Iconic ice cream
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. Beat the heat with one of these unique frozen treats.
Now with three outlets, including sister brand Sunday Folks, Creamier celebrated its fifth year in business in early 2017 with bespoke flavours like Chocolate Tau Yew Tempeh Crunch ice cream, which featured aged dark soya sauce. Try its breakthrough flavour: Sea Salt Gula Melaka ($3.50 per scoop).
#01-835, Blk 128 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310128
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At this soft-serve shack, Chendol is the must-order: gula melaka-flavoured soft-serve ice cream, topped with chendol bits, gula melaka syrup and a sprinkle of dessicated coconut ($6).
18 Baghdad St, Singapore 199657
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Managed by a husband-and-wife team, the brand’s Mao Shan Wang Durian ice cream showcases the “king of fruits”, while its Pulut Hitam highlights black glutinous rice and coconut (from $4 per scoop). U.d.d.e.r.s. is also known for liqueur options, such as Baileys & Bourbon, Wineberries, Oktobeer and more (from $4.90 per scoop).
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Using French techniques and only “real” ingredients, this quirky shop serves up kid- and adult-friendly flavours, including Horlicks Panda, a mix of Horlicks malted milk powder and Hello Panda biscuits; Pandan Crumble, with pandan leaves and coconut; plus Lychee Beer Sorbet, made of Asahi beer and Lychee puree (from $3.50 per scoop).
91 Bencoolen St, Singapore 189652
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Island Creamery Humble-bragging about offering “no plain old boring vanilla, chocolate or strawberry,” this Lion City chain boasts “local” flavours such as Teh Tarik, Pineapple Tart and Tiger Sorbet (as in, the beer). Chocoholics will lose it over chunky Reverso (from $3.80 per scoop).
#01-03 Serene Centre, 10 Jalan Serene, Singapore 258748
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A cheeky reference to “neh neh pok” – a Singaporean colloquial term for the nipples – these ice cream popsicles harken back to childhood faves like Chocolate Rockie Road and Sneekers as well as Mango Sticky Rice and Baklava (from $7). (They’re not a shop, but are stocked in various cafes, novelty shops and more.)
NEXT: “The ice cream uncle” →
Try Singapore’s “ice cream sandwich” for some local flavour – figuratively, that is. Here, “rainbow” bread – fluffy white bread dyed in various hues – is a nostalgic holder of choice for a block of ice cream in flavours like Raspberry Ripple and Chocolate Mint. Where to find said “ice cream uncle” – as lovingly termed by Singaporeans? Just listen for his bell; or, you’ll easily find them along Orchard Road.
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By Sara Lyle Bow, The Finder (Issue 282), May 2017
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