14 Amazing ice cream shops that deliver in KL & PJ
With travel restrictions in place, many of us can't go to our favourite ice cream shops; but this shouldn't prevent us from indulging in the comfort of our home. Many of these gelato and dessert spots in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya are homegrown Malaysian brands—further enforcing the delicious fact that Malaysians really enjoy savouring ice cream.
The dessert is perfect on a really hot day and works when you need a little help on a bad day. Whether you're a fan of gelato, soft serve, sorbet, locally-inspired creations, or vegan ice cream, this roundup has it all.
1. The Ice Cream Bar
By the same creators of Inside Scoop, The Ice Cream Bar does ice cream with a twist. The name fits well with what it has to offer, which is alcohol-infused ice cream. In this way, it is very much like a "bar" with interesting flavours like Whiskey Red Velvet, Smoked Cognac, Bacardi Chocolate Crunch, and Baileys.
2. Licky Chan
Licky Chan is another shop for alcoholic ice cream that has gained popularity over the last few months. You might have seen pictures of its funky orange interiors—and people jumping into the ball pit. Throughout this FMCO, they're doing deliveries, so you can enjoy their unique concoctions while staying at home. They also offer non-alcoholic flavours for those who aren't a fan of alcoholic ice cream.
This shop located at Damansara Kim offers plenty of options from vegan to keto-friendly ice cream flavours. If you have people with different dietary restrictions at home, this is the place to order from as there's bound to be something for everyone. Their flavours include Nutella Cookies Donut, Burnt Salted Caramel, Coconut Avacado, and Manuka Honey Yogurt.
4. Kind Kones
The company specialises in all-natural vegan ice cream. Options here are mostly gluten-free and without dairy, egg, refined sugar, as well as other artificial additives. Flavours include the likes of Charcoal Vanilla, Keto Chocolate Sorbet, Pandan Gula Melaka, Baklava, and Tiramisu.
5. Wild Sheep Home
The company—operated by the team behind Wild Sheep Chase—specialises in small-batch artisanal ice cream with natural ingredients and no artificial flavouring. Pick from a list including Oolong Milk Tea, Chrysanthemum, Mango Basil, Bitter Caramel, Cafe Latte.
The popular ice cream joint recently moved from Publika to Desa Park City—serving artisan gelato and coffee. Known for unique flavours, the tantalising creations you can get here include Lotus Biscoff and Chocolate, Lavender Honey, Chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon, Kyoto Matcha with White Chocolate, Avocado and Lime, as well as Passionfruit Cheesecake.
7. Waka Waka Gelato
Known for freshly-made, home-churned ice cream, the Malaysian company believes in being generous especially in the ingredients they use. Creations at Waka Waka incorporate local flavours while still reminiscent of authentic Italian gelato. Flavours to try include Chocolate Brownie Chunks, Watermelon Sorbet, Milk Lotus Biscoff, Salted Egg Yolk, and Salted Gula Melaka.
8. Crème De La Crème (CDLC)
Offering artisanal ice cream and petits gâteaux, CDLC now has two locations: Damansara Uptown and Mont Kiara. Flavours include Dragon Rose, Limau Assam, Pandan Kaya Toast, Beauty Elixir, and Tiramisu.
9. Pun's Ice Cream
Whether you're going for the Strawberry or Cereal-ously ice cream flavours, expect palatable concoctions. You can also pair your dessert with one of their burgers from the menu.
Serving locally-inspired and premium ice cream creations, Frozen is jointly created with Christy Tania from MasterChef Australia. In addition to ice cream cakes, interesting flavours here include Petai, Kaya Toast, Milo Dinosaur, Weiss Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Cheese, and Dulce de Café Leche.
11. Jersey Jack Gelato
Established in 2015, the company is known for creamy and rich gelato—made using milk from Bright Cow farm in Sungai Buloh. There are more than 70 choices of gelato and sorbet to try, including Stracclatella, Gula Melaka and Coconut, and After Eight.
Founded in 2014, the popular ice cream brand is known for their cereal milk soft serve and interesting selection of toppings. They've decided to take a different approach during FMCO. Now, Softsrve offers "Hard Hard Ice Cream" with a wider variety of flavours like Strawberry Yogurt, Honey Matcha, and Smokey Salted Caramel.
13. Piccoli Lotti
Now available in Damansara Kim, Melawati Mall, and Subang, gelato at Piccoli Lotti are made in small batches and crafted with natural ingredients. Flavour options include Pulut Tai Tai, Salted Butter Caramel, and Pistachio.
14. Inside Scoop
The well-known ice cream brand needs no introduction with locations throughout the country. Notable creations include Valrhona Chocolate, Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake, Unicorn, and Durian. Inside Scoop also offers a variety of delectable ice cream cakes.
Ice cream is a universally adored and edible indulgence that will never go out of style, especially during the warmer seasons (or all the time in Malaysia). There are a plethora of flavours and you will never run out of new concoctions to try.
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