Dear Readers, are you a gelato or an ice-cream person? I use to think I was a 100% ice-cream person, because I love the rich and creaminess of ice-cream …but now with so many gelato places opening up lol I think I’ve converted :) Especially since I know now there’s less than fat in gelato woo hoo!
Wanted to introduce you to Milkissimo from Hokkaido, Japan. They opened their first store in 2009 and have since expanded internationally and chose Hong Kong as their first destination ~
The full name is Milkissimo Hakodate Gelato Da 41°N, that’s because the capital of Italy, Rome and Hokkaido’s Hakodate town is precisely connected at the 41 degree north latitude :) I thought that was an interesting fact hehe ~ They also called it ‘Milkissimo’ because they use the finest milk from the Hakodate town and I definitely believe the milk gives it that extra creamy flavour.
I’ve actually gone to Milkissimo quite a few times and have been meaning to blog about it, but simply forgot ~ my bad lol so I’m going to base my review on a few visits :) They have quite a few flavours, going from the more traditional chocolate, raspberry, green tea to the more unique like pumpkin, green soybean to Zabaione. I’ve tried quite a few flavours so will try to give you an overview of them :D
I’m a bit obsessed about matcha flavoured desserts and definitely LOVE green tea ice-cream, but I find it really hard to get good ones…the matcha flavoure is either too strong…or too weak ~ Usually one of my favourites would be the Haagen Daz one but this was pretty delicious ~ It had a subtler matcha taste even though the nice girl serving us warned me that it was really strong. I really liked the texture of the green tea gelato because it’s not as rich as the Haagen Daz one I could probably eat more of it.
Win Win doesn’t like blueberries but I do :) I like all types of berries because they’re sweet and tangy and most importantly it has tons of anti-oxidants and I need that to balance out all the ‘sugar’ that I consume :P anyhow I tried this blueberry crema and didn’t really like it…the texture was the same creamy, smooth and silky. But I simply didn’t like how it taste, it had too much of an ‘artificial’ taste to it…lol but I know Mr Bao would love it he likes ALL artificial tasting ice-creams ~
My absolutely FAVOURITE would have to be the Sicily Pistachio :) I never use to like pistachio desserts ~ but lately, I’ve totally jumped on the bandwagon lol remember the pistachio creme brulee I had and how I always buy pistachio macarons? I’ve gone a little crazy ~ Hope this isn’t a phase and eventually get so sick of pistachios that I don’t want to eat anymore pistachio flavoured goodies. I really like this pistachio gelato because it’s very flavoursome, I’ve had pistachio ice-cream before and I’m pretty sure they use pistachio essence and not extract…so it doesn’t have the ‘real’ pistachio taste…but the pistachio gelato here uses the ‘real ‘ stuff and once you’ve had a spoonful bite, you immediately want another one :D It is truly addictive!
It’s reasonably priced too ~ for $40HK ($5AUD) you can get the large cup with your choice of 1 to 3 flavours ~ Win Win and I got the Chocolate Fondant, Mango and of course Pistachio. Win Win is really picky with chocolate gelato and she’s always looking for one with a strong chocolate flavour, and she seemed to like this gelato, saying that it was quite rich. If it meets her expectations I trust it’s pretty good hehe :P I liked it too but didn’t think it was very ‘fondant’ like though lol The mango reminds me of Dad because he doesn’t eat a lot of ice-cream but when he does it’s always ‘mango’ ~ it tasted more like a sorbet than a gelato. It was nice…but it simply wasn’t my favourite lol
I went back yesterday with Kaylee – going to miss you SO SO SO much, even though we’ve only known each other for a short period of time…we definitely had ‘fireworks’ please come and visit soon! We had brunch and I was ready for something sweet ~ and even though I’ve gone to Milkissimo a few times I didn’t know they had a chocolate fondant ~
It was sooooo pretty ~ We both liked the little snow flake on the chocolate fondant cake, we went for two scoops of ice-cream, yes pistachio again (told you I’m obsessed) and raspberry cake ~ Both gelato’s were delish! But I still prefer the pistachio :P
Nothing beats a totally ooey gooey chocolate fondant ~ YUM! I really liked it :) Only down fall was…the ice-cream was too small! I would’ve preferred if the waitress had told me nicely that they were mini scoops…LOL I couldn’t help but buy myself another single serve of pistachio ice-cream $28HKD ($3.5AUD)~
If you like creamy and gelato’s that full of flavour then Milkissimo will make you very happy ~ unfortunately right now you can only get Milkissimo either in Japan or Hong Kong ~ so maybe it’s time you planned your next holiday :P
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