Remember the ice cream carts in our neighbourhoods and blocks of ice cream sandwiched in wafer biscuits or in a slice of rainbow bread? A Singaporean icon, the number of ice cream carts has been dwindling over the years. Where there were once countless ice cream uncles along Orchard Road, now remain just about four or five. If you don’t have an ice cream cart in your neighbourhood, fret not! You can still relive your childhood at these places in Singapore. Some of these traditional ice cream uncles can even arrange for delivery too!
West and North siders, you can look to Auntie Law for your old-school ice cream fix. These days you can spot her motorbike and Yellow Magnolia umbrella outside Yew Tee MRT station, but she also takes in orders for delivery, takeaways and pick-up options. Choose from 13 flavours of Magnolia ice cream and take your pick of wafers, cones or bread to go with your flavour of choice!
Selling at Tampines Central Park, east siders can look to the uncle and auntie at Tampines Ice Cream for your fix of traditional ice cream. They’ve got 12 flavours available along with the usual wafer biscuits and rainbow bread. Each whole block of ice cream costs $8, and they are available for both delivery and pick-ups too!
You might know of Uncle Boon, the 90-year-old well-known as the ice cream uncle outside of Sim Lim Tower who went viral last year as netizens gathered to help him sell his ice cream. Uncle Boon has been plying his trade for almost 50 years selling popsicles, cones and ice cream blocks with wafers and bread. Make sure to drop by if you’re in the area and show your support for the elderly uncle!
Frequently booked for weddings and events, look to Uncle Chua if you’d like to have an ice cream truck at your event! Or if you would like to make a bulk ice cream order, Uncle Chua can also arrange for delivery. Their Magnolia Family Packs include classic flavours such as green tea, yam, durian and blueberry ripple amongst others!
Located near Marina Bay Sands at the Helix Bridge, the ice cream uncle here is popular amongst the tourist crowd. Get your fix of Chocolate Chip, Peppermint, and Ripple ice cream to accompany your spectacular view of the city!
Keep an eye out for Uncle Jimmy if you’re in the Lavender area, where he’s been selling ice cream for over 15 years. Uncle Jimmy is also available for event booking and it seems that he’s been immensely popular!
Located outside Ngee Ann City Shopping Centre, drop by Uncle Chieng’s for a sweet treat. Apart from the usual flavours, we hear that he also has those that are harder to come by, such as Nata De Coco and Tutti Frutti! His son has also stepped into the business albeit not directly – his own son currently runs an event company that sends traditional ice cream carts to weddings and all kinds of functions!
Uncle Chen sells ice cream in Ang Mo Kio only, but you’ll need a bit of luck to run into him as he chooses to constantly move around from block to block, selling to whoever passes by. If you see him, get your fix of Chocolate, Attap Seed, Vanilla and more to enjoy on an ice cream cone, wafer or rainbow bread!