Green tea has a permanent spot in the Japanese ice cream lineup, but Häagen-Dazs shows us there’s room for roasted hojicha too!
In a country filled with great bakeries, you’ve got to do something special to stand out, and this shop/cafe in downtown Tokyo does just that.
The delicious new frozen dessert showcases the flavour of roasted Japanese green tea.
Pop-up cafe caters to fans of mature aesthetics and sweet treats with customizable desserts served in cocktail glasses.
We fall under the dark, stretchy spell of the company’s newest mochi ice cream.
The mochi ice cream series brings back an old favorite, and introduces an enticing new flavor!
The taste of Japan has been captured in a tub of ice cream with a brand new flavour combination this year.
The flavour is so delectable it ranks in the top three favourites for Japanese ice cream lovers.
The new dessert uses never-before-seen matcha components to celebrate 20 years of green tea ice cream in Japan.
The limited-time menu includes croissants, granita, and shakes made with mini tubs of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.
Now there’s something else to look forward to when opening a tub of ice cream.
For some raisin, we’re feeling hungry all of a sudden…
Both these limited-edition Japan releases contain new ingredients used for the first time ever in the history of the company.
America’s premium ice cream maker takes on one of Japan’s most traditional tastes.
Häagen-Dazs Japan has announced another tantalizing new flavor, and we’re already wondering what the combination of dairy and honey will taste like!
Zeitaku is one of those lovely Japanese words that sounds as elegant as its meaning. As the word for luxury, it conjures up images of high-class ryokan accommodations with private outdoor rotenburo baths, multi-course kaiseki meals served by elegant ladies dressed in kimonos and extravagant purchases at department stores on the Ginza shopping strip.
While most of those luxuries are, sadly, out of reach for many of us, there’s one affordable item that comes to mind when Japanese people are looking for a bit of zeitaku when a friend decides to visit or as a treat after a long day. That small symbol of luxury is the rich, creamy ice cream of Häagen-Dazs, and now they’re releasing an amazing new chestnut and azuki red bean Japonais flavour to add a bit of class to the upcoming fall season.
Last February, we had the opportunity to combine our loves for Japanese food and ice cream when Häagen-Dazs released a line of ice cream topped by mochi rice cakes and flavored like traditional Japanese confectionaries. We got our hands on one flavor and were blown away by how amazing it tasted, and so was the rest of Japan.
Before long, the supplies of both flavors of mochi ice cream were exhausted, and the freezer sections of convenience stores and supermarkets across Japan has always looked a little lonelier in their absence. Now, though, Häagen-Dazs has announced that its kinako kuromitsu and mitarashi kurumi mochi ice creams, featuring roasted soybean flour, black sugar syrup, sweet soy glaze, and walnuts, are making a triumphant return.
Ice cream manufacturer Häagen-Dazs is pretty popular in Japan. The company has a large enough market share to run near-constant ads inside subway and above-ground train cars; usually a pretty good indicator of market success since ads on JR trains cost, approximately, all the dollars that ever were or ever will be.
One reason for the brand’s popularity in Japan – other than, you know, it tastes good – is the fancy, sturdy packaging used for individually-portioned cups. Now, most people just like them because it contributes to the brand’s premium mystique, but it turns out a lot of Japanese Twitter users are finding recently that the sturdy, distinctive plastic lids have a huge variety of neat, bonus utility and decorative uses even after all the ice cream inside is gone.
The weather is finally getting warmer and the cherry blossoms are starting to peek out here in Tokyo. So naturally, we’ve started planning all the snacks we’re going to much on during our cherry-blossom viewing parties and picnics.
We’ve already staked out some room in our tummies for Magnolia Bakery’s cherry blossom cupcakes, but we have to consider our ice-cream needs, too. For portable snacking, Häagen-Dazs‘ range of Crispy Sandwich ice cream treats are always a great option. And, as luck would have it, they’re rolling out a special new flavour for spring: Peach and Berry Tart!