ROANOKE, Va. – Ice cream for most of us is usually scooped, not rolled.
“The whole concept of rolled ice cream started in Thailand,” said Khanh Ha, owner of Champloo Desserts.
But Ha wanted to bring something different not just to the valley, but to the Commonwealth.
“We were actually the first location in all of Virginia to have rolled ice cream," said Ha.
He ditched the idea of a food truck and opened two storefronts, but it took a lot of work to get here.
First, the freshness.
“How to make our own cream to where it’s more fitting," said Ha. "We can’t use the one that Thailand uses, because it’s not as creamy and the ingredients weren’t as good.”
Second, practicing the art of rolled ice cream.