I scream, you scream, we want Ice Cream!!!
Welcome to Milk Mura
Good quality milk is, of course, important. But what catches the eye and draws people in is the way in which these ingredients are put together and presented. There are many places where people get very creative with ice cream, using flavours that you would never of dreamed of and put together with anything from Anko (sweet adzuki bean paste) and mochi (rice cake) to corn flakes and matcha (green tea) biscuits.
All this is great, but where do you go to take your ice cream experience to the next level? If you want to experience the world of varieties in one place, I recommend Milk Mura as the place to go.
Somewhere almost hidden and tucked away in a building that stands in the heart of the Sapporo city, on the cusp of the Susukino entertainment district, is a place that feels like stumbling across a secret, magical hideaway. The first time I attempted a visit was around 10.30pm, a time which I thought most people wouldn’t consider getting stuck into a plethora of ice cream. But how wrong I was. It was full, with people waiting outside! The staff member used good English to explain that it would be about a 30-40 minute wait!
In simpler times, when I was a nice young boy, I thought ice cream could only have 3 flavours, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Everyone around had their favourite, I thought nothing more could be possible. But now, flavours you may think could never find there way into ice cream have emerged, changing the world of ice cream forever. Over time, a place like Milk Mura has emerged, transforming the world of flavours, making anything possible!
The other added bonus to all this is that if there is an alcohol that you always wanted to try but was too expensive to buy, here you can sample it for a very reasonable price and get ice cream with it too!!!
There are also options that are suited for children which avoids having to give them alcohol prematurely and the opening times start at 1.00pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, making it family friendly. It does open at the later time of 5.00pm on Wednesdays and is closed on Mondays. The closing time is 12.00pm with the last orders at 11.00pm, so it’s available to stop by and have a try late into the evening, but be warned, it may be busy late at night.