Yakult Ice Cream Shop

If you’re a Yakult addict who once googled “Can I drink more than 1 yakult per day?”, then the upcoming Yakult Ice Cream Shop in Tokyo is practically made for you. But don’t worry if you’re just a casual fan of the probiotic drink – there are plenty of treats for you too.

The pop-up store will be serving Yakult-based desserts, ranging from ice creams to shakes, so that you can satisfy your Yakult cravings while keeping your gut healthy.

Collaboration with Imada Kitchen

Since its release in 1935, Yakult has captured the hearts of many around the world with its sweet taste and health benefits. The probiotic drink includes a specially-developed strain of bacteria called “Lactobacillus paracasei Shirota”. According to Yakult, it is able to “reach the intestine live” and aids in boosting one’s immunity and digestion.

Usually sold in 65-100ml small bottles, Yakult will be taking on a different form at the Yakult Ice Cream Shop.

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Promotional banner for the Yakult Ice Cream Shop
Image credit: Imada Kitchen

The Yakult Ice Cream Shop is the result of a collaboration between Yakult and Imada Kitchen, a dessert shop in Shibuya. It’ll be housed in SHIBUYA109 – a prominent mall located near the Shibuya Scramble Crossing.

The store will be open from 1st June 2021 to 1st August 2021.

5 types of desserts available

The Yakult Ice Cream Shop will be offering 5 types of desserts.

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(From left to right) Yakult ice cream and Yakult sorbet.
Image adapted from: Imada Kitchen and Imada Kitchen

To relieve the summer heat, go for the Yakult ice cream or the Yakult sorbet. If you can’t make up your mind, there’s also a mixed option that contains both the ice cream and sorbet. The 3 options cost ¥450 (~USD4.13) each.

yakult soft serve
Image credit: Imada Kitchen

The Yakult soft serve (¥450, ~USD4.13) is a mouthwatering alternative for those who prefer a frozen dessert that’s airy and light.

yakult shake
Image credit: Imada Kitchen

You can also shake your tastebuds up with the sweet and sour Yakult shake (¥500, ~USD4.58). The sweet cream topping complements the slight tanginess of the probiotic drink, giving the shake a balanced taste.

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(From left to right) Caramel and berry parfaits.
Image adapted from: Imada Kitchen and Imada Kitchen

If you’d like other flavours mixed in with Yakult, check out the Yakult parfaits (¥600, ~USD5.50). They come in 2 flavour options – caramel and berry. 

yakult ice cream
Image credit: Imada Kitchen

Imada Kitchen will also be rolling out limited quantities of the Yakult ice cream across selected Tokyu Store outlets in Japan from 1st June 2021 onwards. The sales will end once all the ice cream is sold out, so do act fast before the shelves are empty.

How to get to the Yakult Ice Cream Shop

Escape from the sweltering heat of summer with Tokyo’s upcoming Yakult Ice Cream Shop. Located inside the iconic SHIBUYA109 building, the store is an easy find even if you’re terrible with directions.

Address: SHIBUYA109 B2F 2 Chome-29-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, 150-0043 Tokyo

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