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Try Sea Salt Flavor Icecream in Okinawa

If you’re looking for a unique and refreshing snack to try in Okinawa, then you must try the Sea Salt Icecream. This delicious treat is not your typical ice cream flavor and is a must-try for anyone visiting the island.

okinawa sea salt icecream

The Sea Salt Icecream is made with locally sourced ingredients, including Okinawan sea salt, which gives it a distinctive and savory taste. The ice cream is creamy and smooth, with a hint of saltiness that perfectly balances the sweetness.

The most famous sea salt ice cream in Okinawa is the snow salt ice cream. The “snow salt” from Miyakojima is produced from underground seawater that is drawn from 72 feet below ground level. The salt is made from instantaneous evaporation, resulting in powdery salt that has a mild flavor. In fact, this salt even won the 2012 Gold Medal in the Monde Selection Awards, which is considered the “Olympics” of the food and beverage industry. You can find the snow salt ice cream in most grocery stores.

A Hidden Gem: Snow Sea Salt Factory in Uruma City

As your guide to take you deep into the heart of Okinawa, we wouldn’t only recommend mass-produced ice cream. Instead, we suggest visiting the Nuchimasu snow salt factory in Uruma city. They open their doors to the public so you can see how snow salt is produced. You can also enjoy freshly blended snow salt ice cream at the cafe on the second floor. That’s not all; follow the path to the garden behind the factory, and you will find one of the eight best ocean views in Okinawa – Happy Cliff. The view is so beautiful especially on a sunny day that will make you feel time is slowing down.

Okinawa sea salt snow salt factory Nuchimasu, Uruma city, Okinawa, Japan


📍Sea Salt Factory Nuchimasu [Google Maps]

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