Chinese social media users discuss Russian ice cream fervently

  • Users of Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform, have become obsessed with Russian ice cream.
  • The Weibo hashtag “how delicious Russian ice cream is” has gone viral, with over 81 million views.
  • A user recalled how Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping an ice cream for his 66th birthday.

Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, some Chinese social media users are discussing the taste of Russian ice cream fervently.

On China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform, the hashtag “how delicious Russian ice cream is” has gone viral, gaining more than 81 million views as of Wednesday morning. The trending topic has also spawned over 11,000 threads.

It all started after a Weibo food blogger, who has more than three million followers under the “What did the pony ate?” account, shared a video on Tuesday detailing how delicious Russian ice cream was. delicious.

“Russian ice brick is the best ice cream I’ve had lately!” she wrote alongside a 30-second video clip of herself eating a caught ice block. sandwich between two wafers.

“The ice cream goes so well with the thin wafers, and the creaminess is rich but not overpowering,” she continued. “All you girls who love ice cream, hurry up and try it.”

The post has since garnered plenty of comments from other netizens who are now curious to try Russian ice cream for themselves.

“After seeing this trending on ‘hot search’ I couldn’t resist ordering 20 sticks,” one user posted alongside a photo of a receipt for an ice cream purchase in line.

Many users have also shared photos of their own experiences eating Russian ice cream, some of their trips to Russia.

“Went to Russia for nine days and was able to eat ice cream for seven days,” one user wrote, along with some vacation photos. “The ice cream from the street stalls, the ice cream from the supermarket… they are all so delicious that I can’t wait to finish eating all the ice cream produced by Russia!”

Other users have shared video recipes on how to make Russian ice cream at home for those who have difficulty buying it in stores.

A Weibo user also recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a box of Russian ice cream to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in 2019 for the latter’s 66th birthday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) presents Chinese President Xi Jinping with Russian ice cream as he congratulates the Chinese leader on his 66th birthday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) presents Chinese President Xi Jinping with Russian ice cream on the occasion of the latter’s 66th birthday in 2019.

Alexei DruzhininTASS via Getty Images


The New York Times reported last month that Chinese social media users have widely expressed support for Putin, Russia and the invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has refused to condemn Russia for its military assault.

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