Enjoy shaved ice in mango, strawberry, peanut, chocolate, green tea, and passion fruit flavors at this hip Taiwanese eatery. Its delicious cold treats will have the kids begging for more. The restaurant chain also offers other various assortments of desserts, like the heaping bingsha (冰沙) with shaved ice, red beans, mung beans, and condensed milk. Ask for two spoons – you’ll definitely need someone to share with.
Daily 11am-4am. 6 Gongti Xilu (south of Gongti 100), Chaoyang District (6551 3533) 朝阳区工体西路6号 (工体100南边)
Cold Stone Creamery 酷圣石冰淇淋
This American-style creamery offers authentic homemade ice cream and sorbet mixed with toppings and prepared on a frozen granite stone. Devise your own flavor with fruits, nuts, and chocolate, or choose a ready-made flavor like Chocolate Devotion (chocolate ice cream, chocolate fudge, and crunchy chocolate chips). Healthier options include non-dairy smoothies and sorbets, as well as Sinless Sans Fat ice cream, a non-fat option that contains no added sugar. Depending on the toppings, ice cream here will set you back approximately RMB 30.
1) Daily 10am-10am (regular hours), daily 10am-11pm (weekends and summer). C1-2A, Solana Lifestyle and Shopping Park, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (5905 6058) www.coldstone-china.com 朝阳区朝阳公园西路1号蓝色港湾国际商场区C1-2A; 2) S9-1, Sanlitun Village, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6416 8538) www.coldstone-china.com 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Village S9-1
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Cherry House Frozen Yogurt
Do you crave North American-style frozen yogurt from Pinkberry or Yogurtland? Crave no more! Cherry House Frozen Yogurt is a relatively unknown DIY frozen yogurt place. Choose a yogurt flavor (including vanilla, strawberry, and mango) and customize it with a dozen toppings. Ironically, Cherry House doesn’t have anything cherry-flavored. Prices are calculated according to weight. At about RMB 10 for 100g, expect to pay around RMB 20 for a bowl of frozen yogurt.
Daily 10am-10pm. SA-36A (beside American Eagle Outfitters), Solana Lifestyle and Shopping Park, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (5905 6228) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商场区SA-36A
Sunberry Frozen Yogurt 三佰瑞冻酸奶
Sunberry serves fresh frozen yogurt topped with seasonal fruits (like berries, kiwi, and even dragon fruit) and sweet toppings like chocolate drops and Pocky sticks. A cup of frozen yogurt – made with real cream – will cost about RMB 30. Look out for their occasional promotions and discounts.
Daily 12.30-11pm. South Shichahai and Qianhai (10m away from East Shore Jazz and the Di’anmen Post Office), Dongcheng District (6406 5393) 东城区什刹海前海南沿(近地安门邮局)
This ice cream cafe boasts luscious soft-serve ice cream and frozen yogurt combinations made with milk from US -owned Wondermilk dairy farm. The ice cream is free of additives or hormones – so dig in! Choose from a range of tempting flavors: strawberry, peach, cherry, banana, papaya, raspberry, blueberry, grapefruit, mango, caramel, rum raisin, mint, vanilla, latte, and chocolate. Frozen yogurt is only available in original flavor, but customers can customize their selection with up to three toppings.
1) E411, 4/F, Shimao Department Store, 13 Sanlitun, Chaoyang District (6417 6581); 2) Bldg 23, Jingyuan Art District, 3 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District (8721 5136); 1)朝阳区三里屯13号世茂百货4楼E411号; 2)朝阳区广渠路3号竟园艺术园区23号楼