There’s nothing better than having an ice cream, especially when you are living in the hot and sunny Singapore. This multicultural country is full of culinary influences and gustatory preferences. Apart from the fusion cuisines offered, we can also see the ‘fusion’ elements in ice creams.
1) Madcow Ice Cream & Music Café
Located in Ang Mo Kio, Madcow Ice Cream and Music Café prides themselves to be the first café that provides live music with no involvement of alcohol. They strive to be an interactive café instead of just a eat-and-go café. The café serves a variety of ice cream flavours, ranging from chocolate rocky road, cotton candy + bubble gum, tiramisu, to the popular local favourite, Musang King. All these go well with their Liège or Belgian waffle too.
2) Go Nuts Café by The Famous Ice-Cream Rolls Shop
Strategically located at Thomson V Two, this Nutella themed café that serve delicious waffles, ice-cream rolls, milkshakes, and Nutella delicacies. They pride to be the first Halal café opened in Singapore. What makes them unique is their signature dish – Fried Ice Cream Rolls, which was being featured in various publications including CLEO magazine and Sunday Times. They have a wide range of flavours, such as Vanilla, Chocolate, Nutella, Oreo, Milo and M&M’s for you to choose according to your tastebuds.
3) Rabbit Owl Depot
Rabbit Owl Depot started operating since October 2014. They believe in serving authentic ice cream – premium homemade ice cream made of fresh ingredients which will arouse your taste buds and linger in your mouth. Artisan ice cream, snowflakes waffles and coffee are their speciality. Inspired by cargo containers, their rustic interior design and exquisite industrial furniture collection are crafted from recycled materials such as shipping containers, reclaimed wood and copper pipes. The environment makes you feel at home and it is definitely a great place for family or friends gathering.
4) Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee
Established in 2011, Creamier is an independent ice cream and coffee lifestyle café based in one of the oldest heartland estates in Singapore. They specialise in the craft of creating premium ice creams and sorbets using their own recipes and unique production process. The ice creams are freshly churned and produced in small batches to ensure finest quality. They offer interesting flavours such as Gula Melaka, Earl Grey Lavender, Roasted Pistachio and many more.
5) Double Scoops
Located at Ang Mo Kio, Double Scoops is an artisanal gelato café that offers premium low-fat gelato at very reasonable prices, alongside a plethora of desserts. All their ice creams are handmade in-house everyday. Some of the must-try flavours include Thai Milk Tea, Baileys, Sea Salt Gula Melaka, Orh Nee and Speculoos. Apart from just eating from the cup or cone, you can also opt to top it on waffles or thick toasts.
6) Salted Caramel
Salted Caramel has been in the market since March 2011. They are famous for making hand-crafted ice cream from scratch with superlative ingredients. The selection of flavours will have you spoilt for choice, these include down Earl Grey, Horlicks Tim Tam, Milo and of course, Salted Caramel. You may also choose to pair the ice cream with brownies and waffles.
7) Dessert Project
Dessert Project is an ice cream café at Jalan Bt Ho Swee serving Shibuya style Toasts, Waffles, Lava Cakes and Coffee. 18 rotating ice cream flavours are churned out every week, and some promises to be more adventurous and exciting than others. These include White Truffle, Parma Ham with Melon, White Rabbit Candy, and Thai Earl Grey ice creams. Don’t forget to try them out if you happen to drop by!
8) Holy Cow Creamery
Holy Cow Creamery serves quality ice cream and sorbets made fresh in-house. They have a wide range of crazy creations such as Tiger Beer with salted almonds, Mr Potato Head – salted caramel, vanilla ice cream and chocolate-coated potato chips – and orh nee (Teochew yam paste). You can enjoy the delicious ice cream that paired with their crisp waffles. In addition, their aromatic coffee and creamy milkshakes are also popular amongst the visitors.
9) The Daily Scoop
The Daily Scoop started its operation in 2004 at Sunset Way, a tree-lined suburban neighbourhood. This café aims to share honest-to-goodness ice cream with dessert connoisseurs. Their ice cream is made in-store daily, using quality natural ingredients and local produce. You can easily savour your ice cream atop a homemade brownie or a freshly baked waffle. Concoct your own thick milkshake, or quench your thirst with our fizzy soda floats. Currently, they have branches in Holland Village, Sembawang-Yishun as well as SOTA.
10) Island Creamery
The founder of Island Creamery, Stanley Kwok has been wanting to become an ‘ice cream man’ since young. In 2004, his dream came through when he set out with the idea of an ice-cream parlor that produces freshly made premium ice cream, proudly featuring local flavors. Island Creamery made fresh ice cream daily using the freshest ingredients available. If you happen to drop by, don’t forget to try these popular flavours – Teh Tarik, Pulut Hitam and Pineapple Tart.