If you are looking for a cool way to beat the Florida heat while you are in Panama City Beach, look no further than Pokee & Ice Rolls. This sweet shop is located in the Publix shopping center off of Panama City Beach Parkway, or Back Beach Road as all of the locals call it, at the intersection of Richard Jackson Blvd.
So you’re probably wondering, what exactly is an ice roll? Stemming from Thailand – Ice Rolls – or stir-fried ice cream is a tasty handmade treat that also looks like a work of art. They create it right in front of you, the experience is fun to watch and makes for some pretty cool Snapchat stories or Boomerangs to show off on your Instagram feed.
First, you choose the base flavor for your ice roll from vanilla, chocolate, Thai tea, or green tea. Then you pick your mix-ins; you can choose from a variety of fresh fruit, cookies, candy bar, or even graham crackers. After this step, they start the process of handcrafting and rolling your ice cream. The entire process takes about 2 minutes. Next, you get to pick an unlimited amount of delicious toppings from 19 different options which include fresh fruits, cookies, coconut flakes, candy bars, gummy bears, or my personal favorite – the toasted marshmallow, plus many more. Then you can drizzle your cool creation with chocolate, caramel, condensed milk, Nutella, strawberry, or top it with whipped cream. If you want to keep it simple and don’t know where to start to build your own, they also have 8 signature rolls that you can choose from.
I decided to go with one of their most popular signature rolls, Matcha Madness. It is a mixture of green tea and fresh strawberries. I had it topped with whipped cream, strawberries, and a toasted marshmallow. It was almost too pretty to eat! The taste was slightly bitter at first from the matcha, as to be expected, but was perfectly evened out by the sweetness of the strawberries and whipped cream topping. It was extremely filling too! The toasted marshmallow was awesome and probably one of my favorite things.
My little sister chose the Cookies and Cream signature roll topped with a crumbled Oreo cookie, whipped cream, M&M’s, a toasted marshmallow, and two chocolate pocky sticks. It looked absolutely delicious, and she really enjoyed it! I think next time we visit that will be the next one that I try out, even though the S’More roll has been tempting me too.
If you are looking for something unique and a little different from your traditional ice cream shop then you will not go wrong at Pokee & Ice Rolls. It is a must do for any Panama City Beach trip and the best part is that they are kid-friendly and inexpensive! I can not wait to go back and try out some different combinations.
Looking for something fresh and savory? Try one of their delishis Pokee Bowls!