With warm summer weather on the horizon, two new spots for frozen treats have opened their doors in Boston. Ice Age at 8 Tyler St. in Chinatown specializes in an ice cream-and-waffle combo, while C Fruit Life at 171 Brighton Ave. in Allston serves shave ice and other Hong Kong-style desserts.
Ice Age serves its frozen treats with a puffle cone — aka a Hong Kong-style egg waffle — and a choice of ice cream and toppings that range from cereals to marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate syrup. Ice Age is located inside the tea house Tea Do.
Meanwhile, in Allston, C Fruit Life is up and running with a fruity and frozen menu of Hong Kong-style fruit-based desserts; it’s part of a chain that started in Hong Kong in 1987. The shop serves shave ice along with smoothies, fruit, and soup, among other items. The shave ice “snowdaes” come in flavors like strawberry, mango, peanut butter, durian, taro, blueberry, chocolate, and matcha. The shop reportedly has a grand opening celebration planned for May 16, though Yelp reviews indicate it is already open.
Boston has seen a number of recent openings that highlight desserts from various regions of Asia, from Thai-style rolled ice cream to Vietnamese chè (at the newly opened Coco Leaf and the forthcoming Bambu, both in Dorchester).