When it gets colder, eat more ice cream.
My current motto as fall has started to make Tokyo a bit chilly at night. Still warm enough where you can walk around outside without gloves and a scarf, but cold enough where you see less people buying ice cream at the stores. BLASPHEMY!! Why would you ever stop eating ice cream?? The decrease in demand has not affected the new types of ice cream seen circulating in the freezer boxes though, which means there are always new things to try! Here are a couple of my newest finds:
Raw Caramel Ice Cream with Caramelized Potato topping
Imagine dipping your french fries into soft serve or a milkshake (come on, everyone does it), but 1000x better with raw caramel ice cream and caramelized potatoes on top! The ice cream itself is extremely rich and typical of the raw caramel phenomenon, and the slightly salty flavor of potatoes compliment the sweetness perfectly. These are also on the pricier side for a little tiny cup, but the experience sure makes up for it. And to top it off, these suckers are available (for a limited time I'm guessing) at your local Japanese 7-eleven.
Melon Pan Ice Cream
Melon pan ice cream! Well, nothing to really be crazy about, was basically just a mound of vanilla ice cream within a crepe like shell. But as a melon pan fanatic, I had to try this out. The outer shell seemed like it should have been crispier, like a real melon pan cookie crust, but was a little chewy cuz of freezer moisture. But for only a buck, it was easily one of the cheapest ice cream product in the store.