Parenthood doesn’t necessarily have to deprive you of time for enjoyment and chilling out. We suss out great ice cream parlours and cafes that will delight both adults and kids!
It started way back in 1948, even before the brand reached Singapore in 1979.
Swensen’s is now the familiar household name for ice cream sundaes. Its 180 ice cream flavours have served the young to old for more than three decades.
As it evolved to a restaurant chain, the brand grows and caters more to family needs, especially those with kids. Their best-sellers are the Regular Earthquake, with a generous selection of up to 8 different ice cream flavours, as well as their signature Swensen’s Banana Split. Awesome. These choices can never go wrong for the kids! Adults love them too.
Here are the Swensen’s outlets in Singapore
2. Ben & Jerry’s
Photo: Ben & Jerry’s website
Ben & Jerry’s started way back in the 60s, by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. Their ice cream is well-known for the generous chunks and bits of ingredients (which makes eating even merrier!). Eclectic flavours such as Chunky Monkey and yummy new flavours like Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles and Chillin’ The Roast™ are among the hot favourites.
3. Cold Stone Creamery (Closed)
Photo: Cold Stone Creamery website
Cold Stone Creamery – the parlour with a passionate and energetic crew who may break out in song and dance anytime!
We love the signature creations at Cold Stone Creamery: Strawberry Banana Rendezvous, Chocolate Devotion, Peanut Butter Cup Perfection, Founders’ Favorite, Berry Berry Berry Good, Oreo Overload and more. They are all among our top choices.
Why not enjoy the crew in action together with your kids? Never underestimate the power of these crew–they are entertaining, engaging and vivacious! Kids will love them in action.
4. Charlie Brown’s Cafe (Singapore)
Photo: Charlie Brown Cafe website
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends. Their names do ring a bell, don’t they?
Yes! Catch the American Peanuts Comic Strips characters at a cosy little cafe in the heart of town. They serve delicious food, desserts and drinks–all tastefully adorned with these cute characters.
Their signature crepes served with ice cream is the best bet for both adults and kids. Try Charlie’s recommendation for Charlie’s Peanuts Crepe ($9.80) or Snoopy’s Chocolate ($9.80). The ice cream goes so well with the crepes that even adults could not resist the temptation to stop eating. For kids, needless to say, they adore the comic characters and saccharine flavours.
Photo: Creamier website
Creamier is an independent ice cream and coffee lifestyle café based in one of the oldest heartland estates in Singapore. Their ice cream is handmade and crafted in small batches daily. Some of their bestsellers include the Sea Salt Gula Melaka, Hokey Pokey, Mango Passionfruit Sorbet, Earl Grey Lavender and Plain Ole Chocolate.
6. Ice Cream Chefs
Tel: 6458 4849
Photo: Ice Cream Chefs Facebook Page
12 Jalan Kuras, Upper Thompson Singapore 577727
7. Little Ice Cream Kafe (LICK)
258 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437046
Tel: 6440 8526
8. Ice Cream Frenzy
Photo: Ice Cream Frenzy Facebook Page
Blk 501, West Coast Drive, #01-250, Singapore 120501
Tel: 6778 4498
9. Tom’s Palette
100 Beach Road, #01-25, Singapore 189702
Closed on last Sunday of the Month*
Tel: 6296 5239
10. Salted Caramel
246F Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370
Tel: 6753 1718
11. Ice Edge Café
2 Kovan Road, Simon Plaza, #01-10, Singapore 548008
Tel: 6858 5729
12. Milk & Honey Gelato
Bedok Feng Shan Market, Blk 86, #01-179, Bedok North Ave 4, Singapore 460086
13. Smoocht Ice Cream
Photo: Smoocht website
Smoocht’s r’ice-creams are made from organic crystal brown rice, organic evaporated sugar cane juice, real fruit and/or pure nut butters. You can give in to that ice cream craving as every scoop of their r’ice-cream contains only 80-140 calories – that is one-third the calories of regular ice-creams!
14. Merely Ice Cream
Photo: Merely Ice Cream Facebook page
At Merely, every flavour is individually crafted with the best quality ingredients. Their chocolate ice cream is made with premium Valrhona Cocoa Powder while the pistachio ice cream is made with premium pistachios from Italy. You can rest assured you’re getting more bang for your buck!
15. Island Creamery
ION Orchard, B3-K1, 2 Orchard Turn
Tel: 6509 5098
Holland Village, 19 Lorong Liput
Tel: 6468 8859
559 Bukit Timah Road, #01-01 King’s Arcade
Tel: 6466 3477
16. Gelato Cottage
1 Irving Place, #01-10, Singapore 369546
Tel: 8188 6694
17. The Ice Cream Gallery
Photo: Ice Cream Gallery Facebook Page
18. The Daily Scoop
Photo: The Daily Scoop Ice Cream Cafe Facebook page
At The Daily Scoop, you can choose from a range of egg-free flavours made with low-fat milk. What’s more, savour your ice cream atop a homemade brownie or a freshly baked waffle! You also get to DIY your milkshake or if you need a caffeine fix, grab an Italian affogato or swirl a scoop into a chilled mocha.
Photo: Udders Ice Cream Facebook page
Udders is well-known for one of the best Mao Shan Wang ice cream in Singapore apart from their wide range of ice cream flavours such as Thai Iced Tea, Salted Speculoos and Champion Chendol. Look forward to their limited edition Himalayan Salt Lemon Sherbet ice cream as well!
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