VIDEO: Authentic Thai Ice Cream Sandwich (in a Bun)

By Mark Wiens 22 Comments

(if you can’t see the video, watch Thai ice cream sandwich on YouTube here)

One of the best ways to beat the heat in Bangkok is by eating ice cream.

On the streets for just $0.50 you can enjoy an authentic ice cream sandwich – a few scoops of ice cream placed in a bun on top of a layer of sweet sticky.

The bun does a fantastic job of soaking up the melting ice cream. Though it’s not one of the traditional Thai desserts, it sure is a Thai style creation that hits the spot!

Could I interest you in a Thai ice cream sandwich?

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  • Rajesh Taylor

    3 years ago

    I had to watch the video a few times. I have never tasted, indeed seen, roasted peanuts on an ice cream before. I have a cousin who’ll be visiting Bangkok soon and will let him know to be on the lookout for ice cream vendors selling this. An ice cream sandwich, who’d have thought it!

  • kristof

    6 years ago

    This looks way toooo delicious, i’dd love to try it out! I’m staying around Silom at the moment and wondering where i can find this dessert…? Thanks in advance!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      Hey Kristof, this is a real street food snack, so it’s normally found on carts that rove around the city. If you see one, just call and they will serve you one.

  • 2summers

    8 years ago

    Dear god, that looks so delicious.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Yes, it’s such a good dea in a climate where ice cream melts so fast!

  • Dan Arif

    9 years ago

    u can find these ice cream sandwich in Malaysia too.. but without the sticky rice… I never tried the one with the sticky rice before.. maybe I will during my next journey to Thailand 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Great, thanks Dan, next time you’re in Thailand try the sticky rice too!

  • Ana

    9 years ago

    An actual ice cream sandwich with a rice base…wow…talk about cultural diversity! This is why traveling opens your mind in ways you would never expect.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Right about that Ana, I never would have dreamed about such a thing if I had not come to SE Asia!

  • icoSnap

    9 years ago

    Hi! Hope to try that one day when I visit Thailand 🙂

  • Arti

    9 years ago

    Looks so tempting! And a perfect way to beat the heat!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Yes it is! Do you have ice cream like this in India?

  • Caroline @ Traveling 9 to 5

    9 years ago

    The peanuts and sticky rice makes this addicting! I miss Bangkoks food!

  • Oshan Siriwardena

    9 years ago

    Wow, waiting to taste this………..

  • paul | walkflypinoy

    9 years ago

    i have heard of ice cream on a bun (they’re popular here in PH as well) but man is that sticky rice necessary? haha. bet it makes it extra rich and creamy, no?

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hey Paul, haha, you’re right – Thailand is always taking it to next level of goodness!

      • Gina

        9 years ago

        Hi Mark, I read your blog about living in Bangkok for less that $300 and I am impressed. I visited Bangkok with my daughter last week and I fell in love with the people and the city. I have a 5 year old daughter who is a Philippine resident and I am native to the Philippines as well. Do we need a visa to live in Bangkok? Can you help me find an apartment or possibly live next door to you? I spoke with someone at the hotel and said that I would need an educational visa to be able to stay in Bangkok? I am not quite sure of this but I am absolutely certain I would love to live in Bangkok. Thank you for your time and help! -Gina

        • Mark Wiens

          9 years ago

          Hi Gina, good to hear from you and glad that you enjoyed Bangkok and would love to live there too! I’m not sure the exact requirement for a Filipino to live in Thailand. There are many apartments all around Bangkok and the cheaper ones all go for around 3000 THB per month. The main problem is having to sign a contract and pay a deposit (normally 3 months in advance). I wrote an article http://migrationology.com/2012/02/rent-cheap-apartments-in-bangkok-thailand/ that might be useful!
          Hope this helps,
          Mark