Southeast Asia Ice Cream Review

Southeast Asia Ice Cream Review

I have been meaning to put up our Southeast Asia Ice Cream Review post for a while and after my grandma Eileen asked about it during our last Skype session, I decided it was time. You may remember our Korean Ice Cream Reviews in which we reviewed 39 different ice creams across four posts. We haven’t found as many ice creams elsewhere due to a few reasons:

  1. As of late we are often far from grocery stores and in hot weather so we aren’t able to carry back ice cream.
  2. Occasionally we don’t even have a fridge / kitchen.
  3. There has been some overlap in ice creams across countries.

While we did manage to try a couple ice creams in Vietnam, we don’t have any ice cream bar reviews for Vietnam or Indonesia. The reviews below are for Malaysia (1- 13) and Thailand (14-18). There is a little less variation in comparison to the ice creams we tried in Korea. You will notice that we tended to get some of the same bars with different flavors.  While we had many options available to us which included red beans, we neglected to try them as we already determined how we felt about red beans in desserts on multiple occasions while in Korea.

Yang Yang Ice Cream Coconut

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“Tastes pretty much like frozen coconut on a stick. Pretty good and refreshing with a slight like creamy ice cream flavor to it as well. It definitely has a coconut texture to it. This was probably made with actual, like coconut, you know? It doesn’t melt. I like it. It gets better as you eat it more”

-Kyle

“Well first off, this is hard to hold because the stick is so short and small and it is round, not like the oval ones. Kind of tastes like nothing. Or a little bit like the water we drank out of a coconut at the Batu Caves. I like coconut but this is not that good to me. I guess I just like coconut milk and coconut in the form of flakes and some coconut flavored things, but I don’t like coconut water or coconut popsicle too much. It is true that I like it more as I eat it. I honestly can’t decide if I like it or not.”

-Briana

Durian Ice Cream Bar

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“Uhh. Wow. Wow. That is a strong smell. It smells like a fart. I changed my mind, it doesn’t smell like a fart, it smells like rotting onion. The flavor itself is not actually too bad, not compared to the smell. It kind of tastes like sautéed onion, covered in sugar and cream… Yeah, I’m done with this… It’s certainly an acquired taste.”

Two Hours Later: “~Burp~ Ugh, why does the durian make me burp? Bleh, I still taste it, I can’t get rid of the taste, nothing covers it. And it’s just getting worse. Make it stop.” 

-Kyle

“So this actually just smells to me like water that has gone bad like sitting in the car in a bottle or something. Also very strong onion-y smell. Not good for a dessert. (After tasting) Uhhhh ehl yuck. At least you can deal with it (to Kyle.) My breath is horrible from a lick I think. It is honestly so gross and I cannot eat it. It’s disgusting. It is a big thing here though so we had to try it.”

-Briana

Memphis Meltdown Big Bikke

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“I really like this one. It has a really thick milk chocolate shell with cookie crumbles in it. And then the inside is kind of like a cookies and cream ice cream but with a little more of a milk cream flavor to it. It’s good.”

-Kyle

“This is really good. The outside shell is hard, crunchy and good and the inside ice cream is soft and creamy. The taste of the ice cream reminds me a little bit of some of the Korean ones, I guess it’s the milk flavor (as opposed to vanilla), which always makes me feel like it tastes kind of expired but if you can get over that it is quite good.”

-Briana

Cornetto Royale Chocolate

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“Wow, very chocolatey. In appearance, it reminds me of the Goo Goo cones in Korea which I thought were great. The taste is a little different though. It is strong, but good.”

-Briana

“Mm. It’s got a really good strong dark chocolate flavor. Pretty firm ice cream, good silky texture and the waffle cone’s really got a good crunch to it as well.”

-Kyle

Cornetto Royale Red Velvet Flavor

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“The top white ice cream tastes very creamy, almost like whipped cream. The pink ice cream has a good taste, kind of chocolate-like as it should be, and the cone is good like normal.”

-Briana

“Definitely tastes like red velvet and it’s cool it’s got actual like cake crumbles on top. It tastes really good. And it’s got a big ball of fudge in the center.”

-Kyle

Cornetto Royale Black Forest

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“Mm. It’s got a good slightly bitter dark chocolate taste to it. Nice little chocolate cookie crumbles on top.”

-Kyle

“Yum. Good like the rest. The top is sweet. Reminds me of a jam with some little chocolate things on it. The cone is chocolatey. The jam goes all the way down the center to the end.”

-Briana

Cornetto Limited Edition Taylor Swift Caramel Shake

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“The decorative part of top has a creamy caramel flavor. I am happy to see and taste chocolate in there as well. The ice cream has a good taste and texture and the cone is crunchy and nice.”

-Briana

“Really good caramel ice cream on top of regular vanilla ice cream and it’s got like chocolate fudge syrup, almonds and stuff. This one’s really good.”

-Kyle

Cornetto Vanilla

(Sorry, we don’t seem to have a picture for this one!)

“Good. Honestly, you can look at it and see that it is good and it pretty much tastes how you probably imagine. The chocolate on top is hard and good and the ice cream is a nice vanilla and there are some little nuts.”

-Briana

“Good, clean vanilla flavor, chocolatey shell. Nice, like caramelized nuts on top, good crunchy shell.”

-Kyle

Wall’s Top Ten Chocolate Flavor

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“I thought it was a really nice chocolate ice cream bar with a decent chocolate shell. Nutty on the outside, nothing particular special flavor-wise but it was a good chocolate.”

-Kyle

“I was in the mood for chocolate when I chose this one and it satisfied me. The shell is good and the ice cream is good.” 

-Briana

Wall’s Top Ten Vanilla Flavor

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“Good solid shell with lots of peanuts and pretty decent quality vanilla. Considering how cheap it is, pretty good.”

-Kyle

“Stays together. Solid. Good. Ice Cream. Yum. ”

-Briana

Bites Vanilla

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“Pretty good chocolate shell, has some nice crunchy nuts inside of it. The ice cream is a nice vanilla (not the milk flavor).”

-Briana

“I like that it’s got a thick shell on it. A lot of like, nuts in it. It’s a pretty good quality vanilla inside. It’s good.”

-Kyle

Cravio Chocolate

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“It’s a pretty decent chocolate ice cream. It’s a little artificial in flavoring. The shell is good but it’s a little thin as well, but it does have peanuts on it. It’s alright.”

-Kyle

“It is good, but not as good as the others. The shell is good. It might be the ice cream that is a little less good. Maybe I’m wrong about what specifically is off, though.”

-Briana

Cravio Choco berry

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“Based on the picture I was concerned that this would be overly artificial and jelly-like but it’s really quite good. I like chocolate and strawberry together. The ice cream is good and the jelly inside is pretty decent too.”

-Briana

“It was a really good strawberry flavor. I really liked the jam inside because it gave it that extra punch of strawberry and the shell was really good. Mixes really well with that strawberry flavor.”

-Kyle

Butterfly Shaped-Ice Cream

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“It’s supposed to be strawberry and grape flavor. It sort of tastes like that. Certainly artificial, but pretty good.”

-Briana

“It’s pretty decent popsicle. It’s like an artificial strawberry flavor.”

-Kyle

Bantu (Panda)

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“Aside from the fact that it fell apart, it’s pretty good. Tastes like a pretty normal, decent chocolate ice cream. And vanilla ice cream. Kind of soft but it’s pretty good. It’s nice that it’s like a panda shape. It’s kind of fudgy. It kind of reminds me of like ice cream cake ice cream.”

-Kyle

“It’s good. Cute look, standard taste. Tastes like typical tub ice cream (good) shaped into little form. There’s some creaminess to it.”

-Briana

Nestle “Thai Name” (We can’t read it)

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“Tastes like bubble gum. There’s like a white chocolate drizzle all over it. I mean it’s pretty good.”

-Kyle

“I thought this was going to be strawberry. Kyle tasted it first though and told me, though. I am not really a fan of the bubblegum flavor. It’s okay. It’s obviously ice cream but something about the texture reminds me of gum as well. I like the ribbons around the outside.”

-Briana

Nestle Milo 1

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“It basically tastes kind of like a Nesquick chocolate milkshake but frozen but really its also got like a malted chocolate kind of taste and a nice shell. There’s also chunks of like chocolate nougat in here.” 

-Kyle

“This is really good. I was not sure how it would be because of how cheap it was but the brand was Nestle so it was not like an off-brand so I thought we should definitely go for it. I really like the shell on the top but I especially enjoy the little pieces of chocolate inside. Just a good chocolate ice cream bar. Would recommend.” 

-Briana

Nestle Milo 2

(Sorry, I cannot find the photo right now but I will add it if I do.) 

“This is so good. I know Kyle prefers the other one but I think I like this one best. When you bite into it you can just see the iciness like a fog form around your mouth. I like the chocolate ribbons surrounding the chocolate ice cream and of course the creamy sweet center.”

-Briana

“It’s a milder chocolate with a very creamy coconut center. Really good.”

-Kyle 

Honorable Mentions.

These two can be found back in the states and we sort of neglected to review them. They were delicious, though!

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~B~

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