London Diaries: Candy floss-matcha ice cream and more at Milk Train Cafe…

Every so often, this blog serves as a platform for  making public service announcements.

In the past, it’s heralded the arrival of macaron ice cream sammiches, bespoke Magnums and an all-gelato afternoon tea (gelato macarons anyone?)… Not to mention, reporting all manners of matcha-marvellous developments in London.

So it is in that similar vein, that I now share rather exciting news of a pop-up cafe in Covent Garden, dispensing matcha soft-serves wrapped in the fluffiest cloud of candy floss…


Cotton candy isn’t the only topping on offer at Milk Train – we added on cookies and rice puffs too, which lent a nice crunch to offset the airy texture of the floss.

While the soft serves include vanilla and hojicha – another type of Japanese green tea, albeit one which has been roasted to a higher degree. We quite liked its toasty, almost nutty flavour, and also went for a mix of matcha and hojicha with all the works for the making of a sweet sundae… oreos, popcorn and a very nostalgia-inducing Hello Panda biscuit!

I wasn’t too sure about the popcorn in the end (it was on the slightly soggier side) but one can never really go wrong with Oreos! Borrowing from the “traditional matcha series,” I couldn’t resist requesting for a generous dollop of red beans on the side, as well…

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And in the selfless interest of bringing you the full scoop on this new cafe, fellow sugar junkie and matcha lover – Caroline – and I found ourselves ordering yet another cuppa ice cream, this time a combination of classic vanilla and matcha, with an ambrosially sweet chunk of honeycomb dunked in!

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Flavour-wise, the ice creams were as indulgently smooth as you’d expect of a good soft-serve, whilst not overwhelmingly rich or intense.

The proof is in the eating as they say – and our three different orders later, we can confirm that there is definitely a truth to the maxim lettered outside the cafe…

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Oh yes. Yes, it most certainly does.


Are you a matcha fiend too? What/ where is your favourite ice cream in London?


Milk Train Cafe, 44 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9HA


 


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