Lovers of Japanese flavors have been truly spoilt by luxury ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs in recent years, with a number of limited-edition releases featuring specials like hojicha roasted green tea, cherry blossom, and kuromitsu brown sugar syrup.
Now they’re combining a very Japanese flavor with a famous French dessert for a limited time, to create the Yuzu Blanc Manger.
Blanc manger, or blancmange as it’s commonly known outside of its home country, is a chilled dessert usually made with milk or cream and sugar thickened with gelatin. It looks and tastes like panna cotta, and can be flavored with a variety of fruity ingredients to give it a light and refreshing aftertaste.
That’s exactly what Häagen-Dazs have done for their next new Japan-exclusive release, combining the nation’s popular citrus, yuzu, with blancmange for a limited time.
The new ice cream contains a generous serving of yuzu juice, combined with a yuzu oil extracted from the rind, to add an enticing aroma and a refreshing hit of tartness to the dessert. And to top it all off, the ice cream will come with a delectable yuzu sauce topping.
According to the company, the acidity and tartness of the yuzu, wrapped up in mellow milk flavors, creates a rich and luxurious tasting ice cream that’s perfect for summer.
The Yuzu Blanc Manger ice cream will retail for 319 yen and be available in stores around Japan from July 23.
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