After the success of Birds Of Paradise (do you know they are Michelin-listed?), more botanical-flavoured gelato shops are opening up in Singapore.

The latest include Bread & Butterfly By Saveur (at Wisma Atria), and Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato.

“Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato” does not have the conventional name, and may take a while for people to remember.

The name came about as the owners fell in love with the Milkweed flower. Upon research, they learnt that the flower is integral to the existence of the Monarch butterfly species.

As such, they felt that the relationship between the two is symbolic to the relationship that humans have to food.

Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato serves up gelato, waffles and coffee along North Bridge Road.

Good to know that owners had varied culinary experience – one with the renowned Blue Hills at Stone Barns at New York; the other worked at Le Clarence Paris. They both crossed paths at the former Cheek by Jowl.

The gelato is made in small batches, with interesting and unique flavours such as Brown Butter Sage, Burnt White Chocolate, Soursop Mint, Ispahan, Roasted Sesame, Sea Salt Gula Jawa, Rhubarb Buttermilk, Soursop Mint to Lavender.

They also offer the more ‘conventional’ flavours such as Match, Tahitian Vanilla, Lavender, Chocolate Sorbet, and Pistachio.

I must say that made me quite excited to try more, as it offers beyond the run-of-the-mill flavours.

Single Scoop goes for $4.90, Double Scoops at $8.00, while premium flavours and waffle comes are at a $1 extra each.

And they did not disappoint at all.

When I tried the Brown Butter Sage, it had a delightful, creamy texture, and the flavours were pronounced but not overwhelming.

Just right on the sweetness level that you feel like you could have more.

The safer choice of Mango Coconut was pleasant as well, with the distinct tropical taste of the fruity mango, though I wished that the coconut could come through a little more.

Cones are freshly made on the spot, and had complemented well with its crispiness.

Items to look forward to in the future would be yeast-risen waffles that have a similar character and complexity to that of bread.

I have the feeling Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato will become a new favourite to many, with their innovative flavours. .


Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato
802 North Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 198770
Tel: +65 9665 7534
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)

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