Two of our favorite worlds are colliding, and we’re feeling overwhelmed. Hello Kitty and Afters ice cream shops in Southern California are collaborating, and as you’d expect, things are going to be very adorable and very delicious. All of the Afters locations in SoCal will be serving Hello Kitty ice cream, but only for a limited time, according to OC Weekly.
From June 29th through August 13th, the ice cream shops are offering Yummy Strawberry Cake, which blends fresh strawberries, house made strawberry swirl, and shortcake pieces into vanilla ice cream; as well as Mama’s Apple Pie, which is made up of apple sauce, apple pie filling, and cinnamon mixed in with vanilla ice cream. Both are served in a Milky Bun, a waffle cone, or a Hello Kitty cup.
Oh my, yes.
A kickoff event will be happening on opening night in Irvine from 7-10 p.m. There, you’ll find lots and lots of Hello Kitty swag — like t-shirts, stickers, caps, photo ops with Hello Kitty herself, and of course, all the Hello Kitty ice cream you can eat. You’ll have to pay for most of the swag, but the first 100 people in line will receive a free collaboration t-shirt. So if you’re into t-shirts, getting there early will be your best bet.
While all the locations will be serving the new flavors, the only location that will be completely Hello Kitty-fied will be the Irvine’s Diamond Jamboree Afters. The Instagram opportunities will be endless.