Seriously. There are no preservatives, no gum, no stabilizers, less sugars used in these ice creams.
Owner Daniel Teo of the new Seriously Ice Cream parlour used to be a chubby kid, and health became his number one priority. He was in the creative field, and thus the flavours turned out to be more than wacky than usual too.
Located at Everton Park which was touted as Singapore’s “hipster enclave”, there is still a peaceful-quiet charm with indie coffee joints and bakeries (Nylon Coffee Roasters, Batterworks, The Provision Shop) co-existing with traditional Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh.
The flavours keep changing to keep things fresh, though some of the signatures remain ($3.50 for regular scoop, $4.30 for premium flavour).
During my visit, interesting favours on display included Miso Gula Melaka, Strawberry Basil, Orange Crush, Strawberry Cheese, Yuzu Marmalade, to more localised Onde Onde, Horlicks and Teh C.
Unlike some gelato shops where the scoops look luxuriously full on display, you may find some here scrapped to the bottom. No more left! I tried a sampler of Yuzu Marmalade, liked it a lot, but there wasn’t any more supply.
The owner painstakingly churns out ice cream till 2am, individually, in small quantities.
My tip is, try the ice cream before making your purchase decision. Some will appeal to you, some may not. There were some flavours which had a creamier texture which I am used to and enjoy more (Yuzu Marmalade, Strawberry Cheese), while others other a more icy-consistency (Onde Onde, Miso Gula Melaka) because they are purposely made more italian granita style.
While waffle is in a rage currently, the texture of their version ($4.50 for plain, $9.60 with 2 scoops) reminded us of the biscuit used to sandwich old-school ice cream. This light, crispy waffle with lots of air pockets could appeal to the 30-something and above (*cough cough*) who had this familiar taste before.
There is an egger and denser version closer to the American style waffle. Savoury styles ($6.50) with ham and cheese are also available, and you can also add sweet ice cream on top of those. Yes, seriously.
Seriously Ice Cream
Blk 4 Everton Park #01-44 Singapore 080004 (Outram MRT, walk towards Cantonment Police HQ, Everton Park is across the road from it)
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun), 11am – 11pm (Fri, Sat), Closed Tues