Barton Springs truck Holla Mode Ice Cream and campus-area Ice Scrapers — and the brick-and-mortar Zero Below Ice Cream on Research Boulevard.