Tom’s Palette must be one of the longest-standing local ice cream café in Singapore which churns out their own creative flavours. I remember that it existed even before the other familair names such as Island Creamery and Udders came on board.
Wow, 16 years in operations. Those who miss it, the ice cream cafe has relocated to 51 Middle Road (still near Bugis) due to Shaw Towers’ plan for redevelopment.
Fun fact: I learnt how to make ice cream at Tom’s Palette and even documented it here: Recipe of Honey & Pineapple Tart Ice Cream. That was in 2012!
As to why the name Tom’s Palette (I asked years ago), it is because one of their friends who has the pickiest tongue gave the vote of approval to their ice creams.
They are known for their creative gelato flavours, with over 180 flavours to date, including Salted Egg Yolk, Nasi Lemak and Mango Sticky Rice.
Their ice cream is made with fresh and raw ingredients, handmade without the addition of stabilisers, premixes, or artificial flavouring.
In addition to a new look and the re-introduction of 27 flavours, the gelateria will introduce a refreshed menu from time to time.
Flavours are rotating, those available previously include Coconut Sorbet, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Granny’s Favourite – chocolate malt, cookie dough and chocolate chips, Honey Cinnamon, Milo Dinosaur, Nutella Swirl, Oreo Cheesecake, Parmesan Cheese & Cream Crackers, Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Summerberries, White Chocolate Nori, and Yuzu.
A medium cup goes for $5 with 2 flavours, while a double scoop cone is $7.70.
If you miss some of their own flavours, they are re-introducing classics such as Granny’s Favourite (Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Chips & Cookie Dough), Nutella Swirl, Salted Caramel Cheesecake and Yuzu.
I really liked their Salted Egg flavour. Hopefully that soon.
Take note that sampling is NOT allowed due to COVID-19, but the two new flavours that we would recommend would be Hainanese Kaya and Kueh Bangkit which are very local-tasting (@stormscape said it reminded him of Yakun Kaya Toast when eaten with the cone).
Tom’s Palette will be doing a staggered launch of its new products including Affogatos ($7.50), Teaffogatos ($7.50), Parfaits ($7.50), a range of Asian Speciality Teas ($4.50) and freshly brewed Coffee (from $3.20).
Highlights include the Teaffogato, a scoop of gelato on a brown sugar blondie and served with a shot of cold-brewed tea; as well as Caramel Apple Tart, a parfait comprised of housemade Citrus Shortbread Crumble, Apple Pie Filling, Speculoos Caramel, and a scoop of Salted Caramel Cheesecake ice cream.
What you can expect include 650ml Takeaway Tubs of made-to-order gelato, and DIY Ice Cream Packs (complimentary with purchase of four tubs for delivery, or two tubs for self-pickups).
Delivery fees are $11 per location, and waived for orders $54 and above. A takeaway tub of 650ml is priced at $18, which can serve approximately five to seven cups.
Pre-orders can be made here: https://www.tomspalette.com.sg/shop.
51 Middle Road #01-01, Singapore 188959
Tel: +65 6977 9749
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat), 1pm – 7pm Sun
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* Photos partly by Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Follow @DanielFoodDiary on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube for more food news, food videos and travel highlights. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.