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Get a Taste of Okinawa with Blue Seal Ice Cream


Blue Seal Ice Cream was one of my favorite foods during my 90-day solo journey in Japan. Some interesting trivia on this ice cream brand: The slogan “Born in America, raised in Okinawa” truly captures its history. In 1948, US military personnel stationed in Japan got their dairy products from a milk plant set up in a US military base at what is now Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture. When the war ended, the milk plant was moved to Urasoe City in 1963 and began making Okinawan ice cream.

Today, Blue Seal Ice Cream has become one of Okinawa’s most popular desserts, especially the Okinawan Salt Cookies and Beni-imo (Okinawan sweet potato) flavors.


Even with its American roots, Blue Seal Ice Cream is a proud product of Okinawa, Japan.


The Okinawa archipelago is a treasure trove of local ingredients. With that in mind, the company developed more than 30 flavors of ice cream, most of which use Okinawan products that aptly capture the taste of Okinawa.


Have fun creating your own Blue Seal Ice Cream flavors!


In fact, you can create your own Blue Seal Ice Cream too. When you visit Blue Seal Ice Park in Urasoe City, pick your favorite taste and toppings, and make your original ice-cream bar, just like you’re painting on a canvas!


Blue Seal has more than 30 flavors of ice cream, many incorporating local ingredients.


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