Konapun Soft Cream (Soft Serve) Toy [video]

konapun ice cream

I’m convinced that “konapun” toys were invented by Japanese toy makers to drive me into a cuteness frenzy and lure me to defect to Japan.

This konapun kit in particular is for making fake miniature soft serve ice cream cones, or “soft cream” as they call it in Japan.

Be sure to play it to the end so you can see them squeeze the ice cream out!

If you’d like to know more about konapun, check out my other blog post about it here.

Konapun Fake Food Making

Color me utterly fascinated.

Apparently there’s this popular kind of toy in Japan called Konapun where you go through all the motions of cooking to make tiny realistic replica food items (that aren’t actually edible).

Each toy set makes a different kind of fake food (cakes, burgers, pizza, sushi, etc). The kit comes with all the “ingredients” plus tiny mixing bowls, spoons, spatulas, etc. Plus whatever “cooking” implement is needed like an oven, stove, freezer, etc.

What the heck is this stuff actually made of you ask? Apparently “kona” means powder and the main ingredient is powdered sodium alginate which is a fiber contained in seaweed.

So amazing. This doesn’t help my theory that I am a Japanese girl trapped a 30-something-year-old American’s body.

Here’s where you can feast your eyes on even more Konapun awesomeness:

Find lots of Konapun kits to buy on eBay

Search for Konapun in google to see lots and lots of pictures of these kits

YouTube videos of Konapun-making

Great article about Konapun at web-japan.org