You can safely say that I’m sucker for sweet treats. So when Honey Creme announced that they would be rolling out limited edition soft serve ice cream flavours in celebration of SG50 and opening their second store at Jem (yay, Westside!), I frantically waved my sample spoon in the air!
In this brave new world of frozen treats, Honey Creme has upped its game by experimenting with local flavours like Teh C, Gah Dai and Alishan Milk Tea – now currently mainstays on the menu. The Teh C soft serve (my personal favourite) is made with rich milk tea and the Gah Dai is topped with fluffy cotton candy and toasted marshmallows. There’s just something really hearty and fulfilling when you sink your teeth into food or desserts that are injected with some local flavour.
Specially for our nation’s 50th birthday and with the expansion of its second instalment, Honey Creme has concocted two new flavours – the Honey Creme Pandan Gula Melaka (a limited edition flavour for SG50) and the Honey Creme Cereal Milk, exclusively available at Jem from mid-July to mid-August 2015.
When I was presented with the Honey Creme Pandan Gula Melaka ($6), it was love at first sight. That light mint green topped with an adorable little biscuit of the Merlion and a cute little pipette of gula melaka syrup just stole my heart! And when I had my first taste of the beautiful pandan parfait, flashes of my younger childhood days came back like a flood. This nostalgic flavour will take you back in time considering that it’s loaded with quintessential Singaporean desserts and snacks like chendol, ice kacang and pandan chiffon cake.The all-natural soft serve is also layered with crunchy puffed rice, cheey attap chee seeds (palm tree seeds) and a sprinkle of heavenly coconut shavings imported from Thailand. Squeeze the adorable pipette of rich gula melaka syrup on your Pandan Gula Melaka and you’re all set devour the sweet treat.
Another new flavour that I can guarantee will be a hit is the Honey Creme Cereal Milk ($5.90). The cereal-infused soft serve is sweet, creamy and so delicious that we might just have to make it our new breakfast staple! The top and bottom layers of the ice-cream are made up of generous scoops of sweet cornflake crunch (which we seriously think should be sold separately too!) that’s just so, so delish.
We know mid-July is more than a few sleeps away but hey, you could always just pencil down the date in your calendar in advance. Trust me on this one – the wait for these delicious swirls at Honey Creme will be totally worth it!
Honey Creme, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, #01-31, Singapore 238895 and Jem (opening in mid-July), 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #B1-06, Singapore 608549, www.facebook.com/honeycremesg