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Rolled Ice Cream Machines: The Truth Behind Them

Rolled Ice Cream Machines, they all seem the same right? How do they make Ice Cream? Where do I buy a Rolled Ice Cream Machine?

We have gotten ahead of ourselves here. Let’s start with, what is Rolled Ice Cream.

What is Rolled Ice Cream?

Well, its an ice cream that has been rolled ? Enough kidding. Would you be shocked if I told you that Rolled Ice Cream isn’t the original name? This was originally called Fried Rolled Ice Cream (because of the cold pan “fried” it) or Thai Rolled Ice cream (because of its origins).

The simplest description would be to say, that they are a handmade dessert created by pouring an Ice Cream Base on a cold plate. You will then typically add fruit, candy, and other ingredients on the surface.

Ice Cream Rolls have been around since 2009 and were only made in Thailand. Because it wasn’t popular then. Moreover, it was made by only mixing a few ingredients together with fruits and candies. Which is how they got the alias Thai Ice Cream. However, this type of Ice Cream was sold by only a few vendors even because it was not popular at the time. It was after a few years when Rolled Ice Cream started becoming popular in countries outside of Thailand.

Around 2011-2012 they started making waves in every country around the world. Malaysia and Cambodia were among the first countries to adopt the Rolled Ice Cream trend. Moreover, it was in 2015 it went viral around the globe

Where Are Rolled Ice Cream Machines Made?

Rolled Ice Cream Machines are primarily made in China and India. The same universal designs are used externally. So, it makes it quite hard to tell one from the other. Internally though it is a whole other thing.

The internal construct of these machines varies greatly. Therefore, different manufacturers use a variety of different components ranging from new to used, high quality, and low quality. Therefore, we recently did an article on faulty equipment exposed, you can take a read here. It has a video of ….. nope, I won’t spoil it. Check it out.

The general working premise is that of a cold plate. The top pan is also below freezing. Moreover, the frame is stand to make it more convenient for production and in some cases storage.

The mechanics and technology of this equipment are constantly being updated.

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How Is Rolled Ice Cream Made Using A Machine

The pre-made base is poured on the sub-zero pan.

The artisan will then add the ingredients necessary to create recipes such as nuts, chocolate, fruits, etc. into the Ice Cream base.

Then the “artist” uses two stainless steel spatulas/scrapers to combine and stir the mixture on the pan. The constant stirring and combining of the mixture on the machine at subzero temperatures are how the Rolled Ice Cream is made.

The artist keeps mixing and stirring it. So, when the Ice Cream becomes less malleable and a scoop is created. The completed mixture is now spread out thinly on the pan and we begin to roll. In addition, the formation of the rolls by angling the scraper at a 45-degree angle.

Completion of this entire technique/process takes as quickly as 45 seconds. Moreover, it can also go as long as 2-3 minutes based on how complex creation is being made.

The Difference With Our Rolled Ice Cream Machines

Yes, yes we know! A salesman never sullies his own product. However, when that product is tested and true it leaves little room for doubt. So, our customers are very important to us. Therefore, we respect their trust, investment, and business. Which is why we always try to offer the best service and equipment. So, if you are looking to start the Rolled Ice Cream business then we at Roll Ice Cream would be the place come. We also offer free consultations, menu development, quality equipment and service.

The standard specifications of our machines are

  • Product Name: RIC Rolled Ice Cream Machine
  • Standard Pan Size: 20 Inch (customizable)
  • Material Of Pan: Stainless Steel 304
  • Pan Thickness: 1″
  • Power: 900W
  • Voltage: 220V/110V, 50HZ/60HZ
  • Plugs: Customized
  • Refrigerant: R410A/R404A
  • Lowest Temperature: -24 ~ -28℃
  • Freezing Time: 3mins/Tim

Our machines are energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Each machine comes with a complementary beginners kit to start your business off right. The kit includes 100 cups, 100 spoons and 2 scrapers per pan.
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What Can Be Made?

The beauty of these machines is that you have full creative ability. What you make is completely up to you. In addition, to traditional ice creams, you have the option to create products that are

  • Alcoholic
  • Sugar-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Vegan

Not only ice cream can be made on these pans. A variety of different things like.

  • Yogurt
  • Sorbet

As we’ve been saying, your only limit is your creativity. Go crazy and create!

What Type Of Machine Is Right For Me?

Rolled Ice Cream Machines come in a variety of different designs. So, the options are typically

  • Round or square pan
  • Compartments or none
  • Size of pan
  • Size of machine
  • Amount of pans

The purchase of a machine should be based on your business model. So, a food truck or a store pressed for space would possibly want a single pan or a portable machine.

Someone who intends to frequently use the machine for events would want one with storage. So, we carry two models with a chilled storage compartment a single pan, and a double pan.

When it comes to making customer recommendations we lean towards the round pans for two reasons. So, they are easier to clean and it comes with a free cover. However, the choice is always up to the customer.

Our machines have customization options. You can also request that they are

  • Shorter
  • Taller
  • Sneeze Guard design
  • Compressor type
  • Branding/equipment wrapping
  • Additional compartments
  • Defrost Pedals

Choosing Your Rolled Ice Cream Machine

When deciding on a machine keep a few things in mind.

Your business model: Your model will determine your target market along with the products and services being offered. So, having a food truck, being in a kiosk, or if it is an entire store.

Layout: You should measure the allotted space to you in your potential store. Moreover, time is taken to understand the implications of one machine vs another. Example 2 single pan vs one double pan. Double pans are joined and have a fixed work range for the “artists”. Furthermore, two single pans can be positioned at whichever distance you desire

Supplier: The choice of your supplier is integral. This is the company that would deliver your asset. So, the places you would call if and when you need support. They should be professional in the field, focused on quality support, and have a range of equipment available. Moreover, this company sounds a lot like us here at Roll Ice Cream

Did I mention we also offer training, free recipe book, menu, and recipe development in addition to everything else?


  1. Mohammad Danish
    March 24, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Yes, I am interested in machine.
    Please provide me details of machine with price.

    1. Roll Ice Cream
      March 24, 2020 at 7:16 pm
    2. Pravesh
      June 20, 2021 at 4:50 pm

      Interested in the rolled ice cream machine.

      1. Roll Ice Cream
        June 21, 2021 at 9:32 am

        That is fantastic Pravesh. Which model do you like?

  2. Damian Russell
    April 11, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Im interested in starting my own rolled ice cream business and would love to work with you guys to get it up and going here in Las Vegas.

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