A Bread Winner – Thai Style Ice Cream


thai style ice cream in bread

Thai Style Ice Cream in Bread

If someone had asked me many years ago what was the worst possible thing you could put in a sandwich or bread roll, ice cream would have been one of my choices. That’s only if I had the audacity to even think of it. Even a Thai style American breakfast would have been more tantalizing to me.

That all changed five years or so ago when I tried Thai style ice cream in sandwich bread. It was adorable, beautiful and a feather in my arms (can you name the song those words come from). Ever since I’ve had a real sweet tooth for Thai ice cream in a sandwich or bread roll. It’s a bread-winner, especially for the ice cream man.

In Wonderful Wi’s village the ice cream man arrives about four o’clock in the afternoon week days, just in time to catch the kids after the school has emptied out for the day. At weekends he’s as regular as clockwork too. Thai ice cream is a sweet treat on a blazing hot day and in western terms a very cheap one as well.

The ice cream pictured above cost 10 baht (20 UK pence or 30 US cents) and a two scoop ice cream in a smaller roll costs exactly half that. And the kids love them….and quite a few of the adults too.

Thai ice cream, pronounced I-sa-cream by adults and I-dtim by Thai kids, is made from coconut milk and sugar. My three scoop ice cream sandwich was topped with peanuts, but you can have chocolate sauce or condensed milk poured on top. Another option at no extra price is to have the ice cream sat on a bed of sweet sticky rice.

I asked a few people here in the UK if they would be temped by ice cream in a bread roll or sandwich (it’s unheard of here), their screwed up faces spoke a thousand negative words. What about you, would you fancy ice cream served this way?

Thai style ice cream, it’s one of the wonders of Thai village life for as little as five or ten baht.

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8 thoughts on “A Bread Winner – Thai Style Ice Cream

  1. I’ve never seen this before. My first response was ‘this is just wrong’, however it is really the literal version of the commercially made Ice cream Sandwich…minus the chocolate biscuits. I imagine on a hot day the bread would absorb the drips and by the end, be quite a treat within itself…if you like that sort of thing.
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  2. Snap – This style of ice cream is much more common in villages although I have seen pictures of it being sold in Bangkok. Trust me it has a delightful taste and bread and ice cream make a great combination.

    My ice cream doesn’t get a chance to drip.

  3. Martyn, there is nothing like ice cream on bread , I LOVE IT it’s now my favorite way to eat Ice cream, why do we have to find ,only in our older years all the good stuff , Just look what I’ve been missing , and even now I have to go to the end of the street and sneak my ice cream treat , as Ms.Ciejay(nurse Ciejay) says it has to much sugar . Wonder what she would say if she saw all the choc.syrup and nuts I pour on , Lets keep this our little secret. Malcolm
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  4. Malcolm, I guessed you’d be a big fan of bread and ice cream. You’re much like me in that you have a bit of a sweet tooth.

    Your secret is safe with me. What a shame you can’t enjoy a bread roll ice cream in your hammock. Life’s never perfect.

  5. Martyn, I love Thai ice cream and it’s not just in the village…I have an ice cream man pass my building every day here in Pattaya. I was disappointed in Petchaboon when the ice cream man had regular ice cream…push up pops and the like.

    The first time I had it I was confused why I was being handed a hot dog like roll with ice cream on it but I’m now a solid convert.
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  6. Talen, I don’t think I’ve seen this kind of ice cream in a city before but I know it’s about because I saw a photograph of a vendor selling it in Bangkok. That’s great news for you and all the other Pattaya sweet tooth’s.

    A hot dog roll is a perfection description, I should have included that in the post.

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