It seems that ice-cream parlours are the next in-thing these days; after all that hype of third-wave coffee movement joints opening across the island, this month sees a number of creameries sprouting across the island.
Situated in the Tanglin Halt neighborhood, The Milky Way definitely makes for a great addition to the neighborhood. It is opened by former Campus Superstar participant Renfred Ng, who is mostly seen behind the espresso machine during my visit here.
(Waffles with Sicilian Pistachio Ice-Cream)
Having tried a few flavours, I found that I preferred the Sicilian Pistachio flavour. Made from Pistachios from Sicily, the ice-cream was smooth, creamy yet nutty without having a consistency too sweet nor milky; perfect for a cold treat. Waffles are served at half-portions here, and they serve waffles of the classic batter here. It’s strong on its buttery fragrance, and it’s fluffy interior makes it a delight to have. If ice-cream waffles are not your thing, there is also an option of Berry Compote to go along with them.
Renfred Ng may be talented in singing, but he really pulls a great shot too. Flat White is not in the menu, but he would gladly serve one up if you ask. It’s light bodied nuttiness was well-balanced with creaminess; soothing.
Having tried the ice-cream and coffee, The Milky Way is amazing, especially when it adds more variety to the Tanglin Halt neighbourhood. What is more amazing would be how its run; you would not have known that its owned by Renfred Ng before you head down, and there is no gimmicky marketing trick that makes use of his fame to draw the crowds. Down-to-earth and humble, he serves everyone just like any other cafe owner would; I find that particularly interesting for The Milky Way. Here’s hoping The Milky Way would do well in time to come!
The Milky Way Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee
Blk 48 Tanglin Halt Road