With numerous gelato joints opening up in Singapore in recent years, it’s safe to say that our country is going through a serious gelato fad. But, nobody’s complaining. In this hot and humid climate, we need a lot more than just chendol and teh bing to deal with the heat.
So, when we heard about a new gelato joint that specialises in botanical flavours, we were down for a visit. Named after the gorgeous butterfly, Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato is a new gelato boutique that specialises in botanical flavours. The concept reminds us of Birds of Paradise.
They churn out fresh gelato daily, every concoction promising utmost creaminess and unthinkable richness.
From the first step in, we were drawn to the minimalistic, laid-back ambience of this cafe. It was dressed in a very clean aesthetic, from its neutral-toned furniture to the light teal brick-patterned wall.
Moving on to the gelato, we had a really hard time choosing from the wide range of intriguing flavours. It didn’t help that every single flavour sounded phenomenal. With flavours like Tahitian Vanilla and Rhubarb Milk, we were 100% torn. Thankfully, the servers were super friendly and offered to let us try almost every flavour on display.
We settled on their Brown Butter Sage and Burnt White Chocolate (S$8/Double Scoop) in their house-made waffle cone (S$1).
We were sold on the first bite.
The Brown Butter Sage had a subdued caramelised profile, undercut by herbaceous tones. It was such an unusual yet stunning combination. The Burnt White Chocolate was just as formidable with its deep smoky flavour that mellowed the usually cloying sweetness of white chocolate.
Of course, not forgetting the waffle cone which was perfectly crispy and fragrant.
Because two scoops weren’t enough, we got another serving of Lavender and Chocolate Sorbet in a cup.
The Lavender was wonderfully perfumed with floral notes that weren’t too overpowering. This allowed the luscious milkiness of the gelato to really shine through. The Chocolate Sorbet is a superb dairy-free option for customers with dietary restrictions. Intensely rich and creamy, its deep cocoa profile will linger on your tastebuds long after you’re done.
Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato has certainly left their mark on us. Quality ingredients, warm service and alluring ambience — we’re absolutely sold.
Not to mention, they’re even having an opening promotion — enjoy a whopping 50% off your bill from 18th to 24th January 2020!
Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato
802 North Bridge Rd, #01-01