Walk along Orchard Road in Singapore, especially the area between ION Orchard and Takashimaya and you’ll see these motorized carts with bright colored umbrellas. Upon closer inspection you’ll uncles and aunties manning them selling ice cream, perfect for the Singapore climate. We first discovered this nice treat many, many years ago. If I’m not mistaken it was during Lauren’s first trip to the Lion City. She ate at least 2 orders a day during that trip.
Ordering is super easy, flavors are on the laminated card in front. The best thing to order is the SGD1 ice cream, although they also have cheaper popsicles. Fro the $1 ice cream, you have a choice of wafer or bread.
Tell the uncle your order and he’ll go about assembling your choice. He will remove a big bar of ice cream, kinda like those big bars of cheese. Placed atop the cutting board, he will cut off a portion, already indicated on the packaging.
I have my regular Ripple (vanilla with raspberry ripple) on multicolored bread. I know the colors don’t add anything, but it really adds to the fun of it. The ice cream is cold, creamy and has just the right amount of sweetness. I’ve convinced Lauren to switch over to Ripple and she has been craving for that ever since.
Going on a trip to Singapore, be sure to give these cool treats a try or two. I’ve heard from friends that the carts have lessened noticeably but you can still expect to find a few along Orchard Road.