Summer is right around the corner, which means only one thing: ice cream! Yes, we all love a good scoop or two, and now you can have some ice cream based on your favourite Nintendo IP, including Mario, Splatoon, and Kirby.
This comes via a new collaboration with Nintendo of America and Nékter Juice Bar, the latter of which is bringing back its popular 'Skoop' frozen treats in the form of Nintendo-related flavours. There are three vegan-friendly options to choose from in over 200 locations across the U.S., including Mario Kart Cookie Cruiser, Splatlands Birthday, and Kirby's Berry Dream. Here's a bit more info on each flavour:
- Mario Kart Cookie Cruiser: A collision of cookie dough, blue spirulina and Nékter's own coconut cream blend.
- Splatlands Birthday: A burst of color and cake batter flavor from a coconut cream blend with turmeric and topped with natural sprinkles.
- Kirby's Berry Dream: A dreamy combination of strawberry puree and Nékter's coconut cream blend.
If that's not quite enough to whet your appetite, Nékter and Nintendo of America are also offering up 25 Nintendo Switch Prize Packs, which include a Switch OLED Model console and a download code for either Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 3, or Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. Ooh, tasty!
Finally GameTruck will also be on hand at three Nékter locations during June to host gaming opportunities for the three aforementioned Switch titles. Full details on dates and locations below:
Saturday, June 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nékter Juice Bar at Mercantile West
25672 Crown Valley Parkway
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Saturday, June 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nékter Juice Bar at Uptown Plaza
100 East Camelback Road, Suite 196
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Saturday, June 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nékter Juice Bar at The Boardwalk at Towne Lake
9915 Barker Cypress Road, Suite 165
Cypress, TX 77433
We're definitely up for a bit of cookie dough, but which of the three flavours tickles your fancy? Let us know with a comment.
I just did a google search, is this store just in America or what? Can someone investigate where this chain operates, I am interested.
Edit: The article says America, dang. Well I hope those who can get this ice cream enjoy it, ok?
I wish these were coming to Coldstone. I've never even heard of Nekter before. The closest one to me is like 2 hours away.
Oh God, no thank you
They should make VR iced cream so you can just lick the air and pretend your enjoying a cool sweet treat.
If I put that Splatoon ice cream in a cup with Wario on it, is it the same ice cream, or is it Wario's Earwax Delight?
Néktendo Ice Cream
Trying not to post a dirty joke, trying not to post a dirty joke, trying not to post a dirty joke...
Vegan Ice Cream?! 🤢😂
Hmm sounds like an excuse for a milkshake today.
@Mauzuri Ice cream that uses coconut oil and almond milk as a base rather than moo juice, yeah.
YES! Paint flavor! Thank you, Splatoon 3!!
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Turmeric in ice cream is a new thing to me, but I'm sure people do it so who am I to judge?
They use coconut cream in everything but there’s no Donkey Kong flavour?!
Would be interested in trying these if the closest Nekter wasn't halfway across my state.
Looks yummy. I never tried vegan ice cream.
Who are these even for? The flavours seem too strange for a kids palette, unless your kid eats all the chocolates in a mixed tub that no-one else likes, ie Bounties and Snickers .
@Nanami_Ataraxia They seem like relatively normal flavours (cookie dough, cake batter, strawberry) - I think they've just overdescribed the ingredients which makes them sound a bit strange. The turmeric will just be for colouring, for example
I've only been to nekter a couple times, but I don't enjoy it. Jamba Juice's white gummi is still top tier
@Mauzuri What's wrong with vegan ice cream?
I read the headline as "Nintendo FORCED to create mario, splatoon and kirby ice cream".
I did this last year with the Kirby promo at Cold Stone Creamery. It was just repackaged normal flavors (strawberry) they didn't give me the cup because I didn't get XXXL size for 400 pounders and on top of all that - it tasted disgusting. Beware these dumb promos.
Never heard of this chain until now. Googled it and found the closest location is roughly two hours away. Gonna have to pass; I love ice cream, but I'm not desperate enough to travel that far for it.
I already had the Cold Stone Forgotten Land flavor, so I can pass. I’ve never even heard of this company.
Nekter’s Funky Bowling
Dang, those sound good. Plus, fairly decent ingredients — moms will struggle to say “no”.
I'd like some Peach ice cream please. 🍦
@Mauzuri I assume you’ve never tried coconut base ice cream? Maybe try before judging.
On one hand it's that vegan crap. On the other, I would have at least wanted to get the cups to go with the ones I got from when Cold Stone Creamery had Nintendo flavor. Probably could have just got a juice or something and just asked for the Nintendo cups. Luckily I'm desperate to add these to my collection 'cause the closest Nékter shops to where I live are in Ohio and Illinois. No thank you, I'll just wait until a REAL ice cream place closer to home has another Nintendo promotion.
If you haven’t been to Nékter juice bar its pretty much a Juice it up/Jamba Juice you aren’t missing out , the primary reason you would want to go there because it’s vegan/ healthy ( things gamers are known for of course) & Prices are ehh . but the drinks I have tasted have been mediocre tasting at best ( heathy tho) , the acia bowls = okay . havent tried the ice cream as of yet gonna get some when it comes out cause I’m a masochist.
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Why in heavens does the Splatoon flavour have only one color? Talk about a missed opportunity!
@PinderSchloss Yeah, should've been at least two if not even three to properly represent Turf War!
Let’s see, how can I put this less inappropriately..
Kirby's Return to Creamland Deluxe
I only have one question: is there a nektor in Lafayette, and are they selling these flavors there?🤔🤔
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