Merely Ice Cream

Started exactly ten years ago by Tham Ying Wai together with two former secondary school classmates, Merely Ice Cream is as straight shootin' as it sounds, selling pretty much, well, just ice cream (duh). Though the owners themselves will have folks made au courant of how fiendishly finicky they are about what goes into their heat-beating creations, for almost everything gets pedantically confected from scratch using a panoply of only the freshest this, that, whatever and ever amen. 100% natural so they strenuously avow, totally devoid of any artificial bling blang blah.

Merely Ice Cream currently operates two outlets at Sunshine Plaza and Our Tampines Hub (which we visited one recent oppressively torrid weekday afternoon). Standard flavours cost $3.80 per scoop, while those tagged "premium" shall incur an additional $0.70. Do also feel free anytime to cone/waffle up for $1/$3.50 each.

Merely Ice Cream@OTH seats merely four, nevertheless you can always plant your ass down somewhere in the vast adjoining foyer.

What knocked our socks off:

Deemed their pièce de résistance, the Valrhona Chocolate (we are guessing Guanaja 70%) didn't disappoint - a libidinous, cacao-laden affaire du cœur which amply bled a debauched bittersweet mottled with pithily malty notes, this palpably squaring off against the accompanying toasted waffle's fasionable warmth cum crispy splendour.

Waffle + Single Scoop of Valrhona Chocolate ($8)

Other items sampled but turned out to be non-events:

Single Scoop of Horlicks Panda ($3.80)

Cone + Single Scoop of Thai Milk Tea ($4.80)

Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice. Kindly clarify with outlet before visiting or ordering.

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Score: 7.0/10


Editor's Note: Merely Ice Cream shuttered entirely in 2023.


Sunshine Plaza Our Tampines Hub
91 Bencoolen Street, 1 Tampines Walk,
#01-13 #B1-52
Singapore 189652 Singapore 528523


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