Get your spoons ready - now that summer is here, icy desserts are back in trend. Asian shaved ice is offered in many cafes around Vancouver, it is a delicious way to cool off during hot summer days. It is the perfect alternative to an ice cream sundae!
There's one in particular that serves up an entire hollowed out melon over shaved ice, and is perfect for sharing with friends! 17 Degrees Dessert Cafe is a dessert cafe that offers handcrafted desserts and drinks that look almost too pretty to dig into.
Located in East Vancouver, 17 Degrees Dessert Cafe offers a range of unique and aesthetic shaved ice bowls, composed of creamy milk-infused shaved ice, fresh fruit, scoops of ice cream, and an array of delectable toppings.
The most popular item on the menu is the Watermelon Icy - refreshing watermelon balls with almond, pocky sticks, ice cream, shaved ice, and condensed milk served up in a hollowed out melon.
Also available on the extensive menu are items such as smoothies, yogurt parfaits, and the cafe’s signature light bulb drinks - carbonated and super sweet beverages in flavours such as lemon, kiwi, pomegranate, and passionfruit, served in a light bulb. Be sure to check out their egg waffles - a sweet, waffle-like batter cooked in a special mould, producing a waffle with crisp edges and soft egg-shaped bubbles.
17 Degrees Dessert Cafe is open on Sunday to Thursday from 2:30 till 10:30pm, and Friday to Saturday from 2:30 till 11pm.