Ice cream joints are all around town. In fact, in the last few months alone, we have witnessed the birth of several new ice cream cafes such as Iseecream and Haute and Cauld. However, amidst the myriad of indie ice cream joints, it is often not an easy feat locating a Muslim-owned or halal-certified ice cream haven catering to our Muslim friends.
If Swensens and Geláre have been you go-to’s, it’s time to switch up the flavours with our list of 10 Singapore Muslim-owned ice cream cafes and brands that will satisfy that sweet tooth of yours!
1. Sueno Cafe
Decked in pastel pink, Sueno Cafe is a minimalistic halal-certified ice cream cafe located within the neighbourhood of Admiralty.
Filled with the fragrance of freshly baked waffles, this cafe specialises in the classic waffle and ice-cream combination—-an irresistible pairing that is well-loved by all. Plain buttermilk waffles aside, you can also opt for a Red Velvet or Charcoal waffle to go with their house-made ice creams and gelatos.
During your next ice cream date why not try their fan favourite, the Speculoos and Hazelnut Rocher ice cream with their Red Velvet waffle? For just S$11.70, this Single Waffle With Double Scoops Ice Cream is a steal which you will surely enjoy.
2. Ice Cream Chefs
Tired of the same old chocolate and vanilla? Then let Ice Cream Chef amaze you with their kaleidoscope of unique flavours.
Making it to our list of crazy ice cream flavours is their Kaya Lotee (S$3.80 for single scoop), an incredibly milky scoop of fragrant pandan kaya ice cream studded with chunks of toasted bread. Otherwise, mark the end of your meal with their Lemon Sour Plum or Passion Kiwi Fuz for a tangy yet refreshing bite.
Having a celebration soon? Then surprise you loved ones with a customised Ice Cream Cake (from S$38). By ordering just five days in advance, you will be able to create your dream cake with up to two flavours of your choice. Now, that’s what I call a celebration.
3. Three’s A Crowd Cafe
Wherever there’s Nutella, there’s Felicia. Yes, I’m such a sucker for Nutella that I am willing to travel for it, be it good or otherwise (never try, never know right?). That’s how I got to know Three’s A Crowd Cafe; through their Nutella Waffles (S$9), a plate of cocoa-infused waffle topped with Nutella spread and rice chocolate crisps.
For a mouthful of rich and decadent bites, pair your Nutella Waffle with a scoop of Dark Gianduia (+S$4 per scoop) ice cream. Slightly bitter yet filled with the nutty aroma of hazelnuts, this combination makes for the perfect match that will take you to chocolate heaven and back!
This halal-certified ice cream cafe also allows you to drink your ice cream in the form of a milkshake. Instead of a scoop of Speculoos (S$4.50 per scoop) ice cream, transform it into a shake for S$9.50. This price includes your choice of toppings, so why not enjoy a little bit of indulgence once a while?
4. Hey Sugar
Pink interior, fairy lights and a gorgeous marbled countertop. If you are looking for a whimsical ice cream cafe to spend your date night, why not consider Hey Sugar?
Nestled in Choa Chu Kang, this dainty cafe offers an irresistible Set Menu consisting of a single waffle with single scoop ice cream and a jar of ice brewed shaken tea all for merely S$9.90. Here, it’s their Cookie Monster (S$3.80) ice cream that takes centre stage with this tiffany blue colour and specks of black oreo bits within the mix.
Couple it with a chic black Charcoal waffle for a mouth-watering dessert that pictures as good as it taste.
Possibly the only Muslim-owned ice cream cafe serving its waffles with varying levels of “doneness”, you can have your waffles depending on how crispy you want them to be at 100labs.
A 100labs signature is their Buttermilk Waffles Oomph! (S$9.90 for a single scoop gelato, S$12.90 for double scoops), which is best enjoyed with a wide selection of 12 different gelato flavours (S$3.50 each) including Banana Nut Crunch, Taro Yam & Coconut as well as Hojicha.
Elsewhere, there is also the Berry-ful Oomph! Waffles with Single Scoop Gelato (S$13.90), a fruity option topped with strawberries, blueberries and Nutella sauce.
Unlike a scoop of gelato, there’s a mesmerising beauty about soft serve that never fails to capture the hearts of ice cream lovers. Ever since their opening, Moosh Soft Serve (Regular: from S$4, Large: from S$5.50) has been a hit among visitors to Haji Lane with their unique flavours.
During your visit, don’t miss out on their all-time favourites Ondeh-Ondeh and Nutella Brownie Cheese Cake. For a touch of fruitness, Strawberry Cheesecake and Apple Crumble also make good dessert options guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth any time of the day.
Another Muslim-owned soft-serve cafe that will leave you spellbound with its swirls and twirls is Overrun.SG, a hole-in-the-wall shopfront which only allows for takeaways.
Durian aficionados will fall head over heels over the cafe’s Durian Chendol (S$8), the perfect local treat loaded with different textures from the pandan jelly and creamy durian plup. Balancing the sweetness from the gula melaka syrup is the bitterness from the durian, resulting in a soft-serve that is worth every calorie.
Fans of Overrun.SG can also look out for the shop’s flavour of the week. Previous wacky creations include Cotton Candy, Mango Coconut and Bandung. So let your tastebuds run wild while you are there!
Brought to your from the same folks behind Fika Swedish Cafe, Lickety Ice Cream & Waffles is a pretty British-esque ice cream cafe serving more than just your regular cone of icy treat.
Here, it is their Hong Kong Egglet Waffle (S$8.90 for single scoop and topping, S$11.90 for double scoop and toppings) that stands out from the crowd. Available in both Buttermilk and Red Velvet, feel free to get crazy with your ice cream and toppings by creating the ultimate picture-perfect dessert treat.
As much as I would love to indulge in ice cream all day err-day, it is often the increasing numerals on my weighing scale that is stopping me from doing so. For a healthy and guilt-free option, let Sugalight be your saviour from an expanding waistline.
Innovatively formulated to address the modern-day need for healthier snacks, Sugalight ice creams are all specially curated with HPB-approved natural sugar replacements like Xylitol and Maltitol. They are also high in prebiotic soluble fibres which are components that help in the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Sugalight might not be a typical ice cream cafe, but this Halal-certified brand can be found in Pint Sizes (from S$12) and 100ml Cups (from S$3.50) at three of their cafe partners island-wide. So, feel free to drop by any of these cafes to get hold to yummylicious flavours like Avocado Indulgence and Very Berry Drizzle.
Despite not having a physical storefront, Momolato has been a well-received halal-certified gelato supplier behind many hotels, restaurants and cafe.
Indulgent flavours like Milo Dinosaur With Marshmallows (from S$14) and Salted Caramel Popcorn (from S$13.90) aside, the brand also has dairy-free, vegan and keto gelatos catering to those with dietary restrictions.
Gelatos aside, Momolato’s selection of fresh fruit popsicles (from S$39 for 10 popsicles) also make for a guilt-free and refreshing break from Singapore’s humid weather! For a list of all their yummy flavours, check out their online store now!