19 Heavenly Soft Serves to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
With Singapore’s hot and humid weather, soft serve is one of the “coolest” grab-and-go dessert that could bring our heat down. Whether you’re a green tea lover or an avocado lover, there’s a wide variety of soft serve around Singapore. Here is a list of 19 places that we have found with heavenly soft serves to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Located near Haji Lane, Twenty Grammes is a quiet and simple-looking café. The Yuan Yang Waffle ($15) is an aesthetic-looking waffle with a combination of charcoal and original waffle. Topped with vanilla soft serve, you could even drizzle chocolate over your waffle and ice cream. The ice cream is smooth and icy, but not too sweet. Additionally, the waffle was hot and crispy; a total great match to the cold and dulcet soft serve. The only downside, it’s quite pricey for a soft serve on waffle.
Matchaya’s Houjicha Soft Serve ($5.90) nutty flavours hits on the right spot. It is smooth and creamy with a lovely roasted flavour unique to houjicha. With a crisp buttery cookie on the side and pure houjicha powder sprinkled on top, I am so coming back for this.
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.
Address: 32 Bali lane, Singapore 189868
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed – Sun: 12pm – 10pm
The soft serve are available in 6 different flavours: Summer Strawberries, Roasted Pistachio, Earl Grey Lavender, Madagascar Vanilla, Sea Salt Gula Melaka, Dark Chocolate. Having a soft serve stacked on two square waffles costs $11.80, or if you prefer a petite size, go for the single slice with ice cream at $8.80. I picked the creamy sea salt gula melaka soft serve with a mild combination of sweet and savoury flavour. The waffles come with strawberries, blueberries, maple syrup and hazelnut sauce. I picked an extra topping of caramel popcorn and personally I love it! The sweetness from the caramelized popcorn paired incredibly well with the rather mild sea salt gula melaka soft serve.
Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens #01-52, Singapore 278116
Phone: +65 6479 9166
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 1pm to 10pm. Sat & Sun 12pm to 10pm. Closed on Monday.
Famous for its matcha desserts, Tsujiri’s Shiratama Parfait O Maccha ($7.80) has matcha soft serve topped on chewy mochi and azuki bean paste. The matcha soft serve was slightly powdery, unlike how smooth soft serve is supposed to be. The flavor was also a little too strong to my liking. The mochi was rather disappointing, as it was not fully cooked either. On the other hand, the azuki bean paste was smooth and sweet, which aided in balancing the taste of dessert.
Organic Cotton Candy Affogato ($6.20) is not only insta-worthy, but the matching of cotton candy and ice cream is just amazing. The soft serve was rich, creamy and smooth. Drizzled with espresso, the dessert was touched with aromatic coffee flavors. To truly enjoy this soft serve, tear off some cotton candy and dip it into the ice cream. The fluffiness of the cotton candy with ice cold soft serve; it really brightens me up!
Address: #01-37 [email protected], 313 Orchard, Singapore 238895
Phone: +65 6884 8468
Email Address: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11am to 10pm. Fri & Sat 11am to 10.30pm
The Bakery Chef
Better known for their aesthetic-looking and delicious cakes, The Bakery Chef also has soft serve in their café. The Maple and Strawberry Soft Serve ($4.50) looked really sweet. With pink and pale orange ice cream swirl, topped with colorful Froot Loops. The soft serve was smooth and milky, but felt that the strawberry and maple flavors could be a little stronger. By the way, based on The Bakery Chef’s facebook, their soft serve flavors probably change every once in a while.
Roasted Rice Soft Serve ($4.50) is quite a unique flavor for a soft serve. Surprisingly, it did have a slight roasted flavor with mild sweetness; almost tasted like sweet corn ice cream. Since it was roasted rice flavor, there was also a powdery texture to the ice cream. Otherwise, there is the Royal Milk Tea flavor at the same price.
Address: 191 New Bridge Road Singapore 059423
Phone: +65 9099 0318
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 12pm to 9pm. Fri-Sun 10.30am to 10pm.
Hvala Waffle Bar
Having soft serve on a waffle is becoming quite normal, what about soft serve with puffles? One of the creation at Hvala Waffle Bar, The Puffle ($7.90) comes with vanilla soft serve crowned with egglets. The Puffle is a work of art, but quite a mess when it comes to eating it. The egglets were served hot, but dipping it into the soft serve brought a combination of hot and cold. The puffle is quite a big portion, and too much sweetness for one person, so remember to share the joy with someone!
Harvest Ice Cream
A shout-out to all avocado lovers! Harvest Ice Cream, located at Chinatown, offer Avocado Soft Serve at $2! It is quite a delectable treat to have on a hot day, especially if you’re taking a walk along Chinatown. Although not too sweet, the soft serve could make do with more avocado flavors than milk. It would take an extra effort to taste the avocado flavors.
Harvest Ice Cream
Address: 1 Park Road People's Park Complex Singapore 059108
Phone: +65 8112 0956
Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm daily
You know how they say “looks are deceiving”? Well, Amasoy takes up a small corner of Daessiksin Korean BBQ’s counter. Initially, I didn’t have a good feeling about their Matcha Vanilla Soft Serve ($3) but the first mouth changed my whole impression. Their matcha flavored soft serve was mildly sweet and lightly flavored. The matcha flavor was there, but yet it was not too strong and overwhelming. It was refreshing to have while travelling around hot and sunny Singapore.
Address: 201 Victoria Street #04-05 Bugis+ Singapore 188067
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm daily
Godiva, well known for its ‘atas’ chocolates, also offers soft serve ice cream and chocolate shakes. The Chocolate Soft Serve ($8) was very rich and chocolatey. The smooth and velvety soft serve melts in the mouth, with a heavenly aroma that lingers. No doubt the quality is there, but it is still quite pricey for an ice cream.
Milky Shot ($6.50), or better known as Affogato, was a great combination of vanilla soft serve with espresso shot. The sweetness and of the milky soft serve lightened the bitterness of the espresso. It’s a great choice on days where you can’t decide between dessert and coffee.
Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green #B1-06 Singapore 138617
Opening Hours: Sun to Thu 11am - 9.45pm. Fri, Sat, Eve of PH & PH 11am - 10pm
Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza
Tucked in the corner of Meidi-ya Supermarket, Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza serves two types of soft serve, melon and vanilla. Each cone is at $5. The portion of the soft serve was quite big. What I liked about it was that the melon flavored soft serve was not too overwhelming, with strong artificial melon flavors. Instead, the soft serve had a light melon flavor with mild sweetness.
Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza
Address: Meidi-ya Supermarket, 177 River Valley Road #B1-0, Liang Court Shopping Centre, Singapore 179030
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am to 9.15pm
Overrun adds a local touch to their ice cream by having the Chendol Soft Serve ($6). It was almost like enjoying a Chendol dessert, except that it’s creamier. The shredded coconut enhances the texture of the ice cream, giving it some crunchiness. The pandan jelly, as we all know, was smooth and soft; but those that were in the ice cream froze and brought an interesting icy touch to it.
Address: 18 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199657
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 12pm - 8.30pm. Fri-Sun 12pm - 9.30 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Small Potatoes Ice Creamery
There’s a saying that “too many cooks spoil the broth.” In this case, too many ingredients spoil the food. Coupled with mini Japanese potato and purple potato paste, the Sweet Potato Party ($9.50) also consists of shiratama, purple potato sticks, crispy rice and azuki beans. Each ingredient didn’t quite blend with the soft serve. The potato sticks and chip were salted, while the crispy rice weren’t crispy anymore. But on the bright side, the soft serve was rich and flavorful, with a gentle touch of sweetness.
Small Potatoes Ice Creamery
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, Square 2, B1-131 Singapore 307506
Phone: +65 63522661
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily
Ohara Farm Hokkaido Soft Ice Cream
The Rich Milk Soft Serve ($6) at Esplanade was nothing to fancy and tasted similar to the McDonald’s ice cream. Being located at one of Singapore’s tourist attraction, I believe it is not an excuse for the high price of a soft serveice cream. The sweetness of the soft serve was just nice, but for $6, the smoothness could have been better.
Ohara Farm Hokkaido Soft Ice Cream
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, #01-K5, Waterfront, Singapore 038981
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm daily
Just like the shop’s name, Sweet Monster, the Tiramisu cup ($6) was definitely sweet. Unlike usual tiramisu flavored ice cream, the Tiramisu cup is constructed just like a dessert. Interestingly, they replaced the cream with soft serve. Buried within the soft serve, the Tiramisu cup also consists of mascapone cheese, espresso, lady finger. No doubt it’s quite an interesting touch to have soft serve with mascapone cheese, but the whole dessert was simply too sweet.
Soft Serve Ice Cream ($2.90) was rather milky and slightly smoother than McDonald’s. Other than having it placed in a glass cup, there was not much of a wow factor for it. In addition, if I were to really crave for vanilla soft serve, then an 80cents ice cream would probably do the trick.
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