Perhaps alcoholic ice cream would get you all tipsy. Opened by the folks behind popular Malaysian ice cream cafe Inside Scoop, The Ice Cream Bar is their sister brand which focuses on alcoholic ice cream flavours.
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Inside Scoop has 26 outlets in Malaysia and 1 other branch here near Bugis.
This Somerset outlet is located at where Yakun used to be, near to the drop-off point.
If you are at the Kampong Bahru area, other cafes along the same stretch of shophouses include French pastry cafe Nuage Patisserie & Boulangerie, gelato shop Three Point Two, HaengBok CakeYo, cake cafe Dolc Patisserie, Kream & Kensho, Strangers’ Reunion to Plain Vanilla Bakery in the same area. I know, so many.
Their interior is completely different from their sister cafe at Inside Scoop – which exudes a younger and vibrant vibe predominantly yellow in colour with lots of greenery.
Here at The Ice Cream Bar, the 37 seater space has a clean and modern design, accentuated by sharp blacks and clean lines with modern material finishing.
The predominant structures are the arches, inspired by the old railway station with a railway network previously owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) running through it that had ceased operations in 2011.
Prices starts from $4.90 for a single scoop, $8.50 for double and $11.60 for triple, with additional $1 for premium flavours and $2 for double premium flavours.
Most of the alcoholic flavours are either premium (+ $1) or double premium (+$2), such as Guinness Brownies, Bacardi Choc Crunch, Whiskey Red Velvet, Crunchy Choc Whiskey, Choc Baileys, Kahlua Cheesecake, Whiskey & Nuts and Smoked Cognac.
The 2 double premium flavours on the shelf are Silician Pistachio and Guinness Pistachio.
Pints are available for takeaway at $16, with additional $2 for premium flavours and $5 for double premium flavours.
Similar to Inside Scoop, diners can expect both Buttermilk and Charcoal Waffles ($6) there.
The Buttermilk Waffle was unfortunately too soft and limpy, quite a far cry from the ones I had over at Inside Scoop.
The saving grace was the smooth textures of the ice cream, with the crowd’s favourite Rose Lychee Raspberry that is aromatic and pleasant.
The Marbled Sesame flavour (premium) came with a blend of black sesame and peanut ice cream, mixed with peanut sesame brittle for the added crunch.
Robust and earthy in flavours that resembles tang yuan (glutinous rice balls), the smooth texture was a pleasant contrast to the crunchiness of the brittle.
Using Weekdays Only blend (Brazil, and India) from PPP Coffee for their espresso-based drinks, Espresso ($4), Long Black ($4.20), Latte/ Cappuccino ($4.80), Mocha ($5) can be found.
The Affogato ($7.80) and Iced Latte Float ($8.20) caught my attention, with a choice of any ice cream on display.
The service crew recommended a flavour without any toppings in it as the toppings may get soggy after immersing in the coffee.
The alcoholic taste in the scoop of Baileys Brownies was quite distinctive even when added to the Iced Latte Float ($8.20), lingering yet not overwhelming.
Opened till 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, The Ice Cream Bar could be that ideal place to hangout without getting drunk.
The Ice Cream Bar – Kampong Bahru
59 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169367
Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 10:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 12:30pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)
The Ice Cream Bar – 313@somerset
313 Orchard Road, #01-32/33/34 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 11pm (Fri – Sat)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.