South Florida’s five best rolled ice cream shops

Ice cream rolls are frozen Thai desserts that bring a mouthwatering sensation with every bite. They make a very refreshing treat. 

These desserts are a combination of milk, cream and sugar. They are produced in front of customers, a very cool and new experience for many. The dessert has grown in popularity nationwide; in South Florida, these five places stand out because they each have many unique options for customizing orders. 

Employees at Iceberg rolls prepare the desserts to fulfill orders. (Shantel Sanchez/SFMN)

Iceberg Rolls
5946 W 16th Ave, Hialeah
(305) 846-9933

This is the only spot in Hialeah where ice cream rolls and ice cream catering services can be found, and it has been open since June 2019. The place offers 14 signature rolls. In total, there are five bases, 17 ingredients and 22 toppings. Every customer is allowed one base, two ingredients and two toppings. Prices range from $6.50 to $8.99, excluding tax. Manager Yerandy Carrazana said he considers the prices inexpensive and that customers are definitely getting their money’s worth because everything is high quality. This shop also makes crepes for those who want a warmer treat. So if you have a sweet tooth and are looking to create the ice cream of your dreams, this is the place to go.

Thai Rolled Ice Cream. Photo by Litchi Snow Ice

Litchi Snow Ice 
15721 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines
(954) 885-5588

Litchi Snow Ice is a favorite in Broward County. The signature recipes and flavors are beyond enjoyable. People can dig into nine different options with two toppings each for just $6.99 plus tax. But what’s the deal maker? The Thai rolled ice cream choices are vegan friendly. This shop also offers a variety of bubble teas, smoothies, poke bowls and snow ices. So, whenever you are in the area, make sure to check it out!

Two people wait in line to order from Mr. Cool Ice Cream. (Shantel Sanchez/SFMN)

Mr. Cool Ice Cream
10562 SW 8th St., Miami
(786) 409-3717

Conveniently located right next to Florida International University’s main campus, Mr. Cool Ice Cream is a go-to place for many students. This business opens at 4 p.m. Prices are relatively inexpensive in comparison to other shops, ranging from $4.25 to $6.95. While there are only 10 signature rolls, there is an abundance of different ingredients and toppings. Other products such as boba teas, dumplings and spring rolls are also available. This is a great place to get a refreshing treat whenever the chance arises!

Blueberry Bliss Ice Cream Roll. Photo by Taiwan Ice.

 Taiwan Ice Cream 
16165 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach
(305) 749-6601

Don’t be surprised if you ask the server at Taiwan Ice for his number-one ice cream roll and he enthusiastically says blueberry bliss, then convinces you to try it! Clients can also delight themselves with recipes such as buttercup, violet dream, snow white, wake-up alarm, matcha cha, honey dude and first kiss, just to name a few. People can enjoy watching their rollups be created. If you have a chance, go check them out; you deserve a treat during these hot summer days in SoFlo!

Oreo’s Secret Ice Cream Roll. Photo by Snow Kool

Snow Kool Ice Cream Rolls
10735 NW 58th St., Doral
 (786) 431-1149

This frozen dessert shop has 13 different ice cream roll flavors. Prices range from $6.55 to $7.39 plus tax. If you are a classic chocolate lover, you will for surely fall in love with Oreo’s Secret (pictured above), Twix Cookie Bar or Snickers Bar. But if you’d rather stick to tropical flavors, do not miss a chance to try Mango of Love or Lychee Elf, or check out Mr. Melon and Strawberry Beauty. Snow Kool is open Monday through Sunday from 1:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Drive by any day of the week. Parking is a piece of ice!  

Shantel Sanchez is a senior at Florida International University studying to become a broadcast journalist. She enjoys traveling and going to the beach with her family. Another one of her passions is marketing, as she enjoys learning about the field and the strategies that are used.