Ice creams are a symbol of happiness. One where you can enjoy come day or night. They come in different flavours too, ranging from sweet and tangy to even savoury choices. Here, we are blessed with numerous ice cream brands and some of them are proudly made in Malaysia. Check out these Top 10 Malaysian Ice Cream Brands, proudly local!
1) Minus 4 Degrees
The brainchild of mother-and-daughter pair Kim Ngoh and Sarah Tan, Minus 4 Degrees takes pride in the quality of their homemade ice creams. And that means making them in small batches to ensure freshness and consistency. They also insist that only premium ingredients and natural flavours are used to churn their ice creams. Available in tubs via online delivery, they have classic flavours like Dark Chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla. But you can also find other delicious varieties, namely Rum & Raisin, Durian and Lemon Thyme.
2) Inside Scoop
Inside Scoop has come a long way since its humble beginning in 2013, selling quality handcrafted ice creams made in small batches. You won’t find artificial flavours here, only freshly-produced ice creams using the best ingredients possible. Their range of flavours rotates on a constant basis, with unique varieties available like Durian, Cempedak, Teh Tarik and Cendol. They have classic and premium flavours as well, ranging from Mint Chocolate Chip to Valrhona Chocolate and Almond Butterscotch. Available in physical outlets and on their online store, the former allows you to have your favourite ice cream(s) served in a cup, cone or waffle (buttermilk/charcoal).
3) Piccoli Lotti
The Damansara Kim-based Piccoli Lotti — meaning “small batches” in Italian — specialises in artisanal gelatos using only the freshest and quality ingredients available. If that’s not enough, founder and owner Chong Nge Seng even went as far as mastering the art of making gelatos in Italy. Some of their best-selling flavours worth trying include Pulut Tai Tai (which happens to be the owner’s personal favourite), Hazelnut Stracciatella, Peruvian Dark Choc and Cempedak. You can enjoy your ice cream(s) in scoops, cups or bring them home in takeaway tubs.
4) Pops Malaya
Far from your average ice lollies a.k.a. “aiskrim potong”, founders Yasmin Karim and Zuraini Zulkifli insist that all of their products contain no artificial flavours and colourings. Instead, what you have here is a healthier version of ice lollies made from the likes of fresh fruits and natural ingredients. They stock various flavours like Dragonfruit Berry, Pineapple Passion Fruit, Mango Peach and Chocolate Hazelnut. You can shop online or locate their Pops Malaya varieties at places such as Mydin and Kedai Mesra Petronas.
The name of the brand says it all, with Debie and Tommy priding themselves in handcrafting their soft-serve ice creams from scratch using fresh ingredients. Expect varieties of flavours like Vanilla Cereal Milk, Deep Chocolate, Honey Matcha and Oolong Cha. First established in Damansara Uptown, Softsrve has since expanded into various locations such as Sri Petaling and Pavilion Elite. Alternatively, check out their website below for food delivery or self-pickup at Plaza Arkadia in Desa ParkCity.
If you have been to Bangkok before, your trip won’t be complete without trying their signature coconut ice cream in Chatuchak Weekend Market. But thanks to Sangkaya, you can enjoy the famous street-food dessert right here in KL. And that was way back in 2014 when Sangkaya first started as a small pushcart ice-cream seller in Jalan Alor. Today, they can be easily found in various outlets throughout Malaysia. They use only natural ingredients with no added preservatives or flavourings whatsoever for their best-selling coconut ice cream. To retain its authenticity and flavour, they eschew traditional cow’s milk in favour of pure coconut milk as the main base for their ice cream. Other than coconut ice creams, Sangkaya also introduced other flavours like Chocolate, Gula Melaka and Durian.
No stranger to crafting artisanal Italian gelatos since 2011, Whimsical (Gelateria)’s founder Ong Kee Win churns his products in small batches to maintain freshness and quality. All of the gelatos are also made from scratch using the best and natural ingredients with no artificial flavourings, colourings and even powder mixes. Fans of gelatos can look forward to a wide variety of flavours available here, with the likes of Avocado & Lime, Salted Caramel, Cherry Yogurt, Mango & Passionfruit and Uji Matcha.
8) Forty Licks Ice Cream
For founder Cheam Tat Wei, his primary goal is to craft handmade ice creams using only simple and natural ingredients. And that’s what you get from Forty Licks Ice Cream, where the name of the brand actually derived from The Rolling Stones’ 2002 double compilation album. Look out for classic flavours like Vanilla and Dark Choc or alcoholic varieties such as Bailey’s Coffee and Hoegaarden. Forty Licks also churns out seasonal flavours from time to time, namely Rose Pistachio and Bandung Lychee made exclusively for the Hari Raya month.
9) Jersey JACK
From sourcing the finest ingredients available to using high-quality milk base from single-herd Jersey cows, Jersey Jack Gelato doesn’t take shortcuts when it comes to churning their gelatos. They have over 70 flavours to choose from, covering diverse flavours like Amarena Cherry (white gelato base with Amarena Cherry Variegato), Bubblegum and Banoffee. You can locate Jersey Jack Gelato in Jalan Berangan near Bukit Bintang and Jalan Telawi in Bangsar.
10) Fatbaby Ice Cream
At Fatbaby Ice Cream, they do not skimp on quality and the process of making their own ice creams. The latter refers to their way of churning their ice creams from scratch regardless of the bases and combining the ingredients. They have varieties of flavours available ranging from their best-selling Crunchy Salted Caramel to the fan-favourite Honey, I’m Home (honeycomb with dark chocolate).
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Malaysia are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.