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Best Cold Desserts Singapore You Will Regret Missing Out On

Food & Drink

Published on 23 Jul 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Best Cold Desserts Singapore You Will Regret Missing Out On

Food & Drink

Published on 23 Jul 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Summer is in Singapore all year round, so indulge in cold desserts to cool down. Find out what are the best cold desserts that you should not miss out on.

That’s right, we put two great 90s lyrics together to illustrate how hot and humid Singapore can get, and how important it is to cool down.

On days when it feels like Singapore’s humidity is going through the roof, these stand-out iced desserts make it all better.

1. Chendol

Chendol is a traditional sweet dessert served chilled in a milky syrup. Its basic version consists of pandan jelly strips with coconut milk and gula melaka syrup, and may be topped up with other ingredients such as red bean, sweet corn, ice cream and durian.

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2. Grass Jelly

Grass Jelly differs from sugar-loaded jellies as it is made from a mint family plant variant and has a milder, yet refreshing taste. Served chilled with toppings or as a drink, it serves as a much welcomed respite from the heat!

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3. Ice Jelly

Here’s a little known fact about Singapore’s popular ice jelly – it’s made from the gel of the seeds of a fig family plant variety. This softer, cool and gelatinous jelly is typically served chilled in a fruit cocktail mix.

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4. Ice Cheng Tng

This dessert resembles a light and fresh soup, usually served with barley, black fungus, lotus seeds, longan and gingko nuts.

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5. Ice Kachang

A dessert which originated from Malaysia, this brilliant thirst quencher is primarily made up of a mound of shaved ice, topped over jelly bits, red beans and attap seeds. Further toppings such as sweet corn, evaporated milk and various coloured syrups are then added to the fray, essentially creating a rainbow mound you can’t help but dig into. Some places also offer a variety of topping selections such as mango or durian (if you dare to try).

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Where to Go:

Dessert Station
Address: 335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre #02-132, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm, daily

Tian Tian Yuan Dessert House
Address: 30 Seng Poh Road, Tiong Bahru Market #02-15, Singapore 168898
Operating Hours: 11:00am to 11:00pm, closed Wed

6. Snow Ice

Snow Ice, originally from Taiwan, is another great alternative as a refreshing cold dessert. It’s been a trend among ones with a penchant for sweet yet light desserts. With so many flavours to choose from, the usual practice is to order a couple and share with friends.

While shaved ice is made by grinding the ice and then adding flavoured syrups, snow ice is made with blocks of pre-flavoured ice that is rotated and shaved into a smooth, seamless ribbon of snowflake-like, melt-in-your-mouth frozen treat. Mango, Strawberry, Lime, Lychee, Soursop and Durian are some of the fruit flavours offered, as well as Chocolate, Mocha, Almond and Sesame to suit the more mature palate.

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Where to Go:

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert
Address: 63 to 67 Temple Street, Singapore 058611
Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 9:30pm, closed Mon

7. Ripple Ice Cream wrapped in rainbow bread / thin wafer slice

Part of nostalgic Singapore and its memories are wrapped in each bite of this ice cream sandwich. A popular dish sold by street cart vendors parked at popular locations, kids and adults alike indulge in ice cream blocks (such as Ripple) which are sandwiched between either a rainbow-coloured bread or 2 thin wafer slices. Each bite was, and still is, a slice of heaven to many!

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Where to Go:

Ice Cream Cart
Address: Outside Takashimaya Shopping Centre, by the traffic light crossing to Paragon Shopping Centre
Opening Hours: 12:00pm onwards, daily

Address: At Pagoda Street, by the Chinatown Street Market
Opening Hours: 12:00pm onwards, daily

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