Colorful Rolled Ice Cream Is the Newest Dessert Trend in Japan
Ready for a sugar rush?
Lately, “Deco Ice” ice cream stores have been popping up around different areas in Japan. Part of the reason why the desserts are becoming increasingly popular is its new flavors, colorful toppings, and cute cup containers.
In this article, we feature six recently-opened Deco Ice stores that you can find in Nagoya and Mie. You’ll be surprised how well each of the stores demonstrate their creativity and individuality!
MANHATTAN ROLL ICE CREAM
1/F, Mega Town, 3-30-93, Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya City
Open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last order is at 7:50 p.m.) on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last order is at 7:50 p.m.) on weekends.
MANHATTAN ROLL ICE CREAM, whose main branch is in Harajuku, just made its first appearance in the Tokai area. The store uses fresh fruits delivered from greengrocers every morning.
The ice cream’s outstanding taste and appearance stem from the fact that special attention is given to the preparation of the ingredients.
The green tea-flavored “Hojicha Roll Ice” (¥850) of MANHATTAN ROLL ICE CREAM
The Japanese-style Hojicha Roll Ice is a must-try for people who love the taste of hojicha and green tea. The milk-based ice cream is topped with soybean flour and dark molasses. It is also fragrant because the store uses hojicha powder with 100 percent leaves content.
ROLLY’S ROLL ICE CREAM KYOTO Osu Branch
2-20-28, Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya City
Open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
ROLLY’S ROLL ICE CREAM KYOTO is a store specializing in rolled ice cream. At the store, you can choose from four kinds of flavors, 18 kinds of mixes, eight kinds of sauces, and 46 kinds of toppings. It also has an eat-in section where you can enjoy their delicious ice cream rolls.
The menu revolves around the concept of “the cute ice cream loved by girls in Kyoto”.
The store’s “Uji Matcha Warabi” (¥842) is perfect for matcha fans!
Aside from that, we recommend you try the Ogura Butter Roll (¥842) that’s exclusively sold at the Osu branch.
nomi-cafe THE EAT SHOP
3-7-18, Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya City
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Last order is at 3:30 p.m.) and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Last order is at 10 p.m.) on weekdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Last order is at 10 p.m.) on weekends and national holidays. The shop is closed on Wednesdays.
More and more people are visiting nomi-cafe THE EAT SHOP, which is a bar converted from an old private house. Many customers frequent the shop for their stir soft ice cream. Although there are only three kinds of stir soft ice cream currently available at the store, new additions to the lineup can be expected soon.
Stir Soft Cream Very×Berry (¥680 for regular size) of nomi-cafe THE EAT SHOP
The Stir Soft Cream Very×Berry is loaded with raspberries, blueberries, cheesecake, granola, and Oreos. You can enjoy this ice cream at the shop’s eat-in section.
SHERIE’S ICE CREAM
2-18-1, Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya City
Open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily
At SHERIE’S ICE CREAM, you can customize your own ice cream by choosing from 12 flavors (¥490 for two flavors) and toppings (¥100 each) such as candied sweet potatoes and decoration cookies. For the ice cream flavors, the shop has blueberry cheesecake, strawberry, chocolate mint, powdered tea, and lemon soda among others. The store also has an eat-in section where you can enjoy their ice cream.
Pinkgenic (¥590) of SHERIE’S ICE CREAM
Pinkgenic is an ice cream consisting of pastel marble and strawberry ice cream, topped with colored marshmallows, small cream puffs, and cute pink whipped cream.
Roll Ice Cream Factory Nagoya LACHIC Branch
LACHIC B1, 3-6-1, Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City
Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Last order is at 8:50 p.m.) daily. The store is closed on days when LACHIC is closed.
Roll Ice Cream Factory Nagoya LACHIC Branch lets you choose the flavors, toppings, and sauces to go with your original roll ice cream. Besides this, you can also enjoy your ice cream at their eat-in section and take pictures by the Instagrammable spots inside the store.
Strawberry Stardust (¥850) of Roll Ice Cream Factory Nagoya LACHIC Branch
We recommend you try the Strawberry Stardust, which is one of the most popular flavors at the shop.
Café TANAKA Jazz Branch
North Area 1/F of Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima, 368-625, Urayasu, Nagashima Town, Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture
Open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Last order is at 8:00 p.m.) on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Café Tanaka Jazz Branch has a remodeled counter for takeouts, which allows you to enjoy their famous sweets anytime. At the cafe, you can try their new soft ice cream called the Moko Moko Soft for only ¥450.
Deco Moco Premium Mango Passion (¥750) of café TANAKA Jazz Branch
The Deco Moco Premium Mango Passion is an ice cream that’s topped with white chocolate, mango sauce, and crushed macaroons. The cafe’s soft ice cream melts in your mouth smoothly.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokai Walker™ (4 October 2018)