Known as a crowd-favourite ice-cream brand boasting a wide range of both classic and unique flavours, Häagen-Dazs has recently resurfaced on our radar following its premium alcohol series launch.
To celebrate this new tropical-centric collection, the brand has collaborated with various bars and restaurants across the island to create an all-new ice cream experience for dessert lovers to indulge in.
Using new flavours like Lime Mojito and Piña Colada, these watering holes have come up with a truly irresistible mix of masterful cocktail-meets-dessert creations that are now available at IB HQ, Potato Head, Swissotel Merchant Court, and Sofitel Singapore City Centre respectively.
AVENUE ONE had the opportunity to join Haägen-Dazs on a bar crawl to try out the different concoctions – read on to find out what we think about them!
Tucked in a cosy shophouse corner along Duxton Road, IB HQ is the go-to spot for those who enjoy trying out different kinds of eclectic flavours and creations.
First on IB HQ’s Bartenders Table menu is the Smokey Pina Colada (S$25++), an artistic deconstruction of the piña colada.
Made with lapsang souchong-inspired rum, longan honey, and fresh lime juice, this cocktail is served in a mini teapot where you pour your desired amount over three small scoops of the Haägen Dazs Piña Colada Ice Cream.
The rum surprised our taste buds at the first sip and while it was too strong for our liking, we think that rum lovers out there will certainly appreciate this concoction.
Following that, we had a taste of Tafia (S$24++) which is a signature mojito made with an Asian twist.
Starting with an invigorating base of freshly squeezed yuzu and sparkling sake, it is then served with a zesty scoop of the Haägen-Dazs Lime Mojito Sorbet. The refreshing fruitiness of this drink will definitely have you feeling like you’re soaking up the sun on your favourite beach with this cocktail in hand!
This was personally our favourite creation of the night as it not only brought out the distinct taste of the Haägen-Dazs Lime Mojito Sorbet but also ended on a sweet fruity note, making it the cocktail you’ll want to quench your thirst with after a long and hot day.
Address: 76A Duxton Road, Level 2, Singapore 089535
Contact: 9025 3234
You’re probably familiar with Potato Head by now or have seen its Insta-worthy rooftop making rounds on your social media feed. From now till the end of May, head down to either Potato Head’s rooftop bar or Studio 1939 Den (which is on the third floor of Potato Head) to wind down with a La Pina Affogato (S$12++).
This creation features the Haägen-Dazs Piña Colada Ice Cream bathed in the bar’s house-made calamansi and pineapple reduction, which is then finished with a handful of freshly baked coconut butter oat crumble to give you a nice crunch.
This concoction was on the top of our favourites list too; not only did it make the perfect boozy dessert that can be enjoyed any time of the day but every mouth we had of it also packed a punch of sweet and tangy flavours that sent our taste buds dancing.
Oh, did we also mention that the cookie crumble topping is just as equally addictive as the Lotus Biscoff cookies that we were once all obsessed with? Yummy!
Address: 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
Contact: 6327 1939 or email [email protected]
Swissôtel Merchant Court River Kiosk
The Riverside Kiosk at Swissôtel Merchant Court definitely is where many go to unwind on Fridays through the weekend.
And with a beautiful panoramic view of Clarke Quay and the Singapore River, who wouldn’t want to wine and dine in this al fresco establishment?
For something light, go for the Apple Crumble Cider Float (S$20++).
With a combination of apple crumble and a classic cider that’s topped with the Haägen-Dazs Piña Colada Ice Cream, you definitely won’t go wrong with this refreshingly tasty creation.
To enjoy this thirst-quenching combination to its fullest, we recommend that you enjoy it with some delicious finger food!
Next on the menu is the Pandan Mojito Shake (S$20++), a creation inspired by local flavours and made with a unique blend of Haägen-Dazs Lime Mojito Sorbet, rum, mint, fresh milk, and pandan.
For those who particularly enjoy pandan-based local kuehs and cakes, we think this will definitely be up your alley!
The baristas at the Riverside Kiosk also whipped up family-friendly mocktail options as well! There’s the Classic Float (S$15++) that’s made with soda and topped with a scoop of classic Haägen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream.
If you fancy something more exotic, ask for the Dragon Fruit Shake (S$15++) – it’s a gorgeous blend of red dragon fruit, lapsang souchong tea, and milk that comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as well.
For something to go with your dessert cocktails, try the Open-faced Nyonya Apam Balik (S$13++) which you can enjoy boozy (Haägen-Dazs Piña Colada Ice Cream) or non-alcoholic (Haägen-Dazs Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream).
Address: 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281
Contact: 6337 2288
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Fancy a drink or two after a long day of work? Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD area, Sofitel Singapore City Centre’s stylish lobby lounge 1864 is the place to be for a rewarding treat!
For a glass of Instagrammable cocktail that has summer vibes plastered all over it, consider ordering the Holiday Colada (S$18++).
Made with a mix of classic Bacardi Blanca, Crème de Menthe cocktail along with the Haägen-Dazs Piña Colada Ice Cream, you’re guaranteed to experience a pleasant burst of flavours in your mouth.
On the other hand, go for the Martino Mojito (S$18++) if you feel like sipping on something sour and acidic instead.
To complement the Haägen-Dazs Lime Mojito Sorbet, this drink features a fusion of Bombay Sapphire gin and Blanco Vermouth that’s infused with rosemary and topped with a slice of dehydrated lime.
No meal or drinking session is complete without a dessert, and for a delectable plate that also looks aesthetically pleasing, you’ll love the Lemon Tart (S$18++) – just take a look at the picture above and you’ll know what we mean!
Aside from beautifully sliced fruits, this dessert also comes with a scoop of Haägen-Dazs Piña Colada Ice Cream to help balance out the sweetness and tanginess of the tart.
Address: 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
Contact: 6428 5000
The Lime Mojito Sorbet and Piña Colada Ice Cream are also available in pints which can be purchased at all supermarkets as well as online at Redmart.