July is known for many things—perfect weather, food festivals, and countless outdoor activities. The fact that July also happens to be National Ice Cream Month puts the cherry on top of this extra sweet (horrible pun intended) month. Here at Ethnic Seattle we thought, ‘what better way to celebrate than highlighting our favorite minority, women, and people of color (POC)-owned businesses?’ So, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. We are featuring at least two great local ice cream spots everyday—up until National Ice Cream Day on July 16—so that you can celebrate right.

Melissa Lin
July 12, 2017

Rolled ice cream—while considered a street food staple in Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia—has only become popular in the United States in the last two or so years. If you haven’t heard of or tried it, you’re missing out. The process begins by pouring a flavored milk-base onto a cooled metal plate. As the liquid freezes, it is flattened out before being manipulated into easy to eat rolls. Those rolls are then placed in a bowl and topped off with ingredients like fruits, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, or anything else your heart desires. We don’t know whether its the amusement of watching the rolls being created, the convenience of eating, or just how delicious it is that have made us fall in love with this fun, frozen treat—But at least we know we’re lucky to have two rolled ice cream spots nearby.

Igloo Rolls

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Photo via Igloo Rolls’ website

It’s hard to argue with Igloo Rolls’ tagline, #ItsBetterRolled. Their selection of rolled ice creams include Unicorn Poop (Cap’n Crunch and Marshmallow), Blue Suede (Blue Suede Cake, Cream Cheese, and Blueberries), Cold Lunch (Peanut Butter and Jelly), and Mocha Chocolate Drip (Espresso Grounds, Chocolate Fudge, and Caramel). They follow their guideline, K.I.S.S.—keep it simple, stupid—to a T, and everything from their red velvet cake, peanut butter, cookies, brownies, and marshmallows are homemade. Roll on through to this sweet ice cream shop on wheels.

Try the: Unicorn Poop (Cap’n Crunch and Marshmallow) and Dapper Panda (Oreos and Cookie Crumble)

Hours/Locations: Their hours and location vary, but you can check their Facebook, website, and Instagram for updates. They will be open 12-7 pm at Volunteer Park this July 13 & 14.

SüSu Rolled Ice Cream

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Photo via SüSu Rolled Ice Cream’s website

What sets SüSu apart from most other ice cream shops? It is chef owned. According to the website, the creative force behind this mobile ice cream shop has studied and worked in five star hotels and Michelin Star French restaurants, making us feel more at ease trying their adventurous but inspired flavors like “Goat Cheese with Balsamic Reduction and Fig, Earl Grey with Togarashi, or Durian Serawa with Mozzarella.” It’s hard to keep up with SüSu, as the owners rotate the menu each week and every 2-3 weeks they unveil an all-new menu. But no matter what’s on offer when you arrive, you’ll be sure to love it and come back for more.

Try the: Hungry Goat (Goat Cheese, Balsamic Reduction, and Fig) and Mr. Teh Tarik (Teh Tarik, Gingersnap Cookie, and Condensed Milk). Both are only available for one more week!

Hours/Locations: Check their website, Facebook, and Instagram to find them at various farmers’ markets and food festivals throughout Seattle this summer. Their yellow canopy is unmistakable.


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