Sunday, April 09, 2006
Ice cream that's good for ya!
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!