Be it classic, premium, fusion or even alcoholic varieties, everyone has their favourites when comes to ice creams. Penang has plenty of cafes and parlours that sell them. So, if you are thinking of having a scoop or two, here are the 8 Ice Cream Spots To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Penang.
The popular Urban Artisan needs no introduction. This is especially true with their signature soft-serve twist flavours, which combine two different flavours served in a bamboo-charcoal waffle cone. The double-flavour combo not only makes it visually appealing but also Instagrammable enough. Look out for different flavours every week, offering the likes of Signature Sea Salt x Caramel Caramel Caramel and Taro Yam X Matcha Green Tea.
Address: No. 122-C, Jalan Burma, 10400 George Town, Penang.
2) Ciao Gelato
Enjoy tasty ice cream — gelato, to be exact — minus the guilt at Ciao Gelato. Not only do they use less sugar but also made their gelato from scratch using predominantly fresh ingredients. They offer various flavours here, covering the likes of matcha and chocolate hazelnut that are individually stored in a pozzetti. Pozzetti in question actually refers to a counter with tempered stainless steel carapina cylinders, which turns out to be the traditional way of storing gelato. Each scoop, in the meantime, will be served in a stainless steel cup.
Address: 171-A, Lebuh Victoria, 10300 George Town, Penang.
3) The Ais
The Ais keeps things as natural as possible when comes to their homemade ice cream. That means no added preservatives, artificial colouring or additives. They have various classic and premium flavours available ranging from French Vanilla to Rose Lychee and even alcoholic-based Nutella Guinness and Rum & Raisin. You can enjoy it on its own (cup or waffle cone) or pair your favourite ice cream with a buttermilk waffle, egg waffle or croffle.
Address: 65, Lebuh Campbell, 10100 George Town, Penang.
They certainly didn’t lie about the name of their ice cream cafe. Because what you have here is utterly ice cream (no pun intended) that serves different kinds of flavours. Some of their bestselling ice creams include French Coffee, Pure Mint Chip and Creamy Strawberry. For guilt-free varieties, try some of their reduced sugar ice creams such as Salted Caramel and Osaka Organic Black Sesame. Not to mention they have local flavours like Pulut Hitam and D24 Durian.
Address: 32, Jalan Perusahaan Jelutong 2, Fortune Park, 11600 George Town, Penang.
Have them a scoop or two. Or pair them with one of their signature waffles. Creameal Handcrafted Ice Cream offers assorted flavours worth trying here. Among the recommended options include Thai Milk Tea, Blue Chrysanthemum and Earl Grey Lavender. And if you love peanut butter, consider ordering the deliciously creamy Salted Peanut Butter Choconuts. True to the name of the shop, all of their ice creams are made from scratch with no added preservatives or artificial colouring.
Address: 63, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Penang.
If you love enjoying ice cream with an alcoholic twist, Three Tiers Ice Cream got you all covered here. Try their cream-based ice cream infused with the robust taste of Guinness Stout. Or go for the smoky flavour of Scotch Whisky mixed into the sinfully decadent chocolate ice cream. Of course, no alcoholic ice cream would be complete without mentioning the good ol’ Rum & Raisins. Even if you can’t take alcohol, Three Tiers Ice Cream has other flavours too like Pandan Gula Melaka and French Vanilla.
Address: 39, Lorong Ceylon, 10500 George Town, Penang.
Roots Desserts Bar covers a wide range of desserts that includes everything from ice creams to cakes and pancakes. Go tropical with Pina Colada which combines ingredients like pineapple cake and coconut ice cream. Or try their Dutch Baby Pancake, where you can have it customised with add-ons such as a scoop of ice cream and fresh fruits (bananas or strawberries).
Address: 72, Jalan A.S. Mansoor, 10050 George Town, Penang.
Operating since 2013, The Safe Room made its mark as the first establishment in Penang that introduces liquid nitrogen desserts. Try their Signature Coconut, where they use fresh fragrance coconut topped with smooth-tasting nitrogen ice cream on top. You can also add some roasted peanuts for a fraction of the price. Some of their other fresh fruit-based nitrogen ice creams include Jackfruit Coconut, King Avocado and Dragon Heart (a combination of dragon fruit & strawberry).
Address: 183, Victoria Street, 10300 George Town, Penang.
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