Singapore – Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwich

Restaurant: Ice Cream Cart
Cuisine: Dessert
Last visited: April 26, 2010
Location: Singapore
Address: On Orchard Road – main street with all the shopping malls
Price Range: $10 or less

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!

Food: n/a
Service: n/a
Ambiance: n/a
Overall: n/a
Additional comments:

  • A few ice cream carts can be found on Orchard Road
  • A few found outside schools
  • A few located in Chinatown
  • Popular street side/sidewalk dessert or snack

**Recommendations: n/a

There are a lot of ice cream vendors located on Singapore’s most popular shopping street – Orchard Road. I decided to buy my ice cream sandwich from this ice cream vendor because of the cute husband and wife operation. They were working so hard to scoop the ice cream and they were so old and cute! I just wanted to pick them up and put them in my pocket!

This isn’t the only item he sells. He has other things too, but I ordered this one because it was the most different and the sign called it the “”pure traditional taste” ice cream sandwich.

On the table:

Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwich4/6

  • $1 SGD – about $0.60CAD
  • It’s literally an ice cream sandwich.
  • They also have a variety of frozen rectangular ice cream blocks to choose from. Flavours included Tin Roof brownie, durian, mint chocolate chip etc.
  • The block of ice cream will be sandwiched the same way.
  • The bread was a really soft and fluffy multicoloured Pandan bread that tasted like that Asian egg bread you can buy at T&T Supermarket.
  • It was a sweeter bread and a good quality one will have a mild citrus pine Pandan flavour, but this was just a generic one so it didn’t have that flavour.
  • The ice cream on top was chocolate, strawberry and sweet corn flavoured ice cream. It was an Asian style Neopolitan.
  • Sweet corn flavour may sound unusual but it was pretty good. It was sweet, not starchy and there were a few frozen corn kernels in it. The corn kernels were a bit random, but it tasted fine.

  • This is how you eat it. You fold it up. The bread sticks to the ice cream so you eat it like a hot dog. It was pretty damn good!
  • The ice cream starts to melt a bit and the bread acts like a sponge and gets really soft and juicy… almost like if it was dipped in a milkshake.
  • I just don’t like fake strawberry ice cream though – it reminds me of that cheap $1.99 4 litre yellow bucket of Neopolitan ice cream. Strawberry was my least favourite flavour in that.

Tasty Twist Idea (Credit goes to dad for this one!):

  • I like to say my dad invented these ice cream sandwiches. He’s not a cook AT ALL but he used to make these for me as a treat growing up.
  • My dad’s are better though because he toasts the bread.
  • It’s ice cream on toast… I know it sounds weird, but try it!
  • The toast gives it an extra crunch although the ice cream does melt a bit faster. Just think French toast with ice cream. LOVE it.

36 Comments

  • KimHo says:

    Wow, this is a sick idea. Literally, as you mention, ice cream sandwich! Alas, there is only that much sweet I can handle… >_<

  • Corn ice cream is a common flavor in the Philippines… but I didn’t know if other SE Asian countries ate it as well. I remember it from childhood. In the Philippines, it’s actually usually corn ice cream with little pieces of cheese mixed in (mais con queso). So good.

  • Mijune says:

    KimHo – you shouldn’t say it’s sick until you’ve tried it 😉

    eatingclub – hmmmI could see that being an interesting flavours… is the cheese frozen? I loved those Ube (Taro) Mamon cakes in the Philippines! They put grated cheese on top of them and it works!

  • KimHo says:

    “This is a sick idea”, as in it is a “good” idea. 😛

    TS, when I went to Rekados (of course, before they closed), I had a dare: order (and eat) the corn and cheddar cheese ice cream! It was better than how it sounded (sic?).

  • Mijune says:

    KimHo – lol look at you with your modern day lingo!!! HAHA! Sorry for my misunderstanding then!

  • Mijon says:

    woohooo! shoutout to Dad! I immediately thought of him when I saw the pic at the top. And I want one of these!!!!!!!!!

  • Mijune says:

    lol yeah he clicked on the link u sent him and he goes “hey!! That’s my idea!!” – it was funny!…2nd time he’s been on the blog now lol

  • Phyllis says:

    LOL! I tried these in Singapore a few years ago from a stand near the botanical gardens. We tried the red bean ice cream (which was served as a frozen slab instead of being scooped) and it was pretty good! My husband got a huge kick out of it. And you can’t beat the $1 price!

  • Mijune says:

    Yeah exactly!!! The frozen slab is the “block of ice cream” they serve in Singapore! It is delicious though huh? I want to bring them to Vancouver!!

  • Daphne says:

    I LOVE these! I used to have them as a kid when I was living in Singapore! Thanks for sharing a sweet piece of my childhood 🙂

  • Mijune says:

    Daphne! So cool that this brings back memories! I would love to see it offered at PNE or Richmond night market one day! I know it’s a simple concept, but it’s just so fun and delicious!

  • jerryt says:

    I discovered eating Turkey Hill ice cream with soft pita bread is outrageously good! Just let the pita bread soak up the sweet cream & it just adds a whole new level to the world of ice cream addiction!! Just rip up the pita bread into tiny 1″ bits at the bottom of the ice cream bowl, add your favorite TH ice cream, let sit or microwave for like 10 seconds. Stir it up good & enjoy!!

  • Mijune says:

    jerryt – WOW! that’s sounds delish!! Thank you!!!

  • Sophia says:

    I’ve been searching Japan for sweet corn ice cream but it’s not common at all. I really want to try it!

    Ice cream sandwich looks amazing. So hungry now!

  • Mijune says:

    @Sophia – Aw too bad! I would think Japan would have it too. Ice Cream Sandwiches are easy to make and the ingredients don’t really go bad, so I premake them, wrap them and keep them in the freezer so they’re ready whenever I am 🙂

  • cinnamon stick says:

    Hi ,

    This is one of my FAVOURITE treats when I go back to Singapore.
    Growing up the ice cream man in his little motor bike /side car will show up at the bottom of apt buildings and ring a bell or horn and all the kids will start running down the stairs to get there ASAP. Was such a special treat!!
    So nice to see the ice cream sellers back in Orchard road.
    I used to talk about this to my best friend and she was completley disgusted by it………. until she came to Singapore and tried one.
    Now the ice cream is the best memory about Singapore for her!! LOL!!!
    BTW, sweet corn is my fav too!

  • yvette says:

    hello, i love those ice cream sandwiches at orchard road. i wonder, would you know the brand of the wafer they use? my favorite is blueberry ice cream in wafer sandwich.

  • marnie says:

    i really love the ice cream sandwich in singapore. may i know where they buy that ice cream block?

  • Mijune says:

    @marnie – I just found it at the street cart 🙂

  • marnie says:

    ok!thank u..but i really want to know where they buy and the name of the company. and by the way where in singapore can buy the multicolored bread?

  • Mijune says:

    @marnie – I’m not sure, you’d have to ask them 🙂 I’m just the food blogger who wrote about it 🙂

  • Autumn says:

    Yes, ice cream sandwitch was what I loved when I was a kid in Malaysia. Went with my son to Singapore in February 2012. He tried that, felt in love with it and makes it himself here in Australia as we do not have the ice cream man here.

  • SP says:

    I just arrived in Singapore today, saw people eating ice cream sandwiches on orchard st and had to have one……….I loved it 🙂

  • Mijune says:

    @SP – awesome! Glad you saw this post!

  • Clara says:

    Hello! I’m from Singapore and I happened to chance upon your post. The pink ice cream is actually not strawberry but attap chee, maybe that’s why it tasted weird to you. Just thought I’d share this. 🙂

  • Mijune says:

    @Clara – lol!! Thank you so much!!! That makes so much more sense!!

  • Jinwen says:

    Hi! I’m from Singapore and I would personally recommend the rectangular block of ice-cream with the bread, it tastes extremely delicious! These are cheap trills indeed! 🙂

  • gn says:

    Hi I also had this in Singapore and loved it
    I would like to do somethng like this in South Africa any ideas.

  • Yandy Sefia says:

    i have this ice cream on 1997 for the first time, last month on 26February i visit s’pore
    i was jump with joy find it again, am crazy with this so far still the same taste.
    really awesome…!!!

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