Ice Cream Beads?
- Carolyn Tillie
When I was in Virgina -- over 7 years ago, admittedly -- in the mall there was a shop that sold Ice Cream Beads. Essentially, into a paper cone was scooped little frozen beads (about the size of a small pearl) that when spooned into one's mouth, would turn into ice cream.
Are these things still around or did I try an attempt at a fad that never made it?
there know as dippin dots or "the ice cream of the future" at some places. it can be found at a stand in the Universal City walk and I've seen it often at amusement parks. You're right. it hasn't really hit that big in LA. I also heard of a vending motions that would dispense this oddity, but havent actually seen it.
Never tried, or heard of these. I do like the Japanese mochi wrapped ice cream. Sort of Japanese ice cream bon bon's. Mochi is rice that is pounded until it gels, then they toast it. I like the coffee ice cream flavored ones best.
I tried "Dippin' Dots" on a recent vacation to Hawaii. They are still around, extremely expensive (around $5 for a small cup), and not that good. Yet, they appear to be spreading.