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Best soft-serve ice creams in Singapore

Indulge in some creamy goodness with these soft-serves

Written by
Time Out Singapore editors

Whether you like your soft-serve ice cream topped with honey, served with waffles or made with interesting flavours, we've rounded up the best cool treats to slurp on. 

  • Restaurants
  • Ice-cream parlours
  • Orchard

For Korean-styled soft-serve

Two key factors differentiate Korean-styled soft-serve from the rest of the lot: Korean organic milk and honeycombs. The two main players here are Honeycreme and Milkcow. If you like your ice cream ultra-creamy and rich, Milkcow's perfect. But the strong flavours don't gel well with toppings, and its choice of honey has intimidating herbaceous notes. We're putting our faith in Honeycreme – it hits the right balance between milkiness and sweetness, and the honeycomb here has a lovely floral lilt that’s not too saccharine. Ironically, the brand is of Taiwanese pedigree, and not from kimchi land. But does it even matter?  

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  • River Valley
For chocolate lovers 

It's one of the priciest cones, and a remarkably simple one at that – but it's worth skipping your weekly latte to spring for this $9 treat. The superior quality is apparent at first bite: satiny dark chocolate soft-serve ensconced in a crisp Belgian waffle cone that’s rimmed with crunchy cacao biscuits. That's it. No other bells and whistles, just a quiet elegance. 
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  • Raffles Place
For the matcha-obsessed

True to its roots, Tsujiri imports its star ingredient from Kyoto Prefecture's Uji region – one of the most famous locales for green tea – for its popular matcha soft-serve. A simple matcha cone will set you back by $4.80, but since you're at it, we suggest going for the parfaits instead. Our top picks are the Shiratama Parfait ($7.80) and the Chiffon Cake Parfait ($7.50). The former comes with red bean paste, kanten jelly, shiratama (a type of sweet mochi), kuromitsu brown sugar syrup and kinako soybean powder; while the latter is layered with cornflakes, red bean paste and green tea chiffon cake.
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  • Ice-cream parlours
  • City Hall
For hardcore cream addicts

Milkcow, from South Korea, is another soft-serve parlour with 13 different parfaits ($5.50-$6.50) on the menu, in addition to the basic ice cream-only option ($4.90). Besides obvious choices like Milky Cube ($5.90) with honeycomb, try Milky Peace ($6.50) if you're nutty about pistachio syrup, sunflower seeds, and cashew clusters. For a chocolate fix, Black Pearl ($5.90) comes laced with a thick gianduja syrup, salt and a handful of chocoballs.

You can also get Milkcow's soft-serve on waffles ($7.90) or with churros ($6.50). Mind you, the soft-serve at Milkcow is much creamier and richer than what you might be accustomed to.

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