Ice cream is one of those things I just can’t say no to, which is little wonder when the weather in Singapore calls for it all the time. Despite the burgeoning number of dessert joints (cafes, restaurants and just everything food-related for the matter) Creamier has remained as my favourite ice cream store in town, and for good reason.
Since a couple of years back, Creamier has become Toa Payoh’s open secret as the go-to place for good ol’ fashioned, freshly-churned ice cream. The joint is nicely tucked under a HDB block, and offers a ton of ice cream flavours – ranging from the usual suspects of chocolate, rum raisin and tahitian vanilla, to their signature earl grey lavender, Horlicks chocolate chip and sea salt gula melaka (SO GOOD).
So to order, you sample as many flavours as you want and have your ice cream with a choice of waffles, cone or simply in a cup on its own. Hardest part for me is always choosing the ice cream because 1. I always struggle to resist ordering the same old flavours and 2. Everything else sounds so good. Top it off with sprinkles and marshmallows if you so wish, but I always enjoy mine as is with their Belgian waffles and a light drizzle of maple syrup and chocolate sauce on the side.
The texture of the ice cream is smooth, rich and creamy, not at all grainy or icy. Of course it was the perfect accompaniment to their well-loved waffles, which was dense and fluffy, but I still have a soft spot for the light and crisp ones from Assembly Coffee and Wimbly Lu. Head down before they sell out their waffles, which can be as early as 8.30 to 9pm!
Of the flavours I tried so far, I loved Creamier’s Thai milk tea, green tea and roasted pistachio. My all-time favourite goes to their sea salt gula melaka – which was not too sweet and had just enough salt to bring out the unique gula melaka flavour which in itself tasted of buttery, toasted brown sugar. Mmm.
Their standard ice cream goes for $2.90/$4.90 (single/double scoop) and premium flavours for $3.90/$6.50. Creamier also offers takeaways in pints and 1.2L tubs.