The weather is getting colder, but its never too cold for some ice cream, right? Sticky Ricky’s ice cream shop has just introduced a range of new autumnal flavors, and we sampled 7 different kinds!
Sticky Ricky’s is owned and run by an mustachioed expat, and he brings a blend of Korean and American flavors to satisfy all of Seoul’s varying palettes. The flavors available when we went included Seoul Milk, Gochujang Chocolate, Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel Cookie Party, Caramel Apple, Cardamom Fig, and Cookies & Cream. A single scoop comes at 4000 WON, a double at 6000, and a triple at 8000.
Me and Cain got a double scoop of Gochujang Chocolate and Cardamom Fig, but our friends got two triples, and generously shared a few bites.
The Gochujang Chocolate and Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter were the two stand-outs for us. The Gochujang Chocolate was a slow burn, and the heat didn’t really hit me until the second bite. My mouth was left pleasantly tingling for a long while after. It was divine. The Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter ice cream was a delicious blend of sweet and salty, and satisfied my longing for Peanut Butter (not something I get often in Korea).
The store is small and simple, and most people bring their ice cream out to the street to eat and snap pictures. There are lots of great photo zones.
Sticky Ricky’s has a rotating menu of flavors, and new seasonal delicacies introduced all the time. Recently he just announced a Pumpkin Spice Maple Syrup ice cream, which sounds fantastic! I can confidently say this is the best ice cream we have had so far in Seoul, and I totally recommend stopping here for a sweet snack while you wander the maze of alleyways. Because the store doesn’t open until 1pm, its the perfect afternoon treat.
Address: 28 Duteopbawi-ro 1-gil, Namyeong-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Sticky Ricky’s is a short walk from Sookmyung Women’s University station, exit 2. Once you leave the exit, round the corner and walk straight. Turn left into the alleyway at the pharmacy and hook a right. You’ll see it in about 40 seconds. Look for the blue and white facade!