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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