No matter your cravings, we’ve got you covered with our pick of the best ice cream stores in Singapore.
Can you really say no to ice cream in Singapore? Indulging in 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 (not that we’re complaining about that!). 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), be a discerning ice cream enthusiast and drop by these spots for 100% satisfaction. Fair warning: it’s gonna get messy!
Where to get the best ice cream in Singapore
The menu at Fatcat is constantly rotated to showcase an array of flavours with an emphasis on local flavours and seasonal produce. The innovative team behind Fatcat is never afraid to experiment with new concepts to create the next big thing. Scoops of ice cream on a freshly baked waffle is a classic combination, but drop by to sample some of Fatcat’s new creations (think coconut rum and raisin, pulut hitam and the like) that’ll give you a dessert experience like no other.
Fatcat, multiple locations including Bedok and Kovan
2. Burnt Cones
The folks at Burnt Cones are on a mission to spread their love for incredible food made with the best ingredients. And this seems to have resonated with many other desserts fans as the brand has amassed a loyal following. It’s all about good food, great coffee, and of course desserts. While there are great brunch options available, we’ve got our eyes locked in on the small batch gelato. We talk a lot about pairing ice cream and waffles, but you have to go with the signature crispy burnt cones when you’re here.
Burnt Cones, multiple locations including Clementi and Marina Bay
3. Yocha Tea & Desserts
The fun and unique thing about Yocha is that ice cream isn’t the only thing being served up in the cosy joints. Sift through a selection of bubble tea or smoothie options or opt for the grass jelly dessert bowl with your choice of toppings. There’s something for every age, so bring your family along and enjoy a variety of desserts in one place. We’re still sticking to overloading ice cream on top of crispy waffles though.
Yocha, multiple locations including Tampines and Serangoon
4. Sunday Folks
This Holland Village hangout takes pride in its handcrafted pints made fresh with no preservatives. Known for their swirls of ice cream served on perfectly toasted waffles and fun garnishes, remember to get your phones out for that Instagrammable moment before the ice cream melts. To sweeten up your day, get your hands on artisanal varieties like sea salt gula melaka, dark chocolate ferrero, and earl grey lavender.
Sunday Folks, multiple locations including Chip Bee Gardens and Ion Orchard; order online for delivery
5. 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 chrysanthemum blossoms, hojicha, and basil. These flavours are familiar yet unique, and it’s no wonder that people are always back for more. If you start smelling thyme from the freshly cooked up cones, you know you’re at the right place.
Birds Of Paradise, multiple locations including Jewel Changi Airport and East Coast Road
For those who’ve not tried Creamier’s famed flavours, let us fill you in: made in small batches, the ice cream features a rotating menu of nostalgic tastes. Bestsellers include roasted pistachio, Earl Grey lavender and blue pea vanilla. And always, always get the homemade waffles. We think it’s one of the fluffiest in town.
Creamier, multiple locations include Toa Payoh and Punggol; order online for delivery
7. Tom’s Palette
Feeling adventurous? Tom’s Palette whips up the most unusual flavours, from salted egg yolk to white chocolate nori and even parmesan cheese with cream crackers. These folks always think out of the box when it comes to ice cream. You won’t find a menu as creative as this elsewhere! Flavours are switched up basically everyday so if you wanna know what’s in store, check on the social media pages for updates.
Tom’s Palette, #01-01, 51 Middle Road, Singapore 188959
8. Dopa Dopa Creamery
Ice cream and croissants? What a dream pairing. Inspired by the word dopamine, Dopa Dopa Creamery was founded on happy moments, and we couldn’t think of a better way to bring about happiness than with this rich, buttery combination. Get your pastry stuffed with scoops of premium roasted pistachio, matcha with cheesecake bits, and even soursop.
Dopa Dopa Creamery, #01-01, 29 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058665
Always experimenting in the kitchen, the folks behind Gelatolabo put out small batch pints. These are made with fresh fruits, as well as local and organic ingredients wherever possible. Intriguing flavours include Colombian cold brew with cookie butter bits, Yamanashi peach and lemongrass, and Kyoto shiso with yuzu jelly.
Gelatolabo, multiple locations including Mohamed Sultan Road and Everton Park; order online for delivery
10. Holy Cow Creamery
We know you’re here for ice cream but trust us, you gotta try the waffles at Holy Cow Creamery. They’re crispy on the outside and dense on the inside, which means they soak up all that flavour from your ice cream. Choose from options such as choc chip mint, sour plum sorbet, and honeycomb. All we can say is, holy cow.
Holy Cow Creamery, #01-291, 292 Yishun Street 22, Singapore 760292
This hidden gem of an ice cream parlour is the perfect spot for a sweet rendezvous as it stays open 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; order online for delivery
12. Island Creamery
Island Creamery was established by Stanley Kwok back in 2003 and is one of the pioneers of the homemade ice cream scene in Singapore. We’re digging the range of locally-inspired flavours, from pulut hitam to Horlicks to soursop pomegranate.
Island Creamery, multiple locations including Bukit Timah and Ion Orchard
Apiary is raved about for its interesting ice cream in Singapore. The blue milk and lavender variations are 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 your fill.
Apiary, multiple locations includng Joo Chiat and Ang Mo Kio; order online for delivery
14. Kind Kones
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 makes great alternatives to the sugary dessert. Offering a bevy of fun flavours such as charcoal vanilla, matcha coconut and pandan gula melaka, Kind Kones proves that vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free ice cream in Singapore can taste just as good! You’ll never notice the difference.
Kind Kones, #B1-27/K1, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884; order online for delivery
15. Salted Caramel
Dessert after supper? Yes, we live for that kind of thing. And if you’re in the Upper Thomson area, a visit to Salted Caramel is how it’s done. Made in-house daily, the ice cream features unique flavour combos like caramel and espresso, Horlicks Tim Tam and peppermint brownie. But if you’re too lazy to get out of the house, Salted Caramel can deliver a pint right to your doorstep.
Salted Caramel, 246F Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370; order online for delivery
16. 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 speculoos, black goma and tiramisu. Order a fresh, fluffy waffle to go with your dollop of ice cream.
Milk & Honey, #01-179, Blk 86 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460086
15. The Ice Cream & Cookie Co.
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 marshmallow ice cream), English earl (lemon zest cookies with Earl Grey ice cream), and mint chocolate (choc fudge cookies with peppermint ice cream). If you want more, the selection of tub flavours has gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options for sweet indulgence.
The Ice Cream & Cookie Co., available at selected retailers including Cold Storage and RedMart; order online for delivery
17. The Daily Scoop
The Daily Scoop has a wide range of ice cream flavours for those who want more options. Choices like cha Earl Grey, kookie monster, maple crisp and lychee martini are must-haves. But, if you’re eyeing something in particular, call ahead to check if the flavour’s available as the menu rotates regularly.
The Daily Scoop, multiple locations including Chip Bee Gardens and Bedok Reservoir; order online for delivery
18. Merely Ice Cream
The menu at Merely Ice Cream is ever-changing, so you never really know what to expect when you step in. This place has been serving ice cold scoops since 2012, with hot favourites like salted butterscotch, grape Yakult yogurt, Horlicks panda and roasted pistachio.
Merely Ice Cream, multiple locations including Sunshine Plaza and Our Tampines Hub; order online for delivery
19. Kooks Creamery
Kooks Creamery stands out from the rest of the pack thanks to the decadent molten lava cookies on its menu. Imagine digging your spoon into a scoop of your choice! Together with gooey molten lava from the chewy cookie, this decadent dessert warms you up in all the right places. Take your pick from ice cream flavours such as blue chai Hokkaido milk or brown butter. Then, pair them with a sinful lava cookie of your choice.
Kooks Creamery, multiple locations including The Cathay and Serangoon; order online for delivery
A homegrown ice cream brand, Udders produces unique flavours like Baileys & Bourbon, Singapore Chendol and Snickers Mars Honeycomb Vanilla (for an unforgivingly chocolate-y experience). We recommend pairing your creamy dessert with fluffy waffles!
Udders, multiple locations including Bukit Timah and Novena; order online for delivery
Who’s ready to beat the heat with a scoop of ice cream in Singapore?