8 Hot Taipei ICE CREAM Parlors

Look for this sign, "bing", if you are in search for ice

Look for this sign if you are in search for ice

Here’s a quick look at eight great ice cream joints in Taipei we visited for our Japanese magazine.

CHILDHOOD ICE

Narrow shop with nostalgia items. Been around for decades (50 years?) Shaved ice with fruit (melon/banana/papaya/kiwi), adzuki beans/mung beans/peanuts/taro/egg pudding, and condensed milk. Also papaya milk and soft ice cream with fruit.

Green tea and water melon ice

Green tea and water melon ice

Mango ice

Mango ice

Childhood Ice (小时候冰果室)

Add: No. 39, Lane 51, Da’an Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

(台北市大安區大安路一段51巷39號)

MRT Station: Zhongxiao-Fuxing or Zhongxiao-Dunhua

Tel: (02) 8771-9521

Website: www.facebook.com/pg/childhoodice

KING MANGO

One of the popular mango ice shops on Yongkang Street. Twenty different ice dishes on the menu. Declaring proudly that they served ice at the Presidential Office National Day Banquet in 2015.

Taipei Ice Cream King Mango

King Mango on Yongkang Street

Menu of King Mango

Menu of King Mango

King Mango (芒果皇帝)

Add: No. 2-1, Lane 2, Yongkang St., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

(台北市大安區永康街2巷2之1號)

MRT Station: Dongmen

Tel: (02) 3322-6009

Website: www.kingmango.com.tw (Chinese)

CARAMEL PARK

Caramelized ice or ice cream scoops served on fruit (pineapple/honeydew melon) and caramelized ice with tapioca, sweet-potato balls, and herbal jelly; also fresh-fruit juices and smoothies.

Caramel Park shop front

Caramel Park shop front

Caramelized ice on a pineapple

Caramelized ice on a pineapple

Pineapple ice cream balls

Pineapple ice cream balls

Caramel Park (焦糖公園)

Add: No. 32, Alley 3, Lane 71, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City

(台北市信義區忠孝東路五段71巷3弄32號)

Tel: (02) 2766-6969

MRT Station: Taipei City Hall

Website: www.facebook.com/caramelpark

KOKOCHI.KOGOSEI

They only have two types of food, “Osmanthus Flower Honey Jiunang Jade Snow Flake Ice” and “Osmanthus Flower Jiunang Egg Sweet Soup (hot)” (jiunang “is a sweet, soup- or pudding-like dish … it consists of a mixture of partially digested rice grains floating in a sweet saccharified liquid ” Wiki). The ice dish consists of a mountain of flaky ice flavored with honey, chewy glutinous-rice balls and jiunang.

Shop front of Kokochi Kogosei

Shop front of Kokochi Kogosei

They sell all kinds of items

They sell all kinds of items

"Osmanthus Flower Honey Jiunang Jade Snow Flake Ice"

“Osmanthus Flower Honey Jiunang Jade Snow Flake Ice”

Kogochi.Kogosei (心地日常)

Add: No. 6, Lane 49, Chifeng St., Datong Dist., Taipei City

(台北市大同區赤峰街49巷6號1樓)

Tel: (02) 2558-8695

MRT Station: Shuanglian

Website: www.facebook.com/pg/kokochi.kogosei

ROJI MONSTER

In a modern simplistic Japanese-style building with cute elements.  Unique way of ordering (with cards and stamps). Cute monster-shaped flaky ice. A black round monster sitting at one table. Japanese tatami area on second floor. Lot of different flavors, also coffee and Japanese tea.

The stylish building

The stylish building

Little monster accompanies diners

Little monster accompanies diners

One of many selections on the many

One of many selections on the menu

Roji Monster (路地 氷の怪物)

Add: No. 10, Sec. 4, Civic Blvd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

(台北市大安區市民大道四段10號)

Tel: (02) 8773-9997

MRT Station: Zhongxiao-Fuxing

Website: roji.com.tw (Chinese)

 

EMACK & BOLIO’S

Counter of the US ice cream chain inside Xinyi Eslite (4F). Twenty-four different ice flavors, three different cone flavors.

Emack and Bolio's counter inside Xinyi Eslite

Emack and Bolio’s counter inside Xinyi Eslite

Emack & Bolio's

Add: 4F, No. 11, Songgao Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City

(台北市信義區松高路11號4F)

MRT Station: Taipei City Hall

Tel: (02) 8773-9997

Website: www.facebook.com/pg/emackandboliostw

 

I-CE PARIS

Rolled ice from France. Ice is flattened on a flat metal surface and then rolled up. The ice comes garnished with all sorts of cookies and nuts. Various fruit flavors, including raspberry, passion fruit, blue berry, and strawberry.

I-ce Paris shop front

I-ce Paris shop front

Fruit-flavored ice with biscuits

Fruit-flavored ice with biscuits

I-Ce Paris

Add: Rm D, No. 27, Lane 31, Da’an Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

(台北市大安區大安路一段31巷27號D室)

MRT Station: Zhongxiao-Fuxing

Website: www.facebook.com/iceparis/

 

O ROSE

Small shop selling beautiful rose-shaped ice cream. Many different flavors, the ice scoops are crafted into small works of art. Elegant ambiance with red sofa chairs and scenes of Paris on the walls.

O Rose shop front

O Rose shop front

Meeting the French ice creator

Meeting the French ice creator

Rose-shaped ice

Rose-shaped ice

O Rose

Add: Alley 6, Lane 170, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

(台北市大安區忠孝東路4段170巷6弄)

Tel: (02) 2773-7989

MRT Station: Zhongxiao-Dunhua

Website: www.facebook.com/o.rose.taiwan/