Top 10 Best Ice Cream Cafes in Singapore with Local Flavours
There’s no denying that Singapore is a melting pot of cultures, with each ethnic group having their own unique cuisine. And while traditional western fare like burgers and fries are hard to resist, sometimes you just need a sweet treat to top off your day. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best ice cream cafes in Singapore – from classic franchises to hidden gems with amazing local flavours.
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#1 -Tom’s Palette
Born in 2005 from their love and passion for ice cream, Tom’s Palette is best known for colouring outside the culinary lines.
They’re constantly challenging the perception of what makes gelato great, their growing library of 180 flavours feature both classics and unorthodox creations, including Salted Egg Yolk, Nasi Lemak and Mango Sticky Rice.
Their philosophy revolves around fresh and raw ingredients, and every tub, pint or cup is always handmade without the addition of colouring, premixes, or artificial flavouring.
- Chocolate Sorbet
- Granny’s Favourite
- Salted Caramel Cheesecake
- Salted Egg York
Prices: $19.8 per tub for a 650ml Tub
+$3 per tub for premium flavours
+$6 per tub for super premium flavours
51 Middle Road #01-01
Contact: +65 6977 9749
E-mail: [email protected]
#2 – The Daily Scoop
It all began in 2004 at Sunset Way, a tree-lined suburban neighbourhood. Discovering their café for the 1st time has been likened to a ‘treasure find’ by ice cream lovers.
It was in this cosy little cafe that they experimented, concocted and shared with curious first-time customers their love for ice cream.
They persevered through an uncertain beginning with an ambition to share honest-to-goodness ice cream with dessert connoisseurs.
Encouraged by their customers’ stamp of approval, they boldly ventured into vibrant, cosmopolitan Holland Village, with their 2nd café opening in 2009.
In a quest to spread more ice cream joy, they headed North in 2013, opening their 3rd outlet in Sembawang-Yishun.
In 2015 they opened their 4th outlet in SOTA. They enjoyed 5 happy years scooping ice cream for the students and tourists in the vicinity, but made the decision to move away from the city belt to the heartlands.
In November 2020, they opened a small cafe at Bedok Reservoir, finally fulling the wishes of many their East-side fans to have an outlet closer to them. They can’t be happier seeing many a familiar face dropping in for their fave treat.
Bestsellers & Seasonal Flavours
- – Kookie Monster
- – Lychee Martini
- – Salted Mr Brown
- – Simple Vanilla
- – Simple Chocolate
Prices: $13.50 – $36.00
Location: Multiple Locations
Contact: Multiple Contacts
#3 – Kind Kones
In 2017… they started out by experimenting with vegan ice cream recipes in a no-frill family home kitchen. Their goal was to develop a nice cream that was better-for-you (and the planet!) than the conventional options available… and to prove that the vegan label or a healthier option does not mean you have to compromise on taste.
Their ice creams are now handcrafted in small batches (in a fancier kitchen!) from all-natural ingredients. Every flavour is free from dairy, soy, refined sugar, egg, preservative, and any artificial additives. The support for their product has been tremendous and we hope to be able to reach more people.
Ultimately, they strive to create the kind of company that’s feel good and fun to support, work for, and partner with. They believe in building a more conscious community through their ice cream.
- Almond Brittle Fudge
- Black Forest
- Blue Planet
- Charcoal Vanilla
Prices: $7.90 – $49.00
Forum Shopping Mall
Lot B1-27/K1, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road,
Lot B1-15, The Paragon, 290 Orchard Road,
Contact: +65 9010 8557
#4 – Geometry
Geometry is a modern dessert café serving a great variety of gelatos and pairing them delightfully with their signature tarts, brownies and waffles.
All in-house desserts are made from scratch at their café with the finest natural ingredients sourced from different parts of the world
They draw our inspirations through a combination of tea and botanical fusion, delightful chocolates and natural nuts in their gelato creations, fine-tuning them to local palate.
Geometry is devoted to bringing happiness to everyone with their desserts, as their way of saying thank you.
All Time Favourite
- Earl Grey Tie Guan Yin
- Dark Chocolate Truffle
- Goma (Organic Golden and Black Sesame)
Prices: $3.20 – $11.00
2 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-5142, Singapore 150002
Contact: +65 6255 6366
#5 – Dopa Dopa Creamery
The name “Dopa Dopa” comes from the word Dopamine, a hormone that regulates the excitement and happiness that one feels. Founded on the happy moments that ice cream brings to them, it is their dream to create a space where such happiness can also be conveyed to everyone through our ice cream and products.
They hope that Dopa Dopa Creamery can be a place where people find joy and happiness from the range of artisanal in-house ice cream and that it can be recognised as the location with the best pistachio ice cream. It is their vision for every customer to be happy after having their in-house ice cream and creations.
- – Home Roasted Pistachio
- – Matcha Cheesecake
- – Soursop Sorbet
- – Coconut Pandan with Gula Melaka
- – Strawberry Honey
Prices: $5.00 – $32.00
29 South Bridge Road
Tel: 6535 3539
WhatsApp: 9123 2143
Email: [email protected]
#6 – Creamier
In 2011, they opened their doors in one of Singapore’s oldest heartland estates – Toa Payoh. Their vision is to bring quality and affordable ice creams to the neighbourhood.
Their ice creams are handcrafted in small batches everyday in their onsite kitchens. Nothing fancy or over-the-top. Just honestly good ice creams that they enjoy very much and they hope to share these magic moments of happiness with you.
They believe the magic of making delicious ice cream is in using the best quality ingredients we can find- carefully sourced from different parts of the world, lots of hard work, a deep appreciation for craftsmanship and a strive for perfection.
- Roasted Pistachio
- Sea Salt Gula Melaka
- Plain Ole Chocolate
- Summer Strawberries
- Blue Pea Vanilla
Prices: $12.90 – $16.90
Blk 131 Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Tel : 8882 5106
Email : [email protected]
#7 – The Humble Scoop
The reason they decided to open The Humble Scoop stemmed from a humble wish to make people happy with the food that they created. “But why ice cream though?” many friends, family and customers have asked.
Simply because ice cream makes people happy. People have ice creams when they are happy, when they are celebrating; but they also eat it when they need something to cheer them up and to make themselves feel better after a tough day. No one eats ice cream and feels sad, that’s why they decided finally settled on an ice cream shop.
Henceforth, the name The Humble Scoop followed, to serve as a constant reminder of their initial intention, and to put their customers first.
They make locally inspired ice cream as they wanted to bring back memories of growing up in Singapore –a simpler, happier time -to indulge their inner child, and hopefully to pass on the flavor memories to the younger crowd.
– Atas Ripple
(Milk Ice Cream with Black Current Jam)
(Salted Coconut & Gula Melaka)
(Earl Grey Milk Tea)
– Huat Lah!
(Pineapple, Lime, Chilli)
Prices: $16.00 – $19.00
Katong Shopping Centre, 865 Mountbatten Rd,
#B1-92, Singapore 437844
988 Upper Serangoon Rd, #01-02 Stars of Kovan
Tel: +65 8803 5981
Email: [email protected]
#8 – Birds of Paradise
They delight in creating gelato of the finest quality, inspired by the botanical flavours of nature.
They take long trips with our imagination to create their very own range of signature flavours, made from premium ingredients as far as possible. They flavour our gelato using natural and botanical ingredients: fruits, flowers, pods, herbs, and spices.
They pay homage to their region by taking culinary cues from the South East Asian palate in the use of familiar herbs, such as basil and blue ginger. They take the time to gently infuse herbs and spices into our gelato, to create an experience that is wonderfully refreshing and yet finely balanced with flavours and aromas.
– White Chrysanthemum
– Midnight Gianduja
– Lychee Raspberry
– Coconut Sorbet
– Strawberry Basil
Prices: $17.00 – $20.00
Location: Multiple Locations
Whatsapp: 9862 3260
Email: [email protected]
#9 – Burnt Cones
Introduction: Burnt Cones opened its doors in December 2020. Since our inception, they have built a loyal following. Nestled within the quaint neighbourhood of Sunset Way, they endeavour to bring people together with good food and coffee.
- Coconut Lychee
- Dark Chocolate
- Dark Sesame
- Mango Passion
Prices: $5.00 – $6.00
Location: 105 Clementi Street 12, #01-02, Singapore 120105
Tel. +65 9711 1097
Email : [email protected]
#10 – Celine’s Gelato
As an ex-cabin crew on Singapore Airlines for 5 years, Celine has been exploring and trying gelatos worldwide, before fulfilling her dream of opening her very own gelato cafe.
In the meantime, she started her gelato mobile cart business that caters to events before this brick-and-mortar shop.
- – Chocolate
- – Black Sesame
- – Cookies & Cream
- – Choco Hazelnut
- – Mango Passion Sorbet
Prices: $5.00 – $22.90
Location: 275 Thomson Road Novena Regency 01-04, 307645
Contact: +65 9067 1353
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