[Milk Village in Sapporo] Ice Cream with Liqueurs for Adult
May 21st, 2016
Ice Cream Bar Hokkaido Milk Village (アイスクリームBar HOKKAIDOミルク村) is a popular ice cream bar on the 6th floor of New Hokusei Building (ニュー北星ビル) near Susukino Crossing, Chuo ward, Sapporo city. Mr. Soichi Iwamura (岩村 宗市) that used to train his cooking skill in France is an owner, and has established it since 1995. The Milk Village is well-known as an ice cream shop like a secret hideaway to savor tasty ice cream and liqueur, and a lot of customers come to here by word of mouth or reviews. Especially, the bar is crowded on weekend evenings, and cutomers may form a line. By the way, I asked a waitress about taking a picture, and she replied me "It is okay except a menu".
The shop is not so small, and has an unique atmosphere, so it reminds me of Oldies. Table seats and countner seats are provided at the bar, so I guess that a large number of customers enjoy their sweets and drinks.
Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Article is here
I visited here around 14:00 on a weekday. A group of customers already enjoyed themselves at the bar. I sat at a table seat, and read a menu. 3 types of ice cream sets, A set, B set and C set, were served on the menu. Those prices were JPY 1390 per a set. I supposed that dishes did not be served. The A set was recommended on the menu, so I ordered it. As for the A set, customers can choose 2 different liquors among 100 different liquors. I asked a waitress about recommended liquors, so she replied me "Ballantine's 30 Year Old and Tequila go well with ice cream". Therefore I ordered those.
About 10 minutes later, The A set was served. It contained a cup of ice cream with 3 different liquors (The Ballantine's 30 Year Old, The Tequila and Tea Liqueur), a container of coffee powder, a cup of quinoa, a container of yogurt, a piece of crepe, and customers could change the taste of the ice cream by those toppings, and enjoyed various tastes.
After the owner was happen to meet tasty fresh milk, he had moved to Hokkaido, and begun to make ice cream. The ice cream was made from fresh milk produced in the Hokkaido with orange liqueur and fresh cream, and it was just like soft serve ice cream with fluffy texture. Customers could get another cup of ice cream only once.
The waitress told me how to eat. "First customers eat only ice cream, and enjoy the original taste. Then, 2/3 of the ice cream is put on a spoon, and the spoon is put on an ice cram mug, and they pour liqueur into the spoon, and eat it". As for the Ballantine and the Tequila, those bitter tastes went well with the sweetness of the ice cream. As for the Tea Liqueur, its sweet taste went well with the sweetness of the ice cream, too. Those were very interesting. Except the liqueurs, other toppings had good tastes and nice texture, so customers would enjoy various things.
Last a cup of coffee and a cookie were served. The shape of the cookie was just like Koala, and it was good. I think that visitors can enjoy an atmosphere slightly different from their daily life at the Milk Village. Thanks for the tasty ice cream!
|Parking lot||A parking lot is not provided|
|Business hours||13:00-23:40 * Wednesday 17:00-23:40|
|Regular closing day||Monday|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||9 492 417*17|
A page of Sapporo is here