5 Chocolate Ice Creams That Are Worth The Calories – Tried & Tested!

FOOD  |  February 09, 2017
  • 1. DARK CHOCOLATE GELATO
    1 / 5 1. DARK CHOCOLATE GELATO

    $5 a scoop and $12.50 a pint, from all Chocolate Origin outlets. Including #B1-01 Bugis Junction (6337-1220); and #B3-10A 313@Somerset (6884-4019).

    They sure took their time to expand from their three-item menu (two types of whole chocolate cakes, and a mini lava cake) since they first opened shop in 2011, but the wait was well worth it. It’s a gutsy dose of dark Belgian chocolate, luscious in the mouth, with a long, deep cocoa finish. A little goes a long way.

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  • 2. HEI
    2 / 5 2. HEI

    From $4.90 a scoop, and $15.50 a pint, from all Awfully Chocolate Stores. Including #B1-52 Raffles City (6338-3527); and #01-15 Square 2 (6250-7106).

    “Hei” translates to “black” in Mandarin, and it was everything the name and pitch-black colour promised. The cocoa hit on the palate was strong but (thankfully) not bracing, with the creamy mouthfeel balancing out the intensity of the chocolate.

    (Also read: What’s The Difference Between Cacao & Cocoa?)

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  • 3. DARK CHOCOLATE SOFT SERVE
    3 / 5 3. DARK CHOCOLATE SOFT SERVE

    $9 a cone, from all Godiva outlets. Including Basement 2, Takashimaya Department Store (6738-3657); and #B1-K1 Raffles City Shopping Centre (6837-0632). 

    This was one of the priciest soft-serves out there, but it was a darn good splurge ? satiny and dark, and swathed in a crisp Belgian waffle cone that’s rimmed with crunchy chocolate biscuits. Sheer luxury.

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  • 4. EMPORIUM SHOKUHIN DARK CHOCOLATE GELATO
    4 / 5 4. EMPORIUM SHOKUHIN DARK CHOCOLATE GELATO

    $18 for a 400g tub, from Emporium Shokuhin. #01-18 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard (6224-3433). 

    We’re big fans of the gelato counter at Emporium Shokuhin, and this housemade tub of dark chocolate has a lot of cocoa oomph. What’s surprising is that it starts off super rich and velvety but finishes really cleanly in the mouth. Even after a huge scoop (or more), you wouldn’t feel overwhelmed at all.

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  • 5. NAMA CHOCO SOFT SERVE
    5 / 5 5. NAMA CHOCO SOFT SERVE

    From $5.90 for a cup, and $16 for a 400g tub, from Matchaya. #01-72 Icon Village (9767-9811). 

    This cosy little kiosk is devoted to Japanese soft-serve ice cream in all its numerous sweet and savoury flavours ? from matcha to sesame and even kuri (chestnut)! The silky swirls of the Nama Choco carry an elegant bittersweetness from the combination of single origin dark chocolate with fresh cream.

    (Also read: 5 Raw Chocolate Brands to Try Now)

    This article first appeared in www.herworldplus.com.

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