The flagship store of Island Creamery has moved from Serene Centre Bukit Timah, to Lor Liput Holland Village.
While my friend said that this is his childhood-ice cream, I joked that this is probably my ‘youth-hood’ place.
Many days were spent at Serene Centre after schooling, subsequently after work for gatherings over ice cream. Fun times.
Island Creamery was opened by “Uncle Stanley”, known for its freshly made ice cream on site, incorporating local flavours of Teh Tarik, Pulut Hitam and Chendol.
This was before all the more fanciful ice cream cafes appeared in Singapore.
How it started was a good friend gave me two tubs of ice cream during my birthday. It was the Pineapple Tart ice cream in a cute white little tub that was life changing experience.
Crunchy butter bits with sweet strips of pineapple danced a waltz with vanilla ice cream, and this new year goodie never tasted the same again.
Pineapple Tart, Fresh Banana, Horlicks, Tiger Sorbet, Apple Crumble, Reverse-O and Cookies & Cream are some of the usual popular flavours.
But, to be honest, I have not been back in a while. There are just too many other choices available in Singapore.
I headed back to the newly opened shop at Holland Village, just to relive some of the old memories. The same familiar flavours were there.
I never ordered Waffles from Island Creamery before, and decided to just give it a try.
Let’s just say that many other ice cream cafes are stepping up their game, especially in terms of waffles selection, and they may just need to still work on perfecting the batter and getting the ‘correct’ shape.
The ice cream – I ordered Pulau Hitam and Chendol, were unfortunately slightly icy and somewhat ‘brittle’.
The old spot was a good location for many to pick up a sweet treat after school. This current space with its offerings, may be slightly tricky considering all the other temptations around.
Island Creamery – Holland Village
19 Lorong Liput Singapore 277732 (Holland Village MRT)
Tel: +65 6468 8859
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Thurs, Sun), 11am – 11pm (Fri, Sat, Eve PH, PH_
Island Creamery – Katong
452 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427665
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues