The Food market in Dubai is expanding very quick and part of it is the opening of a fast growing cafe brand that is widely known for serving premium organic milk soft serve ice cream.
Milkcow is a south Korean brand that is famous for its high-quality desserts, organic pastries, and caffeinated drinks. This small yet chic cafe has already opened its branch in various countries including the Phillippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and the US. Just recently, they opened their first branch in the Middle East at Dubai.
This wasn't my first time to hear about this dessert. Way back when I was in Singapore, I was told that there's an ongoing craze happening in the city. I was supposed to try and sample this sweet dessert but what stumbled me was a very long queue for just a cup of sundae. It reminded me on how Filipinos would line up just to taste J'co Donuts ( If you're a Filipino you probably know how long the queue is. :'D). So i didn't bother adding up in the queue. That is why when i heard that they recently opened a branch here i Dubai, I just couldn't miss it.
When we arrived at the place, It wasn't that crowded as I hope it would be. The cafe itself is located at the Trident Grand Tower and is probably a 10-minute walk from the beach.
On our first order, we decided to try out three different ice cream that is topped with that magical candy floss.
Snow Drop [AED 27] - A cup of organic milk soft serve ice cream with jelly beans as its base, sprinkled with sea salt, and is topped with a cotton candy floss.
The sea salt created a sweet yet salty fusion that balanced out the sweetness of the cream and the jelly beans packed a surprise depending on the flavor that you get to have.
Santorini [AED 27]- A cup of organic milk soft serve ice cream with oreo crumbles for the base, tropical blue syrup for the topping, sprinkled with peanut and pistachio, and topped with candy floss.
So far, this was my favorite. The tropical blue syrup was good and I love the taste of pistachio in my sundae. The Oreo crumbles were also a good mix with the sundae.
Mont Blanc [AED 27] - A cup of organic milk soft serve ice cream with Oreo crumbles for the base, apple syrup for the topping, sprinkled with some chocolate rocks, and topped with candy floss.
This treat had a sour/bitter apple syrup on top which I find a bit weird. The oreo crumbles was consistently good when mixed with the ice cream.
Macao Dream [AED 30] - A cup of organic milk soft serve ice cream plainly topped with a macaron and sprinkled with almond flakes.
The macaron served was just okay. It was not something to rave about. The almond flakes were insignificant. I didn't taste any hint of nuts in my treat.
The candy floss as a topping is enticing to look at and will probably be one of the main attractions of the place but for me it just overloaded the sweetness of the ice cream. Having it in my sundae was a sugar overkill.
Overall, I find my experience at the average. I didn't hate the food but I also didn't find it satisfying. The presentation was lovely but I wish I could say the same way about their soft serve treat. The ice cream was no doubt very creamy and milky but the toppings used to heighten the experience made the whole dessert too sweet for me to handle.
They serve 14 different variations of soft serve ice cream. Maybe next time i'll find a good match for me.
Have you tried Milkcow at the Jumeriah Beach Residence? How was your experience? Share your thoughts.
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