Will This Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream Oreo Cone From McDonald’s Hong Kong Come To Singapore?
BRB, flying there right now.
Our local McDonald’s has launched the Durian McFlurry, Chendol McFlurry, and Sweet Corn Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone.
But all we really want to eat right now is the Insta-viral Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream in an Oreo Cookie Cone. Alas, it's found only at selected McDonald's outlets... in Hong Kong.
The lilac concoction sits prettily in a stylish dark waffle cone that contains crushed Oreo cookies. A tiny whole Oreo is also wedged in the ice cream as garnish. How cute is that?
Oreos with sweet potatoes sounds like a cool combination you’d get at a hipster ice creamery, except here, it comes at a wallet-friendly price of HK$10 ($1.75).
But wait, there’s more! The soft-serve also comes in a McFlurry version with broken chunks of Oreo wafers, priced at HK$16 each ($2.80), and a Sweet Potato & Vanilla Cone for HK$5 ($0.90).
This sweet treat is not exactly new to McDonald’s HK: it first appeared last year, disappeared, and returned about three months ago.
In 2016, there was also a McLaunch of the Sweet Potato & Vanilla Cone along with three other iterations — a sundae topped with sweet potato syrup, a Double Sundae (which had twice the portion of a Sundae), and a Sweet Potato & Vanilla McFlurry with Meringue Buds that also combined Oreo cookies with sweet potato syrup.
Consider the 2018 sweet potato-Oreo cone an Insta-friendly update.
If you’re planning a summer trip to Hong Kong, know that McDonald’s HK has other desserts to bust your diet too. On their website, their McCafé menu also offers a Blueberry Cheese Toastie, Mango Cream Puff and a Pineapple & Osmanthus Frappé.
McDonald's Singapore reps — if you're reading this — can you bring this awesome-looking purple ice cream in an Oreo cone to town? Pretty please?
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