8 Unique Ice Cream Desserts – Dawn Of A New Ice Age

July 01, 2016

There’s no denying the time-tested combination of ice cream and fluffy waffles. The warm and spongy base serves as the perfect versatile canvas to complement the wide range of ice cream flavours. We’ve certainly seen it served as a dessert staple in restaurants and cafes. But in a bid to ice out the competition and attract the crowds, many have started putting their own spin on this age-old classic. From encasing the ice cream in a blanket of meringue to topping it on a french almond tart, here’s a list of some unconventional ice cream dessert pairings that’ll make you rethink the way you consume ice cream.

1. Sprout Salad Bar

Ice Cream Desserts: Sprout Salad Bar's Acai Banana Egglet Waffle

Popping by a salad bar might be the last place you would expect to satisfy your sweet tooth, but their Acai Banana Egglet Waffle ($12.90) is a (slightly) healthier dessert option for those who are watching their calories. The egglet waffle was the perfect combination fluffy batter and crisp edges, and came with scoops of acai sorbet and banana slices. We particularly liked how Sprout’s dedication to serving honest and healthy food extends to even their desserts – the dish was light with just a hint of sweet.

Sprout Salad Bar

Address: 41 Duxton Road, Singapore 089505

Phone: +65 6221 1227

Website: http://www.eatatsprout.com/

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 8:30pm; Sat: 11am – 7pm

2. Churn Creamery

Ice Cream Desserts: Churn Creamery's a generous coating of dark chocolate from their running chocolate tap
Ice Cream Desserts: Churn Creamery's PB&J ice cream

As delectable and adorable as they sound, the Puffones ($1.50) over at Churn Creamery is an amalgamation of flaky puff pastry and a wafer cone. The result is a charmingly crunchy sweet cone that’s lined with a generous coating of dark chocolate from their running chocolate tap. Reminiscent of a pain au chocolat, we paired their Puffone with a scoop of PB&J ice cream ($4.80 per scoop) for a frozen pastry delight. But don’t be fooled by the portability of this Puffone – the flaky layers and molten chocolate coating could make for a potential, albeit delicious, mess. We learnt it the hard way.

Churn Creamery

Address: 124 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088533

Website: https://www.churncreamerysg.com/

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 11pm; Sat: 2pm – 11pm; Sun: 2pm – 10pm

3. Scoop Therapy

Ice Cream Desserts: Scoop Therapy's S’mores

Created by the brains behind the wildly popular cronuts, frozen s’mores have found its way onto our shores and into Scoop Therapy’s kitchen. The S’mores ($6.50) is our local rendition of Dominique Ansel creation, which is a dark chocolate ice cream and cracker crumb core encased within a torched marshmallow exterior. The marshfellow is torched upon order, creating an almost bitter smoky charred fragrance that juxtapose the sweet interior nicely. This petite dessert could be gobbled up in four bites, and certainly seemed a little too overpriced.

Scoop Therapy

Address: The Odeon Katong, 11 East Coast Road, Singapore 428722

Phone: +65 6247 9335

Website: http://www.scooptherapy.com/

Opening Hours: Tue – Thu: 2pm – 1pm; Fri – Sat: 12pm – 12am; Sun: 12pm – 10pm

4. KOOKS Creamery

Ice Cream Desserts: KOOKS Creamery's KOOKS Signature Lava Set

Ice cream cookie sandwiches get a complete revamp with KOOKS Creamery and their molten cookies, which comes fragilely loaded with gooey lava goodness. We had their KOOKS Signature Lava Set ($8.50) which came with a chocolate molten cookie that burst to reveal its chocolatey contents as soon as it was topped with a scoop of milk cereal ice cream. It could take a while for the dessert to be prepared and served, but just mere minutes before you wipe off the contents from the pan. But was it worth the wait? Definitely.

KOOKS Creamery

Address: Blk 211 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-02, Singapore 550211

Opening Hours: Tue – Thu, Sun: 12pm – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 12pm – 11pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kooks.creamery/

5. Geometry

Ice Cream Desserts: Geometry
Ice Cream Desserts: Geometry's Earl Grey Tie Guan Ying

Perhaps the greatest thing about this heartland gelato parlour is in its uncanny pairings. From unique flavour profiles (think tropical Watermelon Lychee sorbet and paddlepop-esque Bing Bong) to their novel signature gelato-tart dessert combination, Geometry’s a true hidden gem nestled under a HDB block. We had their Handcrafted Tart with a single scoop of Earl Grey Tie Guan Ying ($10.60), which was a harmonious blend of east and west flavours. The french almond tart base was the perfect base for the tea-perfumed gelato that came packed with floral notes and a hint of bergamot.


Address: Blk 2 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-5142, Singapore 150002

Opening Hours: Mon – Thu, Sun: 12pm – 9:30pm; Fri – Sat: 12pm – 11pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geometry.sg/

6. Brother Bird

Ice Cream Desserts: Brother Bird
Ice Cream Desserts: Brother Bird's Matcha Burst

Sharing the same location as Stateland Cafe, this artisanal ice cream parlour serves up a lean menu featuring their signature soft serve and mochi donut pairings. Their Matcha Burst ($15) comes with a swirl of cookie butter soft serve and three matcha mochi balls that comes loaded with an oozing reservoir of molten matcha sauce. You’ll want to pop these chewy glutinous balls straight into your mouth – cutting into them makes for a foodporn worthy shot, but you lose all the molten goodness as a result. While the individual components tasted good on its own, the flavours ultimately failed to come together and we found ourselves eating the various parts of the dish in silo.

Brother Bird

Address: 32 Bali lane, Singapore 189868

Opening Hours: Mon, Wed – Sun: 12pm – 10pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brother-Bird-934414279953685/

7. Sinseh: The Grocer

Ice Cream Desserts: Sinseh: The Grocer
Ice Cream Desserts: Sinseh: The Grocer's White Princess

Ice cream sandwiches might be run of the mill, but ice cream bagel sandwiches deserves our undivided attention. And swapping out plain boring bread slices for doughy and substantial bagel makes sense when you think about it – they hold up better and don’t get soggy quite as easily. The White Princess ($10) was a sweet and royal affair of blueberry bagels sandwiched between a scoop of bandung flavoured ice cream and sprinkled with mini marshmallows and strawberry pocky bits. Our only gripe was with the misleading char-marks on the bagel – we were expecting it to be warm and freshly toasted, but it felt like it was left out in the cold for a while.

Sinseh: The Grocer

Address: 9 Jalan Pisang, #01-01, Singapore 199076

Phone: +65 6291 5743

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 9:30pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SinsehTheGrocery/

8. Milk & Honey Gelato

Ice Cream Desserts: Milk & Honey Gelato's Mud Ball Pie

Not to be mistaken with the frozen yogurt chain Milk & Honey, Milk & Honey Gelato is tucked away in Bukit Batok HomeTeamNS and serves up plated desserts alongside their gelato offerings. We had their Mud Ball Pie ($5.90), which was an adorable donut waffle that came with a scoop of oreo-crusted gelato and hot fudge sauce on the side. The donut waffle was denser the usual waffle, and the crushed cookie bits made for a medley of textures when eaten with the donut waffle and gelato.

Milk & Honey Gelato

Address: HomeTeamNS Clubhouse, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, #01-01/02/03, Singapore 659003

Phone: +65 9822 5043

Website: http://milkhoney.sg/

Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 10pm; Fri: 11am – 11pm; Sat: 10am – 11pm; Sun: 10am – 10pm

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