The new limited-edition Japonais ice cream is filled with all sorts of surprising flavour details.
Häagen-Dazs has been serving up traditional Japanese flavours as part of their exclusive Japonais range of limited-edition ice creams since 2013, and now for their latest release they’re showcasing one of the country’s most popular ingredients: powdered green tea.
Called the Japonais Double Matcha – Condensed Milk Brown Sugar Syrup, this is the eighth Japonais release for Häagen-Dazs. A quick look at past releases shows this is only the third time for green tea to appear as one of the star ingredients in the Japanese-themed lineup.
- Japonais Matcha and Red Beans (October 2013)
- Japonais Vanilla and Roasted Soybean Powder with Brown Sugar Syrup (June 2014)
- Japonais Strawberry and Azuki Red Bean (November 2014)
- Japonais Matcha and Roasted Soybean Powder with Brown Sugar Syrup (June 2015)
- Japonais Japanese Chestnut and Azuki Red Bean (October 2015)
- Japonais Black Syrup Kinako Red Bean (June 2016)
This year’s first release lives up to its name by packing twice as much matcha into each small serving, not only in terms of quantity but flavour profiles as well, with both green tea ice cream and green tea sorbet contained in the mix.
This combination promises to deliver both a dense and creamy dose of matcha, while also providing a lighter, refreshing aftertaste of powdered green tea. Two types of sauce are also woven into the dessert, with condensed milk and brown sugar syrup said to work in “exquisite harmony” with the green tea flavours.
While the mix doesn’t actually come in scoops in a fancy glass, the beautiful design on the tub gives us an idea of what to expect from the flavoursome dessert.
Available only for a limited time from 4 July, the Japonais Double Matcha – Condensed Milk Brown Sugar Syrup will be on sale exclusively at 7-Eleven convenience stores around Japan.
If you’re looking for more green tea-flavoured offerings from Häagen-Dazs, the Adzuki Matcha Ice Cream Sandwich can currently be purchased at supermarkets and convenience stores around the country.
Source, images: Häagen-Dazs Japan