22 artisanal ice-cream joints that are bound to satisfy your sweet tooth

Given our warm and humid climate 365 days a year, a brief respite from the sweltering heat that ice-cream offers is always welcomed.

For those times when store-bought ice-cream just won’t cut it, and we’re looking for something more indulgent, artisanal ice-cream that uses fresh ingredients and serves up unique flavours sounds like an absolute treat.

Here’s a list of 22 artisanal ice-cream joints for you to check out with your loved ones when those sweet cravings strike.

1. Salted Caramel

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With innovative flavours with a local twist like Horlicks Tim Tam and Milo Crunch, Salted Caramel is an ice-cream parlour to keep at the top of your mind.

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Its speciality – the egg-free ice creams – are made in-house every day using fresh and natural ingredients, ensuring that you’re only served the good stuff.

Another huge draw to Salted Caramel is that it is open till late on Fridays and Saturdays so you can satisfy your ice-cream cravings even at midnight.

Address: 246F Upper Thomson Rd, Thomson Garden Estate, Singapore, 574370
Opening hours: 12pm to 11pm (Mon – Thu, Sun), 12pm to 2am (Fri – Sat)
Contact: Website | 6753 1718

2. Creamier

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Creamier is not just your regular ice cream shop – it also serves coffee merchandise and cold brew coffee alongside handmade ice-cream.

The highlight of Creamier’s ice cream collection is definitely the Little White Rabbit, a flavour inspired by the milky White Rabbit candy of our childhood days. First launched in Shanghai in 2018, this limited edition flavour is described to perfectly encapsulate the candy’s milkiness and caramel flavour in a subtly sweet manner.

Address: 5a Lock Road, Singapore 108927 (Gillman Barracks) | 78 Yong Siak St, #01-18, Singapore 163078 (Tiong Bahru)
Opening hours: Varies according to individual location
Contact: Website | [email protected]

3. Udders

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A homegrown ice cream brand established in 2007, Udders is one of the first few names that come to mind whenever artisanal ice-cream is mentioned.

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The selection of flavours is huge at Udders, spanning the range from local taste like Chendol to alcoholic ones like Wineberries, which cater to more mature palates. The cheeky brand also provides catering services and conducts ice-cream-making workshops that are great for team bonding.

Address: 17 Lorong Kilat, #01-09 Kilat Court, Singapore 598139 (Bukit Timah) | 246D, Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370 (Upper Thomson) | 155 Thomson Road, Singapore 307608 (Novena)
Opening hours: Varies according to individual location
Contact: Website | [email protected]

4. Island Creamery

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Island Creamery is an ice-cream parlour in Singapore that makes artisanal ice cream with a local twist. Founded in 2004, Island Creamery has since diversified to also offer cake customisation services for your parties and events.

Their bestselling ice-cream flavours, which include Teh Tarik, Pulut Hitam, and Pineapple Tart, are inspired by some of our favourite snacks from childhood.

Address: B3-K1, 2 Orchard Turn ION Orchard, Singapore 238801 (ION Orchard) | 19 Lorong Liput, Singapore 277732 (Holland Village) | #01-01, King’s Arcade, 559 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269695 (Bukit Timah)
Opening hours: Varies according to individual locations
Contact: Website

5. Apiary

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Located in the bustling streets of Tanjong Pagar, Apiary is an ice cream shop run by a passionate two-man team that produces all its ice-creams on site. It doesn’t use artificial flavourings or colourings in its products, which ensures that the ice-cream made is smooth, creamy, and rich in flavour.

Signature items to look out for on Apiary’s menu would include their made-to-order waffles along with a scoop or two of ice cream, completed by a drizzle of homemade chocolate sauce and maple syrup.

Address: 84 Neil Road, Singapore 088844
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (Sun – Thu), 12pm to 11pm (Fri – Sat)
Contact: Website | 6493 7273

6. Sunday Folks

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Like its sister store Creamier, Sunday Folks also sells coffee, pots, cups, and pastries alongside its signature ice cream. It is located in the chill neighbourhood of Chip Bee Gardens and offers freshly churned (not soft-serve) ice-cream made from fresh milk and cream, premium ingredients, pastes, and purees.

A key difference between freshly churned and soft-serve ice cream is that the former is denser and more filling due to the difference in the technique used to produce it.

Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278116
Opening hours: 1pm to 10pm (Tue – Thu), 12pm to 11pm (Fri – Sat), 12pm to 10pm (Sun)
Contact: Website | 6479 9166 | [email protected]

7. Smoocht

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Previously known as Brownice, the rebranded Smoocht is the first ice cream parlour in Singapore to serve brown rice ice cream. We’ve never heard of brown rice being used as a base in ice cream before, but Smoocht’s version is both indulgent and healthy.

The selection of ice cream includes classic favourites such as Thai Tea, The Perfect Matcha, and Hi Hazel, I’m Nuts About You (don’t you think these names are so cute!) and all contain only 80 to 160 calories per scoop with less than 5% fat, which means you can satisfy those cravings without feeling guilty at all!

Address: 8 Sin Ming Road, #01-03, Singapore 575628 (Sin Ming) | 319 Jurong East Street 31, #01-58, Singapore 600319 (Jurong East)
Opening hours: Varies according to individual location
Contact: Website

8. The Daily Scoop

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The Daily Scoop is a fun and playful ice cream parlour with more than 45 flavours up for grabs, from fruity ones like Strawberry Shortcake and Lychee Martini to adventurous ones like Gaga For Gula and Chilli Choc, which definitely pack a punch.

The brand also has a cheeky persona and is enthusiastic in sharing how its ice-creams are made – you are invited to watch their chefs at work from 1pm to 7pm.

Address: 41 Sunset Way, #01-04, Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071 | 43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-78, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115 | 369 Sembawang Road, #01-05, Sembawang Cottage, Singapore 758382 | 1 Zubir Said Drive, #01-03, School Of The Arts Singapore (SOTA), Singapore 227968
Opening hours: Varies according to individual location
Contact: Website | [email protected]

9. Birds of Paradise

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If you have any presence on social media at all, chances are that you’d have seen a photo of the iconic scoop of ice cream in a cone against the Birds of Paradise wall on your feed.

This highly-Instagrammable artisanal ice cream parlour serves gelato that is inspired by botanical flavours found in nature, infused with South-East Asian herbs – a nod to our geographical location in the heart of the region.

Address: 63 East Coast Rd, #01-05, Singapore 428776 (East Coast) | Jewel Changi Airport #01-214/215/216, 78 Airport Boulevard Singapore 819666 (Jewel)
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (Tue – Thu, Sun), 12pm to 10:30pm (Fri – Sat), closed on Mondays (East Coast) | 12pm to 11pm, daily (Jewel)
Contact: Facebook | 9678 6092 | [email protected]

10. Alfero Gelato

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Another gelato boutique on our list is Alfero Gelato, which offers a selection of 12 flavours, prepared using high-quality ingredients with no preservatives.

An interesting thing to note when you’re at Alfero Gelato is the storage cabinet that the owner uses to store all the gelato – known as a pozzetto cabinet. It keeps the gelato at an optimal temperature away from light and air, so as to maintain consistency, smoothness, and taste, which really makes a difference to the taste of Alfero’s gelato.

Address: 81 MacPherson Lane, #01-37, Singapore 360081
Opening hours: 12pm to 9pm (Tue – Thu, Sun), 12pm to 10pm (Fri – Sat), closed on Mondays
Contact: Website | 6848 4269

11. FATCAT Ice Cream Bar

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Quirky ice cream place FATCAT, whose tagline is “Made From Scratch” (how punny), is the place to go to for unique flavours that you can’t find anywhere else in Singapore, like the crowd favourite Butter Beer. If we’ve just saved you a trip down to Hogsmeade, you’re welcome!

Besides Butter Beer, alcoholic flavours such as White Peach Sangria and Watermelon Soju are also some of their fans’ favourites.

Address: Block 416, Bedok North Ave 2, #01-25, Singapore 460416
Opening hours: Varies from day to day
Contact: Website | 6241 0830 | [email protected]

12. Double Scoops

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Double Scoops is a homely place that serves it all – from handmade gelato to waffles and even gourmet coffee. Located at the heart of a HDB estate in Ang Mo Kio, this cafe is conveniently located for you to satisfy your after-dinner dessert cravings.

Double Scoops also offers take-home tubs for you share with your family and friends… or you could just bring them along because nothing beats catching up over ice cream and waffles in a chill atmosphere of a cafe!

Address: Block 226A, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, #01-627, Singapore 561226
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (Sun – Wed), 12pm to 11pm (Fri – Sat), closed on Thursdays
Contact: Website | 6452 0208

13. 5 The Moments

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Besides being a well-known place where K-pop fan events are hosted, 5 The Moments also has coffee, cakes, as well as creatively flavoured Italian gelato like their German Beer Gelato, infused with Bavarian Hefeweizen (wheat beer).

Another noteworthy treat from 5 The Moments would definitely have to be their vibrantly coloured rainbow cakes, whose pattern and colour scheme give them a retro, ’80s vibe.

Address: 73 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088494
Opening hours: 12pm to 11pm (Mon – Thu, Sun), 12pm – 11.30pm (Fri – Sat)
Contact: Facebook | 6222 5336

14. Tom’s Palette

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Tom’s Palette is a cozy and innovative ice cream parlour that constantly puts out new flavours to attract new and existing customers. It has recently brought back local favourites such as Kueh Dadar, Milo Dinosaur, and Dou Jiang You Tiao just in time for the National Day celebrations.

Tom’s Palette also carries out ice-cream-making workshops that teach home cooks how to make ice-cream at home, even if you don’t have any fancy equipment!

Address: 100 Beach Road, #01-25, Singapore 189702
Opening hours: 12pm – 9.30pm (Mon – Thu), 12pm – 10pm (Fri – Sat), 1pm – 7pm (Sun)
Contact: Facebook | 6296 5239

15. Twenty Grammes

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Though famous for their gorgeous customised tiered cakes, the ice-cream and waffles at Twenty Grammes are also not to be missed.

Their signature waffles, which include Bubble Milk Tea Soft Serve on Waffle, Charcoal Waffle with Salted Egg Sauce, and S’mores Waffle, are both aesthetically pleasing (for the ‘gram!) and taste delicious – truly killing two birds with one stone when you get this dish.

If waffles are not your thing, get the petit fours at Twenty Grammes and thank us later.

Address: 753 North Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 198721
Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm (Sun – Thu), 12pm to 1am (Fri – Sat)
Contact: Website | 6717 1733 | Facebook

16. Holy Cow Creamery

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Holy Cow Creamery is truly a place for dessert connoisseurs. It often takes inspiration from the snacks and desserts of many cultures and turns those into ice cream flavours, such as Muah Chee, Creme Brûlée, and Mat-chi (matcha and mochi).

These scoops of ice-cream are served on a fresh crispy waffle that is fluffy on the inside – the perfect treat on a hot day (which, let’s be real, is pretty much every day).

Address: 292 Yishun St 22, #01-291, Singapore 760292
Opening hours: 11.30am to 10pm (Tue – Thu, Sun), 11.30am to 11pm (Fri – Sat), closed on Mondays
Contact: Facebook | [email protected]

17. The Dark Gallery

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The Dark Gallery is a heaven for chocolate lovers with their huge selection of chocolate-flavoured artisanal ice-creams.

There is something for you here whether you prefer dark chocolate over white or vice versa, and even if you don’t like chocolate (gasp!), there are non-chocolate-based options like Salted Peanut Butter, Caramel Latte, and Sea Salt Butterscotch that are sure to nip that craving in the bud.

Address: #01-K5, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596 (Millenia Walk) | #B2-29, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873 (Takashimaya) | #01-14, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105 (Funan)
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm, daily (Millenia Walk & Takashimaya) | 10am to 10pm, daily (Funan)
Contact: Website

18. Merely

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Merely’s handcrafted ice cream are definitely not merely good! With creative flavours like Apple Yakult Yogurt, Nutty Beer, and Yuzu Sorbet, we’re spoiled for choice.

Merely also places great emphasis on only putting in the best ingredients in their ice-creams, without the need for artificial flavourings and additives – their classic Chocolate ice cream is made using Valrhona Cocoa Powder, while the Pistachio flavour is made with pistachios that have been imported from Italy.

Address: 91 Bencoolen Street, #01-13, Singapore 189652 (Sunshine Plaza) | 1 Tampines Walk, B1-52, Singapore 528523 (Our Tampines Hub)
Opening hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Sunshine Plaza) | 12pm – 10pm (Our Tampines Hub)
Contact: Website

19. Dopa Dopa Creamery

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Guess where Dopa Dopa Creamery got its name? That’s right – it’s derived from dopamine, one of the few chemicals in our bodies that contribute to our feelings of happiness.

You can get your daily hit of dopamine at Dopa Dopa Creamery, whose selection of coffee, croissants, and ice-cream croissants will leave your mouth watering for more. The artisanal ice-cream sold at Dopa Dopa Creamery is also stored in pozzetto cabinets to maintain its freshness and consistency.

Address: 29 South Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 058665
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (Mon – Thu, Sun), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)
Contact: Facebook | [email protected] | 6535 3539

20. Butterknife Folk

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Butterknife Folk is a maestro of handmade gelato and sorbet in Singapore. You can choose from a selection of ice-creams in quirky and original flavours like Kombucha, Zesty Mascarpone, and Smoked Chili Chocolate, served with a side of cookies and brownies to round up any meal.

The gelato served at Butterknife Folk is made from scratch by their team on-site using lots of fresh ingredients and enthusiasm.

Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #02-02, Funan, Singapore 179105
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm, daily
Contact: Website | [email protected]

21. Lickers

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Lickers is housed in a highly Instagrammable space in Hougang – just look at their neon lights and minimalist decor! With a cheeky tagline of “Ice Cream Is Our Religion”, you know that they are serious about their craft.

Their sweet cream base is made only from milk, eggs, and cream, and no artificial flavourings. Lickers’ ice cream flavours include classic ones like Mao Shan Wang, and unique ones like Cookie Monster, which does indeed resemble the character in its colour scheme.

Address: Blk 124, 24 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1446, Singapore 530124
Opening hours: 1pm to 2am (Tue – Thu), 12pm to 2am (Fri – Sun), closed on Mondays
Contact: Website | [email protected]

22. Creamology

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Rounding off this list of artisanal ice cream parlours is Creamology, which not only serves sweet treats like ice-cream and waffles, but also savoury, meatless mains like the Hearty Veggies Lasagna, Triple Cheese Quesadillas, and Baked Cheese Macaroni.

For dessert options, choose from having regular ice-cream on buttermilk waffles or be adventurous and customise your own sundae!

Address: 498 Jurong West Street 41, #01-450, Singapore 640498
Opening hours: 12pm to 9:30pm (Tue – Sun), closed on Mondays
Contact: Facebook | 8498 4193