The words 'healthy' and 'ice cream' are hardly used in the same sentence. After all, if something is delicious and satisfying, then it probably isn’t good for you. But not with these ice creams. You can have a party in the mouth while keeping the tummy tight with all the guilt-free ice cream you can find in Singapore.
Newcomer on the healthy ice cream scene in Singapore, Kind Kones dishes out quite a variety of healthy, vegan and mostly gluten-free sweet treats. All their ice cream and desserts are made from scratch with natural and chemical-free ingredients that are unprocessed. Picky eaters will be pleased to know that the ice creams do not contain eggs, dairy products, emulsifiers or preservatives and instead, are based on coconut, cashews and/or almonds. Flavours rotate every day but the signature is the Blue Planet, which looks like Earth with green matcha cake bits and a base that is coconut, cashew and almond milk with vanilla and a natural blue pea flower dye.
Vegans can scream for ice cream too – Brownice makes its dairy and egg-free cold treats with organic brown rice milk for Mao Shan Wang durian, strawberry, black sesame and mint chocolate chip scoops. Brownice also runs an Italian bistro out in East Coast serving pizzas and pastas topped with vegan cheese.
"Maximum Happiness, Minus the Guilt" – is what Callery’s promises you’ll feel after eating their premium low-calorie, low sugar, intensely flavoured ice cream. Claiming to have up to 77 per cent fewer calories, 80 per cent less sugar, and 77 per cent less fat as compared to other brands of ice cream, you kind of wonder where do the remaining calories come from. A key ingredient that Callery’s uses is Erythritol; a natural sweetener found in plants and fruits, which doesn’t cause bloating nor affect blood sugar levels. Currently offering the three essential flavours of ice cream; vanilla bean, Belgium dark chocolate, and strawberries and crème, each serving ranges between an incredible 51 – 72 calories. That being said, if a healthier lifestyle is what you’re after, everything in moderation is always the best way to go.
Callery’s is available at S$16.90 at NTUC Fairprice Finest outlets island-wide and Redmart.
Made with all natural ingredients and fruits, free of all artificial flavourings and preservatives, be refreshed with each bite bursting with fruity flavours at less than 200 calories. Produced only in small batches in their Kallang popLab to ensure only the best quality, PopBar prides itself in offering only the freshest of handcrafted traditional gelato on a stick. Take your pick from more than 30 flavours across three different categories; popGelato, popSorbetto, and yogurtPop, including intense flavours like peanut butter and blood orange. Customize your popbar by choosing a dip from premium dips like milk chocolate to caramel dark chocolate, followed by poppings (toppings), like caramel corn, pistachio and crushed waffle cone.
Made with no artificial sugars, high in probiotics, and preservatives free, Sugalight promises you that they’re just as delicious and creamy as regular ice creams, just that it’s lower in fat and actually healthy for you. This vegan, low-fat option has been awarded the HPB ‘Healthier Snack’, with 13 of their flavours certified Halal as well. Flavours available include avocado indulgence, dairy-free dark soy chocolate, cappuccino, and mango sorbet. Sugalight have since expanded into making non-sugared Chinese New Year cookies and tarts, and cakes. Order directly from their online store and get it sent over to you, or head down to one of their partnering cafes, where you can have a try for yourselves before getting a pint.
Whether you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant, or just looking for a healthier option for those late nights cravings, look no further. Using only the finest of ingredients like coconut milk, cacao, superfoods and more, Zebra Dream’s organic dairy-free ice creams are free of artificial flavouring, colours, preservatives, eggs, gluten, GMOs, and refined sugar. Known for tasting absolutely amazing, creamy, and delicious, they currently carry seven flavours including choc peanut butter and strawberry baobab. Intrigued? Get yourself a tub now.
Zebra Dreams are currently available for S$15.98 at Little Farms outlets.
Known for making artisanal vegan and lactose-intolerant ice creams healthy for both your body and the living environment, Smoocht is no stranger to the scene, being the sister café to Brownice. Indulge in a scoop of guilt-free goodness with nothing more than five per cent of fat and only 80 to 160 calories. R’ice-creams is what they’re called, made completely from natural ingredients such as organic crystal brown rice, organic evaporated sugar cane juice, and either real fruit or pure nut butters, or both. They currently offer just over 15 flavours such as Xiao Hei (Black Sesame), Mocha Morning, Loco Coco (Coconut), and Thai Tea. Ice cream cakes are also available through pre-order with a minimum lead-time of 72 hours, so contact them as soon as you can.