Honeymee, Happy Me
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ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA– For those who have a sweet tooth, Honeymee is the perfect combination of milk and honey to brighten up anyone’s day. After honeycomb ice cream became popular in South Korea, Honeymee opened in Koreatown in early 2014. It later took off in places like Little Tokyo and Rowland Heights. The shop in Rowland Heights is located in the YES Plaza, surrounded by other places like BCD Tofu House, Banana Bay, and Tastea. Honeymee is made of “true milk ice cream”, which is made with fresh and real California milk. Its signature honey topping of the honey is 100% natural from a local bee farm.
The outside of the shop is cute and simple in aesthetics, attracting a lot of the younger crowd. Its ice cream menu consists of the Darling (plain true milk ice cream), Sweetie (with natural liquid honey swirl), Honeymee (with a honeycomb chip), Dear Caramel (with caramel syrup), Dear Chocolate (with chocolate sauce and sprinkles of sea salt from France), Honey Affogato (with liquid honey and coffee poured on top), Matcha Affogato (with liquid honey and organic matcha poured on top), and Sweetie Fruitie (with natural liquid honey swirl and all-natural freeze dried fruit and corn flakes), all $4.75 each. There are also waffle cones (any choice of ice cream) and the Babee (any choice of ice cream in a fresh, sweet bun), with prices ranging from $4.00 to $5.25. Toppings such as crushed oreo, coconut flakes, granola, honey oats, sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, and various types of syrups are also available for an additional price.
Honeymee’s freshly baked Belgian liege waffles are part of another menu. They are soft and squishy waffles and come with a choice of topping. It includes the Original (topped with sugar), Honey, Strawberry, Blueberry, Cream Cheese, Ice Cream, Nutella, Cream Cheese and Strawberry, and Cream Cheese and Blueberry, with prices around $5.00.
The drink menu is also well-known to its customers. It offers honey milk shakes of various flavors, with prices also around $5.00, depending on the size. They consist of Milk, Sea Salt Caramel, Sea Salt Chocolate, Coffee, Cookies ‘n Cream, Green tea, Strawberry, Pineapple, Peach, and Misugaru (multi-grain). The honey hot and iced tea group have Honey Tea with Cinnamon Stick, Honey Green Tea, and Honey Hibiscus Tea. Lastly, Honeymee serves specialty coffee drinks for those who prefer a bitter and sweet taste.
Our group tried the Darling, Sweetie, Honeymee, and Matcha Affogato, and some of the milkshakes. The ice cream was soft, drizzled with high-quality honey. There were no artificial flavors in Honeymee’s milkshakes. The honeycombs have a gummy texture, contrasting with the yogurt-like cream. Overall, Honeymee’s ice cream is unique indeed, especially the consistency of the softness. It’s not too sweet or too thick, just soft serve ice cream. I rate Honeymee 4.5/5, with the only upset being the overpowering sweetness of the honey, especially for those who aren’t fans of sweets. The place also has limited seating. However, the staff was friendly and helpful in every way. The orders came in less than three minutes and offered extra spoons and napkins. Honeymee may be on the expensive side, but it’s definitely worth a try.
If you ever want a scoop of ice cream or have any sugar cravings, Honeymee is a great place to hit up with family and friends. If you take a photo of your order and hashtag “#honeymee” on either Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, it can be chosen to be put up on its website. The Honeymee team is currently setting up a catering menu, as well as a service guideline for it. The date is still unknown, but it’s to be available soon. Visit the closest Honeymee at 18180 Colima Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM.