Wafer sticks are quite popular as ice cream topping/garnish. But lately, we have been spotting people strolling at the mall with this frozen novelty, a wafer stick and ice cream combo. Remember Jollibee’s Flip Floats? Well, this is another flipped concoction. Instead of a wafer stick stuck in ice cream, Koolstix is ice cream stuck in a wafer stick.
Actually, Koolstix has been around for quite some time in some malls. It is only this weekend that me and my sissy got around to trying a piece each.
First, you choose between a classic and a dark (chocolate-flavored) barquillos (wafer stick) which is then filled with soft serve ice cream. Yup, the same ice cream you get from a dispenser and not the ones that you scoop out of a tub. Ice cream options during our time of visit were vanilla or chocolate. The ice cream you picked is swirled around at the end of the barquillos and you’re asked if you prefer rainbow sprinkles or chocolate syrup as topping.
The bottom end of the barquillos is rolled in paper which manages to keep the ice cream in. The barquillos is thicker than the usual plain barquillos I’ve been accustomed to so you are assured that it will take a while for it to turn soggy from being filled with ice cream. This also means that it will not fall apart once you take a bite. They’re fat too so sticking them into your mouth then biting will be a tough feat. I finished mine by biting at the edges.
My sister went for dark barquillos filled with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup swirled on top. I went for the options she didn’t choose. Sissy likes her Koolstix, particularly noting how chocolate-y and creamy it is. For me, it’s creamy but not very smooth. It drips down the side of the barquillos rather fast.
As intriguing as it might be, ice cream filled barquillos is not as outlandish as it sounds. Or at least taste. I mean, barquillos taste very much like sugar cones, so what you have is essentially sugar cones in roll form.
At 8 inches for P25, get your Koolstix at Koolstix carts found in malls like SM Marilao, Greenhills and Robinsons Place Pangasinan (Yup, they’re mostly at provincial malls). For more about Koolstix, visit their facebook page over at https://www.facebook.com/koolstix.