Asia,  Food,  Japan

Unique Ice Creams in Tokyo

When it comes to Ice Cream, I seriously don’t joke around. When I spot an interesting ice cream, I have to give it a try. Here are some Unique Ice Creams in Tokyo that I have found during my stay here so far!

Suzukien Asakusa

Located right behind Sensoji, the famous temple in Asakusa is Suzukien, where you can choose up to seven varieties of matcha gelato!! They even state that they have the richest matcha tea flavored gelato in the world!

This store is very popular with the local Japanese people, as well as tourists, so be prepared to wait in line for a few minutes. When I went, the line went out outside, but don’t be intimidated by the line, it goes by fast.

I got a double scoop in which you can pick from 2 different flavors. I had their second strongest matcha and hojicha flavor and it was DELICIOUS! Other gelato flavors include red bean, strawberry. brown rice tea, and sesame.

They have many other items than dessert in their store such as matcha dangos, mochi, and tea bags.

Would you try the richest matcha in the world? I’m definitely going to next time!!!

Unique Ice Creams in Tokyo
Suzukien Asakusa
Strongest Green tea ice cream in Japan
Suzukien Asakusa

Suzukien Asakusa
3 Chome-4-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032
Hours: 11am-5pm

Most Unique Ice Creams in Tokyo: Daily Chico

Nakano's Nakano Broadway Rainbow Ice cream - Daily Chico, Tokyo
Daily Chico

Daily Chico has to be one of Tokyo’s Tallest ice cream with 8 different layers with each being a different flavor!

Nakano Broadway is a definite stop for all anime/manga lovers due to Mandarake, an anime specialty shop taking over all floors of Nakano Broadway. If you happen to be in the area, make your way to the basement to the food/supermarket area to find Daily Chico.

The layers of the ice cream are changed often but usually seem to consist of Tochi Otome strawberry, mocha, vanilla, chocolate, grape, melon, ramune, green tea. Here, you can really try the different unique Ice Creams in Tokyo.

The best part of this is the very affordable price point of the extra-large cone, at 390 yen! It’s not too sweet so if you are feeling adventurous, you can even finish one yourself! Just be sure to be careful when eating this tower cause its very prone to tipping over!

Daily Chico
〒164-0001 Tokyo, Nakano City, Nakano, 5 Chome−52−15 Nakano Broadway Basement level 1
Hours: 12pm-7pm

Pudding ice cream

Recently, I have noticed that Pudding Ice cream has been becoming popular and I have been seeing it pop up in a lot of areas while walking and looking around. (especially Harajuku and Shibuya)

Every place’s pudding ice cream is basically the same so when you see a store with it, take a chance and try! It’s usually very rich and creamy, with the caramel drizzle being the best part about it.

Pudding ice cream is definitely a must-try and one of the most unique Ice Creams in Tokyo, and I can’t wait to find out what other desserts they will turn into ice cream.

One of my guesses is Tokyo Banana, a very popular banana custard cream, with the cream filling using strained banana puree.

Pudding Ice cream, Japan
Unique Ice Cream flavors in Tokyo
Pudding Ice Cream

KITH TREATS TOKYO

This one is the most expensive out of this list considering its size. It will set you back around 800 yen but I believe that it is one of the best tasting ice creams in Tokyo.

The texture is not like any other ice cream since they infuse cereal/candies into it that make it nice and crunchy. It’s like a glorified parfait/milkshake. Depending on what you get, it can also get quite messy. They have signature specials, but you can also make your own ice cream swirl. Their options are limitless but for me, it’s too many options so I always go for “The Kin”, which includes white chocolate cream, Chocolate Os, Mini Marshmallows, Cookies and Cream, Matcha Powder on Vanilla Ice cream. Be sure to take a nice look through the menu so you don’t get overwhelmed!

Kith Treats is located right on Miyashita Park in Shibuya. Miyashita Park is a must go with it’s nice airy lawn with many seats to relax on. Being on top of Shibuya, it also offers great views. Be sure to take out your ice cream and relax on the top floor!

KITH TREATS TOKYO 
The Kin Ice cream
Kith Treats Tokyo

KITH TREATS TOKYO
Location: Miyashita Park North 2F
Hours:11am-7:30pm

My Favorite Unique Ice Creams in Tokyo: Cafe ON

Located right in the heart of Shin-Okubo, Tokyo’s Koreatown is this cute cafe with adorable desserts.

This isn’t exactly ice cream, but Bingsu, a Korean shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings that may include chopped fruit, condensed milk, fruit syrup, and red beans.

They have many different bingsu flavors like chocolate, strawberry, and the one I got, Red bean.

The best part about this menu is not in fact the cute tiny shovel-like spoon but the vanilla ice cream-shaped bear on top of the bingsu!

I definitely felt bad scooping pieces off the cute bear, but he had to meet his fate.

Cafe ON Red Bean Bear Bingsu
Cafe ON Red Bean Bear Bingsu

Cafe On
〒169-0073 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Hyakunincho, 2 Chome−1−1 K-PLAZA 2F

Shiroichi

A unique-looking Hokkaido milk ice cream with a long straight swirl. It tastes different than traditional ice cream but more of a milky sorbet that gave it a very refreshing taste. The top of the ice cream was definitely hard to eat without tipping it over but that’s the fun of it.

The cafe is very tiny right by Yoyogi Park with just 2 benches to sit inside, but it seems that they actually have an upstairs that wasn’t open when I visited. It’s not crowded at all and had a very cozy feel.

Since Yoyogi Park is right near by, you can even take it out and eat at the park while people watching. Yoyogi Park is known to have a variety of all kinds of people and festivals so be sure to make a stop to see what is going on that day!

Shiroichi Ice cream shibuya yoyogi
Unique Ice Creams in Tokyo
Milk Ice cream Tokyo
Shiroichi

Shiroichi
〒150-0041 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jinnan, 1 Chome−7−7 ANDOS2ビル 1階
Hours: 11am-7pm


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