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Earle Swensen’s Gelato Bonanza

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I’ve got simple kids who gets easily excitable…
They were already grinning from ear to ear at the sound of ice cream.
And fixing their own banana split got them over the moon and staying there.

Hiroshi and Sophia had so much fun fixing their own banana split.
While James couldn’t care less… He just wanted to EAT it!
Earle Swensen's Vivo City Banana Split Gelato

As we indulge in our banana split, we can’t help but notice that the ice cream were creamier and the flavors were more intense than before. Ahh, a closer look into the press kit reveals that Earle Swensen’s is offering a whole new gelato menu starting from January 2015. This simply means that all your ice cream from Earle Swensen’s gets an upgrade into atas Gelato!

With this much flavors to choose from, there are bound to be something for everyone!
Swensen's Earle Gelato selections

I was suppose to be having Joy in a Jar. A beautiful concoctions of delectable chocolate brownie loaded with bananas, fresh strawberries layered with vanilla and thin mint ice cream. But, it got hijacked by Sophia who emptied the entire jar before returning it to me!! *sob sob*
Earle Swensen's Vivo City Joy in a Jar gelato

Hiroshi had Molten Chocolate Lava Cake served with Cheese Cookie Gelato. Gooey Lava were oozing out of the Molten Lava Cake as we dug our spoons into it. Hiroshi wasn’t crazy about the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, but he polished up the cheese cookie gelato instantaneously.
Earle Swensen's Vivi City

With everybody else’s sweet tooth well satisfied and kids bouncing off the walls, I finally get to eat my dessert in peace. I had a hard time deciding with Earle Swensen’s extensive Gelato dessert menu. After much deliberation, I finally settled with Celebrity Brownies served with Durian Gelato. Warm fudgy Brownies against the full flavored silky smooth durain gelato was extremely pleasurable for the taste buds. It does feels like I’ve died and gone to dessert heaven!
Singapore Blogger Irene Soh Earle Swensen's Gelato

There is always room for dessert, especially when it is gelato. Earle Swensen’s NEW Gelato Menu will be available from 1st January 2015 in restaurants islandwide.

Full Disclosure: We were invited to Earle Swensen’s for food tasting by Touch PR. Views and Opinions are my own. *burp*

Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee | Best Waffle Ice Cream EVER!

I’m not too sure if it is a good idea
to have your nieces and nephews following you on Social Media…

And this is WHY…

Recently, Hiroshi (@hellohiroshi) started following his aunt on instagram.
He faithfully stalked, liked and commented at every food picture that was posted.
Ivy's instagram on Creamier Ice Cream Waffle At Toa Payoh

Eventually the obligating aunt had no choice but to bring the kids out for an ice cream treat over pinky instagram promise.

In contrast of sleepy town at Blk 128 Toa Payoh Lorong 1,
the Ice Cream Parlor; Creamier was buzzing with activity.
Creamier Toa Payoh Handcrafted Ice Cream And Coffee

Happiness is staring at the whole range of Handcrafted Ice cream
after queuing for the past 20 minutes.
Creamier Toa Payoh  Handcrafted Ice cream abd coffee

The smell of freshly made waffles and brewed coffee is HEAVENLY!!
Creamier Toa Payoh Fresh Waffles

After ordering, display your table number prominently.
Creamier Toa Payoh Table Number

Supporting local artist, by displaying their art works.
Creamier Toa Payoh Ice Cream Parlor Support Local Artist

We went on a Full Scale Indulgence with No Reservations.
Ultimate Combination of Double scoop Ice Cream served on 2 slices of freshly made waffles sitting on delicious Maple Syrup & Chocolate Sauce.
(Ice Cream Flavors we had: Butterscotch Almond, Mango Passion Fruit Sorbet, Cookies and Cream, Strawberry Sorbet, Thai Milk Tea, Pistachio, Green Tea)
Creamier Toa Payoh Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee

The Belgian waffle is one of the best I had in a long long time! Crispy on the outside, but yet fluffy inside. Warm waffle with Delectable Creamy Ice Cream send joy down my rumbling tummy.

Every flavor tasted exquisite. It was hard picking out which was our favorite. I personally love Thai Milk Tea. Creamy with a tinge of tea fragrance.

On the overall, Creamier has far exceed our expectation in terms of food quality.

Extremely reasonable pricing.
My pockets were smiling, not because the bill was dirt cheap…
but because Auntie Ivy was BUYING! 🙂
(Waffle with ice cream cost $8.50. Extra scoop of ice cream is $2.50 each.
There is an additional charge of $0.80/scoop for Premium ice cream.)

It is a cozy environment, but be prepared to eat your ice cream Elbow to Elbow or sit Butt to Butt because it get incredibly crowded during peak hours!

Thank you Auntie Ivy for that AWESOME Ice Cream Treat.
I believed Hiroshi has also liked your instagram photo of the Standing Sushi Bar.
Heeheehee… Now you know why having nieces and nephews following you on social media ain’t such a good idea afterall right?!?!?

Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee
128, Toa Payoh Lorong 1.
#01-835,
Singapore 310128
P: (65) 6250 1476

Opening Hours
Tue – Thu:
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat:
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Closed on Mondays.

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Easy Peasy Thai Style Sticky Coconut Rice with Mango Recipe

Thai Style Sticky Coconut Rice with Mango Recipe
Kitson carefully hand carried the precious cargo of 6 mangoes all the way back from Manila. Seriously, no one in the right frame of mind could ever resist an incredible deal like this. 6 mangoes, all for the price of S$2.00?!?!

Totally unbeatable!

In attempts to finish up the bag of glutinous rice lying in the kitchen,
I’ve decided to make some Thai Style Sticky Coconut Rice with Mango.

Sawadee Ka! Let’s get cookin’.

Ingredients
(Recipe yield 2 portions)
1/2 cup of Glutinous Rice
(soak for at least 2 hours or overnight)
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
2 tbsp Sugar
A pinch of Salt
1 Yummy Mango (Peeled and cut into thick slices)

Directions
1. Drain water from Glutinous Rice and steam for 20 mins.
2. In a small saucepan, bring coconut milk. sugar and a pinch of salt to a slow simmer.
(the sugar should dissolve completely)
3. Stir coconut milk into steamed glutinous rice. Cover up with Cling Wrap and let it sit in room temperature for 30 mins.
4. Plate Coconut Sticky rice with Chunky slices of Mango.

Bon Apetit!
Let me know what you think about my Easy Peasy Thai Style Sticky Coconut Rice with Mango Recipe.

p/s: You may also like to check out other glutinous rice recipes such as
Authentic Lor Mai Kai and Pulut Panggang (Grilled Rice Packets).

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