No matter the time of day, there’s always an occasion for waffles and ice cream. The satisfaction of slicing through a golden crust, a warm fluffy interior with a pocket of ice cream might just be some of the best things in life. Got a sweet tooth that needs some satiating? Here are some of the best places for waffle and ice cream in Singapore!
Ice cream lovers love Salted Caramel for their premium ice creams, made from fresh natural ingredients without any artificial sweeteners or preservatives. We also love that their waffles are freshly made-to-order, and they complement their artisan ice cream perfectly. We highly recommend Roasted Pistachios and Salted Caramel!
Take your pick from the Signature Buttermilk or Charcoal Waffles at Inside Scoop, which is crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and slightly denser than the usual airy texture. Pair it with their premium ice cream flavours which includes D24 Durian, Cempedak, Valrhona Chocolate, Hazelnut, Premium Matcha, Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake, Oreo Nutella Cheesecake and Vanilla Bean!
Waffles and ice cream might be a simple and widely-available dessert today, but Holy Cow Creamery does it pretty damn good. Their waffles are light and fluffy, tasty and fragrant on its own, and it even stays crispy after the ice cream has melted! And apart from the usual golden waffles, Holy Cow Creamery also has charcoal waffles on their menu.
According to some local netizens, Udders has the best waffles in town. It's crispy on the outside, buttery and dense on the – we can see why it's a strong contender! Choose from original or wholegrain (we love having healthier options!) served in a rectangular shape, which is quite different from the usual circular ones we get in many other ice cream cafes!
Turn to Sunday Folks for decadent dessert waffles. The waffles here are crispy, golden, and served with a towering mound of soft serve. Choose from flavours such as Summer Strawberry, Sea Salt Gula Melaka, and Earl Grey Lavender. If that isn’t enough, add on some house-made toppings like Torched Caramel Marshmallows, Fresh Strawberries and Lavender Konyaku!
Apiary is a small-batch ice cream parlour that has gained a popular following over the last few year. The waffles here are made fresh with each order and dressed with homemade chocolate sauce and maple syrup. Choose between the classic waffles that’s made with brown butter, or the crispy charcoal version, and top it off with as many scoops of ice cream as you wish!
Sweet Cheeks Gelato serves coffee and handcrafted gelato, churned daily in small batches. The flavours here were inspired by the founders’ overseas travels, like Ricotta with Pistachio & Lemoncurd with Speculoos from travels to Italy, Cinnamon Brown Bread from the streets of Ireland and Coconut Mango, and Mango Sticky rice in Thailand. The waffle here is also well executed and fragrant, being light and airy on the inside and with a nice, golden-brown crispy edge on the surface.
FATCAT Ice Cream Bar is famous for their gourmet charcoal waffles and salted egg yolk custard sauce, which took our local dessert scene by storm back in 2015. Today, their waffles are still on point, crispy, fragrant and taste great on its own (but of course, best accompanied with some ice cream!) If you're not into the charcoal waffles, you also have the option of their original brown butter waffles topped with chocolate sauce.
Fans of Creamier sing praises about their perfect waffles, which boast a crispy, golden exterior and fluffy interior. Only the best ingredients – fresh market eggs, full cream milk, pure butter – go into the batter to ensure the best waffles. Top it off with scoops of their velvety ice cream, which comes in flavours such as Sea Salt Gula Melaka, Blue Pea Vanilla, Charcoal Black Sesame.
Merely serves fresh, natural and handcrafted ice cream, and they're one of the most underrated spots to get your waffles and ice cream fix. Their ice cream menu boasts of flavours like Grape Yakult (a must try!), Earl Grey, Milo, and even Chocolate Stout. Made fresh with every order, their fluffy waffles are also something to rave about!
Lickers is a neighbourhood artisanal ice cream cafe tucked away in Telok Blangah and Hougang. Open till 2am daily, this humble ice cream cafe is constantly experimenting and coming up with new flavours. While their range of flavours might not be the most extensive, they pair perfectly with their waffles, which is as classic as it gets – crisp but light while staying soft and fluffy on the inside!
Hay Gelato has 12 flavours at any one time and you can expect very interesting flavours like Balsamic Strawberry, Meyer Lemon and even Smoked Hay, which is made by smoking real hay and infusing it into a milk-based gelato. What’s different about them is also that their gelato doesn’t come round. It is dented at the top, where complimentary toppings can be added to pair with the gelato flavours! And instead of a normal waffle pan, Hay Gelato uses a vertical waffle maker to dish out their crispy and golden waffles.
Burnt Cones is one of the newest kids on the block, and they open early from 9am to 12am daily, so you can have waffle and ice cream at any time of day! They feature 12 flavours with four regular ones being Black Sesame, Fior De Latte (milk), Earl Grey and Butterscotch. The eight other premium flavours are 85% Dark Chocolate, Tiramisu, Stracciamenta (chocolate mint), Bacio (hazelnut chocolate), Pistachio, Scamorza (smoked cheese) and two sorbets: Mango Passion and Strawberry Basil. Their Buttermilk Waffles are great for fans of crispy waffles, as the charred exterior offers some crunch when making way for the pillowy middle!
If you’re a fan of floral flavours, make sure to pop by La Creamery where you can get a taste of ice cream such as Osmanthus Jasmine, White Chrysanthemum, Lychee Raspberry Rose and Earl Grey Lavender. When it comes to the waffles, La Creamery also has their very own Pu-Erh Waffles, which is crispy on the outside with a chewy texture on the inside. Infused with the Chinese tea, the waffle is great on its own with a strong tea taste and aroma in every bite.
The Better Scoop puts a creative spin on waffles and ice cream with their Nian Gao Waffles. Made with glutinous rice flour embedded within the waffle, it is an ooey-gooey treat that makes for a fun textural pairing with their gelato. Try it with their inventive ice cream flavours such as Black Sesame Soy Milk, Luo Han Guo (monk fruit) and Hoegarden Rose, which you’d be hard-pressed to find at other ice cream cafes!
Three’s A Crowd has some interesting waffle creations such as Churros Waffles that are generously coated with cinnamon sugar and paired with toasted marshmallow and chocolate sauce. Or, the Ondeh Waffles that comes with desiccated coconut drenched in Gula Melaka sauce. Make it extra decadent by topping up for a scoop of their freshly churned ice cream, with classic flavours such as Roasted Pistachio, Unicorn Pop, Masala, Speculoos and Vanilla Bean.
Pints & Cones pairs gelato with craft beer, but another highlight here is their Signature Waffles which has thyme mixed into the batter to give off an earthy note. Its texture is also on-point – light and crispy on the outside and not too dense within. Also find classic gelato flavours such as Tiramisu, Roasted Pistachio, Mango Passionfruit and Rocher!
The Bedok North cafe specialises in ice creams made from all-natural ingredients, but their waffles are equally a draw. The star here is the Charcoal Waffles served with salted caramel sauce, lavender, ice cream, while the Brown Butter Waffles is nutty and light. The latter is also used to make their Ice Cream Wafflewich, a take on the ice cream sandwich!
Gelatolabo is known for their hand-churned ice cream in small batches, which includes flavours such as Strawberry & Basil, Yamanashi Peach & Lemongrass, Fuji Apple Pie & Cinnamon, and Kyoto Shiso & Yuzu Jelly. Best enjoyed with their signature Tokyo Mochi Waffles, which is made with Japanese flour and mochi bits for chewiness and a delightful crisp exterior.