Enjoy the ultimate sugar rush when you tuck into ice cream, chocolate, pastries and all things sweet at these spreads.

Basilico

Specialty Italian cakes and pastries, six flavours of gelato and chocolate desserts made only from Amedei will round off your night sweetly at Basilico’s dessert buffet at $22++ (daily 9-10pm). The spread is part of the larger dinner buffet, but worth a trip on its own. Must-tries are the rich, smooth and creamy gelatos in vanilla and pistachio, and the decadent bread and butter pudding. 2/F Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6725 3232

Lick (Little Ice Cream Kafe)

At this humble four-year-old joint, the ice cream buffet ($15 adult, $7.50 child) happens every Friday 2-4pm and 6-8pm, where all 20+ of their flavours are available for enjoying in sample sizes. Waffles, cones and toppings are all included in the price, which is great value for daily churned, handmade ice cream with fresh ingredients. Local flavours may include Milo Dinosaur, Kaya Toast and Gula Melaka, while D24 and Lychee Martini are perennial favourites. 258 Tanjong Katong Road. Tel: 6440 8526

Swensen 

It’s fun for the whole family with ice cream galore, pastries, cakes and a chocolate fountain to boot. Swensen at ION has been offering their ice cream dessert buffet since they opened, with up to 50 flavours of ice cream and 40 toppings to choose from. It costs $13.90++ with a food order or $20.90++ separately (daily 10.30am-10.30pm). #B1-31 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6884 5967, www.swensens.com.sg

Thanying

There was a time when Thai dessert buffets were popular, but these days only fine dining Thanying remains to carry the tradition. The catch? You’ll need to order something from the à la carte menu before you can tuck into the traditional desserts buffet ($9++). These exquisitely displayed little mung bean desserts, jellies and fresh fruit will put out the flames in your mouth if you’ve had more than your share of hot spice. 2/F Amara Singapore, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road. Tel: 6222 4688

The Courtyard

Singapore’s most famous chocolate buffet offers more cacao in one setting than you could imagine. The spread, which includes free-flow tea and coffee at $38++ (Fri-Sat 8-11pm), may seem indulgent at first, but it’s a full experience of textures, temperatures and flavours that encompass cake creations, macarons, ice cream, hot chocolate, chocolate fountains, puddings and more. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square. Tel: 6877 8129