We were completely transfixed by the raindrop cake, the Japanese dessert trend that went viral a few months ago, but the newest jelly dish just took everything to a totally new level. Ice cream ramen exists in the world, and if you’re totally grossed out right now, don’t be, because it’s neither actually ice cream nor ramen. But it’s so cool.
If you’re picturing a cup of noodles á la mode right now, lemme just talk you through this. There are no actual noodles or ice cream in this bowl, and despite the totally low-brow name, it’s actually totally elegant, intricate, and insanely gorgeous. New York City’s dessert shop, The Dessert Kitchen, is serving up this seriously creative dessert, and given how completely unique it is, there’s a good chance this is going to become the newest dessert trend. But if it isn’t ice cream or ramen, what actually is it?
The “ice cream” is made with crushed ice covered in evaporated milk, and as for the noodles, they’re kanten, which are traditional Japanese jelly noodles that are made from algae, giving them a see-through, jelly-like appearance. So they are noodles, they just aren’t a cup of noodles.
The translucent blue noodles are served over a bowl of crushed ice, mochi, cantaloupe and mango, then it’s all topped off with evaporated milk and served with a side of white peach syrup.
It’s only a matter of time before this becomes the new It Instagram dessert.
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