Sunday, April 09, 2006

Ice cream that's good for ya!

soy ice cream

Being a fan of ice-cream, I find myself craving it ever so often. There's just something about the essence of ice-cream itself that's so appealing. Trust me, it's not just the sugar rush. Well I don't really like those overtly sweet ones. To me, ice-cream is all about the moment it lands on your tongue and starts melting and how the flavour swirls and your tastebuds start registering it and your brain and appetite tells you it's divine.

But most of the time, ice-cream is portrayed as a sinful treat. The answer is obvious... with the amount of cream and sugar, it's known to be high in calories etc. I usually prefer ice-cream with that down-to-earth homemade feel. My favourites have to be Scoopz (at Parkway Parade & Jurong Pt) and Island Creamery. I know there are many more home-made ice-cream parlours out there but I haven't had the chance to try them all just as yet.

To me, it's not only about the flavours but the texture as well. Okay, all in all, I just love love love ice-cream. It's a treat that's enjoyed by many. And especially in hot Singapore.

SO what is this post about then? Yes, ice-cream that's good for you. Obviously it won't be as good as the real McCoy, but this is close enough.

I present to you soy icecream from the Mr Bean soymilk/beancurd outlets that's peppered throughout the nation. I was delighted when I saw it being sold at certain outlets (I'm aware that the outlets at Compass Point and Tan Tock Seng Hospital sells them). And seriously, this is good. Though it's just one original flavour, it's a refreshing change. It's soft-serve soy icecream with dietary fibre, calcium, and less sugar. I really love it! It's not surprising because I happen to be a huge soy fan too. Seriously! I drink soy milk ever so often... Probably 3 to 5 times a week! I especially like Mr Bean's papaya and soymilk blend. Yum!

Okay, back to that soy icecream. It costs $1.50 per cup or $1.30 if you decide to have in it a cone. I really don't know how long it has been around, but I'm a huge fan now and it's going to be my ice-cream alternative on days that I feel that I've indulged too much. Haha!

11 comments:

galinusa said...

I like Mr Bean's soybean milk soft serve too! It's really full of soy flavour and not to mention healthy :). This is a much preferred alternative to McD's vanilla cone for me.

Anonymous said...

hi, i am a silent blog-hopper of yours. they have it at the international plaza branch too but i didn't try it. now, i am so tempted to try. thanks for the recommendation!!

me,@ mizteriez-of-de-heart

Angie said...

Hi hi, hope you have time for another Meme ;p

Details at http://mykitchenmylaboratory.blogspot.com/2006/04/foodbloggers-meme-around-world.html

Anonymous said...

Hey,

I was wondering if the soft serve is available at every outlet?

If not, where is it available?

Thanks :) Looks yummy, I've got to get some when I return for holidays

keiko said...

Hi Cheryl, ice-cream can't be sinful :) I've never had soy ice-cream before but sounds tempting, I should give it a go some time soon.

Joyce said...

ive been trying to find it but so far i keep seeling jollibean outlets!

the baker said...

galinusa: YEP! same here...

anon: you should try it out! you won't regret. haha

angie: thanks... i will do the meme sooN!

anonymous: hmmm apparently not all outlets have it. so far I know compass point and the one at TTSH sells it. i hope the rest start selling it soon

keiko: you have to try soy ice-cream. it's really good. not just because it's supposedly healthier; it's the soy taste that's rather appealing. esp if you love soy foodstuffs as much as i do!

Joyce: ya! I'm a big fan of Mr Bean now. and I wish they had more Mr Bean outlets. Jollibean ones are good for their min jiang kueh only!

cupcakes said...

hi there..
been reading ur blog for sometimes now...i juz wanna say that i absolutely LURRRVVVEEE the taste of the soy ice-cream! nice, creamy & healtier too...it was like a love at 1st taste for me...hahahahah....btw..gr8 blog u have here...keep on posting ya..cheerz! =)

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting the mr.bean's ice cream. I love that ice cream. I wish someone can deliver mr. bean's ice cream to me right now...:)
have you tried the 3-in-1 of mr.bean?

Anonymous said...

u can check for outlet locations here:

http://mrbean.com.sg/index_home.asp

voraciousbookworm said...

I really liked your post. I, too, am a fan of the Mr. Bean soy ice-cream. I visited Singapore in the summer and I got it every time I got the chance, haha. It just feels so healthy to eat, and it's delicious too! I managed to get a plush Mr. Bean accessory which you can hang on purses and backpacks, but I wish there were more Mr. Bean merchandise when I was there. Not sure if they're selling any new stuff now?

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