When I first wrote about the Best Thai Iced Milk Tea in Singapore slightly more than 2 years back, there were just a couple of cafes serving the beverage (other than the usual Thai restaurants).
Now, Thai Milk Tea must be one of the current IT flavours in Singapore (other than Matcha), with it appearing in anything from ice cream, cakes to bingsu.
Any food fairs I go would have THAI MILK TEA and its variations. Cannot miss.
Here are 18 Thai Milk Tea Desserts you can find in Singapore:
Hougang Midtown, 1187 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534785 (Near NE14 Hougang MRT Station, Hougang Mall)
Opening Hours: 12.30pm – 11:00pm (Wed – Mon), Closed Tues
Thai Milk Tea Bingsu
Combining two hot Korean and Thai items, the Thai Milk Tea Bingsu ($18.90) is developed exclusively for the Hougang store.
The dessert contained Thai Tea ice cream topped on cheese cake, with peanuts layered over shaved milk.
A small cup of specially-concocted Thai Milk Tea would be given to pour over should you find it not sweet enough (I actually poured two cups in. 55555)
The bingsu almost felt like I was having my favourite drink, except this came in a dessert form, especially when the snow flakes just melted a little.
I liked the crunch coming from the crushed peanuts, and digestives buried beneath.
Baker’s Brew Café
Orchard Paragon, 290 Orchard Road #05-46 Singapore 238859 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 6909 0669
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (Mon – Sun)
Baker’s Brew Café is a contemporary café and baking studio dedicated to serving handcrafted cakes and artisanal desserts.
The Thai Milk Tea Cake ($8.80/slice) was also not-bad a choice, and I particularly liked the Thai milk tea leaf crumble which added some varying textures. Would have personally preferred it to be moister to further bring out that milk flavour.
April’s Bakery Singapore – Raffles Place
One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place #B1-38, Singapore 048616
Opening Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm (Mon – Fri)
What you get now in Singapore are what I can describe as Hong Kong style “wife cake” aka lou po beng with custardy fillings.
The Thai Milk Tea pie ($2) almost reminded me of the actual drink – I felt closer to Thailand already. (Perhaps I need a holiday.)
The smooth, almost-sticky texture when eaten cold was quite pleasurable.
Friend A texted me that it was ”life-changing” and ”the best new thing I tasted this year”, while Friend P said it could be too sweet. I do recommend pairing the pies with unsweetened tea.
Whisk and Paddle
10 Tebing Lane, Singapore 828836
Opening Hours: 3:30pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Fri), 9:30am – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun), Closed Mon
Thai Milk Tea Tea Parfait
You have to go all the way to Punggol to try this, and the view can be worth it.
This Cha Yen Parfait ($16) while pricey, contains a whole lot of ingredients from biscuit crumbs, vanilla ice cream, Thai milk tea ice cream, toast sticks, and topped with Thai milk tea macaron in gold dust.
Singaporeans do not just love it in the drink form. We are finding this flavour used in ice cream, cakes, jams and even macarons.
(Photo credit: The Plain Jane)
The Plain Jane
Blk 211, Serangoon Ave 4, #01-10, Singapore 550211 (Serangoon MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 8pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs), 12pm – 10pm (Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat), 10am – 8pm – 10pm (Sun), Closed Wed
Thai Milk Tea Swiss Roll
Both the cake and cream of the roll are made with the original Cha Tra Mue tea from Thailand, also known as Number One Brand.
Good to know that there is no artificial coloring and flavouring in the cake, just the pure tea infusion which creates that signature orange hue.
Unlike the usual icy sweetness that you may get from a cup of Cha Yen, the Plain Jane team tries to balance between the sweetness and lightness of a Japanese-style roll cake, achieving a light milky fragrance.
120 Desker Road Singapore 209 639 (Farrer Park MRT Station)
Tel: +65 6291 6996
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Thurs, Sun), 12pm – 11:30pm (Fri, Sat), Closed Mon
Thai Milk Tea Double Fromage
Not just any ordinary cheese cake, but a Thai Milk Tea Double Fromage cake.
A rich and creamy non-bake Cha Yen cake, with Japanese inspired Cheese Soufflé at the bottom, and Thai Milk Tea Mascarpone Mousse on the top.
Experience the contrasting rich and light layers.
31 Arab Street, Singapore 177930
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Tues – Fri), 10am – 9pm (Sat), 10am – 7pm (Sun), Closed Mon
Thai Milk Tea Cheesecake Tart
Comestivel Dessert is a Muslim-owned cake café which moved from he basement of Siglap Centre to 31 Arab Street.
Other than their indulgent Nutella Cheesecake, look out for the Thai Milk Tea Cheesecake tart, with the top layer containing creamy cheesecake that is perhaps quite sweet, with crispy biscuit base.
80 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 048466 (Telok Ayer MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm, Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
Toast With Thai Tea Dip
Cha Thai provides CBD friends with a tea time snack of Golden Brown Toasted Cubes ($8) with Thai Tea flavoured dip. The dip is somewhat like pandan-flavoured kaya, and not too sweet.
The Cha Thai team started with Loaves Me at SMU, being one of the first cafes in Singapore to offer Shibuya brick toast a few years back.
#01-25 1 Irving Place, Singapore Singapore 369546 (Tai Seng MRT)
Telephone: +65 9137 5697
Opening hours: 11:30am – 9pm (Tues – Fri), 11:00am – 9pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon
Charcoal Waffles with Thai Milk Tea Ice Cream
A café at Tai Seng. 23 Jumpin’s Charcoal Waffles ($12) with that crispy outer layer, topped with torched marshmallow, chocolate sauce and a fat scoop of Thai milk tea ice cream may scream sweetness galore, but can lift moods up. Note: the Thai milk tea ice cream may not be available all the time. (Read: 23 Jumpin Tai Seng)
128, Toa Payoh Lorong 1. #01-835, Singapore 310128
Tel: +65 6250 1476
Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tue-Thu), 12pm – 11pm (Fri- Sat), 12pm – 10pm (Sun), Closed Mon
Thai Milk Tea Ice Cream
It won’t be wrong to say that Creamier is one of the ‘culprits’ to spur this ice cream café craze. Their ice cream churned fresh from the kitchen, is as its name goes – creamy. The Thai milk tea ice cream is dense, though not overly sweet with a light tea taste.
22 Lim Tua Tow Road, Singapore 547772
Tel: +65 6287 8880
Opening hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat), 10am – 9pm (Sun)
Bangkok Toast with Thai Milk Tea Ice Cream
Sunday Market sells one of my favourite Thai Milk Tea in Singapore, but it is $7!
Its signature Bangkok Toast ($10.90) is… unexpected. A sweet cinnamon brioche toast served with matcha green tea custard AND Thai Milk Tea ice cream. Can be quite ‘lang-gah’ (clashing) actually. But I can have two scoops of that ice cream on its own.
The Cold Pantry
88 Rangoon Road, #01-01, Singapore 218374
Opening hours: 4pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat – Sun)
Thai Milk Tea Yogurt
Before The Cold Pantry got all around Instagram with their root beer soft serve, they have already been known for serving Thai Milk Tea Yogurt. Yes, froyo on top of buttermilk waffles or Thai Milk tea itself.
Dutch Colony at Frankel Ave
113 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458230
Telephone: +65 6448 5852
Opening hours: 8am – 8pm (Sun-Thurs), 8am – 10pm (Fri-Sat)
Thai Milk Tea Loaf
Classic Thai Milk Tea in a loaf ($5 per slice) – moist with condensed milk frosting and crunchy crumbles. Best eaten warm with a cup of coffee.
Crème Maison Bakery
Breadtalk IHQ, 30 Tai Seng Street #08-03B Singapore 534013
Tel: +65 8181 3689
Opening Hours: 11am – 5pm (Mon, Wed – Sat), 11am – 3pm (Sun), Closed Tues
Thai Milk Tea Cupcakes
You must try their top-selling Thai Milk Tea infused ($3.80) cupcakes with a Thai tea fudged core and whipped milk cream cheese frosting. Moist and you can totally taste the Thai-ness.
(As the bakery is more like a studio, it is better to call to enquire before heading down.)
201 Victoria Street #02-50, Singapore 188067 (Bugis+ level 2 link bridge)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Thai Milk Tea Mochi Ice Cream
It just gets weirder. Kane Mochi offers Japanese style chewy mochi ($2.30), with creamy ice cream within. (Tip: Let the mochi thaw for a good few minutes before consumption.)
Sng Bao Society
Available at various pop-up stores and Laneway Market (266 Tanjong Katong Road)
Thai Milk Tea Sng Bao
Remember those ice packs that look like a tube? Sng Bao were the local versions of ‘ice cream’, and cost 20 cent during my childhood days. Sng Bao Society offer these frozen treats with a taste of nostalgia, yet boosting flavours of Watermelon Soju and Thai Milk Tea. May need to suck hard.
The Wicked Cream Co.
Available at various pop-up stores
Thai Milk Tea Softserve
This pop-up stall is one of those which serves Thai Milk Tea Soft Serve Ice Cream, made from freshly brewed No.1 brand Thailand Tea.
The Tastemaker Store
Blk 22 Havelock Road #01-705 Singapore 160022
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)
Thai Milk Tea Gelato
The Tastemaker Store at Bt Ho Swee area has revamped, and started selling low fat gelato made with fresh ingredients. Accordingly to them, “no preservatives and artificial flavours”.
Tried the Thai Milk Tea Gelato, and liked that it was smooth and creamy.
Do let me know if you come across any ground-breaking Thai Milk Tea desserts. Khob Khun Krub!