One of the most grueling things about Malaysia is the afternoon heat. Sometimes, the sun bakes the ground until the heatwaves radiate from the pavement! At this point, all we want to do is run inside and take cover with the protection provided by the air-conditioner. Or – for those in Kuala Lumpur (KL) – maybe even cool down ourselves with a tasty treat: ice cream!
There’s nothing like beating Malaysia’s hot, equatorial temperature with its cold, sweet, and delicious taste! Hence, we take a look at some of the most unique ice cream parlors in Kuala Lumpur (KL) where you can get the coolest scoop today!
Note: The ratings below were taken from the Google reviews for each parlor.
This Halal-certified parlor in KL is not only renowned for acquiring the art of traditional gelato-making straight from Italy, but also for its innovative flavors that establish it as a Malaysian go-to favorite during holidays, festivals, and special occasions! From water-based and cream-based classic tastes to Japanese favorites and the unordinary (such as ikasumi – squid ink and nasi lemak), Idolci has it all!
Operation hours: Daily from 9am – 5pm, closed on weekends
Contact: 012-299 0017
As an artisanal ice creamery in a joint collaboration with Austrailian Masterchef Christy Tania, this spot is popular for its frozen creations and treats! In particular, their local flavors are a smashing favorite amongst Malaysians as well as the gargantuan The King XL: made of musang king ice cream, coconut sorbet, and torched marshmallows that form the dessert’s skin to look just like durian!
Operation hours: Daily from 12am – 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm – 12am
Contact: 03-2856 8289
Here, a classic scoop or cone of ice cream isn’t enough! They’ve taken it to the next level by specializing in ice cream cakes which come in various themes specifically tailored to family relatives, significant others, and kids! Alongside, other selections include ice cream lollipops, ice cream swiss rolls, ice cream bouquets, and even ice cream cakes for Harry Potter, K-Pop, and video games and apps!
Operation hours: Daily from 9am – 6pm
Contact: 03-7972 3803
Another popular and renowned ice cream parlor in KL, their lovely artisan gelato and coffee make the perfect cool-down pairing to one’s hot, humid day! With a wide, extensive variety of unique flavors, these include Lotus Biscoff and Chocolate, Lavender Honey, Kyoto Matcha with White Chocolate, Avocado and Lime, Passionfruit Cheesecake, and more – all of which are worth trying at least once!
Operation hours: Weekdays from 11am – 9pm, Fridays and weekends from 11am – 10pm
Contact: 03-6270 0966
From ice cream pints to ice cream cakes, this parlor provides a diverse selection of unique flavors, with the rule of thumb being a minimum order of 2 pints! Some major recommendations include Dark Chocolate Butterscotch, the Bombe Alaska Ice Cream Cake, and even their own version of musang king ice cream cake! Other key locations include Bangsar, Taman Segar, Publika, Avantas, and more.
Operation hours: Daily from 10am – 10pm
Contact: 03-2202 3547
Taken from Hungary’s official dessert Kurtoskalacs, this parlor serves Malaysia’s #1 Chimney Cakes: crispy and fluffy Hungarian Sweet Bread shaped like chimneys and stuffed with – you guessed it! – ice cream and other sweet treats! They also provide other interesting options like Kurtos fries and frappes. Other key locations include Berjaya Times Square, IOI City Mall, Mid Valley, Pavilion, and more.
Operation hours: Daily from 11am – 11pm
Contact: 016-701 0814
This parlor in KL offers an interestingly unique spin on their hand-crafted ice creams: specialized alcohol-based flavors! These include Bacardi Chocolate Crunch, Whiskey Red Velvet, and more! Be sure to check out their new Beachside Series featuring their original flavor, the Ribenatini! Don’t worry, though! – they also have non-alcoholic flavors such as Durian, Tiramisu, and Valrhona Chocolate.
Operation hours: Daily from 11:30am – 11pm
Contact: 03-2856 7435
Perhaps one of the most healthy ice cream parlors currently out there, their ice cream is all-natural vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, and artificial-additive-free: talk about indulgence without any consequences! Alongside a hearty range of cakes, breads, spreads, and other treats, their ice cream flavors include Blue Planet, Keto Avocado Coconut, and Smoked Pineapple Pink Peppercorn!
Operation hours: Daily from 10am – 10pm
Contact: 03-2201 5013
This isn’t just your average ice cream parlor: they offer an extensive selection of gelato, sorbets, and yogurt as well as – to return to that childhood nostalgia for old times sakes – gelato tricycle services to bring themselves right to your office or special occasion! While a range of classic flavors can be chosen, there are also some unique choices: the Chilli, Ginger & Lemongrass gelato and the ciku sorbet.
Operation hours: Weekdays from 11am – 9:30pm, weekends from 11am – 10:30pm, closed on Mondays
Contact: 03-2110 3346
Similar to Ice Cream Bar Hartamas, this parlor in KL also specializes in alcohol-based ice cream flavors (No Rest for the Wicked, Lickin’ on Gin and Juice). And yes, they have non-alcohol ones too (Monkey Business Local Banana, In the Mood for Love)! However, the main highlight here is their selection of Boozy Cakes such as best sellers Bricky Chan and You can’t have Yin without the Yang!
Operation hours: Daily from 12pm – 10:30pm, Saturdays from 12pm – 11:30pm, closed on Tuesdays
Contact: 011-6410 3677
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