Alcohol and ice-cream? YES PLEASE!!
I love what they’re scooping out at The Ice Cream Bar in Desa Sri Hartamas.
The Ice Cream Bar is an ice cream parlour by the folks who started Inside Scoop, which I do particularly enjoy eating. Their ice cream flavours are quite simply a treat for the tastebuds and although I’m mildly lactose intolerant, I’ll brave it for a taste of their creamy ice creams!
What makes The Ice Cream Bar different is that they make alcoholic ice cream.
There was a selection of alcoholic ice cream the day I was there – Asahi Sorbet, Blackforest, Whiskey Cream with whiskey, Smokey Cognac (chocolate), Rum and Raisin and Cranberry with whiskey. Some of them were flavoured with Singleton malt whiskey.
They do allow you a taste of the ice cream before you choose your flavour, so it was a good time to taste it. Asahi Sorbet tasted just like ice beer, which was very interesting. I quite liked the creamy vanilla flavour of the Whiskey Cream, which had a light taste of whiskey and Blackforest was creamy, with a delicious taste of cake blended into the ice cream. Smoky Cognac was cognac infused into rich chocolate ice cream, and was very strong!
Ended up with a double scoop of Blackforest and Smoky Cognac. A double scoop is RM13.90 but for the alcoholic flavours, there is an additional charge of between RM1.50 to RM2 a scoop, depending on the flavour.
You can add on a waffle or cone as well, or opt to have it in a cup as I did.
Dine in or take away, there’s ample seating in a cozy environment. A nice place to hang out on a hot afternoon!
SERVICE: Friendly servers. You can taste the ice creams before you commit to your flavour and the servers were pleasant to allow this.
AMBIANCE: Cosy ambiance with space to cater for groups or individuals who want to just stop by for a quick ice cream treat.
TASTE: Very tasty. The non alcoholic ice creams taste as the flavours suggest, and the alcoholic ones were well infused with the alcohol, and not overpowered by the taste of the ice cream.
PRICE: A bit pricey, but standard for non commercial ice-cream. As I don’t eat ice cream often, I was fine with the pricing for premium quality ice cream.
THE ICE CREAM BAR
60, Jalan 27/70A
Desa Sri Hartamas
TEL: 03-2856 7435
The Ice Cream Bar @ Desa Sri Hartamas
The Ice Cream Bar has a novel approach in that alongside the regular ice cream flavours, they also serve alcoholic flavours. The ice creams are creamy and tasty, and the alcoholic flavours are well infused with alcohol. Slightly on the pricey side, but well worth the occasional treat.
TRY THESE: Alcohol flavours, if you can have them. Otherwise, the regular flavours are very good too.