Summer in Japan Means Watermelons—Here’s 5 Refreshing & Cute Japanese Watermelon Desserts!

06.July.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD

When summertime hits in Japan, people like to eat watermelons. This year is no exception, with lots of new cute desserts and drinks with watermelon designs coming out everyday. Today, we’re going to take a look at 5 you should look out for!


Starbucks – “Shaken Watermelon & Passion Tea”


The first on the list is the “Shaken Watermelon & Passion Tea”, a new drink released on June 28th from STARBUCKS®TEAVANA™ as part of their new line up. The instant you take a sip it’s like biting into a freshly sliced watermelon, leaving your throat quenched and refreshed as if it’s been restored. This is the perfect drink in the height of summer!


For full details, see: Juicy watermelon beverage to become Starbucks’“summer drink!” “Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea” will be released soon!



“Shaken Watermelon & Passion Tea”

Short ¥390 Tall ¥430 Grande ¥470 Venti® ¥510

Prices listed are the base price (tax-excluded)

■Available: Wednesday June 28, 2017~Thursday August 31, 2017

■Location: Select Starbucks stores around Japan.

※Sales will end once all have been sold.




Next on the menu is from MINISTOP’s popular “HALOHALO” series. The jelly on top is designed to look just like a watermelon and contains real pieces of watermelon to give it that refreshing fruity flavour. Everything about this dessert is cute, it looks like the real thing!


For full details, see: The main desert of summer! “HALOHALO Suika” that tastes like and looks like water melon was released!




Price: ¥320 (tax included)

Sales will begin at outlets from June 16th and will be available at all stores from June 23rd.

MINISTOP Official Website:


Wicked Snow Harajuku – “Wicked Watermelon & Melon”


Wicked Snow, a popular shaved ice café in Harajuku, is introducing a limited-time summer menu at their shop. This melt-in-the-mouth, fluffy shaved ice is gorgeously topped with tasty watermelon and melon pieces! This is the best shaved ice to enjoy during summer as it contains not one, but two fruits.



“Wicked Watermelon & Melon”

Price: ¥1,500

Available: Saturday July 1, 2017~Thursday August 31, 2017

Sold at Wicked Snow Harajuku:


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