Taipei Best ICE TREATS

It’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.

Blooming Ice Sweet

Add: No. 2, Aly. 46, Ln. 553, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City

(台北市忠孝東路4段553巷46弄2號)

Tel: (02) 2764-6770

Hours: 13:00-20:00

Website: bloomingicesweet.com (Chinese)

Ice treats - Flower tea ice cream served in a small water melon

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.

Hsiao Liang Yuan

Add: No. 34, Ln. 148, Sec. 2, Fuxing S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

(台北市大安區復興南路二段148巷34號)

Tel: (02) 2706-7623

Hours: 12:00-21:00

Website: www.facebook.com/jung.yard.softee

Ice treats: A tall dragon fruit-flavored ice cream

Dragon fruit-flavored ice cream

Ice Monster

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.

Ice Monster

Add: No. 297, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

(台北市忠孝東路四段297號)

Tel: (02) 8771-3263

Hours: 10:30-23:30

Website: www.ice-monster.com

Ice treats: A plate of mango shaved ice

Mango shaved ice

8% ice

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.

8% ice

Add: No. 6, Ln. 13, Yongkang St., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

(台北市大安區永康街13巷6號)

Tel: (02) 2395-6583

Hours: 12:00-22:00

Website: the8percentice.squarespace.com (Chinese)

Ice treats: Popsicles containing orange slices

Popicles with orange slices

Milk Beard

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.

Milk Beard

Add: No. 8, Aly. 29, Ln. 205, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an District, Taipei City

(台北市大安區忠孝東路四段205巷29弄8號)

Tel: (02) 2711-0286

Hours: 15:00-22:00

Website: www.facebook.com/MilkBeard

Ice treats: Ice cream made with Hokkaido milk

Ice cream made with Hokkaido milk