Guest blogger elisuperoffbeattravel shows us some awesome places to eat some ice-cream to beat the summer in Korea.
Summer in Korea is here and with it comes the sweltering heat. What better way to cool down than with a big fat dose of ice-cream. If you’re sick and tired of the same old vanilla scoops then check out these 9 very cool and very instagramable ice-cream places to eat in Seoul below.
1. Swi:t B
Looking for some sweet places to eat in Itaewon, Seoul? Swi:t B serves unique soft serve ice-cream flavours such as whisky, cereal and pistachio. They also put together adorable animal themed ice-creams made with sweet treats. Additional toppings include gummy worms, oreos and sprinkles.
Price: ~5,300 KRW
2. Fell + Cole
Fell + Cole is an awesome ice-cream place in Hongdae that regularly changes its 10 weird and wonderful ice-cream and sorbet flavours, which include vegan and dog friendly options. They also have some unique Korean flavors such as Makgeolli, beer stracciatella, miso vanilla and perilla leaves just to name a few. If that’s not enough, beer floats and ice-cream sandwiches can also be found in-store.
Price: ~5,200 KRW
Milkcow is part of the ice-cream trend in Korea that prides itself on its soft serve ice-cream made from organic milk. Complementing their premium ice-creams are a range of fresh and organic ingredients including organic cotton candy, real honeycomb slices oozing honey and fresh fruits.
Price: ~5,500 KRW
4. Aboong aka Angelish
Aboong has a delicious spin on a classic Korean street food. Fish shaped waffles filled with red bean paste (or custard cream) are served with yoghurt ice-cream topped off with chocolate syrup and crunchy flakes. A stick of chocolate covered fruits can be added for an additional KRW 1,000.
Price: 3,000 KRW
Another recommended Seoul ice-cream shop is Remicone, which sells soft serve ice-cream in 3 flavours: milk, salted caramel and chocolate. Its real strength lies in its extensive list of toppings which include popping candy, tiny mango macaroons, crepe pieces and hazelnut praline.
Price: ~6,100 KRW
6. Milky Bee
Looking for the perfect Instagram while visiting Seoul? Milky Bee sculpts picture perfect ice-cream roses using up to 3 different ice-cream flavours. Pick from strawberry, yoghurt, chocolate and green tea. They also have that hot Korean food trend: honey comb topped ice-cream.
Price: ~5,500 KRW
Sobok’s deliciously creamy yet nutty tasting ice-cream is made from rice, grains and milk. It’s finished off with a dash of pumpkin, dried fruit, nuts, honey, and one of their signature injeolmi ice balls (ice-cream balls with a chewy injeolmi centre). A lot of Korean flavors in here.
Price: 5,200 KRW
8. Foot Long Ice-cream
Looking for something more substantial to quench your dessert pains? Make sure to check out these foot long ice-creams in Myeongdong. Pick from chocolate, vanilla, green tea, milk, strawberry and yoghurt. They are open late along with all the other street food vendors. Perfect for late night cravings.
Price: 2,000 KRW
Location: Google Map to Myeongdong
9. Penguin Macaron
Ice cool ice-cream sandwiched between 2 pieces of chewy macaroon slices, what is there not to love about summer in Korea? Penguin Macaron serves these delicious treats in 4 flavours: green tea, cheesecake, strawberry and chocolate.
Price: 4,000 KRW
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