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You know how sometimes you take the lid off a container of ice cream, and you can see a face? This is kind of like that.

As noted on Spoon & Tamago, Makoto Asano takes this further by carving funny characters in the ice cream using those disposable ice cream spoons. The resulting sculptures are deliciously cute.

From this:

[Photo: Makoto Asano]

Into this:

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

Or a more simple one:

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

Asano says his hobby is “making ice cream laugh.” Ice cream isn’t the only one laughing here. I am, too. Ha ha!

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

[Photo: Makoto Asano]

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

[Photo: Makoto Asano]

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

[Photo: Makoto Asano]

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

[Photo: Makoto Asano]

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

[Photo: Makoto Asano]

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

Some of these were done with limited-edition Häagen-Dazs.

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Below are before and after photos:

[Photo: Makoto Asano]

No, that’s not dirt. It’s kinako.

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

[Photo: Makoto Asano]

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[Photo: Makoto Asano]

If you like Asano’s art or are just really, really into ice cream, you can follow him on Instagram.

Top photo: Makoto Asano

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft.

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