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6 must-try homegrown local ice cream brands


We all scream for ice cream! That’s right, while it is safe to say that the tubs of ice cream you get from big ice cream brands such as Häagen-Dazs and Baskin Robbins are deliciously satisfying, but it’s somewhat common at the same time for its type of, how do you say it…. Mainstream flavours?


Well now it’s time to expand your taste buds and satisfy your cravings for this cold and yummy dessert by trying these homegrown brands and unique flavours from our very own local ice cream stores that can be found in Malaysia!

1. The Last Polka

Combining the creamy French-style ice cream with the flavours on the Asian palette, The Last Polka features some pretty interesting flavours such as Horlicks, Teh Tarik, Salted Gula Melaka and even Pandan Kaya. Then there are the classic flavors that are jazzed up a notch such as Nutella, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Vanilla Bean, Deep Dark Chocolate and many more! Get your cups or pints at their many retailers available here: https://www.facebook.com/thelastpolka/app_203351739677351

2. Forty Licks

Placing quality in top priority, Forty Licks guarantees your utmost satisfaction by producing smooth, creamy and delicious handcrafted ice creams. Flavours are made in small batches to ensure precise quality and are made using top notch ingredients sans preservatives or additives. Regular flavours include Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Earl Grey, Thai Tea and Green Tea while premium flavours play with Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Milk and Honey as well as Roasted White Chocolate with Lavender. As Forty Licks runs on a home business, orders and arrangements for delivery and pick-ups can be made via email to tat@fortylicksicecream.com

3. Fatbaby Ice Cream

Made for the true lover of ice cream, Fatbaby was founded by an actuary turned ice cream maker. Combining love for quality ice cream and passion in the kitchen brought about the birth of Fatbaby Ice Cream. Featuring basic (that’s not so basic) flavours like Salted Caramel, Coconut Candy (really) and coffee crunch, they also have a premium selection that includes Chocolate, Apple Crumble, Cornflakes and many more. Fatbaby doesn’t skim on quality so you can trust that each lick gives you quality taste, texture and ultimate satisfaction. Pick up a cup of your must-have ice cream from one of their featured carries listed here: http://www.fatbabyicecream.com/get-your-fatbaby-here/

4. Nurul's Homemade Ice Cream

Promised to offer ice cream lovers a super-premium, super-creamy and freshly made ice cream, Nurul's Homemade Ice Cream was a childhood dream turned reality from Nurul Hidayah Arshad, the founder of this fluffily delicious ice cream along with her husband, Rosdiadi Ramli, an engineer turned ice cream man. Nurul's Homemade Ice Cream offers a variety of ice cream flavours in two grades; SUPER PREMIUM Nurulz Artisan Scoop (which is claimed to be on par with Baskin Robbins dan Häagen-Dazs) featuring Choc Chunky Funky, Salted Caramel, Cookies n’ Cream, Double Chocolate, White Choc Macadamia, Mint Oreo, Mango Lemon Sorbet, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Pistachio Island and more, as well as SIMPLE SCOOP (which is said to be the same standard as Nestle and Walls) featuring flavours like Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate Choc Chip, Vanilla Choc Chip, Vanilla Strawberry Ripple, Mint Choc Chip, Yam Choc Chip, Coffee and others. Also, Nurul's Homemade Ice Cream provides catering service to all sorts of gatherings and events such as birthday parties, weddings, open houses and more! Visit their page for more details: http://nurulshomemadeicecream.blogspot.com/

5. Fru-t-pop

With an admirable ambition of encouraging Malaysians to eat healthily, Fru-t-pop is a popsicle ice cream that is perfect for healthy fruit lovers as the ice cream is made of 100% fruits and vegetables which has no added sugar, water, colouring or flavouring. The popsicle comes in all kinds of fruitilicious flavour such as grape, mango, strawberry, kiwi, dragon fruit, coconut, lime, green apple, calamansi, soursop or a mix of more than one fruity flavour. Plus, this gluten and dairy free popsicle includes all natural fibre of the whole fruit that is great for diabetics. Due to its healthy mission and vision, Fru-t-pop gained a respectable reputation for its organic and flavoursome popsicles. To know more about this unique ice pop, check out their fun and funky page at http://www.frutpop.com/Frutpop/Welcome.html

6. Cielo Dolci

This ice cream establishment is popular for blending in the weirdest local flavours with ice cream. Have you tried their gelato Nasi Lemak, Durian, Jackfruit, Chocolate Cili Padi, Tofu-fa, Kedondong or even Gula Melaka? Apparently, the Nasi Lemak gelato gets sold out in a matter of hours every time it is made. The unique thing about this shop is that it also has seasonal flavours that it brings by for every festive season and holiday. You can find Cielo Dolci at Paradigm Mall and Publika Shopping Gallery. Here’s their Facebook page to keep track of when the new batch of Nasi Lemak gelato is ready: https://www.facebook.com/cielodolci

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