Good ice cream (and more) spots in Singapore
Being a huge dessert fan, ice cream is a huge part of my meals because there's always room for dessert. So here's a list of ice cream (plus more) places that I particularly enjoy visiting in no order of preference!
1. Creamery Boutique Ice Creams
Apart from their famous lava cookies, this cafe serves good ice cream as well. Each scoop of ice cream has a smooth and creamy texture, coupled with many unique flavours available. Being quite a regular there, their ice cream flavours rotate and they have some seasonal flavours making each visit a different one. Some unique flavours include Secret Garden (made with flower tea), Counter Strike (made with pistachios and chocolate) and Brit Pop (made with eggs and baked bacon). A cookie set costs about $8.90 so prices are pretty affordable!
Creamery Boutique Ice Cream
Address: 139 Tyrwhitt Road #01-03, Singapore 207557
Opening hours: Monday- Wednesday 12.30pm-10pm, Friday 12.30pm-10.30pm, Saturday 12pm-10.30pm, Sunday 12pm-10pm
I love how Matchaya has good tea soft serves and also seasonal flavours to make things interesting and to make me return even though sometimes their outlets might not be on the way to my destination. My usual is a hojicha parfait but I especially enjoy the kinako (roasted soybean), genmaicha (roasted green tea) and shirogoma (white sesame) parfaits which are seasonal flavours here! The teas and flavours are fragrant and complement the ingredients in the parfait really well (I especially love the crispy rice)! A typical parfait is sold at $9.90 each!
Matchaya (Icon Village)
Address: 12 Gopeng Street, #01-72, Singapore 078877
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Matchaya (The Cathay)
Address: 2 Handy Road, #01-08, Singapore 229233
pening hours: Monday - Thursday 1:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday 1:00PM - 10:30PM
3. Sunday Folks
Sunday Folks' soft serves are rich in flavour and have a really smooth texture. I would think I have tried all their ice cream flavours as I have been here many times (not that many though, they only have 6 flavours). My favourites are pistachio and earl grey lavender. A single waffle with a single soft serve is sold at $10 and double waffles with two soft serves is sold at $18.
Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore (278116)
Opening hours: Tue-Thu: 1-10pm, Fri-Sat: 12-11pm, Sun: 12-10pm
The ice cream here has no eggs, preservatives and colouring but you can't tell because they still taste really good! I was told the new flavour of the week comes out on Saturdays and their ice cream is made during the weekends so you get more choice of flavours if you visit in the beginining of the week. They have flavours here that have a local twist to them such as the Kampung (pandan and gula melaka) and Happy (Horlicks and orange). A single scoop here is sold for $3.80 and a double scoop is sold for $6.50. They sell their ice cream in pints too!
Licktionary Ice Cream
Address: 2 Science Park Dr, #01-33, Singapore (118222)
Opening hours: Mondays-Fridays 12pm-7.30pm, Saturdays 12pm-6pm
5. Birds of Paradise
Having a small shop space, this ice cream shop is always crowded on weekends! I was attracted to visit while walking past because of the buttery thyme cone fragrance wafting out of the shop. Gelato flavours here tend to be quite uncommon and these flavours include pandan, strawberry basil, pistachio and lychee raspberry. A single scoop goes at $4.70, a double scoop at $7.70 and $1 or the thyme cone.
Birds of Paradise
Address: 63 East Coast Road #01-05, Singapore 428776
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 4:30pm-10pm, Saturday- Sunday 12pm-10pm
6. Twenty Grammes
Twenty Grammes has good gelato that is really smooth and as compared to the soft serve which has a more icy texture. Their ice cream goes well with their waffles that are crispy on the outside too. The salted egg sauce here is very popular as well. This is the yuanyang waffle with Thai tea and peanut butter gula melaka gelato ($15). I have to say this is one of the better Thai tea ice creams I have had in Singapore too.
This is the hojicha soft serve ($8.50).
Twenty Grammes (Ang Mo Kio)
Address: 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 560529
Opening hours: Sundays to Thursdays 12-10pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-1am
Twenty Grammes (Bugis)
Address: 753 North Bridge Road #01-01, Singapore 198721
Opening hours: Opening hours: Sundays to Thursdays 12-10pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-1am
7. Les Patisseries
This cafe serves ice cream waffles that look and taste good! The ice cream flavours are generally quite rich and they go well with the waffles too. These are the Thai milk tea ice cream with earl grey waffle ($15.90) and the horffles (horlicks ice cream, horlicks powder, horlicks sauce and macarons) ($14.90).
Address: 222 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574354
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-11.30pm, Friday 11am-1.30am, Saturday 9am - 1.30pm, Sunday 9am-11.30pm
8. Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
Famous for their cheese cookies, I was delighted to hear that they were opening an outlet in Singapore and that their ice creams are sold here too! I have tried the Cow Cow Sundae which is milk soft serve with milk cheesecake and a salt and camembert cheese cookie. The soft serve is very creamy and it is very well complemented by the small slice of cheese cake and cheese cookie too! Even though it costs $8.50 for one sundae, I would think it was quite worth it.
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
Address: Raffles City #B1-73 (252 North Bridge Road #B1-73 Singapore 179103)
Opening hours: 11am to 930pm daily
This list will be updated as I visit more ice cream places in the future. In the meanwhile, enjoy trying these places out!