Ice Dreamzzz Serves Up Rolled Ice Cream in Plymouth
Ice Dreamzzz rolls its way to Plymouth
One of the best ways to beat the heat on a hot summer day is to enjoy some ice cream. But there’s a relatively new form of ice cream that’s becoming a big hit in Plymouth.
“It’s interesting. I just had my first bite and it was good,” said Michael Kramer of Plymouth.
He’s referring to ice cream from Ice Dreamzzz. It’s a new dessert spot that just rolled its way into Plymouth in June, attracting plenty of treat-seeking, ice cream-loving customers in the process.
“Everybody, they come in here like, ‘oh we’ve never had rolled ice cream before,'” said Souchinno Naovalath, owner of Ice Dreamzzz. “What is it based of? It’s based off of a Thai street food.”
Naovalath is the 31-year-old owner of this little slice of flavor-filled heaven. Ice Dreamzzz specializes in rolled ice cream, but they also make homemade cotton candy as well.
“Yes, that’s very, very popular. But it gets messy,” Naovalath said of the cotton candy.
Messy or not, opening this shop is the realization of a lifelong dream for this immigrant from Thailand.
“I enjoy doing it and making people smile and laugh,” Naovalath said. “So when I can see them happy about seeing ice cream being rolled and made, you know, it’s nice.”
Rolled ice cream meant to entertain
The process to make the frozen dessert is an elaborate one that’s meant to entertain customers.
The ice cream begins in a liquid form, which is essentially a custard mixed with sugar. Next, the liquid is poured onto a cold steel surface that’s set at -19 degrees.
After that, one of a dozen toppings (like a brownie) is cut into small pieces and smashed into the mixture.
“You want to spread it out evenly,” Naovalath said. “So when you roll it, it will be smooth and easier to roll, and it will have the consistency of the brownie in each bite.”
Once the mixture is just right, the ice cream is pushed forward into seven perfect rolls, ultimately forming a picturesque dessert that’s deliberately social media friendly to help with marketing.
“Everything is on social media,” Naovalath said. “So with social media it helps a lot.”
As the long lines can attest, the social media strategy has worked. It also helps that people enjoy the taste and the atmosphere.
“It’s good,” said Kramer, the customer. “Bright, fun for the kids.”