Though it’s been a rainy couple of days, the omnipresent Singaporean sun is coming back soon. When the time comes, you’ll want to keep this list of gourmet ice creams handy: restaurants and cafes are doing everything and anything to bring a fresh spin (or should we say churn) to the age-old dessert.

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That might mean coming up with contemporary flavours that boggle the mind – after all, it’s in vogue to mix savoury and sweet nowadays. Whether that’s the simple joy of mixing French fries in McDonald’s vanilla cones, to the machinations of 1-VU’s Ace Tan, resulting in a red-and-yellow-miso-spiked ice cream topped off with soy caramel.

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Else, there’s always how you’re making it: with the plant-based diet gaining traction, dairy (and therefore conventional ice cream) goes out the window in favour of coconut milk. This is especially relevant for those who are lactose intolerant. In the end, the frozen dessert’s versatility is what makes it so suitable for experimentation by ingenious chefs and creameries – which is why it’s the perfect time to whip out our silverware and dig in, rain or shine.

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