Whether you’re a chocolate or vanilla fan, or want it soft serve-style, on a waffle, in a cone, cup, or sandwich, we’ve got your cravings covered with the best ice cream in Singapore.
Can you really say no to ice cream in Singapore? Indulging in this icy-cold goodness has come a long way since messily horking down raspberry ripple ice cream on top of coloured bread from the ice cream stand uncle. Today, parlours specialising in the sweet treat – and its classic and whacky flavours – are aplenty in Singapore. So forget the calories (we’ll take that extra visit to the gym, any day), be a discerning ice cream enthusiast and drop by these spots around the neighbourhood for 100 per cent satisfaction. Fair warning: it’s gonna get messy!
This hidden gem of an ice cream parlour is the perfect spot for a sweet rendezvous as it’s opened till 2am. You won’t spot any synthetic flavouring or off-the-shelf mixes in the house-made ice-cream, which we love for its wacky flavours such as Yakult oreo and oolong lavender. Yup, we tried the former and let’s just say, we’re sold. If you’re not up to travel all the way to Hougang, the joint delivers too!
Lickers, #01-1446, Block 124, Hougang Avenue 1, Singapore 530124
If you’ve got a soft spot for all things pastel, Lickety SG is your nirvana. You’ll be able to spot the bright pastel blue door from afar. Enter the ice cream parlour, order yourself a ‘bouquet’ of egg waffles with flavours of your choice (we see you, lavender honey, gula melaka coconut, avocado chocolate and earl grey) and take a picture for the ‘gram.
Lickety SG, 34 Bussorah St, Singapore 199452
Hailing from Los Angeles, this iconic soft-serve ice cream brand is ready to give your IG feed a pop of colour. Little Damage is often raved for poppin’ blue, black and pink ice cream colours but it’s big on flavour too. Try flavours like coffee caramel, white chocolate, unicorn tears (a hit with the kids) and the dairy-free chocolate and peanut butter banana for a vegan-friendly option. The ice cream is served in a massive cup but we’ll take the goth-chic charcoal waffle cone, any day. The flagship store in Haji Lane even has a photobooth, and merchandise like tote bags, pins, water bottles and T-shirts for grabs.
Little Damage, 2 Haji Lane, Singapore 189195
Here’s one way to treat yourself and be kind to your body (and the planet). Using only 100% fresh and natural ingredients – sans preservatives, refined sugar, artificial flavouring and all those nasties – Kind Kones offers great alternatives to the sugary dessert. Offering a bevy of fun flavors such as cookie butter, cherry pie, black forest and charcoal vanilla, Kind Kones proves that vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free ice cream can taste just as good too! You’d never notice the difference. Psst… bring your own containers to get 50 cents off the bill.
Kind Kones, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road Singapore 238884
Woah Protein Ice Cream
Oh, look at that? It’s Singapore’s first protein ice cream! This local ice cream brand ticks all the right boxes for a healthier option – think high protein, low calories, low carbohydrates and low sugar. Woah Protein Ice Cream comes in pints featuring three signature flavours, strawberry, chocolate and salted caramel. What more do you need?
Woah Protein Ice Cream, Marina One The Heart #B2-17; Raffles Place MRT Xchange, #B1-19 and selected Fairprice outlets.
Creamier’s quaint Toa Payoh outlet is back with its famed flavours. For those who’ve not tried Creamier, let us fill you in: made in small batches, you’ll find a rotating menu of nostalgic flavours, like the creamy little white rabbit (does the old-school sweet with edible ‘paper’ ring a bell?) to well known flavours with a twist like orange milk chocolate. Always, always get the home-made waffles. We think it’s one of the fluffiest in town.
Creamier, various locations.
Dessert after supper? Yes, we live for that kind of thing. And if you live in the Upper Thomson area, a visit to Salted Caramel is how it’s done. The ice cream is egg-free and made in-house daily. Turn to ‘em for unique flavour combos like caramel and espresso, Horlicks Tim Tam and peppermint honey. If you’re too lazy to get out of the house, Salted Caramel can deliver a pint right to your doorstep. Oh, and brownie points for opening till 2am.
Salted Caramel, 246F Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370
This cosy spot in the heartland of Ang Mo Kio has attracted many thanks to the charcoal waffles, Shibuya toast and artisan gelato. There’s a varied range of local delights like Mao Shan Wang and sea salt gula melaka to classics like mixed berries, pistachio and chocolate hazelnut.
Double Scoops, Block 226A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, #01-627 Singapore 561226
The Apiary is raved for interesting ice cream in Singapore. The blue milk and lavender and honey with almond are some stand-outs but even classic flavours are worth a try! With all dairy products pasteurised right in the kitchen, you can expect a rich and creamy consistency and a big smile on your face while having ‘em.
Apiary, 84 Neil Road, Singapore 088844
Imagine desserts like ondeh ondeh and nutella brownie cheesecake whipped into soft serve…that’s exactly what you’ll get at Moosh SG. The portion sizes are on the bigger side so it’s good for sharing. You’ll want to finish it quickly though as it melts pretty fast.
Moosh SG, 44 Haji Lane, Singapore 189237
The Ice Cream & Cookie Co.
Know what’s even better than ice cream? An ice cream cookie sandwich. The makers behind this brilliant combo offer flavours like toasted marshmallow (brown sugar cookies with hand-torched marshmallow ice cream), English earl (lemon zest cookies with earl grey tea ice cream), and milk and cookies (chocolate chip cookies with Madagascan vanilla bean ice cream ice cream). And if you want more, the selection of tub flavours has gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options for a guilt-free indulgence.
The Ice Cream & Cookie Co., pints are available at Fairprice Finest, Cold Storage, RedMart and ice cream cookie sandwiches, online.
The Daily Scoop
The Daily Scoop takes pride in the fact that the ice cream’s made from local ingredients and seasonal fresh fruits. Choices like lychee martini, chai earl grey, and Mao Shan Wang (fair warning: that’s durian) are must-haves, but if you’re eyeing something in particular, call ahead to check if the flavour’s available as the menu rotates on a weekly basis.
The Daily Scoop, various locations.
Feeling adventurous? Tom’s Palette does the most unusual flavours, from salted egg yolk to lavender (a must-try) and even… chee cheong fun. They actually aim to create one brand new flavour each month! And if you like, sign up for some hands-on fun at their weekly ice cream making lessons.
Tom’s Palette, #01-25 Shaw Tower, 100 Beach Road, Singapore 189702
Island Creamery was established by Stanley Kwok back in 2004 and is one of the pioneers of the homemade ice cream scene here in Singapore. We’re digging their range of locally inspired flavours, from teh tarik to pineapple tart and Horlicks.
Island Creamery, Bukit Timah & ION Orchard.
Birds of Paradise
Craving a light dessert? Head over to East Coast or Jewel Changi Airport for fresh gelato made using natural and botanically-inspired ingredients like fragrant blue ginger and basil. Their flavours are familiar yet unique – strawberry basil ice cream on a thyme cone, anyone?
Birds Of Paradise, #01-05, 63 East Coast Road, Singapore 428776 and Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard #01-214/215/216 Singapore 819666
Milk & Honey
Indulge in handmade gelato at this cosy hangout in the heartlands of Bedok. Aside from classics like chocolate and vanilla, flavours on offer include balsamic strawberry, passionfruit mango, pistachio with chocolate bits, and Horlicks with sea salt. Order a fresh, fluffy waffle to go with your dollop of ice cream.
Milk & Honey, Bedok and HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok.
Merely Ice Cream
The menu at Merely Ice Cream is ever-changing, so you never really know what to expect when you step in. Of course, there are a few bestsellers that are almost always on offer – such as salted butterscotch, coconut (highly recommended), red velvet cake, and Hokkaido milk (a premium flavour).
Merely Ice Cream, Sunshine Plaza & Our Tampines Hub.
Holy Cow Creamery
We know you’re here for ice cream but trust us, you gotta try the waffles too – crispy on the outside and dense on the inside means it soaks up all that flavour from your ice cream. All we can say is, holy cow.
Holy Cow Creamery, 292 Yishun Street 22, #01-291, Singapore 760292
Kooks Creamery stands out from its contenders thanks to the decadent molten lava cookies. Imagine cutting your spoon into a scoop of your choice (there are just too many if you can’t decipher from the above picture) together with warm molten lava from the chewy cookie… warms you up in all the right places.
KOOKS Creamery, 211 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-02, Singapore 550211
Popular in the Philippines, this ice-cream parlour has opened its first outpost in Singapore, churning out popular flavours like brown butter almond brittle and pistachio (apparently, even the Pope loved it on board Philippine Airlines). Local at heart? Try the Singa-Pour, an ice cream sundae that’s topped with desiccated coconut, cashew nuts and gula melaka.
Carmen’s Best, #B1-32, Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178905
A local homegrown ice cream brand, Udders produces unique flavours like Bailey’s & Bourbon (one from their liqueur flavour range) and Snickers Mars Honeycomb Vanilla (for an unforgiving chocolate-y experience). We recommend pairing your creamy dessert with their moist, fluffy waffles!
Udders, three locations including Bukit Timah, Upper Thomson and Novena.