When New York City’s 10Below ice cream shop debuted in 2015, the lines stretched into a three-hour wait. Serving the latest fast food craze, Thai-inspired rolled ice cream, the trend is now on its way to Las Vegas, just as a local pioneer of this super chilled style is on the way out.
Currently being planned under the self-explanatory name of Rolled Ice Cream, the 1,245-square-foot Spring Valley ice cream and yogurt store will neighbor Jumping Rice & Rolls at the corner of Flamingo Road and Ft. Apache Road. Also coming to this retail center, the under construction Ocean City, Maryland import Fractured Prune Doughnuts and the second local outpost of Chronic Tacos.
The work-intensive, rolled ice cream process is created by hand. Guests pick a combination of flavors, then a liquid cream is poured onto an extremely cold platter. While it freezes, a very thin sheet of the ice cream is spread out, before finally scraped into rolls.
Using a similar style, but ultimately scooping up the ice cream, not rolling it, Ice Pan has been a second floor tenant of Harrah’s Las Vegas since 2010. But just as the craze arrives in the city, they are confirmed to be shuttering on Aug. 30. Explaining the closure is "due to lease agreements not in our favor," Ice Pan will resurface in Buena Park, California, in early 2017.
At timetable for the arrival of Rolled Ice Cream has not be revealed.