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Ice-cream parlours you have to try in Singapore

You don’t have to keep returning to Gelare or Ben & Jerry’s.

Ardini Insyirah

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Published: 22 October 2020, 3:39 PM

Dessert is always a good idea, especially if you have a sweet tooth. 

And ice-cream is probably the best choice for a dessert – it goes with anything, from brownies to waffles. 

If you are looking for more options apart from the usual Gelare and Ben & Jerry’s, here are healthier alternatives that taste just as good!

1. Birds of Paradise

There’s always a queue at the Birds of Paradise’s store in Jewel so you know it’s good. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/ARDINI INSYIRAH


This gelato boutique uses natural and botanical ingredients, such as fruits, flowers, pods, herbs, and spices, to create their unique range of flavours. Their products are free of alcohol, gelatin and eggs while their sorbets are dairy-free.

We tried their mango as well as the peach and rose sorbet and found it refreshing, fragrant and of the right level of sweetness. Their crispy and freshly made cones add texture that compliments the ice-cream.

The mango sorbet (left) and peach and rose sorbet (right) from Birds Of Paradise. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/ARDINI INSYIRAH.


Do note that there is no seating area at their Jewel outlet but no worries, you can always find a spot to enjoy your ice-cream around Jewel’s iconic waterfall.

Get your scoop of Birds Of Paradise at Katong or Jewel!


63 East Coast Road #01-05, Singapore 428776
Operating hours: 12pm – 10pm, Closed on Mondays

Jewel Changi Airport
8 Airport Blvd, #01,214/215/216, Singapore 819666
Operating hours: 12pm – 10pm

2. Kind Kones

The Kind Kones ice cream parlour in Forum Shopping Mall is perfect for your shopping breaks in town. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/ARDINI INSYIRAH.


Kind Kones is an all natural vegan ice-cream parlour that also offers desserts like brownies and cookies that are healthier.

Their ice-cream is free of dairy, egg, refined sugar, soy, preservatives and additives so it allows you to indulge in your treats without guilt. They also have gluten-free options!

Kind Kone’s banana split with salted chocolate chip and strawberry ice cream, as well as a sunset dream ice cream with a gluten free cone. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/ARDINI INSYIRAH


Their banana split comes with two ice cream flavours and toppings of your choice. We went for salted chocolate chip and strawberry ice cream topped with toasted almonds and granola.

We also got the sunset dream ice cream which was a peach and strawberry flavour with a gluten-free cone. The cone was particularly unique as it was nutty and flavourful.

Kind Kones can definitely satisfy your ice-cream cravings!


Forum The Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road Lot B1-27/K1, Singapore 238884
Operating hours: 10am – 10pm

3. Smoocht

The Smoocht pantry is situated right outside the Jurong East Stadium so you can stop by after your gym or swimming session. PHOTO CREDIT:YOUTH.SG/ARDINI INSYIRAH


Smoocht is the place for everything vegan. This means they’re dairy-free, egg-free and entirely plant based. Besides ice-cream, they also have a wide range of vegan brownies and cheesecakes.

The outlet has a chill atmosphere that is perfect for your mid-day catch up with your friends. 

Strawberry fields ice cream and Atlantic sea salt gula melaka ice cream. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/ARDINI INSYIRAH


Their strawberry fields ice-cream had a natural flavour and it even had bits of the strawberry seeds. A unique flavour they had was the atlantic sea salt gula melaka which was very reminiscent of the traditional kueh, ondeh-ondeh – a flavour we recommend on your next visit!


Jurong East
319 Jurong East Street 31 #01-58, Singapore 600319
Operating hours: 12pm – 9pm

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