Cherry Blossom Flavored Ice Cream

SakuraIceCream

Naturally, it being the Pink Season, all things must be as one with the almighty sakura. Including…ice cream.

And what does this marvel of food engineering taste like? Hmm, good question.  Fortunately, they did not try to reproduce the taste of traditional Japanese sakura sweets, which are sweet rice cakes jarringly wrapped in salty pickled cherry leaves. Usually I’m pretty good at Guess That Flavor, but this time I can’t get any closer than it tastes like Pink.

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