It’s hard to deny that one of life’s simplest joys is the creamy goodness of ice cream. You can have it served in a cone or cup, topped on a waffle, or even bring home a pint! From good ol’ classics to unique and locally-inspired flavours, check out our 2021 edition of Top 10 Places for Ice Cream in Singapore!
1) The Humble Scoop
The Humble Scoop’s unique selling point lies in its locally-inspired ice cream flavours, which sets them apart from most ice cream shops in Singapore. Among the flavours include Atas Ripple (milk ice cream with swirls of Ribena blackcurrant jam), In-Kueh-Dible (salted coconut & Gula Melaka) and Huat Lah! (pineapple, lime & chilli). They also have seasonal flavours such as Spectaculoos (spiced caramel cookie) and Mango Sorbet.
2) Tom’s Palette
Are you up for something else other than the usual vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavours? Then, you might want to check out Tom’s Palette. They serve unique flavour combos like the crowd-favourite Dou Jiang You Tiao (soya bean with dough fritters), Nasi Lemak Gelato, Kueh Bangkit and Pipagao (yes, that famous Chinese herbal syrup). Do follow their Facebook page to find out what’s available on a weekly basis.
3) Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique
Birds of Paradise specialises in botanically-inspired gelato made from natural ingredients. They even handcraft them in-house to preserve their quality, offering delightful flavours like Strawberry Basil and White Chrysanthemum. Some of the other flavours worth trying include Mint Cacao, Lemongrass Ginger, Coconut Sorbet and Pandan. Birds of Paradise operates in two outlets.
4) Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee (Toa Payoh)
Creamier makes their ice cream in small batches using natural ingredients with no nasties whatsoever, namely artificial flavourings and preservatives. Some of their bestsellers include their velvety-rich Roasted Pistachio made with only 100% pure Italian pistachios, Plain Ole Chocolate and Summer Strawberries. Best paired with their signature homemade golden waffles.
5) Salted Caramel Artisan Ice Cream
All of Salted Caramel Artisan Ice Cream’s products are made in-house from scratch on a daily basis. They have various flavours here, ranging from Salted Caramel to Blueberry Yogurt, Cookies & Creme and Espresso & Caramel Biscuits. Those who prefer dairy-free ice cream can look forward to their assorted sorbets such as Raspberry, Acai and Passionfruit Mango.
6) Dopa Dopa Creamery
Get a scoop of happiness at Dopa Dopa Creamery, where you can have it served on a crispy ice cream cone or in a cup. Made in-house using quality ingredients, they offer classic flavours like Milk and Honey, Coconut Pandan with Gula Melaka and Passionfruit Crumble. If you prefer something premium, do try their sinfully rich Ferrero (dark chocolate, cocoa powder & home-roasted hazelnut) or Dopa Dopa’s signature Home Roasted Pistachio. Other than cone and cup varieties, you can choose to pair your favourite ice cream(s) with their buttery croissant.
7) Creamery Boutique Ice Creams Singapore
This Thai-based ice cream parlour serves its creamy dessert in a unique way, where the staff would place a scoop of ice cream on top of a large, hot cookie in a serving pan. This is where you would see the lava beautifully oozing out from the cookie. Depending on your choice, they have lava-filled cookies such as Monster Matcha (vanilla cookie with Uji matcha lava) and Volcano (charcoal cookie with salted egg lava). But if you prefer to stick to the basics, you can opt for a cup or a pint. You can find several types of ice cream flavours such as Berry Cheesecake, Heart Stop (brown butterscotch & chocolate fudge cake) and Counter Strike (pistachio, caramel & chocolate fudge).
8) FATCAT Ice Cream Bar
FATCAT offers a variety of made-from-scratch ice cream flavours no matter you are looking for the classics or even seasonal specials. For the latter, you might want to give Dou Jiang Youtiao (soy milk with fried dough) a try. As for the former, you can find familiar favourites like Vanilla, Durian and Pistachio. They also include alcoholic (Butter Bear) and non-dairy varieties, namely Caramelised Banana and Jasmine Peach. Best served with their freshly-baked waffle (charcoal/brown butter) or chocolate brownie.
9) Island Creamery
Founded in 2003, Island Creamery made its mark as Singapore’s first homemade ice cream parlour that serves local flavours. This includes the likes of Mao Shan Wang (durian), Pulut Hitam (coconut ice cream with black glutinous rice) and Teh Tarik. They also feature other flavours like Cookies & Cream, Reverso (dark chocolate with Oreos) and Very Berry (milk-flavoured ice cream with strawberries & raspberries). All of their ice creams are freshly made in-house and rest assured they do not add any additives like flavourings and artificial colourings.
Made with passion using only natural ingredients with none of the typical mixes and artificial flavourings, Lickers is all about quality and great-tasting ice creams. Some of their recommended flavours include Dark Chocolate, Honey Comb and Rockmelon Yogurt. They also have familiar flavours like Mao Shan Wang, Rum & Raisin and Roasted Pistachio.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.