Summer in Korea is hot and humid. At my school, the air conditioning units were extremely inefficient (my students and I were always sweating in the classroom, smh), which was the perfect excuse for a cool snack during breaks. What better than ice cream (in my top three favorite foods… like actually, I have a problem…)? Luckily, GS25 and CU stay stocked with ice cream bars, and many cafes serve a variety of bingsu, so there’s no shortage of frozen treats. Here are some of the one’s I tried:
pistachio almond bar. ok. maybe i just got an old one.
cookies and cream ice cream bar. very good.
like a choco taco.
world cone. ice cream, almonds, and chocolate. yum.
like world cone but with peanuts. yum.
best ice cream cone i had. green tea ice cream! only every saw it once though…
paris baguette’s version of a world cone.
my favorite. ice cream, red bean, and a thin layer of mochi/dduk.
waffle with ice cream, mochi/dduk pieces, and red bean. good, but not as good as the flower one.
fish shaped waffle with ice cream and red bean.
cookies and cream ice cream with coffee bits. really good.
Fell + Cole is a fancy ice cream shop in Seoul. their main shop is near Hongdae, but they also have a kiosk in the Apujeong Galleria. here’s their makgeolli ice cream. delicious.
Sweet Truck, ice cream chain. ok. kind of just tastes like a thinker Wendy’s frosty.
Yoger Presso, a chain yogurt shop/cafe. yogurt is a little bland and watery, but maybe the best froyo you’ll find in Korea.
Cafe Odi’s patbingsu with frozen milk flakes. heavenly.
green tea bingsu from green tee cafe in myeongdong. yummmmy.