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Dec 02, 2016|
Cutely-decorated in navy, pastel yellow and white, A Little Campsite ice-cream cafe makes its ice cream in 26 flavors (offering 10 flavors at a time) from organic milk and eggs. Don't miss the eponymous marshmallow and dark chocolate chips flavor, or charcoal, hazelnut and Thai tea (B55/scoop). Make yours an ice-cream sandwich with two soft cookies for B145. The cafe also offer fizzy soda drinks and coffee.
1036/10 Sukhumvit Soi 42/1, 098-263-6898
The owner of Gu Roti Chachak (which recently moved from Ari to Saphan Kwai) has now brought soft serve culture to Ari. From a compact, black-and-white space, Empty Tasty caters its ice cream to both sinful and health-conscious tastes, with rotating flavors of milk-based and yogurt-based ice cream on offer. The main attraction is the unlikely nutella and foi thong combo (B139)—a surprising delight. Don’t miss the tart frozen yogurt, either. A plain cup starts at B55 (roughly 180g).
The corner of Sukhumvit Soi 53 and Thonglor Soi 9 is home to the compact white cafe Frozer & Friends, which has a huge glass window that lets you peek inside the cute space. The cafe imports its yogurt from New Zealand and churns it into both natural-flavor and Hokkaido melon-flavor frozen yogurt (starting from B89 a small cup). They also offer a selection of signature combos named after songs and quotes, including “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon,” featuring sake jelly, and “Let the Chips Fall Where They May,” which comes with an espresso shot (both B189). You can find coffees and cakes here too.
Chef Somkiat Pairojmahakij (Seven Spoons, Sheepshank and Mad Moa) has expanded his Old Town empire with this grown-up ice cream parlor. Situated just a few minutes' walk from his flagship restaurant Seven Spoons, Hazel’s has transformed an old printing shop into a vintage cafe that doubles as a whiskey bar. The ice cream comes from trusted Old Town name Farm to Table with adult flavors like absinthe cream, IPA and bourbon vanilla (B140/scoop) on top of classics like Madagascar vanilla, single origin chocolate and balsamic strawberry (B80/scoop). They also do sundaes (from B180) and boozy milkshakes (think fudge bourbon or strawberry with rye whiskey, both B220). Whiskey-based cocktails start from B290.
One of the best bakeries in town, Bangladesh-hailing Holey now goes beyond wonderful bread and pastries. The new Holey Gelato shop serves Italian-style ice creams and sorbets. Italian gelato maker Jacopo Bionic, who was also behind the brand’s frozen treats at the now-defunct Dhaka shop, whips up creamy goodies in both classic flavors (think French vanilla, chocolate, lemon, strawberry, mandarin) and specialty flavors (Nutella, red wine, tiramisu, Ferrero Rocher, saffron risotto, whiskey custard) and sells them at a humble B50 or B80 a scoop. Takeaway tubs are B300 for 0.5kg and B550 for 1kg. The stall, tucked in the Sukhumvit Soi 23 exit of Asoke’s Interchange building, carries a selection of Holey’s bread, too.
Straight out of Spain, Llaollao is the latest much-hyped frozen yogurt specialist to land in Bangkok.Known for its photogenic froyo made with low-fat skimmed milk, plus its crazy array of healthy toppings, the brand caused lengthy waits upon opening in Singapore a couple years back.That makes the decision to open here on the sly at Platinum Mall a little bewildering, but we're not complaining. Llaollao's star is the “Sanum” sundae which you can customize with fruit toppings like kiwi and strawberries, crunchy bits like granola, nuts and cookie crumbs, plus chocolate and caramel sauces. A plain cup starts at B50 while the Sanum sets you back B145 with your choice of three fruits, two crunches and one sauce. There are also floats and smoothies at B120.
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