5 Popular Mint Chocolate Drinks & Desserts – 2018 Summer Chocolate Boom in Japan

12.August.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

Every year in Japan, the popularity of mint chocolate flavoured sweets, desserts and beverages increases, but this summer has seen the biggest boom so far. Here’s our Top 5 list of popular mint chocolate goodies you can get your hands on in Japan right now.


Starbucks Chilled Cup – “Iced Mint Mocha”

Starbucks are introducing an iced mint mocha to their popular chilled cup series for a limited time starting on August 14. This mocha is made with flavoursome coffee, rich chocolate and refreshing mint. The combination of the chocolate and fresh fragrance of the mint makes for a satisfying taste. Even the packaging looks refreshing.



Starbucks Iced Mint Mocha

Price: ¥180

Available: Convenience stores in Japan (*select stores not stocking)



Cookie Time x Mint Chocolate

Cookie Time in Harajuku are now selling a range of mint chocolate items for a limited time. Check out the list below.

Half & Half (Cookie Dough x Mint Chocolate Ice Cream)

Price: ¥850


Enjoy everybody’s favourite cookie dough combined with pleasant mint chocolate ice cream. This fusion of soft cookie dough and cool mint chocolate is Cookie Time’s recommended menu item for summer 2018.

Giant Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich

Price: ¥950


Treat your taste buds to mint chocolate ice cream sandwiched between two giant freshly-cooked cookies. Cookie lovers and mint chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist this one!



Cookie Time Harajuku

Address: 1F Napole Harajuku Bldg., 1-21-15 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm

TEL: 03-6804-3779

Website: https://cookiebar.jp/



BARBARA a table – “Fuwatoro Mint Chocolate”

Bakery and beer restaurant BARBARA a table, located on the seventh floor of Lumine Yokohama, have created a summer-only shaved ice menu. Their mint chocolate shaved ice is drizzled in cool mint syrup and topped with fluffy espuma cream and sweet chocolate sauce. Its refreshing taste makes it a perfect after-dinner desert!



BARBARA a table

Address: 7F Lumine Yokohama, 2-16-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture

Opening Hours: 11:00am-10:30pm

TEL: 045-453-4535

Website: http://www.potomak.co.jp/shoplist/barbara-a-table/



KAWAII MONSTER CAFE – “Mint Chocolate Space Cake”

The KAWAII MONSTER CAFE in Harajuku is celebrating its 3rd anniversary by holding a space-themed fair in the popular Mushroom Disco area of the café which is running until September 2. The theme of the fair is ‘a giant forest where colourful and toxic mushrooms and plants from space fly overhead.’ The mint chocolate cake takes on the form of a monster. It’s a mint chocolate roll cake topped with mint chocolate ice cream and fresh mint chocolate cream. Enjoy it together with the cotton candy cloud the monster is sitting on.




Address: YM Square Bldg. 4F, 4-31-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Access: 5-minutes on foot Harajuku Station via JR / 1-minutes on foot from Meiji-Jigumae Station via Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line

TEL/FAX: 03-5413-6142/03-5413-6143


Opening Hours

Weekdays & Saturday:

[Lunch] 11:30-16:30 (last entry 15:30 / last orders 16:00 – 90 min stay max)

[Dinner] 18:00-22:30 (last orders 22:00)

Sundays & Holidays:

11:00-20:00 (last orders 19:30)

*During busy times, a max stay time of 2 hours may be implemented.


KAWAII MONSTER CAFE: http://kawaiimonster.jp



Mario Gelateria – “Shaved Mint Chocolate”

Mario Gelateria are selling mint chocolate shaved ice desserts at three of their branches. At their Shibuya Hikarie branch they are selling their fluffy textured ‘Kezuri Mint Chocolate’ and at their Yokohama Bayside and Minato Mirai branches they’re selling their ‘Mint Chocolate’ which changes colour to pink, all for a limited period. The one to really try is the Kezuri Mint Chocolate which is topped with shaved frozen mint milk and a chocolate sauce that hardens when it gets cold. On top of the fluffy shaved ice is a mint chocolate gelato made with salt from the Uyuni Salt Lake.



Mario Gelateria Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs

Address: 2FShibuya Hikarie ShinQs, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 10:00am-9:00pm

TEL: 03-6434-1692

Website: http://www.mariogelateria.com



Which of these mint chocolate goodies do you want to try the most? Each one is available the summer season only, so don’t miss out!


  • Japanese Taiyaki and Mint Chocolate Fusion Desserts That You Must Try

    10.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Mint chocolate is gradually taking over the streets of Japan. Now, you can enjoy a Japanese take on mint chocolate at the Tai Parfait & Tai Parfait Café. This is a fusion of the western favorite mint chocolate and the traditional Japanese sweet Taiyaki. Taiyaki is a sweet dough shell shaped like the Tai fish which is usually filled with a sweet filling such as red bean paste or custard. 

    Choco Mint Tai Pancake: ¥1,500 (Sold at: Yokohama Tai Parfait Cafe)

    The bitter chocolate tai shell is filled with minty cream and whipped cream and garnished with a beautiful scoop of mint chocolate ice cream. This is finished off with a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce, sprinkles of crushed chocolate cookie, crushed mint jelly and a creamy sandwich cookie. ♪

    Choco Mint Dolce Drink: ¥550 (Sold at: Yokohama Tai Parfait Cafe)

    A refreshing cup of mint chocolate milk topped with minty whipped cream, crushed chocolate cookie pieces and a round, creamy sandwich cookie.

    Choco Mint Tai Parfait: ¥500 (Sold at: All Tai Parfait cafés)

    The cacao shell of the taiyaki is filled with rich and luxurious chocolate. This is topped with minty whipped cream, marshmallows, a creamy sandwich cookie. ♪


    These cute drinks and desserts are a unique fusion of western ice cream and traditional Japanese taiyaki that are so worth trying if you’re in Japan!