Lickerbites located at the basement of Chevron House at Raffles Place presents a different way of making ice cream.
The customer can choose a base and ingredients to be “infused” within the ice cream itself, priced at $5.90 per cup, $6.90 for the cone.
Here’s how it works: Firstly, there is an option of vanilla, double chocolate or coconut base.
Then select “one infused bite” such as fruits of avocado, blueberries, mango, mixed berries and strawberries, or biscuits & cereals to be mixed within the ice cream.
Additional ingredients are at $1.00 “per bite”.
There is one complimentary topping, in which you can pick a sauce (chocolate, strawberry, salted caramel, maple syrup) or crunchies of chocolate chip, almond flakes, gem biscuits and many others.
If you want to save the trouble, then get a Signature lend of Mango Bonanza, Strawberry Chocolate Crunch, Coco Without Nuts, Tropicocoa, or Chocolate Utopia (all at $6.90 each).
I had a Mango Bonzanza ($6.90) which had mango slices, honey stars mixed in the ice cream topped with sunflower seeds.
This is quite a novel idea to have ingredients blended in, yet still retaining some of that original taste and light crunch.
However, I couldn’t help noticing that the ice cream was melting away right after it was served. Perhaps blame our summer climate, though I would consider recent weather to be cooling.
Ironic that the copy of Lickerbites read, “…feel the rays of the sun melt away.”
The ice cream had a soft serve meets froyo type of creamy, mildly watery texture. I liked it because it didn’t feel too heavy, fruity without being sourish.
The size of the small cup also meant that as the ice cream quickly dripped, it easily dirtied the hands – something that CBD workers would not appreciate even much.
While this is an interesting concept, I wondered if the stall would get more eyeballs and support from a more youth-oriented place, say Bugis.
30 Raffles Place, #B1-06A, Chevron House, Singapore 048622 (Raffles Place MRT)