Originating from Bangkok, Creamery Boutique Ice Creams has since opened outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, with Singapore being their latest venture. While lava cookies aren’t exactly the latest food trend to pop up, the flow-y effect has always been a popular favourite among Singaporeans.
Located at Tyrwhitt Road just opposite Chye Seng Huat, Creamery Boutique Ice Creams sells homemade ice cream, molten lava cookies, and ice cream shakes. To maintain authenticity, all products are made using a recipe similar to the original outlet that is based in Bangkok.
Boasting a vivid colour scheme, the interior of Creamery evokes a warm and inviting atmosphere where customers can enjoy their desserts at. The vibrant accents of yellow taken from the logo also gives the small space a lively look.
Creamery’s menu comprises mainly of their signature lava cookies which are basically, freshly baked cookies with lava fillings. Upon setting the scoop of ice cream on the cookie, a molten lava effect is created with the filling oozing out onto the pan.
Always having a penchant for all things matcha, we went for the Monster Matcha ($8.90) topped with a scoop of Earl Grey ice cream.
After exerting a little bit of pressure on the ice cream scoop, the warm matcha was able to ooze out of the cookie. Needless to say, the floral fragrance coming from the earl grey ice cream was absolutely lovely. We were thoroughly satisfied with the cool ice cream that served as a wonderful contrast to the warm matcha lava.
Going for something that is perhaps less conventional, we tried the Red Devil ($8.90), a red velvet cookie with a cream cheese lava filling. We paired this with the Berry Storm ice cream, which unlike most sorbets, is made purely from blackberries and has no artificial flavourings or additives whatsoever.
Unfortunately, the flowing lava effect for this one wasn’t as evident as we had hoped. The cream cheese filling only oozed from one side of the cookie and that was probably because we had already broke it open.
What we did enjoy about this though, was the distinct flavours of the red velvet and cream cheese that married together perfectly with the drizzle of raspberry sauce over it. Another redeeming factor was the crisp and crunchy cookie edges.
Who can do without the classic Choc-A-Lot ($8.90) with a decadent chocolate lava filling baked within the cookie. Doused in chocolate syrup is the Piko Piko ice cream, which is made from the combination of Tiramisu and Kopiko candy.
For this, we had to exert even more pressure on the ice cream to get the desired effect we wanted, and by then most of the ice cream had already melted and the cookie had gone soft. Regardless, the taste of the ice cream and cookie were still pretty damn good; I’ll give them that much.
If you would like to order just the ice cream, they are priced at $3.80 for single scoop , $6.20 for double and $8.90 for triple scoops.
I’ve heard many great things about the Bangkok outlet, especially with regards to the molten lava department, so hopefully the Singapore outlet will be able to replicate the same standard soon.
As of now, the menu is rather limited compared to other more established ice cream parlours in Singapore, along with the fierce competition from its contender Kooks Creamery as they have a similar concept store in Serangoon that has been around for awhile now.
Despite all that, the unique ice cream flavours and commendable service from the friendly staff members were on point. Just don’t go looking for a super cinematic display from the molten lava cookies or you might be sorely disappointed.
Expected damage: $3.80 – $8.90