Opened it 2017, it didn't take long for Milkroll Creamy to make a name for itself in Denver. Its tasty Thai-style rolled ice cream places it at the forefront of cool activities on a hot Denver day.
Named by Eater as one of the essential ice cream shops in Denver, Milkroll Creamery offers a brief but delicious escape from the summer heat. Owner Mary Nguyen’s inspiration for the store actually came from social media—after seeing countless pictures of the Instagrammable sweets, she was determined to open a Denver storefront dedicated to serving locals and visitors these treats. Her shop combines the desserts’ Asian roots with familiar ingredients.
Each cup of ice-cream is $6.50, and you customize your sweet every step of the way. First, choose one of three bases—chocolate, matcha tea, or original—and then add your choices of mix-ins, such as fruit, red beans, and cereal, which are blended on a freezing surface before being scraped and rolled into spirals. Next, choose toppings like candy, cookies, and sprinkles, and a drizzle, such as honey, sweet condensed milk, chocolate, and more. If you’re looking for a Milkroll specialty, the store also offers house creations such as “Milk-N-Cereal or “Viet Coffee.”
Watch the unique way rolled ice cream is made in the video below:
Be patient, however, as each personalized ice cream takes around 10 minutes to make—but it’s well worth the wait!
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