Korean soft serve ice creams are typically characterised by using Korean milk in the milking, leading a smooth and milky texture. Some additions such as honeycomb, churros and popcorn make them all more instagrammable.
Here are 5 Korean Soft Serve Ice Cream Shops In Singapore – Sweet And Milky
Milkcow The Cathay
2 Handy Road, The Cathay, #01-03 Singapore 229233
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10:00pm (Sun – Thur), 11.30am – 10.50pm (Fri, Sat, PH, Eve of PH)
Velocity @ Novena #01-19, 238 Thomson Road Singapore 307683
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 10:00am – 10:00pm (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH, PH)
Korean Soft Serve Slightly Milkier Than The Rest
Did Milkcow come to Singapore half a year too late? I wonder. Taiwanese brand Honey Creme and Spanish frozen yogurt Llao Llao had already caused snaking queues at one point in time.
Milkcow’s signature soft serve is made with 100% organic milk sourced from Italian dairy farms, topped with ingredients such as organic honeycomb, nuts, Oreo crumbles, snow drop cotton candy with jelly beans, and Affogato. Sounds pretty much the same as its competitors.
They also appear to be losing some of its momentum, with the closure of some outlets with less traffic. Milkcow (Novena Square)
Sweet Monster Singapore
Bugis Junction #M01-K01, 200 Victoria Street Singapore 188021 (Bugis MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 10:00pm (Sat – Sun)
Popcorn On Softserve Sends You On A Sugar High
Sweet Monster’s soft serve is made from at least 75% organic milk (so what’s the other 25%) covered with air-popped popcorn. I wonder if kids can tell the different between this, and say the much cheaper one served by the fast-food restaurant steps away.
A basic Real Deep Milk Soft Serve is at $4.80, while a popcorn-covered version with flavours of Caramel, Milk, Cheese Caramel Mix, Chocho or Strawberry is at $6.80.
It must be something about the weather and humidity in Singapore, the popcorn somehow lacked the crisp that I would have imagined. Lao hong both times I tried.
The texture of the soft serve was smoothly milky, denser that some of its competitors, BUT too sweet after a few mouthfuls.
Note: I hear they are closing. Sweet Monster (Bugis Junction)
Mr Churro SG
ION Orchard #B4-61, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Softserve With Long Churros
With a total of 18 outlets in Korea, Mr Churro calls itself “an artisanal churros kiosk producing delectable churros with the best ingredients”, now opened as a takeaway kiosk at Orchard ION Basement 4.
Our favourite was the Banana Milk Ice Cream Churro ($6.50), with smoothly rich and milky milk softserve, with a lingering taste of bananas which reminded us of the Korean drink 바나나우유 (pronounced as ‘Ba-na-na ooo-you’).
The oats added some crunch, reminding us of a daily milk with cereal breakfast. Coupled with 4 sticks of churros sticking out, this is like a hearty ‘meal’. Mr Churro (Ion Orchard)
Kiss The Tiramisu
277 Orchard Road #01-15 Orchard Gateway Singapore 238858 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10:30pm
Love That Melts Away Too Fast
Popular Korean dessert shop Kiss The Tiramisu has opened at Singapore in Orchard Gateaway.
The dessert which hails from Hong Dae is known to combine the classic Italian Tiramisu and softserve in a single cup.
Here is what the fascination is all about: The ‘tiramisu’ is served in a takeaway golden-rimmed wine glass (looks more class for Instagram), and filled with layers of ingredients.
Mascarpone cheese at the bottom, ice cream, crushed cookies, coffee liquor, cocoa powder, mascarpone, THEN soft serve, MORE cocoa powder and ended with chocolate shavings grated on the spot.
While there was anticipation BEFORE its opening, lack of exposure is possibly causing some challenges to the local outlet.
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #B2-60, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Black & White Superfood Softserve
Located at the basement of Plaza Singapura, KokoPanda differentiates itself as a healthy superfood dessert kiosk. It uses a wide range of ‘superfood’ toppings such as dried Korean Strawberries, Apple, Persimmon and Jeju Tangerine.
Note: While KokoPanda brands itself as ‘Korean’, it is not known if there is any affiliation with any existing softserve shops in Korea.
The menu has 2 sections: Softserve ($4.90/$5.90) and Beverages ($2.90 – $4.20).
2 flavours are available for the softserve: Black Yogo (frozen yogurt made from charcoal and roasted coconut husk) and White Cremo (premium Korean milk softserve).
A dual flavour known as Koko Twisto made from both Black Yogo and White Cremo resembled the colour of a Panda (which is their mascot). KokoPanda (Plaza Singapura)
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