Good news to all vegan and lactose intolerant peeps! Our favourite dessert of all times has arrived on this sunny island with a dairy-free twist! You can now indulge into the sticky sweetness just like anyone else.
With an increasing trend on opting for a healthy lifestyle, many ice cream parlours in Singapore have started serving alternative ice cream using plant-based ingredients, like almond, soy milk and many more.
So whether you're a vegan, someone who is lactose intolerant, or simply just someone looking for a healthier option, here are the top 5 healthy and delicious local ice cream parlours that can satisfy your sweet tooth guilt-freely in.
Ice Cream Cafe
If you’re of the mind that dairy-free ice cream doesn’t taste as delicious as the real thing, it means you have not tasted Kind Kones.
Using leaner alternatives like coconut, cashew and almond milk as its cream base, Kind Kones offers vegan ice creams that are kind on your waist. Yes, this means that your dream of having ice cream and not gaining weight is coming true now with Kind Kones!
Picky eaters would be pleased to know that the handcrafted sweet treats served at Kind Kones are mostly gluten-free and do not contain any dairy, egg, refined sugar, soy, preservatives and additives.
While flavour rotates daily according to the availability of ingredients, Kind Kones serves some of the best tasting ice cream flavours in town with signature flavour, like the Blue Planet, and crowd favourites, like Durian, Pistachio Kulfi, Salted Caramel Macadamia to name a few. There is also a new flavour, named Sicilian Pistachio, coming out soon. Kind Kones fans, be sure to catch that!
Address: B1, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 583 Orchard Road, 238884, Singapore
Opening hours: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Contact: +65 9010 8557
Smoocht Pantry (Brownice)
Ever heard of brown rice in ice cream? Are you curious about how this combination would taste like? Why not head down to Smoocht Pantry and try it yourself?
A sister café to Brownice, Smoocht Pantry is home to the only R’ice Cream in Singapore. Each scoop of R’ice Cream is sweetened naturally with organic evaporated sugar cane juice, flavoured with organic crystal brown rice, real fruits and/or pure nut butter.
The best part? Each of these handmade yummy goodness is no more than 5% of fat and contains only 80 to 140 calories. Now you can really have ice cream till your hearts content! So choose from a host of flavours, like Thai Tea, Matcha and Gila Gula Melaka, offered by Smoocht Pantry and indulge in this healthy and delicious sweet treat now (Psst! My personal favourite is Mango Passionfruit.)!
Address: 319 Jurong East Street 31 #01-58, 600319, Singapore; 8 Sin Ming Road, #01-03, 575628, Singapore
Opening hours: 12 p.m.–9:30 p.m. (Closed on Tues)
Contact: +65 6266 5691; +65 6456 6431
Feeling lazy to travel but still want to have a taste of some healthy and delicious ice cream? Look nowhere else as your wish might just come true with Sugalight, an online ice cream store!
Featuring its preservative and artificial sugar-free ice cream, the Halal-certified ice cream parlour provides sweet treats that are both healthy with probiotics and creamy like the regular ice cream. It offers a variety of flavours, ranging from unique flavours like avocado, dairy-free dark soy chocolate to everyone’s favourite, like cappuccino and chocolate. Out of all these ice cream, my personal favourite is mango sorbet.
Beyond the frozen treats, Sugalight also offers sugar-free cakes and cookies as well. So order this healthy and delicious ice cream now through its online store. Alternatively, you can also find Sugalight products at its partnering cafe.
Available at: Online or you can also find Sugalight at these partnering cafes.
Contact: +65 6440 3644
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Nuude Ice Cream
As Nuude puts it, healthier ice cream never tasted so good. Vegan ice cream can also be tasty and flavourful. Don’t believe me? Just try Nuude.
Featuring its 100% pure, natural ingredients, Nuude offers lusciously rich ice creams that are free from any artificial flavours, colourings, preservatives as well as low in calories, fat and sugar. Offering vegan options, Nuude has a host of flavours, such as Alphonso Mango & Kaffir Lime Sorbet, Dark Chocolate & Cacao Nibs Sorbet, and Dragonfruit Blackberry & Maqui Berry Sorbet. Out of these flavours, my personal favourite is White Peach & Yuzu Sorbet. Each scoop of this refreshing 79kcal sweetness will satisfy your sweet tooth with the extra Vitamin C boost.
Available at: Naiise Iconic, SaladStop!, Fairprice Finest stores, Shell Stations. Alternatively, you can check the complete list of stockists here.
Sick of choosing health over taste? Well, your dream of having tasty food while staying healthy is coming true with Zebra Dream!
Offering organic and dairy-free ice creams, this Melbourne based ice cream parlour has arrived in Singapore with 7 mouthwatering coconut-milk based flavours, ranging from refreshing Strawberry Baobab, Choc Peanut Butter to Mint Choc Chip and Lemongrass Caramel.
The best part? Picky eaters can now indulge in the world of ice cream with these yummy tubs as they are gluten and refined sugar-free. They also do not contain dairy, eggs, soy, artificial flavours and preservatives. So get one now at Little Farms!
Available at: Little Farms
Opening hours: 7:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., except for the store in Gucco Tower