6 Must-Try Desserts That Are Not Cakes Or Ice Cream Food Notes

Dessert is the most important meal of the day, right? By Sharifah Nursyafiqah

If you cannot end a meal without having something sweet, or you are perfectly fine with skipping your main dishes and diving right into dessert, this post is for you. Cakes and ice cream have long dominated the dessert world in their many variations, such as rainbow or molten lava cakes, and different types of soft serve atop crispy waffles. Looking to try something different? Read on to find out what tasty treats you should try the next time your sugar cravings hit!


1. Bingsu ($12 – $14.50)
Snowy Village

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The Bingsu craze has been in Singapore for a while now, and for good reason too! If ice cream is too cloying and you need a cold dessert on a hot day, get a bowl of this yummy Korean shaved ice dessert. The Injeolmi Bingsu in Snowy Village (Singapore’s first container cafe) is served with generous toppings of black sesame mochi, peanut shavings, rice cakes, and green tea. Chocolate lovers will enjoy the Chocoreo Bingsu, topped with Oreo crumbs and Pepero sticks.

Snowy Village
120 Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm


2. Yogurt Parfait ($6.90)
Twenty Grammes

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Love your froyo? Next time you’re looking for a ‘healthier’ alternative to ice cream (that is, until you start loading it up with sweet toppings) skip the Llao Llao queues and head to Twenty Grammes for their TG Yogurt Parfait! You’ll get a large cup of smooth frozen yogurt with four standard toppings for just $6.90. You can also opt to have frozen yogurt on a waffle, instead of the usual soft serve ice cream. Plus, there is no GST or service charge in this cafe.

Twenty Grammes
753 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 19872
Opening hours: 11.30am – 10pm


3. Flower Paap ($6.50)
Banana Tree Singapore

This popular South Korean cafe chain hit our shores earlier this year, and with it came exciting new dessert options in Singapore. A popular favourite is the Flower Paap, or pudding in a pot! Yummy banana pudding with freshly made cream is placed in the flower pot, topped with Oreo soil and chocolate pebbles, and a cheery flower.

Banana Tree Singapore
26 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089133
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Tues to Sat), 12pm – 7pm (Sun), Closed on Mon


4. Churros ($14)
Salt Tapas & Bar

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Few places serve churros as good as those you will find in Salt Tapas & Bar. This Australian tapas place has fresh and crispy churros, generously coated with cinnamon sugar, and served with chocolate sauce. The chocolate sauce is a winner in this dish – it is not too thick or sweet, and is a perfect complement to the churros.

Salt Tapas & Bar
252 North Bridge Road, #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon to Thur), 11.30am – 11pm (Fri), 11.30am – 10.30pm (Sat), 11.30am – 9.30pm (Sun)


5. Frozen Custard ($4 onwards)
Density Frozen Custard

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This definitely looks like ice cream, but here’s where this dessert is different. The first of its kind in Singapore, Density Frozen Custard’s desserts are just that – frozen custard. Made with cream, sugar, and egg, this dessert has a creamier texture than ice cream, and a denser texture. You can expect to find an incredible array of flavours on rotation, such as Honey & Sea Salt, Rum & Raisin, Buttered Popcorn, and even Speculoos! Frozen custard is prepared fresh onsite daily, and you can keep updated on the week’s flavours on Density Frozen Custard’s Facebook page.

Density Frozen Custard
4 Short St, Singapore 188212
Opening Hours: 3pm – 1am (Mon to Fri), 12pm – 1am (Sat and Sun)


6. Snow Ice ($5)
Mei Heong Yuen Dessert

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For a more traditional shaved ice dessert, head to this popular place in Chinatown. With flavours like Green Tea, Almond & Sesame, Durian, and many more, you’ll definitely be spoiled for choice. Mei Heong Yuen Dessert also serves a range of pudding and paste desserts, such as the smooth walnut paste, which is a hit with regulars. This place gets pretty crowded on weekend nights though, so head early to grab a spot!

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert
63-67 Temple Street, Chinatown, Singapore 058611
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 8pm (Mon to Fri), 10.30pm – 10pm (Sat and Sun)

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