'We used to know nuts bout ice-cream but we ended up running an ice-cream parlour', said the ex-engineer and his wife, an ex-media designer.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of a run down shopping mall, I wouldn't have noticed its existence if not for the positive reviews featured by other SG floggers.
What lures me to pay this parlour a visit is their 100% homemade ice-cream as claimed in their website and all the extraordinary flavours that are no where to be found either in the supermart cooler or commercialised ice-cream chains.
'Ice-cream is not only bout vanilla, chocolate and strawberry', said the owner.
Imagine Chocolate Stout made from a unique combination of belgium chocolate and guinness stout; Chrysanthemum; Longan and Red Date; Chilli Chocolate; Curry Apple; Basil; Salted Caramel; Wasabi Lime; Bacardi and Vanilla ... no kidding, all these flavours went thru a series of trial and failure by the couple and the list goes on ...
When he asked me for suggestion of new flavours, I gave a terribly boring and unimaginative answer... 'Green Tea please' ... and that was before he showed me the 2 metres long list of flavours suggested by the customers - 'Sugar Cane, Pina Colada, Mangosteen, Water Chestnut, Mee Goreng (huh??) bla bla..'
Anyway, that day I was not in the adventurous mood and picked the conventional Black Sesame and Walnut Banana while the alcholic went for Rum & Raisin and Chocolate Stout.
Apparently their ice-cream was made with milk instead of cream so as to cut down on the fat content (hehe...good reason to indulge more). Even so, the texture of the ice-cream is still creamy and lovely with the density on par with Italian gelato.
Did I mention that their ice-cream is so darn affordable? A small cup for 2 flavours is only priced at $ 2.50 while a tub for 3 flavours costs $ 11.80.
Ice-cream aside, am particularly impressed with the fact that the couple gave up their job and went on to pursue their dream by setting up this small scale ice-cream making business. How I wish I could run an ice-cream parlour as well and I'll make the best green tea ice-cream on earth. *Dream lah*
100 Beach Road
#01-25 Shaw Leisure Gallery