With its tropical climate, Singapore’s weather is always hot and humid, awakening cravings for ice cream. Here is a list of some of the best ice cream parlours in the city, to cool you down as you stroll through this vibrant city.
Merely Ice Cream makes all their ice cream on the premises, using fresh, natural ingredients and no artificial flavouring, so as not to distract from the original flavour of the ice cream. Their creamy scoops come in many unconventional flavours, some of which are uniquely local, such as the Gula Pandan which is made from Singapore’s famous green cake. Their most popular flavour is salted butterscotch, which is sold out almost daily, so be sure to go before the evening if you want a scoop. If you’re lucky you might even get to sample a scoop of red velvet cake, a surprise flavor that isn’t available every day.
Tom’s Palette, which serves home made ice cream in weird and quirky flavours, is not for the faint hearted. It boasts flavours such as salted egg, Parmesan cheese & crackers, and chai tea latte. With over 90 flavours in its arsenal, not all flavours are available every day, so if you’re hoping to try a certain flavour, be sure to check their website or Facebook page to make sure it is available. Alcoholic ice creams and sorbets are available to those who have a taste for liquor. Tom’s Palette comes up with a new flavour every month, keeping the menu fresh for adventurous eaters.
Udders is, essentially, an ice cream parlor for adults, as it specializes in alcoholic flavours. Aside from run-of-the-mill rum raisin, it also has unique flavours such as wineberries, which mixes cranberries and port, or orange choc bitters, which is made from dark chocolate and orange liqueur. For those who prefer their ice cream alcohol-free, non-alcoholic choices are also available; their Snickers Mars honeycomb vanilla is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and the richly Singaporean mao shan wang durian wafts with the exotic aroma of the king of fruits. Their ice cream can be served with waffles, which are some of the best in the city.
An ice cream parlor that makes fresh ice cream every day, The Daily Scoop offers dozens of flavours that is sure to satisfy everyone. Choose the classic simply chocolate for a rich and indulgent experience, or the classy Earl Grey tea sherbet. Risk takers can try their unique flavours, such as wasabi mango or chilli choc. The Daily Scoop also offers other desserts such as brownies and waffles, so make it an afternoon of enjoying cold desserts. Address: Various locations
5 The Moments
This 5 The Moments is a photography cafe serving delicious ice cream and coffee in an aesthetic setting with a hipster vibe. Their ice cream flavours are mostly conventional, but well made with natural ingredients, not overly sweet and with a smooth and light texture. The cafe is artistically decorated with photos taken by the owner and her team; with an emphasis on love and travel, this is a great place to spend a hot afternoon with friends.
Haato is an ice cream and sorbet shop that uses Japanese recipes, therefore the ice cream is less sweet and milky, better suiting an Asian palette. All their ice cream is made with fresh ingredients, which is particularly noticeable in the fruity flavours. Other than thequintessential strawberry or cookies & cream, they also have local or Japanese flavours such as durian, yuzu (citrus), and sweet potato with honey and chestnut. Their crispy, golden waffles are also amazing, especially with butter and maple syrup.
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