Korean Ice Cream

Seoul Travel Guides / November 15, 2016
Korean Ice Cream Image credit: ikuya, Sara, Sharon R

Seoul is ice cream land – so many kinds of ice cream yet it’s hard to come across one that you wouldn’t like. Even convenience store ice cream is fantastic. If it’s your mission to try every kind of ice cream in Seoul, you better try each kind once you see it as there’s plenty to taste.

Cane ice cream is one of the recent additions to Seoul’s ice cream collection. It is a huge cane-shaped rice cracker filled with ice cream. Then, there is their massive sundae twirl in variants such as green tea and vanilla. A classic favorite is ice cream sandwiched between fish-shaped waffles – cute and refreshing!

Here are the best places to have Korean ice cream in Seoul.

  • SOBOK | Hongdae
    For creative yet traditional ice cream
    What to order: Rice Ice Cream, Sweet Potato Ice Cream, Bingsu
    Price range: 5,200 to 8,000 Won ($4.46 to $6.86)
    When: 14:00 – 23:00 Daily
    Where: 58 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • A-BOONG | Seodaemun-gu
    For an assortment of fish-shaped ice cream sandwiches
    What to order: Ice Cream Fish Bun, Kumquat + Mango Cooler, Lychee + Guava Cooler
    Price range: 3,000 to 5,000 Won ($2.57 to $4.29)
    When: 11:00 – 21:00 Daily
    Where: 10 Ewhayeodae 2-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • SAMMAT HOOTTEOK | Seongdong-gu
    For ice cream sandwiched in warm hotteok
    What to order: Ice Cream-Stuffed Hotteok, Cheese Hotteok, Ddeokbokki
    Price range: 1,000 to 1,600 Won ($0.86 to $1.37)
    When: 11:00 – 22:00 Daily except Mondays
    Where: 5 Wangsimni-ro 21-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
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