Frost N’Rolls Opens on Arthur Street

The age of soft-serve superiority is ending in the ice cream culture. Or at least that’s what it feels like, with every new viral post containing ice cream is that of the stone-cold variety. This brings us to Thunder Bay’s latest dessert house, Frost N’Rolls, which opened in March. Owners Shubham and Jaimin Patel say they wanted to operate a different kind of ice cream shop. “We went on a trip to Toronto, and we went to a rolled ice cream business and we thought it would be a good idea to do here,” Shubham says.

Readers may be wondering: precisely what is rolled ice cream, anyway? Well, a cream and milk mixture is poured onto an ultra-cold surface, and then once the cream is workably frozen, any toppings are incorporated into the mix and then satisfyingly rolled into perfect portions for one to enjoy. 

During my visit to Frost N’Rolls, they made me the Oreo Glacier. Jaimin artfully cut up the Oreo cookies and frozen cream on the cold counter, and then rolled them into clean and concise portions. And it was fantastic. The Oreo-to-ice-cream ratio was balanced perfectly, and the fast-frozen nature of the ice cream gave it an interesting texture that emphasizes whatever toppings you choose. “One of the advantages of rolled ice cream is that you can choose to add or take away toppings based on preference,” Shubham explains when asked why one would choose rolled over traditional ice cream. 

But while the star of the show is the rolled ice cream, Frost N’Rolls also have a variety of other items. Of course, they have their milkshakes, which are also made fresh to order. But they also offer fresh juices and health shots in a variety of flavours, including jamun and lemon ginger. 

Overall, it’s nice to see businesses open with different takes on everyone’s favourite products. And it is clear to see that a wonderful product and friendly staff will make Frost N’Rolls a summer favourite through the rest of the year. 


Located at 100 Arthur Street West

(807) 285-7655


Story by Jack Barten