Having a scoop of ice cream in Singapore's equatorial heat is absolute bliss. From the classic flavours to unique concoction either in a cup, cone or sandwich, get the latest scoop down below where we’ve curated a list of the best ice cream shops in Singapore. Who says no to ice cream, right?
1. Kind Kones
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Conveniently located in the heart of Orchard Road, Kind Kones is a quaint ice cream shop humbly 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 on the flavour. This ice cream parlour truly lives up to its name by being kind to our body and planet, where they only use ingredients that can be found in our common kitchen and are made by batches to ensure quality.
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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 you can 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.
Forum The Shopping Mall Lot, B1-27/K1 583 Orchard Road S238884
2. 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!
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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.
9 King Albert Park S598332
Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings at Neil Road, with a jaw-dropping 18 flavours for you 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.
84 Neil Road S088844
4. 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.
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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, be sure to 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.
Blk 131 Toa Payoh Lor 1, #01-02 S310131 / Gillman Barracks 5A Lock Rd S108927 / 78 Yong Siak St, #01-18 S162078
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 would enjoy. However, if that’s too strong for you, opt for the Genmaicha Soft Serve which is a mixture of roasted brown rice with 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.
2 Handy Rd, #01-08/09 S229233