I scream, you scream, we all want ice cream!! And in this hot weather of ours, an iced dessert will go down a treat.
Ice cream has no age limit. Whether you’re a kid or a grandparent, chances are, you’ll find that they love ice cream. And because we know so many of you love this iced treat, we licked, slurped, scooped and spooned our way through ice creams to find some of the best in town. Such hard work, but someone’s got to do it.
The best thing about these ice creams are that they are made by Malaysians. So, we’re doing our part to support our local economy, and in that process, we found some fabulous ice creams :
1) Inside Scoop
Address: No. 9, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel. No: 03-2202 0235
A relative new player in the local artisan ice cream scene, these people use the best ingredients to come up with some amazing flavours. Known for their gelato style ice creams, they have made a bit of a splash since they opened their doors. Some of their best sellers are Valrhona Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Tiramisu, Cookies & Cream, Blueberry Cheesecake, Pistachio and Durian. And lately, they have added a Bandung flavoured one which is pretty cool (pun intended).
Located in Bangsar since last December, they just recently opened up another outlet in Damansara Jaya, next to the famous Jin Xuan dim sum place, on Jalan SS 22/19, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. So hurray for those of us residing in PJ!
2) The Last Polka
The Last Polka have been pioneers in the local ice cream scene. Known for their unusual flavours with a local twist, they have flavours such as Salted Gula Melaka, Horlicks, Coconut, Pandan Kaya and Teh Tarik, to name a few. They also have more whackier flavours such as Guinness Stout and Punya Colada.
The Last Polka do not have an on-site premise but these delicious ice creams can be found at various locations around town –
The Bee (Publika & Jaya One), Artisan Roast Kuala Lumpur (Bangsar Village 2 & Section 13), Fat Spoon Cafe (Damansara Uptown), WHISK Espresso Bar + Bake Shop (Empire Gallery), The Bearded Lady (SS15), Boska (Centrepoint), Espressolab (Pavilion & NuSentral), Table 23 (Jalan Mesui), Fierce Curry House (Bangsar), Fiercer (Publika), The Tea Republic (BSC), and Three Little Birds Cafe (D7 Sentul). So hopefully, you’ll find one nearby.
3) Fat Baby Ice Cream
Fat Baby Ice Cream has been making waves since coming on board the frozen dessert route. We like their sense of fun and nostalgia when making their ice creams, coming up with flavours like Cornflakes, Coconut Candy, Peanut Butter and Fudge. We however, have a particular favourite which is their Classic Vanilla ice cream, made with Madagascar vanilla beans. That Classic Vanilla ice cream is sheer ambrosia.
Also another one with no on-site premise, fret not because these ice creams are available at several locations –
CAFFEine (Setia Walk, Puchong), Podgy & The Banker (Sri Hartamas), Las Vacas (Mont Kiara, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng & Kelana Kaya), Roast Factor (The Village Shops, The Club, Bandar Utama), Standing Theory (SS2), Jac’s on the 8th (Dataran Ara Damansara) and The Red Beanbag (Solaris Dutamas).
4) The Potong Artisanal Pops
Ais potong. Something that most of us have grown up with. It has been a staple for most Malaysians, especially for an after school snack. Quite often, you could find that ice cream man aka “ais potong man” waiting outside a school, ringing that bell. For a while, ais potong dropped in popularity and thus, it became quite difficult to find. Thankfully, these artisans at The Potong Artisanal Pops came up with some fantastic ice cream for us. We now chant this mantra, “Long live the ais potong!” because the ice cream is delectable.
Flavours such as Musang King, Cempedak, Cherry Root Beer, Coconut Water, Watermelon Fizz and Coco Banana are some of the favourites. They’ve kept to the true nature of the ais potong and sell them from little carts (albeit much cuter and prettier ones than what we were used to).
The Potong Artisanal Pops can be found at Publika (UG), Wondermama (Bangsar Village 1), Delectable Treats (LG-72, Paradigm Mall), Frontera (Jaya One) and the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre (Setapak Jaya).
5) Forty Licks
And finally, we have Forty Licks. These ice creams are the kind of ice creams that are unique, yet playful with flavours like Popcorn, Salted Caramel and Bandung. We love these two genius flavours – The Honey with Chocolate Bits (which has no sugar by the way, so that alone is already awesome!) and The Roasted White Chocolate with Lavender.
They also have flavours such as Thai Tea, Earl Grey and Bailey’s Irish Coffee. With the luscious combination of ice cream and alcohol, that is indeed a rocking flavour combo which gets our vote! Forty Licks can be found at Stuff Your Face Cafe (BSC).