When the heat is on, treat yourself to unlimited cool, sweet treats.

If you’ve been eating lots of fiery foods lately—be it munching on spicy snacks or embarking on the most daunting of challenges—your stomach might need a break. Or you may have been feeling the heat in a different way, walking under the blistering and merciless sun. Either way, we present to you five ice cream buffets that will help you cool off and sweeten your day.

Little Ice Cream Kafe (LICK)

LICK serves premium ice cream that is made daily inhouse, and on Fridays you can get your fill of the TGIF! Eat-All-You-Can ice cream buffet ($15 adult, $7.50 child; 2-4pm or 6-8pm). There are more than 40 flavours, from vanilla bean ice cream to local fusion. A few of their specialities include D24 durian, chocolatey Nutella and even kaya toast inspired flavours. Don’t forget to top it off with their wide range of mix-ins like Froot Loops, or granola for a healthier touch. (We can’t get enough of the crushed Oreos and chocolates.) 258 Tanjong Katong Road. Tel: 6440 8526

Swensen’s

Indulge in Swensen’s daily dessert buffet (Mon-Fri $19.90 adult, $14.90 child below 12; Sat-Sun and PH, $20.90 adult, $15.90 child below 12) that’s exclusive to the ION branch. Besides 50-plus ice cream flavours and more than 40 toppings to choose from, there are gelatos, chocolate fondues, pastries and cakes to vie for your attention. Note that the buffet price is lower if you order a main course (Mon-Fri $13.90 adults, $10.90 child; Sat-Sun & PH $14.90 adults, $11.90 child). #B1-31 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6884 5967

Scoopz

One of the cool pioneers of local ice cream flavours, Scoopz prides themselves in using traditional methods that avoid processing and preservatives. Some of their signature flavours include rum and raisin, cookies and cream, and watermelon, which is made with fresh fruit. We love their famous creamy durian ice cream that retains all of the rich and strong flavours of the tropical fruit. You can have this buffet at any time of day but must finish within a two-hour time limit. #01-456(S), 163 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4. Tel: 9628 4892

Thanying

There was a time when Thai dessert buffets were popular, but these days only fine-dining restaurant Thanying at Amara Singapore continues the tradition. The catch? You’ll need to order something from the a la carte menu before you can tuck into the traditional desserts buffet ($9++). The exquisitely presented mung bean desserts, jellies and fresh fruit (including mangoes, kiwis and watermelon) will put out the flames in your mouth after you’ve had your fill of tom yum. 2/F Amara Singapore, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road. Tel: 6222 4688

Udders

If you want to enjoy unlimited ice creams and all the works at Udders, you’ll need to gather at least 20 people. For occasions like a family gathering or baby shower party, you can book their ice cream buffet ($35 per adult, $19 per child; minimum 20 pax) which includes waffles, cones and soft drinks and even food options (only available at their Bukit Timah and Siglap outlets). They have a myriad of flavours, but our favourites are Horlicks balls, Alphonso mango sorbet and Tira-Miss-U. #01-09 Kilat Court, 17 Lorong Kilat. Tel: 6466 1055 // 81 Upper East Coast Road. Tel: 6448 8732

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