The rolled ice cream trend is definitely on a roll in the New Orleans area. Since Freezy Street first broke ground in south Louisiana, several rolled ice cream shops have popped up across the area.
The Thai-inspired, hand-rolled treat uses a cold plate to turn a liquid mixture into ice cream, and it freezes right before your eyes.
From the North Shore to the South Shore, here's where you can find these rolled ice cream desert dealers.
Love birds and Freezy Street owners Adam Enterkin and Frances LaMagna have a deep love for one another and a huge love for ice cream. The two first encountered Thai rolled ice cream while on vacation, and they instantly knew it would be a hit in New Orleans. Freezy Street’s St. Claude Avenue location was the state’s first rolled ice cream shop. The couple recently franchised a second location in New Orleans East. The shop’s menu features 10 signature flavors, including vegan and gluten-free options. Other menu items include sno-balls with unique house-made syrups, fresh-squeezed lemonade, house brewed ice tea and coffee. Try out the Cookie Monster ice cream with Oreo cookies. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Over on the North Shore, Sweet Rolls prides itself on its fruity bases and sweet toppings — truly a perfect combo! Ice cream lovers can find locations in Covington and Hammond. Their base blends rich cream and a touch of Creme Anglaise for a rich flavor. Sweet Rolls also accommodates those who are looking for a sweet treat but want to maintain a healthy option with a soy-based option which won’t disappoint. The menu offers more than a dozen options of creative concoctions. Plus, if you decide to dine in, the shop says they play all the 90s music hits. We recommend the Downtown ice cream roll. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday the hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Roulé Rolled Ice Cream
Roulé Rolled Ice Cream is the perfect spot for a much-needed dessert break on the West Bank. The family owned and operated shop works hard to provide a sweeter treat and an even sweeter experience. The menu features nearly twenty options for ice cream lovers including Camp Fire Smores and the Nutella Fella. They even offer kids sizes for a true family fun experience. Their rolls are made fresh and can come served in waffle cone, waffle bowl or waffle taco. Even if rolled ice cream is not your heart’s desire, cannolis are made daily as well. Hours are Monday to Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hours are Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
Cafe Glacé Rolled Ice Cream
What’s better than ice cream with no artificial flavors? Not much. Cafe Glacé has perfected their base recipe to ensure that you get the creamiest ice cream and no yucky chemicals. The shop has also taken our expectations to a new level by offering catering for your next event! Cafe Glacé offers more than a dozen menu options including Fruity Pebbles. Cafe Glacé has taken off with a location in Chalmette and plans to open a Slidell location. Currently, the shop’s summer hours are Monday to Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
Who said you can’t have the sweet and the savory? This ice cream pop up is located in the courtyard of Dat Dog on weekends. This pop-up stand was one of the first places to experiment with the Thai-inspired treat in New Orleans. Dat Iceroll features some pretty interesting flavors you might not find other places like lavender and water rose. The pop up is also available to host your latest event or party. Here’s the best part: There is a vegan option for all vegans who can’t live without a sweet ice cream fix! Hours are Friday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. However, check their Instagram page for updates. Event bookings, rain or events like parades and block parties can affect hours.
Sweet Wonders Rolled Ice Cream
Treat your taste buds with some delicious rolled ice cream blends from Sweet Wonders Rolled Ice Cream in Metairie. Get unlimited toppings on one of ten options, like the Nola Dream which combines bread pudding, praline and caramel. The Instagram-worthy concoctions will seriously have you wondering why you’ve never tried it before. Plus, it’s the best of both worlds. The shop also has more than 30 sno-ball flavors. Hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.