MiniMelts tiny ice cream spheres @ Jaya Shopping Centre

MiniMelts Ice Cream

We were at a mall over the weekend when we passed by this stall. The banner doesn’t exactly inspire confidence – it has a glaring typo of Seoul, Korea. I tried searching for Mini Melts on my phone but it didn’t have any ties to South Korea at all! This seems to be an obvious ploy to buy into the Korea-mania sweeping certain demographics in Malaysia right now.

MiniMelts Malaysia

As far as I can tell, MiniMelts is a US company, much like Dippin’ Dots. They make cryogenically frozen ice cream, which is a fancy way to say liquid nitrogen ice cream. However, this is a slightly different implementation than most LN2 places you’ve grown accustomed to (with custom mixes and all that). Mini Melts offers a classic range of ice cream flavors, served the regular way, except they’re in tiny spheres.

MiniMelts

There are actually two options – MiniMelts and MiniMelts BIG. The latter is about eight times the size of the former – think of it as a marble. The regular MiniMelts are more like the tiny spheres you see in desiccant packets.

MiniMelts Menu

I asked my better half what she wanted and we decided to get a Banana Split (RM 7.90) to share. This is supposed to taste like a banana split and has different spheres of banana flavored ice cream, strawberry flavored ice cream, chocolate flavored ice cream etc.

Mini Melts

My dear didn’t like the taste at all while I was pretty ambivalent about it. It has a rather interesting texture (all those small balls rolling inside your mouth) but there’s something inherently unsatisfying about the format. Despite claiming “100% butterfat” and “no added air”, you really can’t tell in the tiny spheres.

MiniMelts Banana Split

You don’t get the satisfaction of eating a creamy mouthful of ice cream here, no matter how many MiniMelts spheres you scoop into your mouth. It’s definitely worth a try but I won’t be coming back for seconds.

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17 thoughts on “MiniMelts tiny ice cream spheres @ Jaya Shopping Centre

    • It’s not sweet at all! :)

      The guy actually told us this when I bought it, according to him the “flavors are not very intense” and it’s true – it’s not sweet but not in a good way, it’s just mediocre.

    • Yeah, that was what I noticed first thing. :)

      It’s actually what caught my attention and that’s why I mentioned it in the post – the typo doesn’t exactly inspire confidence and I had to google the origins of MiniMelts.

    • It’s definitely worth a try! :)

      However, all the flavors are composites of each other e.g. Banana Split is Strawberry + Choco + Banana while Rainbow Rainbow is everything except Choco etc etc.

  1. Sometime during my childhood.. I’m absolutely sure I had something like this before. I have a serious deja vu coming on looking at the pictures. But I’ll try this! for old times sake..

    • I can’t remember having tried anything like this before. :)

      It’s worth a try, but the flavors are all composites so once you try something like Banana Split, you’ve effectively tried all the other flavors since it’s all mixed together to make it.

    • Yeah, it’s worth a try! :)

      It’s an interesting format, much like Dippin’ Dots (there are a few outlets in Singapore – one located just 3 minutes walk from my sister’s old place).

    • Yeah, it’ll appeal to kids that’s for sure! :)

      The format is very kid-friendly. It also doesn’t melt very fast, so that’s a good thing. It’s clean and easy to eat too, no smears or smudges.

    • Haha! That’s what I noticed too! :)

      The typo was what drew me to the stall. I had to google to find out if it was legit.

    • Yeah, I wouldn’t – the flavors are composites so once you tried one, you’ve tried them all. :)

      There are plenty of better ice cream places out there, MilkCow is pretty good.

  2. I ate this in Odaiba Tokyo in 2007. Bought it from a vending machine. Like you, I also did not like it because it just does not feel like eating ice cream.

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