Japan is popular for “kakigori,” which means “shaved ice” in English. It is an all-time favorite summer treat in the country. It comes in several flavors such as melon, lemon, cherry, matcha, and many more! This summer 2017, a new flavor was recently introduced, making beer drinkers happy. It’s the beer shaved ice which really looks enticing. This unique creation will only be available at selected ICE MONSTER outlets throughout Japan until the end of August 2017. Check it out!
Everyone knows about kakigori in Japan. It is a type of dessert made of finely shaved ice that is sweetened with condensed milk and syrup. It can be found all over the country and is ice sold in convenience stores and restaurants. It comes in different flavors such as strawberry, melon, grape, mango, etc., with some even adding special toppings like tropical fruits. There are also some shaved ice treats that have ice cream on top of them.
Some people even make their own shaved ice at home. All you need is a blender, ice, sugar, fruit, and condensed milk. It is important to prepare the flavor of your shaved ice first before starting. A good-quality food processor or blender is needed in order to come up with fine ice particles. After that, you can add all of your favorite toppings.
This is probably the first time you’re hearing of “beer shaved ice.” It is a beer-flavored shaved ice with hints of mango; it just looks like mango shake topped with froth at first glance.
This new flavor of shaved ice was introduced by ICE MONSTER, a Taiwanese shop that serves delicious shaved ice delicacies. Their shaved ice is nothing compared to anywhere else as they are soft and fluffy. Perfect for the scorching summer heat in the country, this beer shaved ice they’ve recently introduced is going to be served in a beer mug at the price of 880 yen.
Instead of drinking ice beer to cool down, the beer shaved ice is a better option as it also feels like enjoying a little bit of dessert. Here are some of the specific branch locations where you can get one of these icy treats:
- ICE MONSTER Grand Front Osaka branch (open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM) – Access
- THE GATEHOUSE (pop-up store) – Access
- SHINJUKU BOX CAFE & SPACE (pop-up store) – Access
As a popular shaved ice chain, ICE MONSTER’s new creation will surely win every customer’s heart, and it will only be available until the end of August 2017. This is going to be a new trend of beating the summer heat in the country without worrying about getting drunk with too much alcohol.
ICE MONSTER Japan Website *Japanese only