MELBOURNE | South Korean dessert chain Milkcow has popped up in Melbourne CBD, showcasing a variety of creative flavour combinations from April 1 to May 31 (a permanent store will be opening later on in the year). Currently operating 60 stores worldwide, Milkcow creates organic soft serve ice cream sundaes. This Instagram worthy dessert pop up has been a roaring success, and for good reason!
The City Lane was invited to taste three of Milkcow’s tasty dairy based flavours and they did not disappoint. The first ice cream I went for, and my favourite, was the Caramel Pop. The perfect combination of crunchy and smooth, this soft serve is topped with double glazed creamy caramel popcorn and Italian caramel syrup. The tasty popcorn topping lends itself perfectly to the light, creamy texture of the ice cream.
I had to go for one of Milkcow’s signature flavours, the 100% premium organic Milky Honey, topped with lashings of honey swirl. Creamy and delicious, this dessert perfectly satisfies that sweet craving without the sugar overload. Milkcow produces their soft serve using locally sourced, organic milk, which is made on site everyday. This flavour in particular showcased the quality of the ingredients.
The last flavour on the menu, which I could not resist, was the slightly whacky Santorini. Brace yourselves; this decadent soft serve is made with Oreo crumbs, pistachio, hazelnuts and Italian tropical syrup, topped with a fairy floss umbrella cloud. Aesthetically a work of art, this innovative, exotic combination of flavours could satisfy any sweet tooth.
If none of the toppings I tried take your fancy, there are plenty of others, ranging from macarons with toasted coconut chips, (Milk-A-Ron) to cocoa dusted scorched almonds with Italian chocolate hazelnut syrup and Fleur del Sel artisan sea salt (Black Pearl). Natural, organic and absolutely delicious, I urge all Melbourne foodies to try out Milkcow’s first Australian pop up and see what all of the fuss is about!
1 Driver Lane
Thu – Sat: 11:30am to 10:00pm
Sun – Wed: 11:30am to 9:00pm