Times flies for busy urbanites likes us. For marketers like myself, late July to early August is the period when we get busy with sampling mooncakes and compare external packaging to determine a suitable vendor to engage for our corporate purchases. Marketers tend to stick to the ‘safe’, good old fashion baked mooncakes. They are presentable and most importantly can ‘last’ long enough to endure the weather and possible rough handling during delivery to client office. After sampling baked and snow-skin mooncakes from half a dozen hotels and restaurants, Häagen-Dazs Signature Ice Cream Mooncakes is a refreshing godsend!
Encased in a chocolate coating and built on a crispy praline base, the harmonious blend of textures make this delectable morsel the perfect after-dinner treat. For people who adore the sight of egg yolks, these handcrafted treasures can satisfy your cravings with much healthier mango sorbet center as the ‘yolk’, embedded in a choice of four Häagen-Dazs ice cream flavours: Chocolate, Strawberry, Macadamia Nut, and Cookies & Cream.
Unknown to many, Häagen-Dazs has long given the age-old mooncake an ornate and contemporary spin by marrying it with their renowned ice cream since 1997. First introduced to Singapore 16 years ago, the immensely popular specialty was sold out nationwide last year and replenishments had to be brought in from Malaysia!
If you think the creation of ice cream mooncakes are a lot easier than your usual traditional baked and snow-skin mooncakes, you are in for a surprise! Two days of meticulous craft is required to prepare every single Häagen-Dazs ice cream mooncake. Smooth, velvety Häagen-Dazs ice cream is cast and sculpted into the signature dome, before an hour of delicate handcraft places a mango sorbet center within it. Following ten hours in the freezer, the dainty treat is then mounted on a crispy praline base and swathed in a coat of lush chocolate. As a finishing touch, an intricate chocolate plate is then bestowed upon the mooncake.
Nothing exemplifies affection and regard for loved ones better than mooncakes conscientiously prepared by masterful culinarians dedicated to their craft. Every Häagen-Dazs mooncake serves as a testament to their commitment to quality, and their intertwining between tradition and innovation. As an exciting alternative in the season of mooncake gifting, Häagen-Dazs’ ice cream mooncakes will thrill anyone who appreciates both tradition and ingenious craftsmanship. Without much ado, let’s now introduce our stars:
Every chocolate lover’s dream, this classic mooncake boasts creamy chocolate ice cream set within a rich dark chocolate shell.
An ideal way to end your meal, this fruit based blend has refreshing strawberry ice cream encased in a strawberry chocolate shell.
Scrumptious macadamia nut ice cream beneath a crackling shell of luscious milk chocolate- this combination will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.
Cookies & Cream
A unique twist to classic mooncake flavours, enjoy the popular white chocolate coated mooncake filled with cookies & cream ice cream.
From the 1st of August till 30th September, this limited-edition dessert will be available at all Häagen- Dazs shops and selected Mid-Autumn Festival events. A Classic Set of 4 pieces will retail for $68
and a Petite Set of 2 pieces for $48.
If you are just thinking of indulgence with friends after shopping or movies, dine-in creations are also available. There’s Häagen-Dazs moonlight resonance ($24++) and Häagen-Dazs autumn celebrations ($29++) for you and your friends to choose from.
If you have yet to sink your teeth into these delightfully sweet mooncakes, try something different this year and pamper your loved ones in the process!