I personally believe that mint is the perfect ingredient to enjoy during the summer season. It has the power to get people through the intense summer heat here in Japan. Not only do they taste delicious, but mint sweets are also aesthetically pleasing with their pastel blue or green color. Here are three mint chocolate-flavored desserts available in Tokyo (東京) to get you through the heat or your craving.
GELATERIA MARGHERA is a gelato shop with locations in Azabu-juban (麻布十番) and Ebisu (恵比寿) in Tokyo, and Namba (難波) in Osaka (大阪). The original store is located in Milan, Italy and their first shop abroad is here in Japan.
The mint chocolate dessert that is available at GELATERIA MARGHERA is their Cioccolato & Menta Dopocena (チョコメンタドポチェーナ). Their Dopocenas are gelato parfaits made of 2 to 3 flavors of gelatos. This menu is one of the most popular at this shop and the exquisite balance between the chocolate sauce and the mint gelato is something that has people coming back for more.
Lead cafe in Harajuku (原宿) is produced by the Japanese hip-hop group Lead. It is known for having extremely attractive workers so if you are into that and mint chocolate desserts, this is the perfect cafe for you. They have a choco mint parfait (チョコミントパフェ) that is perfect for the hot days.
I’m pretty sure almost everyone has heard of this international ice cream franchise which is more commonly known as Baskin-Robbins in other countries.
Not only is it a perfect summer dessert, but their mint chocolate chip (チョコレートミント) flavor is also one of the most popular available all year round. If you don’t live in the Tokyo area and don’t have access to the other mint chocolate desserts mentioned above, 31 Ice Cream is available in many places throughout Japan.
I hope these mint chocolate desserts help you in surviving the extreme humidity and heat that is summer in Japan. Not only are they delicious, but they are also perfect for photos to share with your friends and family. They indeed make the perfect treat!