With the rise of coconut desserts in Singapore, you don’t have to fly to Bangkok just to get your fix of coconut ice cream or other delicious treats. We list the best places where you can indulge in some coconut goodness without having to take a plane.
Living in Singapore means having to deal with the scorching heat almost every day, so many of us turn to indulging in some cool desserts to cool ourselves down. When the Thai coconut ice cream dessert arrived here, many of us couldn’t wait to get our hands on this delectable coconut treat.
Pretty soon, many cafes and eateries started offering various coconut-flavoured desserts, and we must say that we absolutely dig it!
This ice cream cafe is Singapore’s first ever Nitro Cream Cafe, where liquid nitrogen is being used to create your ice cream from scratch. 320 Below’s signature flavour is Thai Coconut ($5.80). Its rich, creamy and smooth texture will leave you wanting more. Need a little savoury snack to go with your sweet treat? Pair it with a freshly-made waffle and watch as your taste buds explode. One KM, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #01-K1. Tel: 6702 2717
Located at Old Airport Hawker Centre, this dessert stall serves authentic homemade Thai coconut and mango ice cream. Choose the Jumbo ($5.50), which consists of three scoops of ice cream, or the Classic ($4.90), which consists of two scoops. Both sizes come with five toppings – red ruby, sweet corn, chendol, atap seeds and ground peanuts. Old Airport Road Block 51 Market & Food Centre, #01-51. Tel: 9762 7011
Tan’s Tu Tu Coconut Cake
Tucked away in a corner of a coffeeshop lies Tan’s Tu Tu Coconut Cake Shop, a stall selling delicious homemade tutu kuehs (5 for $3) — a delightful Singaporean treat. The moist and fluffy outer layer envelopes rich-tasting fillings of either peanut or coconut, making them an absolute joy to eat. 449 Clementi Ave 3, #01-211. Tel: 9679 1828
Beat the heat with these delicious treats from Qoolco, and choose from coconut soft serves in cups or in a coconut husk. The Soft Snow ($3.80) is made from coconut milk, while the Volcano ($4.60, pictured above) has a special egg yolk sauce drizzled all over it. The coconut husks have been frozen prior to serving in order to slow down the rate of melting. The texture of the ice cream is milky, and leaves a refreshing taste of coconut in your mouth. Not a fan of soft serves? Give the Coconut Slushy ($4.20 for regular, $5.50 for large, pictured above) or Thai coconut jelly a go. With so many yummy desserts available, you’re bound to find one that you love. 3 Pickering Street, #01-30. Tel: 6224 2245
The Coconut Macaroon Tart ($8 for a mini tart, $59 for a 9” tart) consists of a double-baked short crust that has been filled with a mixture of coconut, cream, melted butter, sugar and eggs. The crust crumbles with each bite, and pairs perfectly with the delicious coconut filling. It’s absolutely a must-have for all tart or pastry lovers. The Foothills, 70 River Valley Road. Tel: 6694 8336