But first, dessert. Quell the heat with these sweet treats!
First of all, has anyone ever seen a soft serve swirl as perfect as this?
Sharing a space with Stateland Cafe (which we also love!), our favourite is the cookie butter soft serve (pictured) sat atop an warm mochi donut, candied on the outside and chewy on the inside.
32 Bali Lane, Singapore 189868
NEXT: PopBar →
The newest kid on the block is the New York popsicle sensation PopBar.
Want a guilt-free indulgence? These handcrafted gelato popsicle bars cost you as little as 60 kcal each. They’re also all-natural and gluten-free, if you’re into that.
Our favourites: pistachio for a richer flavour, or grapefruit for something more refreshing – customisable with toppings and dips.
#B2-64 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839
NEXT: Nunsongyee →
For the uninitiated, bingsu is a popular Korean shaved ice dessert generously topped with various ingredients like sweetened condensed milk, fruits, cereal flakes, and ice cream. Nunsongyee’s bingsu is made from smoothly shaved ice milk for an extra dose of decadence.
It’s been our perfect solution for many a sweltering sunny afternoons; and hungry nights, too – the Bugis outlet is open 24/7!
534 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188749
NEXT: Benjamin Browns →
You haven’t seen “over the top” until you’ve seen Benjamin Browns’ freakshakes.
Each shake begins with a vanilla ice cream base before flavours and toppings are piled on, from nutella banana to plain ol’ vanilla. But even that’s anything but plain.
#01-20/21 Forum Shopping Centre, 583 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238884
NEXT: 2am: dessertbar →
Trust Asia’s best pastry chef Janice Wong to blow you away with her innovative sweet treats. Pushing the boundaries of conventional desserts, each thoughtful combination of flavours transforms even classics like cheesecakes or brownies into creations artistic both in taste and aesthetics.
Our fav: the Cassis Bombe (pictured), made with cassis plum, elderflower yogurt, red Shiso plum liqueur. It’s as good as it looks!
21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277733
NEXT: Sunday Folks →
Waffles paired with ice cream aren’t anything new with ice cream parlours all around Singapore, but surely the never-ending queue at Sunday Folks hints that they’re special.
Must-try: the Earl Grey Lavender soft serve, sitting atop two freshly made waffles, crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
#01-52 Chip Bee Gardens, 4 Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278116
NEXT: Non-Entree Desserts →
No, not an upload error. Yes, that’s a dessert.
The Rubber Ducky (pictured) is actually mango sorbet paired with creme fraiche pudding, mango puree, sago pearls, and lemongrass cloud. And that’s just the beginning of their wacky desserts – just take a look at their Instagram page!
204 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218451
NEXT: D’Zerts Cafe →
Is there ever such a thing as too sweet? Not in D’zerts Cafe’s books, at least, which explains the decadent warm white chocolate blondie drizzled with salted caramel suace and topped with homemade vanilla ice cream (pictured).
In this very spirit, grab some cakes from the patisserie counter before you leave for some dainty cakes, mousses, and tarts.
30 Jalan Pari Burong, Singapore 488696
NEXT: Your local hawker centre! →
A quintessential part of every Singaporean’s gastronomic dictionary, Ice Kachang, which translates literally to “ice beans”, is a shaved ice dessert with a cocktail of fruits, red beans, palm seed, and multi-coloured syrup.
Never mind hawker centres aren’t air-conditioned. Head to the dessert stall and order this cheery-looking local favourite for a mere $2.50 or so. Enjoy!
NEXT: Brother Bird →
By Pinky Chng, October 2017
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