If we make a list of foods fit for the Gods, ice cream will likely be the unopposed contender for the top spot. Nowadays, vegans and the lactose intolerant don’t have to be denied the cold, heavenly indulgence, with the vast range of vegan ice creams that are now available in Singapore. With increasing focus on serving various dietary restrictions, many brands have come up with dairy-free ice cream alternatives that use plant-based milks such as almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk and even rice milk. So whether you’re vegan or lactose-intolerant, or looking for healthier alternatives, here are 14 sinful vegan ice-creams that Singapore offers.
Home to Singapore’s only R’ice Cream, Smoocht creates handcrafted artisanal vegan ice cream in small batches with the focus on them being healthy and indulgent at the same time. Using organic crystal brown rice, organic evaporated sugar cane juice, real fruit and/or pure nut butters, Smoocht’s guilt-free ice creams have just 80-140 calories in a scoop and less than 5% fat. Choose from a host of flavours such as Chocolate French Kiss, Thai Tea, The Perfect Matcha, Loco Coco (Coconut), Gila Gula Melaka, PB n’ Choc and Passion A Go Go.
Ben & Jerry’s
An all-time favourite brand globally, Ben & Jerry’s is a feast for the soul, in a tub. Their Non-Dairy flavours are made with almond milk and are 100% certified vegan. They come with the same feel as the dairy flavours, and deliver everything, as they put it, “but the cow”. These are also non-GMO, vegan and Fairtrade certified. There are 4 vegan packaged flavours – Caramel Almond Brittle, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Coconut Seven Layer Bar and P.B. & Cookies. In addition to these, the Non-Dairy (Vegan Certified ) Menu at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops offers 5 flavours – Coconut Almond Fudge Chip, Caramel Almond Brittle, Lemonade Sorbet, Berry Berry Extraordinary® and Mocha Fudge Brownie.
Started in a family kitchen in Malaysia in 2017, Kind Kones’s dairy-free ice creams are handmade in small batches, primarily using Coconut Milk, Cashew Milk and Almond Milk to replace dairy, but nut-free options are available too. The vegan ice creams are mostly gluten-free and free from dairy, egg, refined sugar, soy, preservatives and additives. Using nothing but purely natural ingredients, the flavours vary depending on seasonal availability of ingredients. The outlet also serves a selection of vegan desserts including our favourite Roa Midnight cakes. Favourites here include Almond Brittle Fudge, Salted Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl w/ Kampung Snickers, Durian, Keto Chocolate Sorbet, Pistachio Kulfi to name a few.
Available at: Kind Kones @ Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884. P: +65 9010 8557 | Website
Magnum, the household name offers 2 delicious chocolate ice cream sticks that are vegan certified. Think velvety dairy-free pea protein ice confectionery, dipped in delicious real chocolate couverture! Made from the highest quality cocoa beans that are sustainably grown and carefully selected by Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farmers, Magnum’s dairy-free flavours are Magnum Dairy Free Classic and Magnum Dairy Free Almond. Enjoy these at Singapore’s first ever flagship Magnum Pleasure Store or get your fave one at the supermarket, next time you’re out for groceries.
Available at: Magnum Pleasure Store, 2 Orchard Turn, B2-07, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801. Also available at Redmart, Cold Storage.
Shirollina is a “frozen dessert” that is handcrafted and healthy – think gluten free, dairy free, soy free, diabetic friendly and made with high quality, organic, natural ingredients. Shiroliina’s guilt-free vegan ice-creams come in three resident flavours, with an additional different guest flavour each month. Enjoy the rich and decadent Rich Chocolate, the cheesy and zesty Strawberry Cheesecake and the creamy yet light Cookies & Cream. And if you’re in the mood for feasting on these while binge watching Netflix in your PJs, they also deliver to select areas.
Available at: Shirollina, 183 Jalan Pelikat, #01-104, The Promenade @ Pelikat, Singapore 537643. P: +65 83637225 | Or order online at Website
Booja-Booja is all about scrummy dairy-free ice cream that speaks to vegans and non-vegans alike. These guys have won the VegFest UK Award for best vegan ice-cream 3 years in a row. Get a scoop of the fragrantly innocent Keep Smiling Vanilla M’Gorilla or the smooth and deeply truffley Hunky Punky Chocolate.
Available at: Cold Storage, SuperNature
Co+Nut+ink is an award winning and top F&B outdoor lifestyle concept in Singapore. Their menu offers Coconut Shakes and Coconut Ice Creams, that are all 100% vegan. Choose from flavours like Signature Classic with Premium Nuts & Fruits and Durian Ice Cream.
This cool ice-cream haunt from Los Angeles, California, has made Singapore its second location. With seasonal flavours that ensure fresh and pure ingredients, their black cones are naturally coloured with activated charcoal and are a visual delight when paired with their vibrant ice creams. To keep you on your toes, Little Damage offers 4 flavours on rotation and at any given time, one of the 4 is always vegan. The dairy-free ice cream flavour currently on offer is Vegan Mango Sticky Rice.
Available at: Little Damage, 2 Haji Lane, Singapore 189185. P: +65 6291 4041 | Or order online at Website
Born of the belief that you shouldn’t have to choose between clean, dairy-free ingredients and taste, Zebra Dream is the stuff of dreams. Full of swirls, chunks and surprises, enjoy coconut milk-based flavours like Mint Choc Chip, Lemongrass Caramel, Strawberry Baobab and Chocolate Delight. Originally from Australia, Zebra Dream is now available in Singapore, you can find it at Little Farms.
Available at: Little Farms
Gelare, the well-known Aussie brand currently current offers 4 vegan ice cream flavours – Double Chocolate Drive, Salted Caramel Cove, Young Coconut Grove and Matcha Green Tea.
Available at: Gelare outlets at Bugis+, IMM, Causeway Point & Kinex. Check locations here
Healthier ice cream never tasted so good, as Nuude puts it. Made from 100% pure, natural ingredients, these ice creams are low in calories, fat and sugar, while still being luscious. 2 of Nuude’s 4 flavours are vegan – Alphonso Mango & Kaffir Lime Sorbet and Dark Chocolate and Cacao Nibs Sorbet.
Available at: Naiise Iconic, SaladStop!, Fairprice Finest stores, Shell Stations. Check complete list of stockists here.
The Ice Cream & Cookie Co.
Ice Cream and Cookie Co. offers you dairy-free goodness with a difference in the form of vegan ice cream sandwiches. If you’re not one for the sandwiches, they also offer vegan pints that include Dark Chocolate, Acai Berry Sorbet and Tropical Coconut. Vegan sandwiches are available in Dark Chocolate and Island Coconut.
Available at: Marketplace, FairPrice, Cold Storage, Redmart, FairPrice, FairPrice Finest and FairPrice Xtra.
When the creator is a fourth-generation ice cream maker who believes in developing each flavour to perfection, you know you’re in for a treat! Northern Bloc offers a bunch of vegan ice cream flavours that are bold, real and incredible-tasting. Available in Singapore are Peanut Chip, Bourbon Vanilla, Chocolate & Orange Blossom, and Hazelnut & Rose. The good folks at Northern Bloc are friends of the environment too, what with their new plastic free packaging that is 100% Biodegradable, 100% Compostable and 100% Paper Recyclable.
Available at: Redmart
IKEA Soya Ice Cream
Ah yes, last but not the least, happiness can be found in a vegan ice cream cone for just 50 cents at IKEA. The Soy Ice Cream (S$0.50) is available at the Bistro where you can enjoy this treat after you checkout.
Available at: Ikea Alexandra and Ikea Tampines