I've been back to BLIC Ice Cream Cafe at least twice after the enjoyable blogger outing there in January, and it does say a lot when I'm prepared to make that half an hour plus drive to Tampines when I've got a host of other ice-cream outlets here in the western end of Singapore. Good things are worth travelling for really, and with new flavours introduced every fortnight I think it's quite fun actually to go and be surprised!
One thing I like to see is how the two buddies behind BLIC (Ben & Larry) have worked so hard to keep working on customer feedback and to keep trying to improve their flavours. The SCaM (comprising of soursop, calamansi and martini) has been reworked so much so that it's one of my favourite flavours now - on the first couple of seconds you'd get that strong hint of sour, but smack your lips a little and the dryness of the martini gets to you... lovely. Other improved flavours include the Mango (fresh goodness!) and Strawberry Chunk (sweeter now).
Other than a couple of newly added "permanent" members to the flavour range (including Blackie, a darker version to the otherwise typical cookies and cream), BLIC also rolls out new flavours from time to time to surprise its customers. If you're interested you can always add them on Facebook, and do note that I wasn't asked to do this, it's just that I really love some of their ice-creams and it's only right that I share the love with you! The "promotional" flavours that I got to try out recently were awesome: Caramel Butterscotch and Kahlua Cookie, both caramel-inspired but one of course with that tease of alcohol. The butterscotch one is better because it stays harder a tad longer, and I also like it for that creamy, buttery taste.
The waffles are still a work in progress (the dudes are very keen to perfect this) but I know for sure it's one of the popular orders for everyone here. The waffles above is pictured with the revamped Dino Milo ice-cream, which has a couple of Milo balls in them as well as Milo powder added on top. This is what I call true dedication in making your customer happy.
I'm not too sure if the price for this Tiramisu has been set yet, but this has always been a favourite for me. Yes, I get it this complimentary because Ben and Larry are still mulling over how to price it haha. Tiramisu ice-cream with light sponge cake and a soft alcohol-infused ladyfinger biscuit base. The cool and creamy rendition of the traditional Italian dessert.
The crime scene. Of guiltless pleasures and sins.
Single Scoop Classic/Premium: $3.20/$5.20
Double Scoop Classic/Premium: $4.80/$7.80
Double Scoop Mix: $6.30
Milkshake Classic/Premium: $5.80/$8.80
Blk 802 Tampines Ave 4 #01-23.
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For a look at more flavours, go on to my earlier post here.
Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.