For the scorching hot heat of Thailand, going for a hot dessert is definitely not an ideal move.
Yet the good news is that apart from Thailand’s traditional coconut milk ice cream, the country is also now home to a variety of other frozen desserts. Whether you crave for gelato, sorbet, sundaes, soft serves, or popsicles, Bangkok churns out some of the best, cold, velvety-luscious treats that won’t fail to please your taste buds. Here is a list of new (and healthy) brands to check out to stay up to date with the city’s ice cream scene.
[Featured image credit: Instagram/amylittlehideout; Hero image credit: Image Credit: Food Photographer Jennifer Pallian/Unsplash]
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok on 27 June 2020.
For a soul-satisfying, heart-warming batch, homemade ice cream by Quints: The Quintessential Ice cream should be your move. What the outlet values more than its use of premium milk and other ingredients is the small-batch churning which keeps the tradition alive as well as the quality controlled. The signature flavours include Butter Popcorn, Chrysanthemum, Strawberry & Cream, Salted Caramel, Cookie Monster, and Death by Chocolate.
Order via Line: @quintsicecream
Image credit: Instagram/amylittlehideout
For a deluxe vibe, La Vanille will deliver. The French-style ice cream and sorbet brand really highlights ingredients like Belgian chocolate, French butter, Madagascar vanilla seed, Japanese matcha, and Thai tropical fruit at its best. Using only organic ingredients also, La Vanille oozes out playful yumminess spiked with premium quality.
Buy at Gourmet Market or order via Line: @lavanille
Clean food devotees, spoon your way through the wide range of less-guilt ice cream at Kure Ice Cream. All flavours contain low calories with no sugar and preservatives or food colouring added. As for the sugar substitute, stevia is used to fuel the dairy with subtle sweetness without being saccharine or cloyingly sugary.
Order via Line: @kureicecream
In searching for a high-protein, low-calorie ice cream? Holly Jolly Ice Cream has just the thing to offer. The ice cream base here is laden with plant protein, amino acids from non-GMO soy milk, and soy protein isolate, so expect every spoonful to have a load of nutrient-dense scrumptiousness touched with yummy flavours like Uji Matcha, Belgium Chocolate, Soy Milk Latte, and Coconut Milk.
Order via Line: @hollyjollyicecream
Can’t get enough of almond milk? Alternutive Bangkok doles out a selection of non-dairy ice cream as vegan alternatives, using nutty almond milk enriched with various flavours like Red Bean, Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Vanilla Chai Latte, and more, for a zest of excitement to spice up your ice cream life.
Order via Line: @alternutive.bkk
Those who think plant-based desserts can’t have a pretty-faced appearance, Beyond Pops will prove you to be dead wrong with its array of popsicles free from dairy, gluten, soy, and animal products. We recommend getting the Cashew Dreams crafted with cashew butter, coconut milk, maple syrup, and organic chocolate coating.
Order via Line: @beyondpops