Ice-Cream Kingdom at Holland Grove Road is helmed by its CICO (Chief Ice-Cream Officer) Stella, who is very much an ice-cream lover and enthusiast herself. This humble ice-cream parlour is relatively new to the scene, having been around for only about eight months or so in this quiet western corner of Singapore. Nevertheless, following my numerous visits here since January, I'm confident that the homemade feel and taste of the ice-creams have made quite a strong case for this Kingdom to reign supreme over its counterparts, at least on this side of the island. That's quite something especially when there's so many ice-cream places here in the west.
Come to think of it, I actually have personal favourites from all four corners of Singapore - Icekimo (north), Tom's Palette (south), BLIC (east) and Ice-Cream Kingdom (west). While Tom and ICK are known for their good ice-cream textures (something which I've slowly become more cognizant of), Icekimo and BLIC on the other hand have been recognised for their interesting variety of flavours and consistency in ice-cream quality.
Ice-Cream Kingdom currently has a one-for-one Facebook deal on scoops that will be ending at the end of the month (eeks! just five more days to go!) so do go on Facebook, be a fan on the Ice-Cream Kingdom page and troop down to Holland Grove as soon as possible! They've also added on other complementaries like waffles so it would be nice to pair your ice-creams with these.
Ice Cream Kingdom admittedly doesn't have the widest of varieties, but it certainly scores on some of its signatures. As I've mentioned before, the Honey Wheat Crunch flavour has a really sweet and refreshing taste to it, and I was told that the sweetness of this ice-cream comes from the honey and not any other artificial sweetener. The Sticky Chewy Chocolate here is "stickier" and a tad darker than the one from Swensen's, while the smooth and familiar Nutella Nutella has gotten itself an ardent following.
I also particularly like the Nespresso ice-cream because of its strong hint of coffee, though Stella has been encouraging me to give the Earl Grey Tea flavour a try soon since it's one of the ice-creams that she spends a lot of time and effort on. I'll leave the rest for you guys to explore, but do give this simple parlour some support. Once again, the deal is just in joining ICK's Facebook page and then identifying yourself on the in-house laptop for your one-for-one scoop. Easy peasy and easy does it.
Cheers and enjoy the weekend! :)
$3.00 for a single scoop
$5.20 for double sccops
40 Holland Grove Road.
Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.