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McDonald’s Japan Debuts a Cheese Smoothie for Fall

McDonald’s Japan Debuts a Cheese Smoothie for Fall

A fruit and cheese smoothie is McDonald’s Japan’s new fall treat

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McDonald's Japan is celebrating fall with a smoothie made of fruit and cheese.

McDonald’s Japan must take pleasure in making the rest of the world drool with envy at its seasonal, limited-time menu items. This year it followed cherry blossom McFlurries with wasabi-mayo dipping sauce, and then outdid them both by giving away five whole days of free coffee. Now it’s time to introduce the new menu items for fall, and this time the company surprised customers by rolling out a new fruit and cheese smoothie.

According to Sora News 24, the new Fluffy Cheese Mousse and Mixed Berry Grape Smoothie at McDonald’s Japan will go on sale on September 20. It’s designed to straddle the line between summer and autumn by combining the fresh, chilly fruit smoothie with a creamy mousse made of mascarpone cheese.

Mascarpone is a smooth, creamy Italian cheese that’s often used in desserts. It’s one of the primary ingredients in tiramisu and cannoli. Mascarpone recipesalso include soups, pasta dishes, and risotto.

The smoothie is prepared in layers, with a thick base of whipped cream tipped with a grape and mixed berry smoothie. That’s topped with a mound of fluffy mascarpone cheese mousse and finished with berry syrup and a few whole cranberries and blackcurrants. The rich cheese and sweet fruit are designed to be eaten together so the end result is sweet and refreshing, but also luxurious and creamy.

The new smoothie goes on sale on September 20 and will be available at McCafé units around Japan until the end of October, when it will almost certainly be replaced by a new winter menu item that’s just as good. There’s always a chance it will come back next year, and not wind up as one of the embarrassing McDonald’s menu items you’ll never see again.


The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

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Source, images: Press release
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The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

Related: McCafé by Barista location finder
Source, images: Press release
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The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

Related: McCafé by Barista location finder
Source, images: Press release
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The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

Related: McCafé by Barista location finder
Source, images: Press release
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The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

Related: McCafé by Barista location finder
Source, images: Press release
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The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

Related: McCafé by Barista location finder
Source, images: Press release
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The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

Related: McCafé by Barista location finder
Source, images: Press release
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The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

Related: McCafé by Barista location finder
Source, images: Press release
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The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

Related: McCafé by Barista location finder
Source, images: Press release
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The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

A lot of things we were looking forward to over the past few months didn’t pan out because of the coronavirus outbreak. Parks prohibited cherry blossom parties, Comiket was cancelled, and the ordinarily constant parade of new limited-time desserts ground to a halt as going out to indulge your sweet tooth became a legitimate health risk.

But with restrictions easing, Japan is getting back into the swing of seasonal sweets, and McDonald’s Japan has just announced that it’s adding Hokkaido Melon Frappe blended ice dessert drinks to its menu.

While Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is arguably most famous for its dairy cows, it’s also the country’s premier producer of melons. If you’ve never had a Hokkaido melon, they’ve got a sophisticated sweetness with a tangy undercurrent, and both Frappes are made with a Hokkaido melon-enhanced puree base.

The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappe is actually making a repeat appearance, having debut in 2018. In addition to the melon drink base, it’s topped with a sweet sauce made with melon drizzled over a fluffy crown of whipped cream.

New for 2020 is the Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappe, which adds some extra sweet and bitter notes by swapping the melon sauce topping for a Belgian couverture chocolate sauce, further assisted by Oreo cookie crumbles.

Prices start at 470 yen (US$4.40) for a medium Hokkaido Melon Milk Frappe and 490 yen for the chocolate version. Both go on sale June 24 and will be available until late August at McDonald’s Japan locations with in-store McCafé by Barista cafe menus.

Related: McCafé by Barista location finder
Source, images: Press release
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