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Eight convenience store ice creams to try this summer

Sweet treats to enjoy when you’re on a budget

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Written by
Olivia Lai
&
Ann Chiu
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Summer and ice cream naturally go hand-in-hand. Hong Kong offers a plethora of creative frozen treats ranging from plain soft serve to ice cream served in a croissant and even in an egg waffle. While the famous Chinese wine ice cream all the way at Sha Tin 18 is certainly worth the trip at least once, sometimes Hongkongers just want a cool down, quick and cheap. Thankfully, there are convenient stores at every corner of the city that are well-stocked with sweet treats from all over. We snacked our way through various 7-Eleven and Circle K Stores to find the best ice cream to enjoy this summer. 

RECOMMENDED: Pair your ice cream with a choice drink from Hong Kong’s best bubble tea stores to really hit that sugar high.

Convenience store ice cream you have to try this summer

Skippy Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar

Skippy Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar

The Skippy peanut butter ice cream bar created quite the stir when it was first introduced in Japan earlier this year. News of it even made its way over to Hong Kong. But the wait is finally over – PB lovers can finally get their hands on one of these at any Circle K store in town. Wrapped inside peanut butter ice cream is a thick dollop of Skippy’s peanut butter, resulting in a sweet-and-salty flavour combo. $16.9; available at Circle K. 

Seika Nangoku Shirokuma

Seika Nangoku Shirokuma

If you’ve ever been to Kagoshima, Japan, you’re most likely familiar with the city’s famous dessert. The Shirokuma shaved ice, or kakigori, is drizzled with a liberal layer of sweet condensed milk and topped with seasonal fruits. Skip the flight and taste this frozen treat right here in Hong Kong at your local 7-Eleven. Go for the mixed fruit or mango flavour. Either way, both are guaranteed to cool you down this summer. $27; Available at 7-Eleven stores

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Haagen-Dazs Yuzu and Citrus Ice Cream & Kiwi and Mango Frozen Yoghurt

Haagen-Dazs Yuzu and Citrus Ice Cream & Kiwi and Mango Frozen Yoghurt

Haagen-Dazs has been consistently pumping out interesting flavours, one after another. The latest to hit the shelves is the yuzu citrus ice cream, and the kiwi and mango frozen yoghurt. The former is made with yuzu picked during its peak season, paired with juicy Brazilian oranges to produce an incredibly refreshing and tangy treat in a cup, while the latter consists of real kiwi bits in mango frozen yoghurt cream. $29.9; available at most supermarkets and convenient stores

Nestle Dairy Farm Ice Cream Float

Nestle Dairy Farm Ice Cream Float

Take it back a few decades this summer with a Hong Kong bing sutt favourite: the ice cream float. Nestle Dairy Farm has reinvented this classic in ice cream bar form. Taste the best of both worlds by indulging in smooth chocolate ice cream with a coke-flavoured coating. A must-try for anyone who is nostalgic for slurping coke floats on hot summer days. $8; available at most supermarkets and convenience stores

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Baileys Ice Cream Bar

Baileys Ice Cream Bar

After launching its popular family-sized ice cream tubs, Baileys is rolling out the perfect individual-sized cream liqueur-flavoured treat. Made from fresh Australian milk, the ice cream bar is sealed in a coating of rich chocolate. It’s ridiculously creamy and contains 0.4 percent alcohol content, so you can tuck into multiple servings without having to worry about getting tipsy. $17; available at 7-Eleven stores

Lotte Cheesecake Ice Cream Bar

Lotte Cheesecake Ice Cream Bar

Korean confectionary brand Lotte recently launched two new cheesecake flavoured ice cream bars. The strawberry cheesecake ice cream comes with chunks of cheesecake in strawberry ice cream, covered in another layer of vanilla ice cream. The other option is the blueberry cheesecake ice cream bar, which is coated in white chocolate and cheese, packed with blueberry sauce.  $16.9; available at Circle K stores. 

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Lotte Matcha Tiramisu

Lotte Matcha Tiramisu

Matcha green tea-flavoured desserts provide a lighter, more interesting alternative to the usual chocolate and vanilla. This matcha tiramisu from Lotte is made up of matcha and mascarpone ice cream. The matcha offers richness with a slight hint of bitterness and when combined with the mascarpone, the flavours come together to produce a dessert full of depth at a convenience store price tag. $20; available at 7-Eleven stores

Ten Ren Tea Orange Green Tea Sorbet

Ten Ren Tea Orange Green Tea Sorbet

Popular Taiwanese tea brand Ten Ren Tea, probably best known for their bubble tea, introduced their own version of Tie Guan Yin tea flavoured ice cream earlier this year. It was incredibly well received. Riding that wave, Ten Ren rolls out another new product to the masses: the orange green tea sorbet. Featuring hints of fragrant tea flavours, the sorbet is a milder option that is sure to refresh even the most parched palates. $28; available at 7-Eleven stores

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