Best Ice Cream & Gelato Shops in Singapore You Must Try

3 November 2020

We love our Sunday brunches at quaint cafes, hearty zi char dishes at hawker centres and spicy food. But nothing beats having a scoop of ice cream in Singapore’s equatorial heat. From the classic flavours to unique concoctions served in a cup, cone or sandwich, get the latest scoop through our curated list of the best ice cream shops in Singapore. Who says no to ice cream, right?

1. The Humble Scoop

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Source: The Humble Scoop

You’ll find hand-churned and freshly made ice cream here at The Humble Scoop. Taste locally-inspired flavours that’ll bring back fond memories of growing up. From Atas Ripple, Milo Dinosaur, Old School Chocolate and Orh Bee Good (made from homemade pulut hitam), basic flavours are $3.90 and premium flavours at $4.90 per scoop. They also have pints for delivery, check out their Facebook page for more details.

Address: Katong Shopping Centre, 865 Mountbatten Rd, #B1-92 S437844
Opening hours: Daily 12pm – 8.30pm, closed on Mondays

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2. Lickers

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You’ll first be attracted by their cutesy cat illustration, illuminated neon sign, and then fall in love with their range of unique flavours. This handcrafted ice cream and coffee joint in Hougang makes their frozen delights in small batches to ensure consistency. Pair your ice cream with their freshly made waffles, drizzled with their decadent maple syrup. Waffles with a Single Scoop costs $7.50 and additional scoops at $2.50 each.

Address: Blk 124 Hougang Ave 1, #01-1446, S530124
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays 1pm – 2am, Fridays to Sundays 12pm – 2am, closed on Mondays

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3. Birds of Paradise

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A household name to artisanal and botanical flavoured ice creams, Birds of Paradise takes the rein for being one of the most innovative gelato parlour in Singapore. Using natural ingredients such as flowers, fruits, herbs and spices, be surprised and try all popular treats such as Lychee Raspberry, Strawberry Basil and White Chrysanthemum. Pick your favourite and pair it with their Thyme-Infused Cones ($1) – a surprising match which we finished till the last crunch. You'll also get to see them made fresh daily in the shop. 

Single scoop at $4.70 and Double scoop is $7.70. They also have pints for takeaways at $16 each (not available at Jewel Changi Airport outlet). Oh, and they use sustainable cups made from sugarcane pulp post-juice extraction! We love a brand that cares for the environment.

Address: 63 Katong East Coast Rd, #01-05, S428776
Opening hours: Daily 12pm – 10pm, closed on Mondays

Address: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd, #01-214, S819666
Opening hours: Daily 12pm – 10pm

4. Overrun

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Source: Overrun.SG

Grab your soft serve ice cream from Overrun, hold it up against the scenic Kampong Glam and Instagram it. They have seasonal flavours, $8 each, such as Tiramisu (coffee cheese with white choco chips, dark choc crunch and biscuit), Caramel Apple Pie (vanilla, pretzel, salted caramel sauce and mini donut) and Ondeh-Ondeh (pandan, with desiccated coconut, gula Melaka and kueh Ondeh-Ondeh). They run out fast, so be sure to head down early to avoid disappointment.

Address: 18 Baghdad St, S199657
Opening hours: Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 12pm – 8.30pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12pm – 10pm

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5. FATCAT Ice Cream Bar

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Source: FATCAT Ice Cream Bar

With a name like FATCAT, it’s hard to ignore this ice cream parlour at Bedok North. Besides serving the usual scoops of ice cream, they are innovative with flavours during special seasons – their Jasmine Peach Sorbet and Pu-Er Tea (Chinese tea-flavoured milk-based ice cream) were created for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Pair your ice cream with their signature Gourmet Charcoal Waffles, which goes well with their chef-made Salted Egg Yolk Sauce.

Address: 416 Bedok North Ave 2, #01-25, S460416
Opening hours: Daily 1pm – 9.30pm, closed on Tuesdays

6. Kind Kones

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Conveniently located in the heart of Orchard Road, Kind Kones is a quaint ice cream shop situated at the basement of Forum The Shopping Mall. Surprise yourself and try the variety of fully vegan ice creams! Yes, every flavour is free from dairy, soy, refined sugars, eggs, preservatives and artificial flavours – all these without compromising the flavour. This ice cream parlour truly lives up to its name by being kind to our body and planet, they only use ingredients that can be found in our common kitchen and are made by batches to ensure quality.

A must-try is their signature Blue Planet, a beautiful concoction of coconut, cashew and almond milk that’s dyed using Blue Pea Flower and mixed with bits of matcha cake. The mixture of ingredients perfectly complements each other. Have a scoop of Blue Planet in an Almond cone for the full vegan experience. Other bestsellers include Black Forest, Almond Brittle Fudge and Lemon Lime Sorbet.

Be sure to pair your ice cream with desserts such as the Brownie Sundae, a flourless sweet potato brownie and add toppings such as toasted almonds, pistachios and dairy-free chocolate chips. The ice cream flavours range from a standard $4.90 to premium $6.90 per scoop.

Address: Forum The Shopping Mall Lot, B1-27/K1 583 Orchard Road S238884
Opening hours: Daily 10am – 10pm

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7. Kindred Folk

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Situated in King Albert Park, Kindred Folk is a two-storey ice cream shop that serves handcrafted ice cream, pasta and other desserts. The café is popular with students from nearby institutions such as Ngee Ann Polytechnic and SIM, with a hammock on the second storey it’s hard to leave such a cosy place!

Onto the real deal – the ice cream. Excite your palate with unique flavours such as Watermelon-Calamansi Sorbet, Cereal Milk (our personal favourite), Grapefruit Froyo, Wasabi, Sea Salt Gula Melaka and Matcha Gao – more than just your typical Neapolitan ice cream here at Kindred Folk. The flavours range from basic, premium and speciality which costs $3.80 to $5.80 per scoop.

Address: KAP Residences, 9 King Albert Park S598332
Opening hours: Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 12pm – 10pm, Fridays – Saturdays 12pm – 11pm, closed on Mondays

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8. Apiary

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Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings at Neil Road, with a jaw-dropping 18 flavours to pick from. Situated in between bars, clubs and restaurants, Apiary is a quiet respite in the bustling Tanjong Pagar to treat yourself after a long and tiring day at work or before you party the night away.

Try their signature Apiary Honey ice cream that includes bits of bee pollen and cacao nibs for a layered texture taste. Or try the Blue Milk ice cream, a creamy flavour that gets the blue colour from Blue Pea Flower, and mixed with milk and sea salt. If you love chocolate, go for the Ferrero Rocher which has little crispy bits that makes you feel like you’re having the real chocolate treat.

The flavours are priced at $3.90 for a single scoop, $7.30 for a double scoop or you can go big or go home with a triple scoop at $10.

Address: 84 Neil Road S088844
Opening hours: Daily 12pm – 10pm

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9. Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee

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Source: Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee

This listing comes as no surprise, as Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee is one of the best-handcrafted ice cream and coffee shops in Singapore since 2011. Their first humble outlet at Toa Payoh was packed with customers every day, from every corner of the island. Their vision is to bring quality and affordable ice creams to the neighbourhood – and they sure did! Creamier makes their delicious ice cream in small batches, using the best quality ingredients sourced globally for optimum flavour.

Their ice creams are best paired with their famous Double Stacked Thick Waffles, drizzled with maple syrup and chocolate sauce. Some of the must-try signature flavours are Sea Salt Gula Melaka, Earl Grey Lavender and Roasted Pistachio. If you’re lucky, hunt down their seasonal flavours such as Pulut Hitam, Orange Cranberry Vodka and Lucky Date. Their outlets are located in Toa Payoh, Gillman Barracks and Tiong Bahru.

Address: Blk 131 Toa Payoh Lor 1, #01-02 S310131/ Gillman Barracks 5A Lock Rd S108927/ 78 Yong Siak St, #01-18 S162078
Opening hours: Daily 12pm – 10pm, closed on Mondays

10. Matchaya

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Green tea lovers rejoice! There’s an ice cream shop that specialises in just green tea products which resemble quaint matcha cafes in Kyoto, Japan. Started from a humble pop-up at Icon Village in Tanjong Pagar, Matchaya is a home-grown brand that has now found its home at The Cathay in Dhoby Ghaut.

The shop has an impressive menu, offering more than 80 items, and our favourite is their Matcha Soft Serve, which uses raw ingredients that are organic-certified with no added preservatives. The matcha flavour boasts a strong and intense bitterness which all matcha lovers will enjoy. However, if that’s too strong for you, opt for the Genmaicha Soft Serve which is a mixture of roasted brown rice and green tea.

Matchaya also has takeaway tubs such as the Uji Matcha Soft Serve, Houjicha Soft Serve Tub, Kurogoma (Black Sesame) Soft Serve and Hokkaido Milk Soft Serve, all retailing at $14.90 per tub.

Address: 2 Handy Rd, #01-08/09 S229233
Opening hours: Daily 10am – 10pm