[mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”90″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#000000″]I[/mks_dropcap]t’s still summer, it’s still hot. Looking for something to cool you down? Something sweet and soft too? Here are some suggestions. Ice in ways you haven’t experienced before. Taipei’s food entrepreneurs are really into creating innovative and highly surprising ice treats!
Blooming Ice Sweet
Blooming Ice Sweet offers flowers and fruit tea-flavored ice cream. All teas used are imported from Germany. The ice creams taste delightful and have special flavors, such as Earl Grey ice cream with tapioca balls, fruit tea ice cream with jelly, or flower tea ice cream served in a small water melon.
Hsiao Liang Yuan
Hsio Liang Yuan is located near MRT Technology Building Station. They offer ice cream, sorbet, and tea drinks. Seasonal fruit and liquor are used in the treats, for example dragon fruit, lychee, whiskey, and red wine. The shop has a clean, wooden, and petit feel and is great for hiding from summer heat.
Ice Monster is the most popular mango shaved ice shop in Taipei. The texture of the shaved ice is soft and the ice is dense with rich mango flavor. A scoop of mango sorbet and milk pudding come with the shaved ice. The topping is fresh mango and mango syrup. Besides mango shaved ice, bubble tea shaved ice and strawberry shaved ice are also popular ice treats at the shop.
8% ice offers low fat and rich flavor ice products, includes gelato, frozen fruit bars, sorbet, and ice cream. Fruit, tea, and chocolate are the most used ingredients in the ice treats. Popular flavors are matcha, chocolate with Earl Grey, and honey lavender. Pastry and drinks are served in certain 8% ice shops as well.
Milk Beard is a small ice shop hidden in Taipei’s East District. The shop offers ice cream made with Hokkaido milk in various flavors, such as whisky honey, bubble tea, and beer apple. People can sit in front of the shop and enjoy the refreshing ice treats.