This is the biggest ice cream cone I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating! Hokkaido is the dairy capital of Japan and they produce extraordinarily creamy milk. There are many ice cream parlors in Otaru and this is our second or third one of the day. My better half told me about this ridiculously luxurious creation and we went searching for it.
It’s located at a really obscure heated inner pathway so it took us a while to find it. I had to ask a couple of restaurants before I saw the signs.
The 8-flavor ice cream is their best-seller and costs 580 JPY (about RM 23).
They even have instructions on how to hold it. This is probably so little children (and the young-at-heart) won’t attempt to hold the bottom of a cone (like how you’ll hold a regular ice cream) coz the top is way too heavy. You have to wrap your fingers around the base of the cone so it won’t topple over from sheer inertia.
The 8 flavors are (from bottom) matcha green tea, Yubari King melon, lavender, strawberry, milk, chocolate, grape, and Ramune. Ramune is a popular drink in Japan. I like the refreshing Yubari melon and grape too, they work very well with the sweeter chocolate and milk (one of the best flavors). The cone itself is quite salty, something unique that we noticed in Japan. All the ice cream cones in Hokkaido are slightly salty, which balances the mildly sweet ice cream well.
The best part is that Japanese soft serve ice cream isn’t shockingly sweet, it’s just mildly appealing. It was winter when we were in Otaru and the snow covered paths didn’t make it conducive towards eating ice cream. However, despite the fact that we were actually quite cold and the weather was around -11 Celsius, the 8-flavor ice cream was really good! 🙂
9 thoughts on “Huge 8-flavor ice cream from Otaru, Hokkaido”
The tallest ice-cream I have ever seen. Wow. How to eat like that? Haha.
I love the Japanese ice cream! Your 8 flavours towering ice cream is too much for me alone. It could be a meal itself.
Oooooo…I’d love that!!! So so so hot here these days, I’m melting. Yes, not just the ice cream will melt in the current heat! LOL!!!
OMG, this is crazy! I want some too! Hahaha!
The price is not that expensive for such a tall ice cream. Wow, must be so tasty. I would definitely try it.
8 flavors, you say? That’s quite a mixture and I’ve personally have not seen a tall ice cream like that.
Since the ice cream is mildly sweet, I think it’ll suit me. I hate for my ice cream to be overly sweet until it feels like diabetes is going to strike.
I’ve watched a TV program showing regarding this 8 flavors ice cream. The correct way to eat this (for couple) is both eat together (face to face) then kiss each other 😛
That’s one huge ice cream! I think I’ll be too stressed out trying to not drop it and eat it fast enough before it starts melting.
Where can I find the store? I will be traveling down to Hokkaido in 1 week time