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[PHOTOS] SAYS Top 8 Must-Try Artisan Ice Creams In The Klang Valley

Looks like the ever-popular coffee craze may have finally met its match in the game of food trends, so move over, hipster cafés. 2015 is going to be the year of artisan ice cream! P.S. No one paid us to do this, we just REALLY love food. And ice cream. :D

Cover image via Facebook: Fatbaby Ice Cream

Hipster cafés have been all the rage in Klang Valley for the past few years. But something else might just knock 'em off the throne this year, and its name is...

...Ice cream. We're not referring to the tubs you can get from the supermarket either, we're talking about artisanal delicacies and quirky works of art in the sweet world of cold treats.

Pioneered by the creativivity and culinary skills of a few entrepreneurial individuals, the local ice cream scene has been abuzz since a few years ago. As of late, international ice cream phenomenons from Korea have also begun setting up shop in Malaysia.

Not convinced? We raise you these rising stars of the Malaysian ice cream scene:

1. Inside Scoop does not only make fresh gelato-inspired ice cream on-site, their toasty brown waffles and crunchy waffle cones are made in-house too

Where:
1. 9, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2. 57 Jalan SS22/19, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Selangor, Malaysia. Closed on Wednesdays.
3. 27, Jalan USJ10/1E, USJ Taipan, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Closed on Mondays.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 1.00PM - 11:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 12.30PM - 12.00AM
Sunday: 12.30PM - 11.00PM

2. Don't discount its humble stall, Sangkaya serves the ultimate experience of its handcrafted premium coconut ice cream in a fresh coconut husk topped with coconut flesh and toppings of your choice... for a mere RM7.90!

Where:
Jalan Alor (opposite Restoran Beh Brothers). Also, look out for their stalls in Teknologi Park Malaysia and Sri Petaling as well as at weekly markets in Taman Connaught (Wednesdays) and Bangsar (Sundays). More details here

Opening Hours: Daily, 6PM onwards (Jalan Alor stall only)

3. The Last Polka - one of the pioneers of the local artisanal ice cream scene - brings a touch of nostalgia with local flavours like Salted Gula Melaka and Teh Tarik. Feeling adventurous? Go for the Guiness Stout-flavoured or the Kuah Jenhan-inspired peanut butter ice creams!

Where: The Last Polka's ice cream is available in selected cafés and restaurants in KL and Selangor. Full list here.

Kuah Jenhan-flavoured, with chunks of peanut butter in it.

Image via Facebook: The Last Polka

A scoop of Salted Caramel over sago pudding at Fat Spoon Cafe.

Image via Facebook: The Last Polka

4. Handmade and handpacked with love, treat yourself to a pint or two of Fatbaby's fun-filled flavours such as Salted Caramel, Apple Crumble, and Madagascar Vanilla Bean

Where: 47, Jalan SS 15/4B, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Fatbaby Ice Cream is also sold at selected outlets listed here and available for order online.

Opening Hours: Saturdays (2.00PM - 10.00PM) and Sundays (2.00PM - 8.00PM)

Berry White ice cream

Image via Facebook: Fatbaby Ice Cream

5. Don't be surprised if you come across some really weird flavours at Whimsical Gelateria & Caffe, such as chocolate cili padi and the cafe's infamous Nasi Lemak gelato (it tastes a lot better than it sounds!)

Whimsical is operated by the owners of Cielo Dolci, a quaint gelateria in Paradigm Mall.

Where: D2-G3-05, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 11.00AM - 11.00PM
Friday: 11.00AM - 12.00AM
Saturday: 10.00AM - 12.00AM
Sunday: 10.00AM - 11.00PM

Image via Instagram: occw

6. The Potong brought back the lost art of 'ais potong' with innovative flavours such as Musang King, Watemelon Fizz, Cherry Root Beer, and...uh, Wasabi Lychee

Where: Publika Solaris Dutamas, UG Wondermama, Bangsar Village I Delectable Treats, Pavillion The Soda Factory, Taman Bukit Desa The Cafe, Royal Selangor Visitors Centre

7. Magnum Cafe puts an elegant and customisable spin to the usual grab-and-go sticks

Where: Lot T-023, 3rd Floor, South Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Operating Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Friday to Saturday: 10:00AM - 12:00AM

Image via yuhjiun09.com

Magnum Galaxy: Vanilla Magnum dipped in both white and dark chocolate with shards of sesame and white chocolate sheets, then served with black sesame sponge and mascarpone cream.

Image via vkeong / Flickr

Magnum Trifle: Cashew meringue, mascarpone cream, honey balsamic cream served with white chocolate dipped vanilla magnum topped with freeze dried raspberries and fresh strawberries.

Image via yuhjiun09.com

8. Korean Milkcow's silky soft ice cream topped with chunks of fresh honeycomb is a house specialty, but you can also enjoy it with other toppings like macarons, liquid honey, jelly beans and many more

Where: LG K23, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur. (Opposite Cold Storage)

Opening Hours: 10.00AM - 10.00PM daily

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