When you’re in Taiwan, be sure to visit this ice cream parlor. It’s ice cream in cube form; the type of ice cream cubes that almost melts in your mouth. Yum!!
When we were little, our parents would drive an hour each way to bring these home for us on occasions. These used to come in cubes all laid out nicely in a styrofoam box, with toothpicks provided. Yup, we ate ice cream cubes with toothpicks back in the day. Nowadays, the styrofoam box is nicer, which provides better insulation, and each ice cream cube is packaged individually (as you’ll see below). The purple one is Taro flavored ice cream cube, Yellow is Vanilla, and brown is Peanut Butter. Although there are other flavors (Passion Fruit, Mango, etc., etc.), these three are my favorites (probably more of a nostalgic thing). I love the concept of ice cream cubes, and aside from the memories that come with this place, their ice cream cubes (all the flavors) really are actually delicious (based on taste alone). They’re not heavily concentrated with milk, like the ice cream here in the U.S. They are light and refreshing, and unlike anything you’ll find here in the States. Really. A must try.
So while we’re on the subject of ice cream…
This little stand at another rest area on the way to Nantou from Taipei made me drool. They’re fruit-flavored popsicle. Fresh, real fruit. You can even see the kiwi seeds in some of them. Passion fruit, mango, kiwi, watermelon. Oooh my goodness. AND so cute!