In case you guys didn’t know, in 1984, Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America, declared July as National Ice Cream Month
while the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. How cool is that?!
While we don't technically celebrate National Ice Cream Month in Malaysia, it can be National Ice Cream Day every day if you want it to be because who can say no to ice cream, right?
Here in Malaysia, you can get all types of ice creams of a wide range of flavours too.
But we figured that in conjunction with this fun celebration, we would like to highlight our local ice cream parlours that offer not only the all-time favourite flavours but also the unique ones! We dare you to try each and every single one of the flavours. Hold it! Scratch that – we DOUBLE DARE you to do so!
Check it out, people!
1) Skream Softserve
Specialty: Nasi Lemak Ice Cream
Nasi Lemak ice cream is what they have for your pleasure here! Yes, you read it right! Nasi Lemak Ice Cream – it doesn’t get any more Malaysian than this!
For RM10 per cup at the movable ice cream kiosk, Skream Softserve, you will get ice cream that tastes like coconut rice.
The toppings, you ask? Well, nothing better than anchovies, peanuts, cucumber and their very own special homemade dried sambal for such an ice cream! Now talk about a complete meal!
Tiffz Coffee Gallery
33-A, Jalan PSK 1, Pekan Simpang Kuala, Alor Setar, Kedah.
Tuesday – Sunday: 2.00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
2) Whimsical - Gelateria & Caffe
Specialty: Strawberry and Black Pepper, Chocolate and Cili padi, Tofu Fa, and Jackfruit gelato
Just as the name of the café suggests, the flavours they offer here are truly whimsical! Among the extraordinary gelato flavours they have are:
Strawberry and Black Pepper Gelato
Chocolate and Cili Padi Gelato
Tofu Fa Gelato
According to the ice cream parlour, the gelati above are all made with fresh ingredients! The price starts at RM8.50 per scoop
. You can pair it up with waffles or brownies too!
However, one has to keep in mind that the flavours are made on rotational basis – which means that they are not always on the menu. So, it’s best to call and ask about that particular flavour you have in mind before dropping by!
P.S.: You should also try their Coconut Gula Melaka gelato!
D2-G3-05 Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 12midnight
(Closed on 1st Tuesday of the month)
3) Utterly Ice Cream
Specialty: Salted Egg Yolk Ice Cream
Besides your everyday vanilla, roasted white chocolate and salted caramel (yummy!) flavours, Utterly Ice Cream is also known for their creativity in offering the out-of-norm taste for your palate!
The salted egg yolk flavour is one of their specialties! Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Good news for you salted egg yolk lovers; this flavour is always available in their store!
Yes, the ice cream really is made from actual salted egg yolk, people! It is selling for RM8.30 per scoop
or RM23.50 per 400ml cup
Not only that; they also have wasabi ice cream
and pulut hitam ice cream
. However, these flavours are subject to availability as they don’t make them all the time. For this range, it costs RM6.80 per scoop and RM19.50 per 400ml cup.
Bear in mind that everything is handmade in their kitchen using only natural ingredients; no artificial colouring or flavouring is involved!
For y’all durian enthusiasts, they also have the D24 durian ice cream, so go crazy when you're at Utterly Ice Cream!
Level LG, Gurney Paragon Mall, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Monday – Sunday, 11.00 a.m. – 10 p.m.
4) MayHua Ice Cream
Specialty: Dabai Ice Cream
Okay, we know this is not actually an ice cream parlour, but it's too good to leave this ice cream out of the list.
Basically, Mayhua Ice Cream is an ice cream production company. Their ice cream products are being sold at supermarkets in Sarawak.
Besides the everyday vanilla and chocolate ice cream, they also have the one and only -- and probably the most unique flavour in this list -- dabai ice cream
For those who have no clue what dabai is; well, dabai is a type of exotic fruit in the state. Its scientific name is Canarium odontophyllum,
or also known as ‘Black Olive’.
And for RM1.80
, you can get your hands on a dabai ice cream stick! You can also purchase a box of 20 ice cream sticks for RM28.80!
So, don’t forget to keep an eye out for it the next time you’re in Sarawak!