15 Ice Cream Shops in S’pore That Are Worth the Calories (Updated for 2019)

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I scream, “ICE CREAM!” Ice cream lovers, brace yourself for the ultimate ice cream adventure and prepare yourself for a brain freeze as we let you in on our sunny island’s best ice cream shops, categorised by area.


  1. Dopa Dopa Creamery

First up on the list, we’ve Dopa Dopa Creamery. This small artisanal gelato parlour is tucked in a quaint street near Clarke Quay. With only a maximum of eight ice cream flavours a day, you might be sceptical of its offerings. But here’s the catch: Unlike most other ice cream joints, Dopa Dopa Creamery differentiates themselves by offering a unique butter croissant and ice cream combination. And to make things even better, Dopa Dopa Creamery’s croissant is well-known for its extraordinarily crispy and flaky exterior. This is definitely new to many of us who’s so used to having our ice cream served on waffles, brownies and cones.

Dopa Dopa Creamy is also earning additional plus points for having one of the most exquisite and exotic ice cream flavours such as Home Roasted Pistachio, Speculoos with Lotus Biscuit, Apple Ginger Sorbet and Watermelon Mint Sorbet. We say, yum.

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Promising review: “Being a sorbet, the texture is slightly creamy, albeit less thick and dense as compared to the usual milk-based gelato. Great for those with a lighter palate as this wasn’t cloying, coming with a luscious, bittersweet flavour that’s smooth and mellow to the palate!” – Natalie Wong

Address: 29 South Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 058665

Opening hours:
Mon – Thu: 12:00pm – 9:30pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 10:30pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 9:30pm

  1. Apiary

Indulge yourself in smooth creamy goodness with the delicious unique ice cream flavours offered by Apiary. This ice cream shop at Tanjong Pagar has made a name of itself with its stellar flavours such as the Blue Milk (an ice cream flavour infused with milk, blue pea flowers and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt), Pink Peppercorn (ice cream tinged with a floral and light peppery taste), and Sicilian Pistachio (ice cream enhanced with a mix of intense pistachio and nutty aroma). Besides the normal cup or cone options, this joint also offers brownies, waffles and even brioche buns.

Promising review: “Their ice cream texture is extremely on point. Really smooth, rich, and doesn’t melt easily while not being cloying in any way.” – Wuu Yyiizzhhoouu

Address: 84 Neil Road, Singapore 088844

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Opening hours:
Mon – Thu: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

  1. Tom’s Palette

Situated at Shaw Towers along Beach Road, Tom’s Palette is a treasure trove of unorthodox flavours. This gem has managed to outdo itself in inventing new wacky creations time and time again (every month), with its repertoire now exceeding 150 since its inception in 2005! Newfangled favourites that continue to be raved about by the community includes Salted Egg Yolk, White Chocolate Nori, Salted Caramel Cheesecake and Parmesan Cheese And Cream Crackers.

Clearly, its innovation spirit doesn’t just stop at its selection of ice cream flavours, but also extends to its waffles which is cleverly made of brownie. Yes! If you’re like us and have problems deciding if you should have your ice cream with brownie or waffle, you can now just get it with these brownie waffles! On top of all these, you can also opt to have it topped with a drizzle of its thick and creamy cheese sauce that is concocted with three different types of cheese, including mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar.

Promising review: “When I first saw brownie waffles on the menu, I knew I had to try it. And no regrets! The waffles are crispy on the outside and firm on the inside just like what you would expect from an actual brownie. It isn’t as “crumbly” like other ordinary waffles. And their ice cream selection is just wonderful!” – Peichin Lelz

Address: 100 Beach Road, #01-25, Shaw Tower, Singapore 189702

Opening hours:
Mon – Thu: 12:00pm – 9:30pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 7:00pm


  1. Holy Cow Creamery

Besides being infamous for being one of the weirdest and scariest neighbourhood in Singapore, Yishun is also known for being the home ground of Holy Cow Creamery. This homegrown brand is a paradise for sweet tooth lovers. Its most celebrated bold creations include Mao Shan Wang, Mr Potato Head (vanilla ice cream mixed with salted caramel and chocolate-covered potato chips), Orh Nee (trans: Teochew yam paste), Tiger Beer with salted almonds and Thai Milk Tea.

And holy cow! Other than uniquely Singaporean flavours, the joint also offers lava cake in two different flavours, chocolate and matcha, that you can choose to pair with your ice cream. If lava cake is not your thing, you can also savour your ice cream with a golden or charcoal waffle, or a brownie.

Promising review: “What I appreciated more was the quality ice cream and the extremely reasonable price making it a must-go for everyone, regardless if you stay near the north… my personal favourites and recommendations are Thai Milk Tea. The thing about tea flavoured ice cream is not easy to perfect. Over at Holy Cow, what I loved about the ice cream is that you first taste the creaminess and slight sweetness, and as it melts in your mouth, you taste a hint of tea and its earthiness, making it creamy and light at the same time. Some other flavours that are great are Miss Saigon and Nutella Cheesecake! If you’re there, be sure to pair your ice cream with their delectable waffles.” – Neon Drew

Address: 292 Yishun Street 22, #01-291, Singapore 760292

Opening hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue – Thu: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:30am – 11:00pm
Sun: 11:30am – 10:00pm

  1. Rabbit Owl Depot

For those who prefer ice cream flavours that are light on the palate and refreshing, Rabbit Owl Depot at Woodlands is your next go-to place. Some notable flavours include Thai Coconut, Honey and Milk, Cookie Buttercrumb and Strawberry Cheesecake.

The ultimate X-factor of the homegrown ice cream parlour that can win your heart over is the signature Snowflakes Waffles that shot to fame when the brand first opened its door. The dish is available in four different flavours – Original, Chocolate Melt, Cookie Butter and Bamboo Charcoal.

Promising review: “Opted for the Chocolate Melt Snowflake Waffle which comes with chocolate buttons within — actually pretty much loved the waffle, especially how crisp, fragrant and buttery it is with the portioning pretty comfortable for one pax… The Wildflower Honey and Milk ice-cream were one of the more interesting options that they carry — one of the lighter flavours that they have which has a hint of floral aroma and honey sweetness that comes complete with a milky finish at the end.” – Xing Wei Chua

Address: 30 Woodlands Avenue 1, #01-01, The Woodgrove, Singapore 739065

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 1:00pm – 12:00am
Sat – Sun: 12:00pm – 12:00am


  1. Lickers

Nestled in the neighbourhood of Hougang, Lickers is the ultimate dessert haven for the modern sweet tooths as it offers ice cream options that are not only decadently innovative and offbeat but also highly Instagrammable. Its must-try unique creations are Oolong Lavender, Honeydew Cucumber, Yakult Oreo, Ginger Lemon and Coconut Mango.

Try not to be less sinful when you’re over there because you’ll leave regretting not giving its airy, fluffy and crispy waffle a shot. Oh yes, their waffles are also buttermilk-scented.

Promising review: “Neon lights, check! The ever-present scent of buttermilk waffles, check! Way too many ice cream flavours…also check! 😍 This is THE quintessential neighbourhood waffle parlour, all complete with the new millennial aesthetic.” – Eunice Foo

Address: 124 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1446, Singapore 530124

Opening hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue – Thu: 1:00pm – 2:00am
Fri – Sun: 12:00pm – 3:00am

  1. KOOKS Creamery

Molten lava cakes are a norm, but have you heard of molten lava cookies?! Situated in the casual setting of Serangoon, KOOKS Creamery is one of the pioneers that came up with their signature molten lava cookie, which is available in two flavours: chocolate and matcha. Their ice cream flavours are also to-die-for with Ferrero Rocher, Milk Cereal, Nougat and Brown Butter as part of the 18-ice cream flavour line-up. If this isn’t enough to impress, they’ve recently brought back their super IG-worthy Unicorn Lava Set that is perfect for any #basicbitch.

Psst, with Christmas coming right up, KOOK Creamery has also released its limited edition KOOK bites in three flavours – Chocolate Chip with Speculoos Filling, Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Filling and Matcha with Nutella Filling.

Promising review: “Ice cream flavours like Thai milk tea, signature dark chocolate, earl grey, chai Hokkaido milk tea were pretty nice… but the lava cookie is truly the star of the show and really hits every sweet spot you have 😌😌 Definitely worth a try and would totally revisit!” – Ade Tan

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

Opening hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue – Thu: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

  1. Non Entrée Dessert

Bringing your dose of sweetness to the next level, Non Entrée Dessert around Serangoon offers you the option to have ice cream served in cute little glass jars, with a moon-shaped biscuit that acts as a cover of the jar. This biscuit also holds up the lava cake that is available in chocolate or matcha flavour. Besides this, Non Entrée Dessert also offers a fantastic line-up of gelato flavours such as Exotic (an infusion of mango and passionfruit flavour) and Mascarpone Lime (a combination of vanilla and lime flavour).

Tip! Remember to prepare your phone to take a Boomerang when you slice the lava cake as the filling flows delicately down. It’s the most IG-worthy shot you can get!

Promising review: “I’m all for the presentation of the dish and it’s incredibly satisfying to cut into the cake and watch the ‘lava’ spill over the ice-cream and cookie nougat crumbs. I liked the mix of textures, soft and creamy from the cake and ice-cream, complimenting the crunch from the brittle and crumb bottom. And the combination of flavours were all well-thought out. There was an ice-cream bar there too and I got a scoop of the Black Sesame: luxuriously creamy and rich in flavour. This is a dessert place I’d definitely recommend. 👍🏻😋” – Rachel

Address: 204 Rangoon Road, Hong Building, Singapore 218451

Opening hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue – Thu: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm


  1. FATCAT Ice Cream Bar

Cute name aside, Bedok North’s FATCAT Ice Cream Bar specialises in crafting frozen delights from scratch with fresh ingredients. Its extensive menu, which boasts 18 different flavours each day, spans from good old classics like Vanilla and Chocolate to the quirky flavours including Butter Beer (Harry Potter fans!), White Peach Sangria, Watermelon Soju and more. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can opt for their mysterious flavour of the day. Oh, one more thing – you’ll also want to try their signature waffles with Salted Egg Yolk sauce that many swear by.

Promising review: “A favourite of the heartlanders living around this area, this cosy little parlour already had a queue waiting outside at 1pm! They’ve got some really interesting flavours.” – Eunice Foo

Address: 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, Singapore 460416

Opening hours:
Mon: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Tue: Closed
Wed – Thu: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri: 1:00pm – 11:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

  1. Birds of Paradise


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For those who’re looking for a twist to ice cream, Birds of Paradise that’s located along East Coast Road may have the answer that you’re searching for. You won’t find the popular classic flavours like chocolate or cookies and cream. Instead, you’ll be greeted with exotic gelato flavours that are specially and solely concocted with natural and botanical ingredients, such as fruits, flowers, pods, herbs and spices. Some of its top picks comprise of Lychee Raspberry, Strawberry Basil, White Chrysanthemum and Spiced Pear.

Tip! You’ll definitely need to get your gelato with the signature crisp thyme cone too!

Promising review: “No wonder everyone’s raving about the gelato at this paradise. The consistency is far lighter and flavours more subdued than those from your typical full cream ice cream parlours. I reckon I can devour two cones feeling I’ve only drunk skim milk. All flavours are awesome really, but I think white chrysanthemum is my favourite.” – Sarah Lim

Address: 63 East Coast Road, #01-05, Singapore 428776

Opening hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue – Thu: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 10:30pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

  1. Three’s A Crowd


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Before we continue, we’ll like to apologise to the Easties as we’re revealing the best-kept secret of your neighbourhood. Three’s A Crowd is located in Tampines and this gelato parlour will leave a smile on your face as you sink your teeth into its extremely rich ice cream. When you’re there, be sure to give their best creations – Dark Chocolate and Kris Grey for the non-alcoholics, as well as Baileys and Drunken Raisins for boozehounds – a go. If you’re considering pairing your gelato with something, we’ll recommend getting their signature churro waffle!

Promising review: “Firstly I got to say the scoops were HUMONGOUS and would definitely require more than 2 to share. The cookies and cream and vanilla were decent, as it’s difficult to go wrong with it. The salted caramel was interesting and was a good blend with the other ice cream flavours as its saltiness can offset the sweetness from the other flavours. The dark chocolate ice cream on the other hand, was LEGENDARY. It’s definitely a must-get, as the amount of cocoa in it is amazing. Dab your spoon in the ice cream and you know how thick it is. With a strong cocoa flavour, and it’s smooth melty texture, it’s a real orgasmic moment in your mouth.” – Jason Ng

Address: 802 Tampines Ave 4, #01-11, Singapore 520802

Opening hours:
Mon – Thu: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm


  1. Creamier


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Make a sweet escape to the largest outlet of Creamier that’s nestled amidst the therapeutic charm of nature dotted with lush trees at Gillman Barracks. Each day, the menu rotates its offerings, boasting 18 handcrafted ice cream flavours to satisfy your sweet tooth. Pair your ice cream with their famous waffles which are crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside. We assure you that you’ll be begging for more after your first bite.

Oh, if you’re visiting their Gillman Barrack outlet, you have to try their two premium flavours that are exclusively available only there – Pomegranate Yoghurt and Macadamia Tropicana.

Promising review: “We loved the Macadamia Tropicana ice cream with rich, creamy coconut base, infused with pineapple and macadamia nuts… The Pomegranate Yoghurt ice cream came with small chunks of pomegranate in it with an interesting additional texture.” – DanielFoodDiary

Address: 5a Lock Road, Singapore 108927 and 128 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310128

Opening hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue – Thu: 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

  1. Sunday Folks

A sister brand of Creamier, Sunday Folks is a well-known dessert haven nestled within Chip Bee Gardens to satisfy your sweet cravings for ice cream. Despite being located in a rather secluded area, its soft-serve ice cream never fails to command long queues. Available in six different flavours, including Summer Strawberries, Roasted Pistachio, Earl Grey Lavender, Madagascar Vanilla, Sea Salt Gula Melaka and Dark Chocolate, you can opt to have any of the soft serve ice creams delicately swirled atop an insta-worthy charcoal cone or a double stack of drool-worthy waffles. Yep, these are the same famous Creamier waffles mentioned above! Before settling down on your treat, you can also opt to finish it off with their signature handcrafted toppings such as the chewy sweet gula melaka mochi and the gula melaka sauce.

Promising review: “One of my favourite places to come for soft serve and waffles. Their waffles are soft and fluffy – just the perfect comfort food; and paired together with the light soft serve – I’m in heaven. Beware of long queues during the weekends! Better to make a reservation before coming down.” – Melissa Chia

Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278116

Opening hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue – Thu: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

  1. Smoocht

Ever heard of vegan gelato? That’s basically ice cream made without any single dairy product, which translates to no milk, egg, cheese, butter or honey. If you haven’t already tried it, then you’re in for a new ice cream ride when you visit Smoocht at Jurong East. Its signature plant-based sweet offerings are gently infused with organic crystal brown rice, organic evaporated sugar cane juice, real fruit and/or pure nut butter. If you’re in the vicinity, be sure to try out these best-selling flavours – It’s Getting Dark (dark chocolate), Loco Coco (coconut) and Dancing King (durian).

With every scoop of ice cream containing no more than 5% fat and 160 calories, it’s perfect for a guilt-free sweet treat!

Promising review: “This was so good! The waffles were different from the usual buttery kind – but good in their own right… I thought the waffles were nicely crispy and not too floury. We really liked “It’s Getting Dark” (dark chocolate) which was rich and not too sweet (at $3.50 for a single scoop, also cheaper than Real Food’s own rendition), and “Passion A Go Go” (passion fruit, premium) was less impressive but sufficiently citrusy. Both were flavours I’d get again in a heartbeat. Left feeling fresh and not too guilty. Will be back to try more!” – jiahui kho

Address: 319 Jurong East Street 31, #01-58, Singapore 600319

Opening hours:
Mon – Thu: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 9:30pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

  1. The Daily Scoop

The Daily Scoop is a well-known ice cream joint amongst the young for the wallet-friendly price and convenient locations at Clementi, Holland Village and Sembawang. The Daily Scoop is also one of the pioneer local ice cream brands that believe in bringing joy to customers with an alluring array of flavours. The all-time top 10 favourite flavours include Cha Earl Grey, Kookie Monster, Nutty Macadamia, Simply Chocolate, Lychee Martini, Maple Crisp, Salted Mr Brown, Surprising Coconut, Strawberry Shortcake and Mao Shan Wang.

To perfect your sweet treat, don’t forget to have your ice cream served on a delectable brownie or a mouthwatering waffle.

Promising review: “This place has always been my need-waffle-ice-cream-must-go place I really love the waffle ice cream there! Recommended ice cream flavours: toffee coffee, strawberry cheesecake and minty!! Do try it!” – Elyna Tan

Clementi: 41 Sunset Way, #01-04 Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071
Holland: 43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-78 Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115
Sembawang: 369 Sembawang Road, #01-05, Sembawang Cottage, Singapore 758382

Opening hours:
Mon – Thu: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Sun: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

This article originally appeared on Shopee Singapore.

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