Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby

All things Ice-cream, gelatos, sorbets, frozen custards, froyos and soft serve.
Jeremy Holden
Jeremy Holden

A new year and a new ice-cream shoppe for me to check out! Recently opening its doors along the Desker Road stretch, @theaphroditesg is the new kid in-town offering freshly churned ice-creams with Earthy and floral flavours.

Being an ice-cream connoisseur, I was excited to try a new ice-cream shoppe and Aphrodite did not disappoint. I'm always attracted to new and unique flavours and that's where Aphrodite entices. With flavours such as Blood Orange Sorbet, Salted Honey, Goat Cheese and their specially namesake Aphrodite - which is a blue cheese chocolate - dang I was definitely intrigued.

I decided to go with three scoops (cos that's just who I am as a person) and a waffle - choosing flavours of:

â—¾Blood Orange Sorbet
I normally tend to shy away from sorbet as I gravitate towards ice-cream and would rather get something creamy instead of icy. However, Aphrodite does sorbet really well and to my surprise it was just as creamy as ice-cream rather than a frozen icy mess. Let's just say I was impressed.

â—¾Drifting Snowflakes Jasmine
Now herbal tea flavours tend to be a hit or miss as sometimes it's too subtle but the one over here was definitely a hit. One spoonful and it was delectable yet intense Jasmine flavours all around.

â—¾Aphrodite
Now the pièce de résistance was none other than their blue cheese chocolate flavour. I was intrigued by this flavour the most and was pleasantly surprised to find that it tasted really good. The blue cheese notes comes as an aftertaste with a chocolate majority and both complemented each other. A must get for sure for any adventurous palates out there like moi.

If I had to be picky about stuff, well the waffle I got was sadly a tad overdone and it mostly had a burnt taste to it. The scoops of ice-cream were also less than pretty but that's just my photographer aesthetic speaking.

Aphrodite definitely does ice-cream justice and I was glad there was a proper ice-cream shoppe around the Jalan Besar area finally - the others around are just.... bleh. *Shade thrown*

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Finally got my hands/sunk my teeth into @wearesunday's eyecatching ice-cream parfaits from their Bynd x Sunday Folks outlet over at Orchard.

Having seen this on my feed a couple of times, I was itching to give them a try. Sadly they were sold out on my first visit, hence I just had to make a second trip just for them.

They've since changed their parfait menu, offering two parfaits instead of three. I went with their Earl Grey Butterscotch - with their signature earl grey lavender ice-cream, butterscotch almond ice-cream, strawberry compote, tossed almond flakes, almond thins, crumbles, earl grey pudding and edible viola. This was a definite stunner and showstopper in my book. Delicious and gorgeous, there's not much else I can say about it!

The price was definitely at a premium but that's always been a Sunday Folks' staple unfortunately. Well, you get what you pay for and their sundaes and parfaits always deliver so alright alright alright.

Tucked within Adler Hostel is a quaint lil' cafe offering up French vibes, croissants and delectable ice-cream which is none other than @madameooze. Yet another place on my list - I finally decided to head down to check them out after constantly seeing their croissant x ice-cream combination on Instagram.

The cafe is decked out in an eclectic mix of furnishings - every corner an Insta-worthy spot for all y'all influencers out there. With French instrumental cafe music on the playlist, I definitely felt transported to the Parisian city that is France.

While Madame Ooze offers a few other pastries as well, their specialty is none other than their croissant vessel to pair with their selection of ice-cream. I'm not sure if the croissants are sourced or baked in house but either way it was good and the staff had the decency to toast it up prior to serving which I really appreciated. (Unlike many other places that serve up a sad rubbery cold croissant - *glances at Paris Baguette*.)

I went with Pistachio and White Chrysanthemum - both delicious Earthy flavours that were done perfectly. I was initially afraid that the White Chrysanthemum wouldn't taste as its namesake but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it tasted just as expected and actually even better.

The croissant served as a wonderful vessel for the scoops of ice-cream and I got to wondering why haven't I had this combination before?! Move aside waffles, you're old news - croissants are the way to go from here on out.

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One of the latest specialty gelato shoppe to open along the Tanjong Pagar stretch is none other than @cotta.sg! Unsuspectingly located on the second level of a row of shophouses, you should be able to spot a huge dangling balloon-like sign right in front of their entrance door.

Cotta specialises in gelato and intricate entremets that are all made in-house and has gelato elements to them! I had been eyeing their Trio - having seen it on my Instagram feed a couple of times and I just knew it was the dessert meant for me.

Essentially comprising of three cheeses - Tête de Moine, Gorgonzola and Parmigiano, this gelato centric dessert was tantalizing to say the least. I don't remember having a gelato based entremet before and boy, was this stunning in both presentation and taste. It was quite reminiscent of the cheese cakes I had a while back from Queic! The smooth cheesey gelato paired perfectly with the parmigiano crisp; all 3 cheeses complementing one another with a delicious balance of savoury and sweet.

I was so intrigued by their entremets that I didn't get the chance to try their gelato offerings and waffle. Time for a second visit! I do wanna thank the co-owner for being so gracious to my annoying photographer presence of course - a good thing I went on a quiet weekday evening to boot!

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Back at @denzygelato again to satisfy the gelato craving! Nothing like having not one, not two but three scoops of gelato to pair with a waffle. That's the only way to go y'all!

Denzy is honestly heading to the top of my list as one of the best places for ice-cream/gelato, along with Creamier/Apiary/BOP. After having some subpar ice-cream from another place a couple days ago, the difference in quality compared to Denzy was staggering to say the least.

I always go for their Ruby Chocolate & Raspberries - an adult upgrade to the nostalgic flavour of Raspberry Ripple that I love oh so much. Their Roasted Bronte Pistachio and Black Sesame flavours are superb as well, with proper Earthy notes and flavourful taste.

The waffle at Denzy is pretty great to boot, perfectly crisp and one of the better waffles I've had so far.

I'm a big fan of Denzy for sure and I'll always head back for more whenever I'm in the area!

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Helmed by the same people of The Dark Gallery; which is known for everything dark chocolate - @amusedessertco is a new dessert concept that's quite the opposite from it's dark counterpart.

Having seen their tantalizing range of pastries, bakes, parfaits and more - I was definitely intrigued and was excited to try almost everything. Unfortunately, as I was full from a hearty lunch, my colleagues and I settled for some ice-cream instead.

After scanning their variety of flavours which included unique ones such as Injeolmi Bingsu, I decided to go with their Banoffee Pecan Pie. Imagining the wonderful combination of banana and caramel - I figured you couldn't go wrong with Banoffee. Boy was I wrong and sorely disappointed to find it tasted nothing like banana and nothing like caramel. It seemed to be more pecan flavoured and lacked the Banoffee aspect - almost bordering on bland.

I was definitely not amused to be frank. A couple of colleagues also found some other flavours to be disappointing - perhaps their non chocolate ice-cream isn't their strong suit. And at 5.50 a pop, I would have gone to Apiary instead.

Alas, I'm still hoping to give Amuse another try, they clearly have much more to offer and the upside is their cafe is highly Instagrammable. I've even been eyeing their parfait - but at a whopping 24 bucks for just two sad scoops of ice-cream and some toppings - it's making me rethink my life choices and whether it's really worth it #ForTheGram.

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If you fancy yourself some artisan gelato, look no further than @denzygelato ! Each batch is made from scratch and features distinctive unique flavours that are inspired from all over the globe.

I've tried their gelato a couple times before and find myself constantly heading back for more. This time around I decided to get a double scoop of Raspberry White Chocolate and Basque Burnt Cheesecake.

Both flavours were amazing, with the Raspberry White Choc being a nostalgic yet vastly improved version of my beloved childhood flavour Raspberry Ripple. The Basque Burnt Cheesecake actually comprises of actual blended up cheesecake, hence it tasted exactly as it was and it blew my mind away. Definitely will be back for more - though I hope they'll bring back their Persian Prince!

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A Halal botanical inspired gelato shop, Momolato is no stranger to the Haji Lane area. I've been wanting to try Momolato for a while now - way back when they were selling popsicles over at SMU.

Momolato is known for their keto diet friendly options - which means no sugar - which means less sweet. (Oh dear, oh dear.)

The scent of their waffles permeated their little cafe and I got eager to try while queuing outside - to the point that I totally missed their croffles on their menu. Decided to be a little fancy and went with their Pandan waffles, paired with two scoops of ice-cream - Himalayan Osmanthus Passionfruit Mango & Onde Onde Yellow Sweet Potato.

Damn it all sounds so fancy doesn't it. Unfortunately, it was all loss in the taste. The Pandan waffle was a bright green hue that made me apprehensive when I saw it on the waffle iron; sadly it smelled and tasted artificial in the end. The saving grace was their salted caramel sauce that came with it.

Gelato-wise, the osmanthus was lacking in the gelato, being overpowered by the passionfruit while the Onde Onde (which I had high hopes for as I love everything ondeh ondeh) was also lacking in sweetness and flavour. The texture of it also seemed more buttery than creamy.

I do chalk it up to perhaps my own bad choices and if only we could taste test the gelatos prior to ordering like how it was back when the world was normal. I guess the whole keto fad isn't for me, though I'll definitely like to give Momolato another shot and try their other flavours. And maybe their croffles to boot. They're also the only ice-cream shop over at Haji Lane that stays open till late.

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Creamier is finally back at a new locale right across the road from their old Toa Payoh location! Being an ice-cream fanatic, I couldn't pass up the chance to visit their new outlet and get me some sweet treats.

Of course, I like to go big or go home, hence I went for the 3 scoop x waffle combo - why even bother getting anything else honestly? Pictured here are flavours Roasted Pistachio, Summer Strawberry and Blue Pea Vanilla - a primary colour trio as my friend pointed out! While I'm not a huge fan of Creamier's waffles; as they're a tad too eggy for my liking - I do think their ice-cream is probably one of the best in Singapore. Honestly.

PS: My one gripe was the use of paper plates and plastic cutlery. I guess they're still in a soft opening stage so I'll let it pass but paying 18 bucks, and then only to use plastic cutlery is kind of a bummer. And do beware - the crowds are as annoyingly crazy as before and service could still use a bit of work.

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Lord Jesus, now this is what you call a dessert. A delectable chendol waffle topped with not one but three amazing scoops of ice-cream - vanilla, coconut & gula melaka! I'm a huge fan of all things pandan and gula melaka, hence I'm down for any chendol-esque desserts! The waffle was nicely crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. You also get a dollop of red bean and chendol jelly, perfectly encapsulating the chendol dessert.

Though a little bit more pricey then your usual waffle and ice-cream combo, this Nyonya Chendol Waffle from Shrove Tuesday is worth it - and worth the calories!

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You can't miss Birds of Paradise when you're exploring Jewel Shopping Mall. The smell of their herb infused waffle cones would grab your attention as soon as you hear the gelato boutique. There are a couple of ice-cream shops in Jewel but I think Birds of Paradise is the best of all of them.

I absolutely adore the flavours of BOP - earthy and unique; you'll find flavours like White Chrysanthemum and Spiced Pear which you probably hardly see anywhere else. Being a crazed ice-cream connoisseur, it's definitely refreshing to see such uncommon flavours. The texture of their ice-cream is amazingly smooth. Of course, Creamier is still my top favourite ice-cream shoppe but BOP is coming in a close second.

As a kid, I always remembered wanting to eat cookie dough as it is. Eventually, I got to do so - through Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough ice-cream and it was oh so good.

Having tried the cookie dough shop in London about a year ago, I was pretty keen to try the local Dohkie and was glad that the cookie dough craze made it's way to the shores over here. With different flavours such as Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter and a new Bandung inspired that features a pinkish dough batter - it was a little difficult to choose. I initially tried the Bandung flavour, thus decided to go with Peanut Butter for my second visit - I love LOVE peanut butter.

Adding the soft serve is a definite must - cookie dough by itself is sickeningly sweet and I don't think any single person can finish a whole scoop without feeling nauseous. The soft serve perfectly complements the cookie dough and cuts the sweetness to balance it out. Aww yiss.

PS: I'm actually kinda curious about buying home the cookie dough and baking it like a normal cookie. Maybe I shall one day.

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My name is Jeremy and I’m just a solitary foodie.

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