Oddly Satisfying Ice Cream Flavours

Attention all ice cream connoisseurs! Are you ready for some strange yet delectable flavours? The Republican Post’s Syahirah Mazlan reviews 3 quirky flavours, from mild to the extreme for you to try this coming school holiday.

Lemon Basil Ice Cream

ZEST IS THE BEST: Handmade with freshly cut lemon mixed with Italian basil, this ice cream flavour is unique to Merely Ice Cream. (PHOTO: Merely Ice Cream)

On your first bite, don’t be surprised when that citrusy flavour hits you fast. While it might get you puckering in the beginning, the rustic scent of the herbs will balance out the acidity in your mouth for a refreshing and tarte aftertaste.

We recommend you get the Lemon Basil Ice cream if you’re looking for a desert that isn’t too creamy and won’t leave you feeling too guilty.

Price: $3.30

Odd Factor: ★★★☆☆

Satisfying Factor: ☻☻☻☻☺

Location: Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen Street #01-13 S (189652)
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat – 12pm to 11pm | Closed on Sun

White Chocolate Nori

ITSY BITSY SEAWEED: Tom’s Palette is the way to go if you’re looking for a new and “out of this world” taste.                    (PHOTO: WENDY.K on Facebook)

A blend of creamy white chocolate and bits of Japanese seaweed will leave your tongue confused and sizzling, quite literally. I’ll admit, it’s a flavour that many aren’t brave enough to try. Especially if your spice tolerance is on the low side but it’s worth a try.

Umami is the word used to describe a savoury pleasant taste and this ice cream flavour definitely falls in that category. Spice lovers, this is where it’s at!

Price: $4

Odd Factor: ★★★★☆

Satisfying Factor: ☻☻☻☺☺


Location: Shaw Towers, #01-25 100 Beach Road S (189702)
Opening Hours: Mon to Thu – 12pm to 9.30pm | Fri & Sat – 12pm to 10pm | Sun – 1pm to 7pm

Chilli Crab

CHILLY CRAB: It’s peculiar, but don’t panic for Mingle & Mangle is the home for all these quirky flavours. (PHOTO: eatbook.sg)

If you’re feeling a little bit braver than usual, head over to Mingle & Mangle and try out their Chilli Crab and Parmesan Cheese ice cream. The modern and minimalistic ambience of the café itself doesn’t disappoint but the taste you ask? Envision this, a spicy chilli crab meal, sauce and everything, creamed with thick milk and served… Cold.

Pretty good stuff as long as you keep an opened mind! But let’s just say that it’s not for the faint hearted.

Price: $4.80

Odd Factor: ★★★★★

Satisfying Factor: ☻☻☻☺☺

Location: 478 Upper Serangoon View, #02-07 S (530476)
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed & Thu – 12pm to 10pm | Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holidays – 12pm to 11pm

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