The ice cream taco is not a new fad or concept. Case? Choco Tacos from the Klondike company. I’m unsure of the availability of choco tacos elsewhere in the world, but they’re pretty common in every ice cream truck in Southern California, as well as in major grocery stores.
Another growing fad is rolled ice cream, which I believe is a Thai invention. What is new, however, is the combination of two delicious inventions to create ice cream tacos on crack, a process that Sweet Cup in Garden Grove, California has perfected.
Initially part of “Taco Tuesday” marketing, Sweet Cup only dished out rolled ice cream tacos on Tuesday, but due to high demand and lines going out the small shop, Sweet Cup has now decided to serve these sweet tacos everyday! A victory for us all!
There are 11 signature rolled ice cream taco creations ranging from Rainbow Road (fruity pebble ice cream with cotton candy whipped cream), to Vietnamese Coffee (coffee ice cream with sea salt cream) and S’mores Galore. It was so difficult to choose. Be prepared to wait, as there are only four “cold plates” in which staff can only make one order at a time.
I ordered for myself and of course, I had to buy some for my niece (3 years) and nephew (6 years). My three orders were the Honey Avocado, Strawberry Shortcake, and Cookies & Cream.
I had to wait about 30 minutes but it was well worth it. I predict that more and more ice cream shops will do the same as Sweet Cup, which will really help with the crowds seeking ice cream tacos on hot summer days. Yum!