Restaurant: Holy Roly
Location: 3450 W 6th St Suite 109A, Los Angeles, CA 90020. (323) 739-8828
Date: January 2, 2018
Cuisine: Rolled Ice Cream
Rating: Tasty, but still too cold
After a tasty Korean meal we wandered around the corner to try this rolled ice cream joint.
Rolled ice cream is really a Thai thing, but this place doesn’t really seem to have any particular ethnic slant. It does bill itself on its website as healthy and organic — all the while sporting fruit loops, Oreos, and marshmallows on top — go figure!
There are specials.
Then they (slowly) take a cup of your flavor and pour it on the frozen surface.
They then manually (and slowly) do the job of a batch freezer by mushing the mix around.
Finally spreading it out so it can freeze nice and cold with little consistency or aeration.
Then they roll it up into ho-hos and decorate.
Deep Dark Chocolate. whipped cream, pocky stick, roasted marshmallow, fruity pebbles (apparently they ran out and decided on fruit loops or are confused), rainbow sprinkles (also out), chocolate syrup. If they think THAT is deep dark they should check out a REAL chocolate ice cream (gelato):
NOT HOLY ROLY, but Chocolate Fondant Honey Nougat Gelato made by Sweet Milk (me).
Back to our featured location: Coffee, Oreo. Whipped cream, pocky stick, roasted marshmallow (sense a theme?), mini oreo, chocolate syrup. Not bad, but like all these rolled ice creams looks better than it tastes because the temperature is so cold and the texture so dense.
So like all the rolled ice cream places Holy Roly is pretty good (because how bad can house made ice cream be?) and very attractive, but suffers from being too cold and too dense. Plus the format is VERY SLOW. If it were even moderately busy you’d really be waiting a while since it takes maybe 6-8 minutes of straight labor from an employee to prepare just one of these.