Some places I just don’t get the hype. Scoop N Roll Creamery is one of them. They opened back in 2015 during the rolled up ice cream phase/trend and have been extremely popular ever since (second location on Gateway Boulevard). Their original location is in quite the random spot: the Staples parking lot along 137 Avenue. Close to my old working grounds yet I never felt the urge to go.
Finally made a visit on a dreary Friday afternoon. I’ve heard that the lineup can get crazy busy in the evenings and people wait over an hour for their dessert. Insane. Just shows Edmontonians are desperate for an artisanal ice cream spot to open up shop.
Order your ice cream in two easy steps. Pick your ice cream flavour and then two mix-ins/toppings. Additional toppings are $0.50 extra and if you’re feeling extra fancy, order their premium mix-ins/toppings.
You can watch the staff make your rolls which could be fun and interactive if you’ve never seen it before.
Close up of the rolls. You get to ring the pink bell if it’s your “first time”.
Coconut ice cream with mango and pineapple ($7.00)
I’ve had rolled ice cream a few times now and what I’ve learned is it comes down to where the milk is source from. This makes or breaks it for me personally. For me, I didn’t love the texture and the flavours were pretty muted.
Close up of the rolls. They are pretty to look at. Maybe we should have tried a different flavour, who knows.
Check their social media feeds to find out when they’re open. The season usually runs from May to late September/early October. The options are slim when it comes to ice cream spots but I wouldn’t make a special trip out for this.
Scoop N Roll Creamery
13154 – 137 Avenue