Enthusiastically enjoyed worldwide, ice cream has been humankind’s favorite means of refreshment! Singapore itself has a rich history of ice cream, with ice cream sandwiches being an iconic part of Singapore’s street culture. The number of ice cream uncles and their stands are now sadly in decline as more and more ice cream parlors with incredibly refined offers (and delivery options) are opening all around the island.
We have the scoop on the best 10 ice cream parlors in Singapore, each of which has a distinct approach to this cool culinary craft – offering scoops, pints, soft serve, vegan, sugary, a myriad of wacky and delicately natural flavors in cones, cups, and croissants, on waffles and for delivery!
Bing Bing is as artisanal as its name suggests. The Ice Cream Gallery’s methods are time-tested and continuously improved to keep delighting customers with interesting, rich, intense flavors from fresh, organic, egg-, refined sugar- and trans-fat-free hand-picked ingredients. This small ice cream company makes their own small batches of ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, which can also be delivered to your home, along with their ice cream cakes.
Creamier is an iconic ice cream and coffee lifestyle café that first opened in one of Singapore’s oldest heartland estates, Toa Payoh. Their handcrafted ice creams are as vibrant as the spirit of the old neighborhood – the café is famed for their seasonal creations offered in small batches and in limited editions, so you’ll keep coming back. Bestsellers include Roasted Pistachio, Sea Salt Gula Melaka, Earl Grey Lavender, while Blue Pea Vanilla, Plain Ole Chocolate and Summer Strawberries are some of kids’ favorites. This season you can delight in Thai Milk Tea, Lemon Curd Matcha Croissant and Lime Mojito – see Creamier’s whole offer here!
Birds of Paradise produces the finest gelato inspired by the botanical flavors of South East Asian nature. Their signature flavors are light and extraordinary, made from premium natural and botanical ingredients like fruits, flowers, pods, herbs, and spices. Their ice cream boutiques are as lovely, light and balanced as their masterpiece ice cream (which is also available for delivery). This is the place to taste White Chrysanthemum, Sea-Salt Hojicha, Roasted Sesame, Masala Spice and more in their most delicate, refreshing form!
63 East Coast Road #01-05, Singapore 428776
78 Airport Blvd, #01-214/215/216, Singapore 819666
Kind Kones offers icy, creamy perfection in the form of all-natural, vegan ice cream free of refined sugars, soy, gluten, preservatives and additives which is good both for your body, spirit and the planet! This is fantastic news for vegans and those with gluten intolerance who often have to make compromises or go the extra mile to indulge their taste buds. Word on the street is that Kind Kones fabulous treats are even more delicious than their conventional counterpart. Kind Kones also offers cakes, breads and spreads as well as other treats and delivery, with clear labels for intolerances, allergies and preferences.
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Lot B1-27/K1, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884
Lot B1-15, The Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
This one is for lovers of soft-serve who also enjoy the ambiance of chic neighborhood cafés. What Sunday Folks offers is pure comfort through their dedication to handcrafted desserts and coffee, paired with the hangout’s lovely, tastefully warm vibe and approach. Have yourself a Malted Cereal Milk Ice Cream for breakfast or order their artisanal ice cream pints online and enjoy the riches of Genmaicha & Macha Mascarpone, Ferrero Rocky Road, Strawberry Milk with Meringue or Raspberry Rose & Lychee from Sunday Folks at home – any day of the week.
This offbeat creamery is a real hidden gem. It’s closed on Mondays but otherwise works until 2am, making it perfect for late-night summer snacks and strolls. Their brightly-colored ice creams like the Cookie Monster, created especially for kids, are solely made from milk, eggs, and cream, without synthetic flavors or off-the-shelf mixes. You can taste the natural freshness in all their wacky flavors, which can also be delivered to your doorstep! Licker’s offer may randomly change depending on the fresh ingredients they can find.
Salted Caramel serves hand-crafted ice cream made from scratch with superlative ingredients and in rapturously well-paired combinations – Chamomile Honey, Espresso&Caramel Biscuit, Peppermint Brownie, Stout&Chocolate and, of course, Salted Caramel, among others. Pick out your flavors are have them melt on top of a fudgy brownie or a fluffy waffle. Order a pint for home along with a set of waffle bowls or cones and have your own VIP ice cream party at home!
Another one of the pioneers of homemade ice cream in Singapore and a local ice cream legend is Island Creamery. This ice-cream parlor produces unique flavors and dared to turn numerous uniquely Singaporean desserts into ice cream, passing with flying colors – make sure to try their take on Pulut Hitam, Chendol, Mao Shan Wang (MSW) Durian and more. There are dairy-free options as well as ice cream cake, and takeaway and delivery are available too!
#B3-K1 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801 Singapore
#01-01 King's Arcade, 559 Bukit Timah Road, 269695 Singapore
Dopa Dopa found the perfect way to increase your dopamine levels – by stuffing croissants with handcrafted scoops. Their flavors are specially curated to bring you happiness. There’s their signature Home Roasted Pistachio, a strong, bold, nutty flavor made using their homemade pistachio paste (which you can also buy here!); Green Tea Toasted Rice; the refreshing Lychee Oolong with Raspberry Bits and only a few more – you don’t need many flavors when they are this deep, rich and layered. Pick yours and put it in a croissant for an automatic happiness boost!
Another hidden gem and another one for those who prefer soft serve, Moosh is located in a little hole in the wall with very limited seating. It’s best to enjoy this fast-melting, softer than soft ice cream on the go to cool off the heat and sweeten up your stroll. We recommend the Ondeh Ondeh and Strawberry Cheesecake, both super refreshing, but Nutella Brownie or White Chocolate might be better for those who prefer more traditional flavors. Portions are generous, prices affordable, but know that this delicious ice cream may be too sweet for some.