What your favourite ice cream says about your love life

Are you a frozen yogurt couple, a honeycomb soft serve couple, or Ben & Jerry's couple? Here's what we know about you, based on your preferred type of ice cream (and ice cream-like) desserts.  

What you and your boyfriend’s favourite ice cream says about your relationship
What you and your boyfriend’s favourite ice cream says about your relationship
08 Apr 2015

What you and your boyfriend’s favourite ice cream says about your relationship

Judging by the number of llaollao outlets, soft serve stores, and “hipster” cafes that have arrived in the past year, ice cream (and ice cream-like desserts) are experiencing a revival of sorts in Singapore. Even good ‘ol Ben & Jerry’s is still going strong, having opened a new flagship Scoop Shop in 313 Somerset Discovery Walk just this week.

Should we be surprised? Our sunny little island is the perfect breeding ground for ice cream parlours, which in turn serve as the perfect breeding ground for romance. (Come on, don’t tell us that you haven’t noticed how half the people queuing for llaollao are couples play-bickering about which fruits they should order on their triple-layer, Kit Kat-covered Sanums.)

So whether you and your boyfriend can be found in far-flung corners of Singapore sampling organic gelato, or at McDonald’s splitting an Oreo McFlurry, your choice of ice cream communicates vital clues about your relationship to the rest of the world.

Read on to find out what you and your boyfriend’s favourite ice cream says about your relationship.
 

Honeycomb soft-serve
Honeycomb soft-serve
08 Apr 2015

Honeycomb soft-serve

You are: Still in school

Queuing 40 minutes for soft-serve coated in candy floss and jellybeans? Ain’t no adult got time –or the metabolism – for that. Enjoy the good days while they last, kids.

(Photo: Honey Crème)


Artisanal gelato
Artisanal gelato
08 Apr 2015

Artisanal gelato

You are: A late-twenties couple staving off a quarter-life crisis with a quest for some indie cred

What’s the cure for being 29, bored, and wasting away in the same office job you’ve held for the past 5 years? Basil-flavoured gelato blended with gula melaka and infused with a hint of, uh, kale. You both figure that it will taste gross and pretentious, but if this is the most adventurous thing you can do today, then so be it, YOLO.

(Photo: ING Images) 

Island Creamery
Island Creamery
08 Apr 2015

Island Creamery

You are: Childhood sweethearts

You don’t care what all your friends say about seeing what else is out there. You found The One at age 11 while celebrating the end of exams at the original go-to ice cream parlour, and no amount of babes lingering at the cafes down the road will convince you to share a scoop of teh tarik ice cream with anyone else.

(Photo: Island Creamery) 

Waffles & ice cream
Waffles & ice cream
08 Apr 2015

Waffles & ice cream

You are: That couple who spams everyone’s social media feeds with lovey-dovey photos

If there’s one thing that looks awesome on social media, it’s waffles with ice cream, and by golly, you are determined to visit every waffle parlour to look happening on Instagram. In between all the “wefies” and the colourful ice cream photos, you’ve got the most adorable feed around.

(Photo: Waffle Slayer) 

Baskin Robbins
Baskin Robbins
08 Apr 2015

Baskin Robbins

You are: TAKEN BY OPPA 

Boyfriend? What boyfriend? The only boyfriends that matter are Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Kai, Suho, D.O. and Sehun

Cheap tubs of ice cream from NTUC
Cheap tubs of ice cream from NTUC
08 Apr 2015

Cheap tubs of ice cream from NTUC

You are: Past the honeymoon phase

Your love is quiet, simple, and fuss-free, as cozy a Saturday spent indoors, marathon-ing Marvel movies while sharing a tub of Neapolitan ice cream. While you’ll spring for something fancier once in a while, nothing satisfies you like the pint of grocery store-bought ice cream that you and your boyfriend dig into every time he comes over.

(Photo: ING Images)

Godiva soft serve
Godiva soft serve
08 Apr 2015

Godiva soft serve

You are: A guy trying to impress his new girlfriend

Honey Crème is SOOOO pedestrian. So juvenile. So unworthy of a specimen like you, says the guy who springs S$8 for Godiva’s chocolate soft serve.

(Photo: Godiva SG)

Ben & Jerry’s (the shop)
Ben & Jerry’s (the shop)
08 Apr 2015

Ben & Jerry’s (the shop)

You are: Comfortable and happy in your relationship

Lest you believe that soft serve has stolen Ben & Jerry’s thunder, the esteemed American ice cream brand still commands a loyal following in Singapore, thanks to its creative flavour combinations, its familiarity, and its overall swirly deliciousness. In addition to preferring the tried-and-tested over trends, you and your boyfriend feel a little less guilty about the calories knowing that your spending goes toward a brand that champions social causes.  

(Photo: Ben & Jerry’s SG) 

Ben & Jerry’s (Pints)
Ben & Jerry’s (Pints)
08 Apr 2015

Ben & Jerry’s (Pints)

You are: Newly single

Don’t tell us you didn’t see this coming. Cherry Garcia, Half Baked, and New York Super Fudge Chunk are celebrated – heck, even legendary – remedies for a broken heart. Whether you’re psychotically deleting your ex’s text messages, or weeping while detagging your old photos, Ben & Jerry’s will always be there when you need it.

(Photo: Ben & Jerry’s) 

Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery
08 Apr 2015

Cold Stone Creamery

You are: Single and LOVIN’ IT

The best thing about being single is that you can do anything you want, which includes devising the weirdest flavour creations at Cold Stone without anyone complaining. Enjoy it while you can – the next thing you know, you’ll be dating someone who refuses to try your winning combination of strawberry, peanut butter, and rainbow sprinkles.

(Photo: Cold Stone SG)

Patbingsu
Patbingsu
08 Apr 2015

Patbingsu

You are: A wanderlust-bitten, well traveled couple 

….or Korean. But assuming that isn’t the case, you and your boyfriend are so eager to see the world, that you have decided to try desserts that are decidedly non-local (AND Instagram-friendly. Take that, waffle freaks!).

(Photo: Bing Go Jung Dessert House) 

McDonald’s soft-serve
McDonald’s soft-serve
08 Apr 2015

McDonald’s soft-serve

You are: A chill, low-maintenance couple

You literally taste no difference between “bespoke” ice cream and a chocolate dip cone from Mac’s. You are the type of couple who celebrates anniversaries at hawker centres and who would gladly unload a pack of Jelly Belly into a tub of vanilla ice cream instead of shelling out S$6 for the “real” versions.

(Photo: McDonald’s) 

llaollao
llaollao
08 Apr 2015

llaollao

You are: Desperately in love with your other half

Only two people who are truly, madly, and deeply in love would tolerate queuing for more than twenty minutes among rowdy students just to share a cup of frozen yogurt. That otherwise torturous half hour of waiting feels like only five minutes when you’re with your other half. You two love each other so much, you don’t even realise when it is your turn to order.  

 (Photo: llaollao SG) 

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