Creamier’s New Ice Cream BEER Floats Takes Alcoholic Ice Cream To A Whole New Level

We’ve all heard of ice cream floats, but have you heard of an ice cream beer float?

It’s exactly as it sounds – a scoop of ice cream plopped into a glass of cold beer.

A marriage of two things we all love – ice cream and booze – that’s exactly what Creamier and Stark Craft Beer are bringing to the table at this year’s Beerfest Asia.

A Perfect Union

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Huge fans of the ice cream brand (as are we), the guys behind Stark Craft Beer conceived of this unusual pairing on a hot and humid night in North Bali.

Craving a taste of Creamier’s Tahitian Vanilla ice cream to go with some of their freshly-brewed Dark Wheat Beer, they decided to combine the two into one outrageous dessert, and bring it to the masses.

They reached out, Creamier said yes, and now, we get to enjoy 3 inventive floats!

A union of two artisanal, premium brands, both Creamier and Stark Craft Beer use all-natural ingredients, with no preservatives added into their innovative, delicious products.

Beer + Ice Cream Pairings

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The first beer-ice cream combo is Stark Lychee Ale with Creamier’s Raspberry Love. The ale is fruity, light, with the natural aroma and sweetness of lychee, while the Raspberry Love ice cream is a romantic combination of raspberry berries, rose and sweet cream.

The final result? A taste of summer in a cup that’s light, floral and sweet.

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The next float flavour on the menu is Stark Indonesian Pale Ale with Creamier’s Sea Salt Gula Melaka. The IPA has a distinct hoppy flavour, is slightly bitter, with a sweet and malty aftertaste. This is paired with Sea Salt Gula Melaka ice cream, which gives you a hit of sweet, but not without a hit of savoury flavour. The two combine into a smooth butter beer.

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The last drink is one for the chocaholics – the Stark Dark Wheat with Creamier’s Mochaccino. The Dark Wheat beer is thick, malty and chocolatey, with a hint of bitter roasted coffee. The Mochaccino ice cream amps up the chocolate flavour with its blend of chocolate and espresso, giving you a dessert that’s chocolatey, smoky, slightly bitter, and absolutely decadent.

And on to the most important question: How do you enjoy your ice cream beer float? Either sip the beer and eat the ice cream separately, or stir all that goodness together – both ways, you get to enjoy a tasty, delightful dessert.

These ice cream floats will be available at both of Creamier’s outlets at Toa Payoh and at Gillman Barracks. They will also be available at BeerFest 2017 (17 – 20 August) at the Stark Craft Beer booth.

Each float will set you back $14 and will only be available for the month of August. Make a date with Creamier and give these a spin – you’ll wish they weren’t a limited edition treat!

Address: Blk 128, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-835, Singapore 310128
Opening Hours: Tue – Thu: 12pm – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 12pm – 11pm; Sun: 12pm – 10pm; Closed on Mon
Contact no.: 6250 1476
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This Cafe Specialises In Dark Chocolate – And The Darker The Chocolate, The Bitter

Craving some chocolate?

A new chocolate joint has just opened up at Millennia Walk, and it’s what all your chocolate-y dreams are made of!

The Dark Gallery specialises in the bittersweet dark chocolate (hence the name), but don’t worry, fans of milk and white chocolate will also be well taken care of here.

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Offering a wide selection of goodies from artisanal ice creams to hot chocolate, to pastries, to macarons, The Dark Gallery lets you enjoy chocolate in all its delicious forms.

Only the finest grade of single origin chocolate sourced from Madagascar, Ecuador, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela, from premium brands such as Valrhona and Cacao Barry are used at this chocolate specialist cafe.

The people at The Dark Gallery take the business of chocolate very seriously, and here, you’ll discover a newfound appreciation for the nuances between different single origin chocolates and chocolate blends!

Taste The Difference

To help choco-holics taste the difference between different kinds of chocolate, The Dark Gallery offers up four curated tasting platters, each of which comes with at least three single origin chocolate items that vary in cacao content.

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These are set on a print-out that describes the flavour profile of each chocolate, so you can better pinpoint the finer differences between them!

Dark chocolate lovers, their dark chocolate ice creams are a MUST try. With ice cream of different cacao percentages, differentiated by the region they’re sourced from, every scoop delivers a punch of rich chocolate flavour. These ice creams are smooth, creamy and not overly rich or sweet – a real delight on the tastebuds!

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Choose from the Single Origin Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Platter ($12), the Single Origin Hot Chocolate Shots Platter ($8), the Single Origin Chocolate Pastries Platter ($12) which includes 2 macarons, a tartlet, a s’more and a trifle, or get the best of all three worlds with the Single Origin Chocolate Medley ($10), which comes with 1 pastry, 1 scoop of dark chocolate ice cream, and 1 hot chocolate shot.

For The Love Of Chocolate

We managed to try the Chocolate Rhapsody ($18), which comprised 3 scoops of chocolate ice cream – dark, milk, and white – served with chocolate meringue, chocolate mousse, cacao tuille, and chocolate soil.

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As expected, the dark chocolate ice cream was a standout among the three ice cream flavours, and the milk and white chocolate weren’t too sweet, which we liked as well! Giving us a little taste of all three ice cream flavours, we also enjoyed the biscuit-y tuille and the silky smooth mousse that added to the texture and flavour of the dish!

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We also got to try the Signature Frozen S’mores ($7.50), a toasted marshmallow cube with a surprise chocolate ice cream (80% cacao) centre. Torched just before serving, the s’more is nicely charred on the outside. The bitterness of the chocolate ice cream contrasted nicely with the sweetness of the toasted s’more, making for a delightful adult version of everyone’s favourite camping treat!

A cafe that truly celebrates chocolate, The Dark Gallery puts out amazing chocolate treats for a reasonable price. With desserts you can’t go wrong with, make a trip down to The Dark Gallery the next time you’re craving something (bitter)sweet!

The Dark Gallery
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-K5 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.00am – 9.30pm
Contact no.: 6255 0368
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There’s An Ice Cream Cone That Looks Like A Unicorn, And It’s Almost Too Cute To Eat

Love your Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? Here’s something that will make you love the ice cream company even more!

Ben & Jerry’s has recently released a new Unicone ($8.90), an ice cream cone that resembles everyone’s favourite mythical creature – the unicorn.

[caption id="attachment_27937" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Ben & Jerry’s Unicone (Image Credit: charcoal waffle cone, the creation is topped off with a pair of impossibly cute candy ears, with a gold-dusted biscuit stick serving as the all-important horn.

A fun, adorable creation that’s basically made for the ‘gram, make sure to take tons of photos when you get your hands on one of these! Better yet, get a few – with your friends, of course! – all in different colours for that one magical photo! Catch up with your girlfriends over these picture-perfect treats that are almost too cute to eat.

Available only until 31 August 2017, the Unicone is available at all Ben & Jerry’s stores! Head down to your nearest Ben & Jerry’s store before they disappear!

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Create Your Own Bespoke Ice Cream At These 5 Spots, Available From Monday To Sundae

We all love to eat ice cream, but every now and then, you get sick of eating the same old flavours. Ever been stuck in a predicament like this? We have, and we’ve got the perfect solution: make your own!

Make it extra nutty, extra fruity, extra chocolate-y, or cook up a crazy, wacky creation! Throw out the rule book and create whatever it is your heart so desires.

We’ve compiled a list of 5 places you can go to create your own ice cream, and from the start to the end, we’re sure you’ll enjoy every bit of the process.

1. Cold Rock Ice Creamery

Born out of the state of Queensland in the land down under, Cold Rock Ice Creamery has a catchy 4 step slogan: Choose it, Mix it, Smash it, Love it! That basically sums up what happens at this ice cream joint.

Cold Rock boasts an impressive range of ice cream, gelato and sorbet flavours.

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Address: #B1-60 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, 018972
Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 10am – 11pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 12am
Contact no.: 6688 7198

2. Ice Cream Chefs

Opened over 10 years ago in 2007, Ice Cream Chefs is Singapore’s very own ice cream mixologist! They offer unique local ice cream flavours like kaya lotee, milo peng, and horlicks, alongside other cannot-go-wrong flavours like oreo cheesecake, peanut butter and jelly!

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Armed with an array of mix-ins, watch as your creation takes shape on their frost-top, better known as the ‘chef’s rock’. For a taste of Singapore in ice cream-form, this is definitely an ice cream shop worth traveling for.

Ice Cream Chefs
Address: 12 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577727; 520 East Coast Road #01-06,  Singapore 458965;  2 Telok Blangah Way, SAFRA Mount Faber, #02-08 Singapore 098803
Contact no.: 64584849

3. Marble Slab Creamery

Founded in 1983 by chefs in Houston, Marble Slab Creamery is the pioneer when it comes to mixing ice cream on a frozen stone. Their main draw? Having a seemingly endless array of mix-ins to choose from!

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Boasting 30 mix-ins, from Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to Snickers Bars, to White Chocolate Chips, you’ll have a hard time deciding what should go into your ice cream. Have your ice cream in a cup or a freshly baked plain cone at no added charge!

A new addition to their selection of ice creams is ‘Coco Pure’,  a vegan, lactose free and gluten free coconut-based ice cream. If you’re lactose and gluten intolerant, you know what to do!

Marble Slab Creamery
Address: Causeway Point, Century Square, Changi City Point, Kallang Wave, The Star Vista
Opening hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm
Contact no.: (Causeway Point) 6891 2346 | (Century Point) 6444 6477 | (Changi City Point) 6636 1841 | (Kallang Wave) 6702 3039 | (Star Vista) 6694 1927

4. Little Ice Cream Kafe (LICK)

Hidden among some unassuming shophouses along Tanjong Katong Road is LICK, short-form for Little Ice Cream Kafe. Carrying a wide variety of flavours ranging from good old classics to zesty, fruity ones, to local favourites, there are always 25 flavours to choose from at any point in time.

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Combine these yummy flavours with mix-ins such as nuts, cereals and chocolates, and watch the magic happen on a special granite slab. Keep a lookout for their daily promotions! Some days, you get to enjoy free mix-ins, while others, you get to enjoy half price on waffles!

Little Ice Cream Kafe (LICK)
Address: 258 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437046
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 1pm – 12am; Sat: 12pm – 12am; Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Contact no.: 6440 8526

5. Cold Stone Creamery

Originating in Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery now has a mind-boggling 1,400 stores worldwide! That all attests to the popularity of their ice cream. Every ice cream served here is proudly called a “Creation”, because the people at Cold Stone believe each one is a work of art.

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Address: Orchard Central (OC), Far East Square (FES), VivoCity (Vivo), HillV2 (HV2)
Opening hours: (OC) Daily, 11am – 11pm | (FES) Mon – Fri: 11am – 8pm | (Vivo and HV2) Daily, 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: (OC) 6634 1015 | (FES) 6536 2420 | (Vivo) 6376 9352 | (HV2) 6710 7262

If you’re looking to create your very own sweet treat, head to one of these ice creameries and whip up something amazing. With so many ways you can customise your treat, you won’t ever have to complain about eating the ‘same old flavours’ again!

Also read 9 New Desserts So Wacky, You Need To Try Them At Least Once!

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10 Crazy & Unusual Ice Cream Flavours You Would Have Never Dreamed Of!

Think you might have heard it all when it comes to whacky ice cream flavours? Think again! These ice cream parlours have managed to come up with unbelievably innovative and creative renditions of ice cream flavours.

Here are some truly out-of-this-world ice cream flavours that you can find in Singapore. Question is – are you game to try them all?

1. Bacon Ice Cream – Oh My Bacon

It is literally Oh My Bacon! with this extremely unconventional ice cream flavour – Bacon ice cream!

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2. Pineapple Tart – Island Creamery

There is no denying that we love our traditional pineapple tarts during the Chinese New Year.

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In an attempt to recreate our locally-loved soya beancurd, Tom’s Palette has come up with a unique concoction – the Soya Ginger ice cream!

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Topped with gula melaka ginger sauce, this soy beancurd ice cream flavour is surprisingly wholesome and addictive.

Tom’s Palette
100 Beach Rd ,#01-25 Shaw Tower, Singapore 189702
Operating hours: Mon-Thu 12nn – 9.30pm,  Fri-Sat 12nn – 10pm, Sun 1pm – 7pm (Closed every last Sunday of the month)
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5. Champion Chendol – Udders

It seems like the traditional Chendol dessert has taken a slightly different dessert form – as an ice cream flavour!

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It is bread spread-turned-ice cream flavour with this oKAYAlah ice cream from The Daily Scoop!

Inspired by our local food flavours, this is essentially a kaya-flavoured ice cream with its strong flavour brought out by the richness of the eggs and coconut.

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With a great consistency almost like a kaya spread itself, it might very well tempt you to replace the typical breakfast bread spread with this delectable ice cream instead!

The Daily Scoop
43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-78 Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115
Operating hours: Mon – Thu 11am – 10pm, Fri – Sat 11am – 10.30pm, Sun 2pm – 10pm

8. Sea Salt Matcha – FATCAT Ice Cream Bar

FATCAT Ice Cream Bar has certainly raised the bar on the all-familiar matcha ice cream – by sprinkling some sea salt and swirling in some Azuki red beans.

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The end result? A unique blend of green tea flavour with just a tinge of saltiness!

FATCAT Ice Cream Bar
Blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, Singapore 460416
Operating hours: Mon, Wed – Thu 1pm – 10pm, Fri 1pm – 11pm, Sat 12nn – 11pm, Sun, 12nn – 10pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Credit: Blk 501, West Coast Drive, #01-250 Singapore 120501
Operating hours: Sun – Thu 11am – 1opm, Fri – Sat 11am – 11pm

10. Miso Gula Melaka – Seriously Ice Cream

Seriously? Miso Gula Melaka?!

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There are no limits to one’s creativity when it comes to new ice cream flavours. With so many exotic and unusual ice cream flavours popping up all over Singapore, you absolutely HAVE to try them to believe it!

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Eyescream And Friends: Shaved Ice GELATO That’s Super Cute, All Natural, And More!

When you’re sizzling in the Land of a Thousand Suns, you can’t help but crave for something cold… some shaved ice perhaps? Or, gelato would really hit the spot too. It sure is a tough decision when both seem equally yummy… Well guess what, now you can have both! That’s a food fantasy come true, as Eyescream and Friends has hit Singapore’s shores.


The mastermind of this refreshingly ingenious concoction, Mr Joad Lopez, took inspiration from shaved ice he ate at a Taiwanese night market.

Back in Barcelona where gelato was aplenty, he decided to matchmake the two. And that, was how Eyescream and Friends was born.

Eyescream And Friends – Compass One

As its name suggests, Eyescream and Friends represents the 7 basic flavours – a quirky medley of characters with distinct personalities and names to boot.

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Woah, too many toppings, too little time! What a torture to have to choose, can’t we have all of them?


Here are some of the toppings – caramelized cookies, gummy bears, banana nut crunch, forest berries sauce, white chocolate sauce, and marshmallows.

Eyescream and Friends has just released its kiwi, watermelon and rockmelon toppings as well as a lovely salted caramel sauce.


As of now, there are 8 different flavours and a whopping 15 different toppings to please your palate as you mix-and-match.

This guarantees that you’ll experience the dessert in novel ways each time, as you play with endless new flavour combinations.

Oreo Yoghurt Flavour Complete Pack ($6.90)

The Complete Pack ($6.90) which we got, comes with a cup of shaved gelato and 2 toppings. The packaging is really cool, as it’s designed to hold a cup of gelato and 2 fun-size cups of toppings, so that you can stroll around the mall while you eat!

The tray even has a spot at the side to clip a piece of tissue or two. This way, your hands are free to tackle your yummy target.

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The Oreo flavour was strong but not overpowering, and accurately encapsulated the taste of the crisp tidbit. No hint of stale biscuit there, we are talking Oreos fresh out of the packet.

We were surprised by how the shaved gelato managed to be creamy, yet not cloying. The icy texture of the gelato, which was smooth and slushy-like, prevented the Oreo flavour from coming across as too dense.

Add to that the tartness of the yoghurt flavour, which shook up the whole treat. Who would have thought that Oreo and yoghurt go this well together?

Wild Berry Complete Pack ($6.90)


If you could capture the joys of childhood in one flavour, this would be it. The wild berry shaved gelato tasted really fun and mischievous, like a mix of grape-flavoured Hi-Chew, Kyoto grape, and strawberry bubble gum.

The fact that it had just the right kick of sourness lent it a really refreshing touch, without going overboard.

It’s the perfect pick-me-up in the mornings, an invigorating treat in hot afternoons, and a perfectly spunky dessert to round off the night.

Chocolate shaved gelato ($4.90, without toppings)

Despite being a really common flavour, this chocolate shaved gelato is curiously different from the norm. It comes with a touch of je ne sais quoi that is hard to place.


While tasting similar to a hazel-nutty Ferrero Rocher, it has the added depth of the dark concentrated cocoa powder gathered at the bottom of a hot chocolate drink.

Cheesecake shaved gelato ($4.90, without toppings)

This was virtually a cheesecake blended into a slushy. However, with the pronounced taste of natural yoghurt, it’s a lighter, more refreshing version of your regular cheesecake.


For an interesting and yummy combination, try the  cheesecake-flavoured shaved gelato topped with forest berries sauce or strawberry sauce. We did just that, and couldn’t have been more pleased with the results!

The creaminess of the cheesecake flavour complemented the fruity tartness of the berry sauce, which was tangy and ripe with flavour.

How Eyescream’s Shaved Gelato is Made

We managed to capture how these little, tasty wide-eyed creatures are created!

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First, a cylindrical block of ice maintained at an optimum temperature (for the right balance between creamy and icy), is loaded into an ice-shaving machine.

This contraption, which is flown in from Barcelona, then carves delicate layers of shaved gelato into a bowl.

Gelato shakes and lollipops

Apart from shaved gelato, Eyescream and Friends truly lives up to its philosophy of creating smiles, by offering gelato shakes ($5.90) as well as handmade lollipops ($4.90).

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Among the lollipops, mango and apple are the most popular flavours. They’re all extremely fresh, as Eyescream and Friends flies them in from Barcelona regularly.

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