These Shaved Ice Cream Desserts in Japan Will Help You Beat The Heat This Summer
They're available for a limited time only!
The summer season in Japan is just about to start and the hype for desserts to keep cool in the hot weather has begun. Shaved ice, containing original syrups, unique toppings, and the season’s fruits, is among the hottest desserts right now. They don’t only appear good on your IG feed, but are also pretty yummy and refreshing, too!
In this article, we feature the best stores to buy shaved ice desserts in Nagoya:
Cafe de Lyon Palette
Cafe de Lyon Palette is the third branch of the famous fruits parfait store, Cafe de Lyon. Aside from their specialty parfaits, the shop also offers Special Pudding a la Mode (¥1,782) and other takeout products. On weekends and holidays, people line up for their breakfast deal, which is only served to 30 customers each day.
A sugar-free confiture, made with only the freshest fruit slices and liqueur, is poured over this Golden Pineapple and Lychee Shaved Ice
The store’s Golden Pineapple and Lychee Shaved Ice (¥1,382) is prepared using one whole sweet pineapple, fresh lychees, and lychee sherbet. You can also ask the staff to add whipped cream to your dessert. This menu item is available until mid-August.
Cafe de Lyon Palette is located at SAKUMACHI Shopping Street, 1-19-12 Osugi, Kita District, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and Japanese holidays (breakfast deal ends at 10:30 a.m.). It is closed on Wednesdays. You may contact them at +81-52-508-5544.
The newly-reopened Kanmidokoro Kokonjaya serves shaved ice topped with sugar-free evaporated milk. The shop customizes the sweetness level of its desserts by adding honey. Some of the dessert’s best-selling flavors include Matcha Milk (¥730) and Black Tea Milk (¥730).
Tapioca Mango Milk Shaved Ice is topped with chewy tapioca pearls!
The Tapioca Mango Milk Shaved Ice (¥1,450) is made with rich syrup that has lots of mango bits, ice cream, black tapioca pearls, and crispy breadsticks. You can choose from three ice cream flavors to go with your dessert -- coconut, mascarpone, and mango. This menu item is available until the end of September.
Kanmidokoro Kokonjaya is located at 3-23-31 Nishiki, Naka District, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays to Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. It is closed on Wednesdays. You may contact them at +81-52-951-6553.
Andoryu. is a specialty store known for their unique shaved ice flavors such as cheesecake and pannacotta. They are served on frozen bowls to keep the ice from melting too fast and come with curry spoons to make scooping easier.
Aratanaru (New) Chocomint
Aratanaru Chocomint (¥800) is an energizing summer treat that’s created with the store’s original chocolate syrup and strong peppermint flavors. The bitter and crunchy cacao nibs on top serve as accents to the dessert. This menu item is available until August 31.
Andoryu. Is located at 3-30-25 Osu, Naka District, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily except on Tuesdays. You may contact them at +81-90-4216-0069.
UMINAGOMI shares its store space with novelty store COCOWALK and serves feather-like shaved snow desserts. Their menu is supervised by A.cocotto, a famous shaved ice store in Imaike. This menu changes every month, and during the summer, fruity flavors for shaved ice are released.
Their Choco Mint Milk is covered in syrup made of milk and whipped cream
The shop’s famous Choco Mint Milk (¥750) melts quickly in the mouth. After tasting the rich sweetness of its chocolate syrup comes the refreshing flavor of the mint milk syrup.
UMINAGOMI is located at 1-1311 Konosu, Tempaku District, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and is open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays to Mondays.
Azumasaryo is known for selling Japanese sweets. Their newest creation is the Shiawase no Uji Matcha Lemon Cheese (?1,382) which highlights the sweet and sour flavors of matcha espuma and honey-dipped lemon. You can enjoy the bigger-than-usual and chewy texture of shiratama dango (rice flour dumplings) as toppings for just ¥129!
Shiawase no Uji Matcha Lemon Cheese
The matcha espuma, whose bitter taste is balanced out by the mascarpone, tastes similar to a rare cheesecake. Inside this dessert, you’ll find cream cheese and meringue cookies. The Kiwami Mango (¥3,024), made with mangoes from Miyazaki, is also a must-try!
Azumasaryo is located at Tohichi Bldg., 3-22-33 Osu, Naka District, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekends and Japanese holidays. It is closed on Tuesdays except during July and August. You may contact them at +81-52-261-0016.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokai Walker™ (14 May 2019)