With the erratic and humid weather here in Singapore, we all need something chilled or cold to soothe and hydrate ourselves. Why not grab a cup of coconut ice cream? Served on a halved husk, this style of serving is largely adapted and inspired from the ones you get in street markets in Thailand.
With more and more specialised coconut ice cream shops popping up in Singapore, getting a cup of this delicious thirst-quenching desserts is more accessible than you think. Now, you need not travel all the way to Chatuchak in Thailand just to have it!
Here is a list of 5 Bangkok-Style Coconut Ice Creams in Singapore that you have to try!
#1 320 BELOW
East-siders rejoice because yes, there is one near you! Located inside OneKM Mall along Tanjong Katong Road, 320 Below is just a 5 minute walk from Paya Lebar MRT. 320 Below uses liquid nitrogen to freeze their ingredients, hence the ice cream served here is always tastes fresh.
Although 320 Below does not serve their freshly-made coconut ice cream in a halved coconut husk, we can ensure that they have one of the best and freshest coconut ice creams you can find here in Singapore.
11 Tanjong Katong Road
#01-K1 One KM
Tel:+65 6702 2727
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar
#2 CO NUT INK
Priced at S$5 for a portion served with the standard topping of Classic Peanuts, you will be presented with a scoop of sorbet-textured coconut ice cream served atop young coconut husk and a complimentary cup of coconut water. Definitely a must-have to combat the sweltering weather while taking a stroll along Esplanade!
1 Esplanade Drive, #01-K7
Tel: +65 9685 5573
Mon to Fri: 1:30pm – 10pm
Sat to Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Promenade/Esplande
#3 KOKO ICE CREAM
Opened by a group of three young men, this fresh concept stands out inside Amoy Food Street and is probably one of the most affordable around! For S$3, you get a halved husk, with coconut flesh, a scoop of coconut ice cream, two toppings of choice and a cup of fresh coconut water!
We loved Koko Ice Cream for being unpretentious and the simplicity of their ice cream, makes this a winner for us. Add a little crunch to your ice cream with either cornflakes or peanut (or pick both!) or pick a sweet sauce to be drizzled on your ice cream for a little something extra.
7 Maxwell Road
#02-104 Amoy Street Food Centre
Mon to Sat: 11am – 3.30pm
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
Located in the heart of Orchard Road, Pong serves a great purpose of quenching shoppers’ thirst with their delicious coconut ice creams. The main unique point about Pong is that they serve their coconut ice cream with a choice of another fruit sorbet or ice cream.
A good choice as an accompaniment is the mango sorbet, which adds a nice slightly acidic and fruity touch to the overall taste. Top your ice cream off with a variety of ingredients such as red beans and nata de coco.
2 Orchard Link
Daily: 12.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
#5 WIMI ICE CREAM
We can ensure you that a photo of this will be a hit on your social media platforms because of the beautiful and bright colours. As possibly the closest you can find to the one in Chatuchak, Wimi serves the biggest variety of toppings and condiments to accompany the coconut ice cream.
For S$4.90, get a scoop of coconut ice cream on a halved husk with three toppings of your choice. The toppings range from fresh pomegranate (we really loved this) to taro and even Thai red ruby. For ice cream wise, they have two types – original and ‘The Stronger’. The latter is just a more concentrated version of the classic one.
321 Clementi Ave 3
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clementi