A Bread Winner – Thai Style Ice Cream
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 if I dared to even think of it. Even a Thai style American breakfast would have been more appealing.
That all changed five years ago when I first 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.
The ice cream man arrives in Wilai’s village at about four o’clock in the afternoon (weekdays). Just in time to catch the kids after the school has emptied for the day. At weekends he’s regular 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 two-scoop ice cream in a smaller roll cost precisely 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 had peanuts on top. Chocolate sauce or condensed milk are alternative toppings too. Ice cream on a bed of sweet sticky rice is another ‘sweet’ option.
Like It or Not?
I asked a few people here in the UK if they would be tempted by ice cream in a bread roll or sandwich (it’s unheard of here). Many screwed up faces spoke a thousand negative words. What about you, would you fancy ice cream served this way?
Thai style ice cream is one of the wonders of Thai village life and for as little as five or ten baht.
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