With it being summer all-year-round, we tend to go out of the way just for some ice cream to cool down. Now you can find many ice cream parlours within residential estates, which means that these places are simply a short walk from your place and you’ll no longer have to perspire like crazy before getting your ice cream.
No matter which part of the island you live at, we’ve put together a list of ice cream shops to get your favourite treat so you can beat the Singapore heat without venturing too far from your ‘hood.
Named after where beehives of honey bees are kept, Apiary is one place where your sweet-tooth will be satisfied. It has opened a second outlet in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio at Jubilee Square.
Crowd favourites include the pastel-coloured Blue Milk which is a blend of creamy, sweet and salty notes, and the namesake The Apiary—honey ice cream with cacao nibs. Those hungry for more can opt for their Charcoal Waffles or Brioche to go with their ice cream.
61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-02
Tel: +65 6980 6296
Photo Credit: Cottontail Creamery
Located just a stone’s throw away from Serangoon central is Cottontail Creamery. The festive decor and interior make it extra cosy and homely – perfect for gatherings with family or friends. This café serves up a selection of brunch dishes, homemade crepes, artisanal ice cream, waffles and coffee.
326 Serangoon Avenue 3 #01-378
Denzy Gelato has a new outlet in the Bedok neighbourhood and this ice creamcafé is worth a visit not just for its affordability but also their range of really interesting flavours—think Roasted Bronte Pistachio, Whisky & Salted Pecan Brittle, Cereal Milk and Hazelnut, Chocolate Chips & Vanilla.
509 Bedok North St 3 #01-103
Popular for their Charcoal Waffles with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce, this place is must-visit if you’re in the East of Singapore. FATCAT Ice Cream Bar is constantly experimenting with flavours and combinations, so you can expect new flavours all the time.
416 Bedok North Avenue 2 #01-25
Located right across ABC Market is Geometry that boasts freshly handcrafted gelato with zero artificial ingredients and preservatives. What really sets them apart is their signature handcrafted tart. Instead of the usual waffles, pair your gelato of choice with this warm and buttery tart that has a chewy core, and is topped with a salted caramel floss.
2 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-5142
Photo Credit: Holy Cow Creamery
HOLY COW CREAMERY
Located in Yishun, Holy Cow Creamery is one of the most underrated spots to get your waffle-and-ice-cream fix. On top of serving rich and creamy handcrafted ice cream, they have crispy waffles and coffee too.
292 Yishun Street 22 #01-291
Photo Credit: Just Because Creamery
JUST BECAUSE CREAMERY
Entering this hole-in-the-wall ice cream joint in the North of Singapore, you’ll be greeted by the scent of freshly baked waffles cones. Light and crispy, it’ll go extremely with their interesting ice cream flavours.
8 Jalan Legundi #01-11
This charming ice cream café serves an array of unique homemade ice cream with flavours such as Roasted Milk Tea and Wasabi. A must-order is their Fried Mantou! Sandwiched between an ice cream flavour of your choice, the piping hot Fried Mantou provides a very good crunch and texture that grows on you with every bite. The perfect pairing of sweet from the ice cream and the savoury from the Fried Mantou will definitely make you devour it in seconds.
9 King Albert Park #01-09
This humble ice cream parlour in Serangoon got us all excited with homemade cookies that ooze out molten goodness, alongside a huge range of ice cream flavours that range from light and refreshing fruit sorbets to rich and creamy options.
Molten cookies are actually pretty novel and unique and you can find this kickass treat at Kooks Creamery. The cookies are crumbly on the outside; soft and chewy on the inside.
Served with a scoop of ice cream of choice, the good old combination of warm pastry and cold ice cream is one that always lifts our spirits.
This hipster ice cream joint in Lorong Ah Soo is one of the few dessert places in the neighbourhood that are opened till late. Serving up the usual fare of ice cream and waffles, the flavours vary depending on the fresh produce they can find that day. Neon lights and chill vibes, this is the place to be when those midnight ice cream cravings hit.
124 Hougang Avenue 1 #01-1446
MILK & HONEY GELATO
All Easties can relate: A typical trip to Bedok 85 Fengshan Market would most probably end at Milk & Honey Gelato for dessert. Must-try flavours include Salty Malty and of course, Milk & Honey. Feeling peckish? Go for their comprehensive sets which include waffles and drinks such as lemonade, tea or coffee. Night owls will be glad to know that this place is opened till pretty late as well.
86 Bedok North Street 4 #01-179
Photo credit: Naked Ice Cream
Located along the same stretch as Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap, Punggol Nasi Lemak, Ding Te Le and Qi Wei Chicken Claypot, Naked Ice Cream is a new waffle and ice cream cafe in Kovan which opens until 2am daily. Kovan is home to many eateries and food places and Naked Ice Cream is the latest addition to the neighbourhood.
Like most ice cream cafes in Singapore, you can have your ice cream in a cup, cone or with a waffle. There are two waffles to choose from—Plain Waffle (S$3.80), or Charcoal Waffle (S$4.80). For drinks, you can choose from coffee, tea and house special fizzies.
957 Upper Serangoon Rd
Photo Credit: intriguingeats
A clever play on words, Obsessive Chocolat Disorder (OCD Cafe) is a paradise for chocolate lovers! This ice cream café specializes in chocolate and boasts five chocolate ice cream flavours of varying intensities from different origins. Lighter options include the Bali Chocolate Sorbet 55% and non-chocolate flavours as well.
Pair your ice cream with their handmade waffle cones or Sesame Waffles. Chocolate lovers definitely have to try their Hot Chocolat and Gateau au Chocolat.
114 Jln Besar, Singapore 208834
Famed for their very Instagrammable combo of a tall soft serve swirl on top of a stack of freshly baked Belgian waffles, Sunday Folks is no stranger to café hoppers or foodies in Singapore. They also offer a mouth-watering selection of bakes, artisanal teas, speciality coffee and craft beers. Nestled in a quieter part of Holland Village at Chips Bee Garden, this café is perfect for a laid-back Sunday.
44 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-52 Chip Bee Gardens
Tue to Thu: 1pm – 10pm
Fri to Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village
Tucked away in the basement of Katong Shopping Centre, The Humble Scoop prides themselves on locally inspired ice cream flavours. You can expect flavours such as Orh Haw (hawthorn berry), Orh-Bee-Good (pulut hitam), In-Kueh-Dible (salted coconut & gula melaka) and Sugar Cane with Lemon. Although flavours here are on a rotational basis, you can definitely be sure that they will be old school flavours reminiscent of your childhood. If you are around the Katong area, we definitely recommend coming here for a scoop of nostalgia.
They have also recently opened a new ice cream shop in Kovan.
865 Mountbatten Rd
Katong Shopping Centre #B1-92
Photo Credit: Three’s A Crowd Cafe
THREE’S A CROWD CAFE
This ice cream parlour in the heartland of Tampines is well known for their homemade ice cream, oven baked cakes and milkshakes. Consider pairing your ice cream with stacks of their fragrant signature Pandan waffles.
Blk 802 Tampines Ave 4 #01-11
Located in the residential estate of Jalan Riang is the charming Wimbly Lu. Serving a plethora of savoury mains and small bites, they are popular for their desserts and chocolates. Absolute must-tries include the Waffles and Root Beer Cake that just goes so well with ice cream. With such a cosy and intimate ambience, and reasonably-priced desserts, we totally get why people return here time and again.
15-2 Jalan Riang
Nestled amongst in the HDBs of MacPherson is the very Instagram-worthy Wishes Cafe. This charming place adorned with beautiful sakura decorations serves gelato and Crispy Buttermilk Waffles apart from a selection of savoury dishes. Wishes Cafe offers several unique gelato flavours including Avocado, Thai Milk Tea, Mint Tea, Peary Ginger, and Kumquat Sorbet. You can never go wrong with a waffle and gelato pairing, and Wishes Cafe executed theirs perfectly.
36 Circuit Rd #01-414
Tues to Sun: 11am – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: MacPherson