When I was back in Singapore, I went on a bit of an ice-cream spree, partly fuelled by unconscious stress and partly, unbeknownst to me for about ten thousand years, because of the many ice cream parlours that have sprouted all over the island. So pardon me, if you find me yakking about places and flavours you already know at the back of your hand.
After dinner with friends at Sushi Tei (Holland Village) one evening, we headed to Cold Rock Ice Creamery for dessert. I have been craving for yam ice cream for a gazillion years, and was hoping to death that Cold Rock could satisfy that craving. Unfortunately, it doesn’t, of course it doesn’t, it’s an ice creamery from Australia, silly me! But nevermind that, because I can’t fault something as decadent as ice cream, can I?
Cold Rock is named as such because it specialises in mixing up flavours and ingredients on a frozen granite slab to yield interesting combinations. I was a little stuffed for the full-blown ice cream experience at Cold Rock, so I went for a single scoop of peanut butter ice cream in a cup. It was nothing to shout about, I thought it was a little thin, icy and too sweet for a flavour like peanut butter, which I assume to be rich and nutty. Perhaps I should have gone for combinations on the slab.
On another occasion, I managed to satisfy my yearning for yam ice cream at Swensen’s. I have been looking for yam ice cream everywhere but nada, couldn’t find it except at good ol’ Swensen’s and erm, Seoul Garden. It was as good as I remembered it to be at Swensen’s, creamy, rich, packed full of yam and coconut goodness and very purple too! I went home a happy girl, not before regretting my discipline in keeping to just.one.scoop.
I also visited Udders for its famed alcoholic ice cream and oh my, I was shocked at paying more than $5 for a single scoop of the Tira-miss-u ice cream (Connoisseur range). But when I took my first bite, I was sold, and completely convinced as to why it was so expensive. It was, to say the least, excellent. Impossibly smooth and creamy, with a strong hint of coffee and such generous helpings of brandy and cognac, I could have gotten very happily drunk on that. Pity it was such a tiny scoop, especially when I was sharing it with M! I’ve made a mental note to try the Mao Shan Wang durian flavour when I’m back in Singapore for the next trip.
Cold Rock Ice Creamery is located at:
24A Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277683
Swensen’s is located at these places.
Udders is located at:
7 Lorong Kilat, #01-08 Kilat Court, Singapore 598139