Milk Beard (Da’an, Taipei) | 白鬍子 (台北大安)

Milk Beard is a very special little shop that exclusively sells homemade soft-serve ice cream. They produce small batches once or twice per week using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

白鬍子是個很特殊的小店,只有賣自製霜淇淋,每禮拜以新鮮時令材料做出來的。

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Each day they only offer four flavours, three of which are limited small-batch creations. Only their signature flavour, whisky honey, is available every day. The boss has great taste and comes up with all kinds of fun, creative specialty flavours like fresh-ground wasabi, rose salt with black sugar, chocolate strawberry, whisky  honey, and lavender. She also makes pure fruit flavours according to what kind of produce is in season, including locally-grown bananas and strawberries. They post each day’s limited-edition special flavours on their Facebook fan page – you can go check it out if you want to know what’s on tap today.

每天供應的口味一共只有四種,其中三種是限量的,只有一種招牌的口味才是固定每天供應的,就是威士忌蜂蜜。老闆的品味很好,會做各種很有特色的新鮮口味,比如現磨哇沙米蜂蜜、玫瑰鹽黑糖、草莓巧克力、薰衣草、威士忌蜂蜜等等很好玩的創意口味,還會按照季節所供應的新鮮蔬果來做純粹的水果口味,包括台灣當地草莓根香蕉。他們會把當日限量口味po在臉書粉絲團頁上,想知道今天供應了甚麼樣的美味霜淇淋可以參考一下

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Tucked away in the small alleys of trendy Zhongxiao Dunhua shopping district, Milk Beard is basically a street stall, tiny and simple. I prefer this type of small shop because they place their emphasis on the product instead of the decor. The shop doesn’t have any indoor seating, just six little chairs on the porch where you can sit down while you eat. You can also just take it with you and enjoy your ice cream while strolling the little lanes full of hipster cafes and boutique shops.

落在很時髦忠孝敦化商圈裡小巷子的白鬍子,至於環境來說基本上就是個小攤子而已,極小,很簡單。我最喜歡這樣的小店,因為焦點放在產品上,而不是裝潢。本店沒有內用區,只有們外六張小椅子可以坐著吃,也可以帶走一邊吃一邊逛周圍充滿文青咖啡館和小型精品店的巷弄。

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Today’s limited-edition flavours were Baileys coffee, banana and chocolate (banana and chocolate could be ordered separately or mixed). The banana-chocolate combo looked super good and I really wanted to try it, but in order to get a better sense of this particular shop I decided to go with their signature flavour, whisky honey.

今天的限量口味為貝禮詩咖啡、香蕉和巧克力(香蕉跟巧克力可單點也可混合)。巧克力配香蕉看起來超好吃,很想常常看,可是為了多了解本店的特色我選的是招牌,威士忌蜂蜜口味。

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I was afraid it would be too sweet, because I’ve eaten several over-sweetened liqueur ice creams, but it was fine. The sweetness was quite suitable – I could still make out the delicate honey and whisky flavours, which were well-balanced. The whisky content isn’t high – if it were, the ice cream wouldn’t freeze properly – but it’s enough that you get a kick of boozy heat with the cold ice cream. The whisky matches well with the honey, since both have a subtle fruitiness with becomes more apparent when mixed together. I asked the owner if they used Taiwan’s famous local Kavalan whisky, but she said no, she uses Japanese and Scottish whiskies. As tasty as it was, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed that it wasn’t local Taiwanese whisky!

我怕它會很甜,因為我吃過不少過甜的酒口味冰淇淋,可是還好,甜度蠻適量的,還可以吃出來淡淡蜜香跟威士忌的滋味,味道都很平衡的。威士忌的含量不過多,太多的話就不會凝聚,白鬍子的霜淇淋不會,威士忌的量就是夠多讓你吃得到暖暖的酒氣。威士忌跟蜂蜜很配,因為各有各自的微妙果香,所以融合在一起會更香。我問老闆娘她用的是不是台灣名牌噶瑪蘭威士忌,她說不,她用的是日本跟蘇格蘭產的。雖然已經夠美味的,可是我還是情不自禁的有點失望不是台灣在地威士忌!

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The texture is very smooth and creamy, but the butterfat content doesn’t seem to be too high – it’s quite clean and light, and doesn’t coat the inside of your mouth and leave a greasy feeling like many soft-serve ice creams do. I don’t eat a lot of soft-serve because I often find it too heavy, and moreover the portion sizes are generally larger than for regular ice cream, so it’s usually too much for me. But not at Milk Beard – their soft-serve went down quite easily!

口感綿密滑順,可是乳脂好像不太高,不會像其他的霜淇淋粘在嘴巴裡留下油膩的感覺,很爽口。我不常吃霜淇淋是因為一般的霜淇淋太甜太油,很容易膩,可是份量常常比一般冰淇淋大,吃部太下。可是白鬍子的霜淇淋不會,吃得蠻舒服的,一下子就吃完了!

The ice cream is garnished with a pretzel coated in coarse salt. The salty, crunchy pretzel is a perfect contrast for the sweet, creamy ice cream, making it even more flavourful and delicious – a very clever pairing!

另外還送一顆餅乾,外面貼著粗粗的鹽巴顆粒,鹹的味道和脆脆的口感對照了甜甜軟軟的霜淇淋,讓它更香更好吃,很聰明的配法!

So my first trip to Milk Beard was a delicious experience – I can’t wait to go back and try the owner’s lovingly handmade creation of the day! 所以,我第一次去白鬍子就如此美好,很期待下次去吃吃看老闆娘用心手做的新創作!

Milk Beard Fresh Milk Soft-Serve Ice Cream |白鬍子鮮奶霜淇淋專賣店

Address: No. 8, Lane 29, Alley 205, Zongxiao East Road Section 4, Da’an district
Phone: (02) 2711-0286
Hours: Mon-Thurs 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Transportation: MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua Station
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MilkBeard

地址:台北市大安區忠孝東路四段205巷29弄8號
電話:(02) 2711-0286
營業時間:周一~四 15:00~22:00; 周五 15:00~22:30; 周六 14:00~22:30; 周日14:00~22:00
交通: 捷運忠孝敦化站
臉書: http://www.facebook.com/MilkBeard

5 thoughts on “Milk Beard (Da’an, Taipei) | 白鬍子 (台北大安)

  1. Hi Carrie! I came across your article about IOU through PTT and eventually stumbled here – I’m so thrilled to find a blog that’s focused on ice-creams in Taiwan. Thanks for promoting local businesses and more importantly sharing the fun experiences with everyone, I’ll definitely check some of these places out!

    By the way, for soft serves I really recommend 小涼院 near 科技大樓MRT, they only have one flavour per week but the flavours are pretty “real”! Here’s their facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/jung.yard.softee/

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    1. Hey Deb, I finally followed up on your recommendation and tried Jung Yard Softee – what a cool place! Thank you so much for pointing it out to me! I’d never have found it otherwise.

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  2. Hi Deb, thank you so much for the feedback! And a big thanks for your recommendation of 小涼院 – that’s a pretty obscure, specialized place that had totally escaped my notice, which is exactly what I’m looking for. The photos and descriptions on their Facebook page look amazing. I’m super excited to check them out!

    Carrie

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