You must be a psychopath if you don’t like ice cream. In Malaysia, especially in KL and Selangor, you can find the best ice cream shops ever. Ice cream is one of the best desserts out there. It’s creamy, icy and sweet, so what’s not to love about it, right? Yes, it sounds kind of unhealthy but nowadays, there are healthier and better alternatives to ice cream too. For instance, there are vegan options now and, fun fact, gelato is an icy dessert that has lower calories than the average ice cream.
Nonetheless, people still like to opt for classic ice cream. But keep in mind, ice cream is not something we can simply eat every day, you know? Yes, it’s a bummer but hey, you wouldn’t want your teeth to already fall out before you turn 70. Even though ice cream is one of the best desserts you can find in KL, maybe save it for every once in a while. Speaking of once in a while, when is the best time to eat ice cream actually?
The Best Times To Eat Ice Cream
Yes, I said once in a while but that “once in a while” moment can happen anytime you feel like it! In other words, you don’t have to wait for a specific occasion for you to eat ice cream. Sometimes you just crave it and when you do, you go get it. Maybe act as if it’s a treat from you for you at the end of a long day. So, the conclusion is, ice cream can be eaten at any time for any occasion no matter how big or small. Enjoy the beauty and deliciousness of ice cream, especially with these stores:
Waka Waka Gelato
Waka Waka Gelato’s scoop shop can be found in Seapark, Selangor. One of the best things about their icy desserts is that they churn the gelato freshly with pure ingredients. They have a variety of flavours ranging from the classics like dark chocolate or chocolate mint to local twists like cendol and salted egg yolk. They started from being a home-based brand and now they are spreading generosity with every flavour they make and every cup they sell. Their gelato is loved by many with its luscious texture and great flavours. During this MCO period, the scoop shop delivers different flavours daily for orders made before 1 pm. You can drop them a message on Instagram to order.
Contact No: +6016-333 4948
Any Malaysian living in KL would know of Inside Scoop and they are considered one of the best ice cream shops in KL and Selangor. This famous ice cream shop was founded by a Malaysian couple wanting to bring premium, freshly churned ice cream for the locals. They opened up in late 2013 with 16 flavours and have never stopped creating more flavours since then. Now, a lot of locals of all ages enjoy their ice cream.
The best part about Inside Scoop is their variety of delicious flavours! They have choices from the classics like vanilla made with actual vanilla bean pods and a lot of creative flavours with a local twist like durian, cempedak and cendol! It does not stop there, though. Their creative flavours include coconut ash, red velvet and even teh tarik, which is a local milk tea drink, and more! You can browse their flavours on their website I’ll be listing below. They also have ice cream cakes and waffles with ice cream too. By the way, a review I got was that the waffles and ice cream are a must-try!
Fun Fact: Inside Scoop actually gave birth to another ice cream shop called The Ice Cream Bar. This shop has a variety of ice cream flavours laced with booze! So, for all the adults wanting to try boozy ice cream like Whisky Cream or Smoked Cognac, give them a visit! They do also have non-alcohol flavours so it’s suitable for everyone.
Contact No: +60 12-623 2971
For everyone looking for a better-for-you option, Kind Kones is the way to go. They started in 2017 with the goal to create good quality ice cream that is better for you and for the environment. The whole point is to let people know that you can have ice cream that is made with natural ingredients without compromising the taste of the flavours. Their ice cream has no dairy, egg, soy, refined sugar, preservatives and any artificial flavouring. So, if you’re vegan or are lactose intolerant, give Kind Kones a try. The best part is that their ice cream is always freshly churned every day. That is one of the reasons why Kind Kones is one of the best vegan ice cream shops in KL.
Their flavours are amazing too. They have wonderful flavours like baklava, charcoal vanilla, tiramisu and more! Based on reviews, I’d say that the Salted Chocolate Chip is a must-try for anyone giving them a visit. They also have gluten-free options if you prefer it to be so! Ice cream is not the only thing they have cakes, bread and spreads! If you prefer to have it delivered, they can do that as well. I’ll list their website below and you can browse and order from there.
Sangkaya specialises in all things coconut, not like other ice cream shops. Their tagline is literally “nuts about coconuts” and they mean it. They have coconut-based drinks as well but their original coconut ice cream is one of the best coconut ice cream in KL and Selangor that you should try when you first visit them. Made with fresh coconut milk, it is an ice cream that will really cool you off since coconut milk has cooling properties. Other than their original flavour, they also have other delicious flavours like gula melaka, durian, teh tarik, matcha and more. What’s interesting is that you can choose to have them serve your ice cream in a coconut husk bowl! You’ll get to pick toppings of your choice and you’ll get to taste fresh and tasty coconut flesh at the bottom of the husk. It’s an experience worth trying with them.
Contact No: +6016-448 9405
This is something you can get for your home and to enjoy on a hot day. Pops Malaya sells ice pops made from real fruit with no artificial flavouring or colouring! It can be really nostalgic too for those of you who enjoyed eating ice pops or “aiskrim Malaysia” as a kid. However, these ice pops are a much healthier alternative since it’s made with only the freshest ingredients. Their flavours include strawberry, mango, passionfruit+pineapple and more! You can order boxes of their refreshing ice bars from their website listed below, keep them in your freezer and enjoy a nice icy treat at any time of the day. Plus, they are really affordable and you can also get them from Shopee, or maybe spot them at your local Mydin or Petronas Mesra store.
Contact No: +6012-930 3322
These, in our opinion, is the top 5 best ice cream shops that can be found in KL and Selangor. Give them a visit for or order online via their websites and enjoy your icy treats! For other choices of icy treats, you can check out our other article on where to get the best shaved ice desserts!