Ice cream in warm, hot weather like Singapore is simply a must and non-negotiable. Call us addicts, but it takes very little convincing to get us to the ice cream parlour. Ice cream on waffles? Don’t mind if we do. Ice cream on cones? We’ll have that too! So you see, our addiction love for sorbets, gelatos and all the scoops in between runs deep and it’s only fair that we share our favourite spots with you. Here’s a roundup of ice-cold frozen goodness when you need that fix. You better bookmark this delectable list!
If you want the real deal, head to 2am:Dessertbar. Celebrated for its unique and cutting-edge ice cream and desserts, this spot is paradise for sweet tooth lovers. The brainchild of Janice Wong, 2am:Dessertbar has proved itself to be more than just a place to get your sugar rush fix. Having trained with the best in the world among likes of Spanish chocolatier Orio Balaguer, prodigious French pastry chef Pierre Hermé, and others, Wong’s Chocolate H2O; which boasts rich dark cholocate paired with salted caramel and yuzu sorbet is our absolute favourite! Not to forget the refreshing Basil White Chocolate that marries seagrapes, passionfruit, pastilles and coconut sorbet that’s the perfect sweet ending for the night.
2am:Dessertbar, 21A Lorong Liput, Holland Villange, Singapore 277733, 6pm-2am (Monday to Saturday), www.2amdessertbar.com
Oh, Momolato. How much we love thee. We can count the many reasons for our obsession but let’s just start with the basics shall we? Fresh and authentic Italian gelato? Check. Homemade and handmade gelato with fresh ingredients? Check. Top all that off with unique flavours like the Kimelon Popsicle; a lovely fresh watermelon sorbet with a thick slice of New Zealand premium kiwi or the Ho Ho Licks!; a malted milk (horlicks) gelato served with crunchy rice puffs that’s diabolically delicious, setting off a childhood taste memory in every bite of that goodness. Momolato gives dessert seekers a healthy variety of gourmet gelatos and homemade artisan popsicles that are perfect alternative choices for those opting for not-so-sinful treats. Here at Sassy, we’re mad fans of the popsicles – they’re like heaven on a stick. Ahhh…
Momolato, 90 Stamford Road, Singapore 178903 (Singapore Management University), 11am-1130pm (Monday to Friday), 11am-6pm (Saturdays), Closed on Sundays, www.momolato.com
We’re all for incorporating Science into our daily lives but hey, to our ice cold treats? Now that’s something else. Serving freshly made ice cream using liquid nitrogen, Ice Queen (get the Frozen song “Let It Go” out of your head please) uses this rapid freezing procedure to eliminate chemicals and additives from ice crystals that form during production thus making the the texture smoother and taste much creamier. The variety of flavours are mostly influenced by foods that founder, Ee Lin grew up with and many of us local Sassy Girls can identify with too like Chendol, Gula Melaka and Nutella. Order the Mango Sticky Rice scoop – you’ll be taken back to your fond adventures in Thailand. It tastes as good as the real thing!
Ice Queen, 217 East Coast Road,#01-02, Tides, Singapore 428915, 6440 8098, 1230pm-10pm (Tuesday to Sunday), Closed on Mondays, www.facebook.com/icequeensg
This place is all about the soft serve. The kind soft serve that just makes you weak in the knees. Sunday Folks serves mainly six flavours of soft-serve ice cream on thick, wheaty and crisp waffles and also a range of cakes that routinely changes too. The Earl Grey Lavender flavour is mouthwatering but the Gula Melaka Sea Salt Caramel is cramazing! This quaint and cosy spot is hispter heaven with just the right amount of light seeping through the floor to ceiling storefront with brown, woody furniture throughout the store exuding an industrial vibe. Every corner of the parlour is totally Instagram-worthy so make sure you pop by in your cutest outfit just in case you might want to snap that sassy #OOTD!
Sunday Folks, Chip Bee Gardens, #01-52, 44 Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore , 4pm-930pm (Tuesday to Friday), 12pm-10pm (Saturday & Sunday), Closed on Mondays, www.facebook.com/sundayfolks.singapore
Udders has gained a reputation as the spot for any ice cream connoisseur. Creating artisanal ice cream with fresh new batches only made when the previous one runs out, each and every flavour is homemade by hand, giving all scoops flavour and character. The flavours are all original and mostly crafted with inspiration from from Asian and contemporary Western flavours like the Mao Shan Wang Durian ice cream, Snickers Mars Honeycomb Vanilla or if you like your cold treats with a hint of alcohol, you won’t be disappointed with the Bailey’s & Bourbon. Try their flavours on cones, sundaes, or waffles. With five outlets that’s constantly packed to the brim throughout our sunny island, there’s no doubt that Udders is a crowd favourite.
The Daily Scoop
True to its name, The Daily Scoop makes their ice cream in-stores every single day, creating tasty flavours using quality ingredients and local produce, luscious seasonal fresh fruits, aromatic vanilla beans, fragrant honey, specialty blend coffee and sweet liquer. Savour your favourite ice cream flavour atop a homemade warm chocolate brownie or a fluffy baked waffle or even create your own milkshake. This friendly neighbourhood ice cream parlour has more than 45 unique flavours for you to choose from and if there’s a flavour that you’re really craving for, don’t hesitate to place and online order and the good folks will churn up a batch, specially for you! How’s that for customer service!
Holy Cow Creamery
Holy Cow – those scoops of ice cream are delicious! A hot-favourite of residents in the charming old neighbourhood of Yishun, Holy Cow Creamery offers quality homemade ice cream at a steal! From $2.90 per scoop, patrons can enjoy delicious ice cream made fresh in-house atop Belgian waffles accompanied with a steaming hot cuppa of artisanal coffee. For non-coffee lovers, this cosy spot also has Gryphon Tea, floats and fizzes on the menu so there’s definitely something for everyone!
Holy Cow Creamery, 292 Yishun Street 22 #01-291, Singapore 760292, 1130am-1opm (Tuesday to Thursday), 1130am-11pm (Friday, Saturday & Eve of PH), Closed on Mondays, www.facebook.com/HolyCowCreamery.SG
Haato & Co.
You’ve got plenty of time to decide between Black Sesame gelato, Yuzu sorbet or Strawberry yoghurt while you’re waiting on the seemingly endless line. A franchise from Japan, Haato serves fusion food and desserts and its light and smooth gelato is made locally from traditional recipes from Japan that’s free from artificial colouring and preservatives. The hero on the menu which is a personal favourite of ours is the Green Tea gelato that’s infused with imported with green tea powder resulting in a frozen treat that’s rich and not cloyingly sweet with a slight tinge of bitterness at the end. Also, this spot in the busy area of Clarke Quay is perfect for people-watching!
Haato & Co., 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #01-74, Singapore 059817, 6225 6956,11am-11pm (Sunday to Thursday), 11am-1am (Friday & Saturday), Closed on Mondays, www.haato.com.sg
Gusttimo De Roma
Gusttimo De Roma serves gelato with style with a handsome store that’s located in the heart of Singapore – Ion Orchard. Part alfresco cafe and part gelateria, Offering 60 flavours of freshly made gelatos, the owners of Gusttimo wanted to offer authentic Italian gelatos with an Asian twist. The Risonero is a premium version of pulut hitam and the formaggio is a dairy-packed cream that’s unbelievably smooth and fragrant.
Gusttimo De Roma, 2 Orchard Turn, #01-17 ION Orchard. Tel: 6509 9380, 1130am-3pm (Daily), 6pm-11pm (Monday to Friday), 6pm-midnight (Saturday & Sunday)
FATCAT Ice Cream Bar
Here’s another hipster spot in the heartlands! Nestled in the hood in Bedok, FATCAT Ice Cream Bar is brand that seems to be challenging the norms of an ice cream parlour. Serving up gourmet waffles and plated and deconstructed desserts, their vision is to craft impeccable frozen delights with a twist. And boy, we were delighted! Especially with the Gourmet Charcoal Waffles (don’t be alarmed when it comes to you in the colour black) served with salted egg yolk sauce (seriously!) and scoops of ice cream – a combination that’s perfectly thought out when the moist Buttermilk waffles is paired perfectly with a tinge of saltiness from the sauce. This is one spot that you “die, die must try!”
FATCAT Ice Cream Bar, 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, Singapore 460416, 6241 0830, 12pm-10pm (Monday to Thursday), 12pm-11pm (Friday to Saturday), 12pm-10pm (Sunday), Closed on Tuesdays, www.fatcat.sg
Lead image sourced via Pinterest, Image #1 sourced via 2am:dessertbar, Image #2 sourced via Facebook, Image #3 sourced via Ice Queen, Image #4 sourced via Crystal Wee, Image #5 sourced via Udders, Image #6 sourced via Tweety Eggy, Image #7 sourced via Holy Cow Creamery, Image #8 sourced via Haato & Co., Image #9 sourced via Keropokman, Image #10 sourced via FATCAT