Escape Singapore’s Heat With Momolato Gelato’s Healthy Gelato And Must Try Croffles
Some countries have winter, some countries rain all day, but here in Singapore, it’s summer all day everyday, even when it rains. If there’s one thing locals and tourists can agree on is that on days where we need extra shade or a glass of lemonade, there’s nothing that can cure this heat like a scoop of cold dessert.
Nestled down the bustling stretch of Haji Lane is newly opened Momolato Gelato, which serves healthy gelatos, seltzers, and waffles. Yep, Momolato Gelato isn’t just the latest cafe to pop up in the area, but it promises healthy options that leaves you guilt-free no matter how much you eat.
Opened in March, Momolato Gelato is inspired by Singapore’s kampung days, from it’s interior design that features botanical palm designs, hand-crafted rattan boards and biodegradable tableware made from fallen Areca leaves, down to their exquisite gelato flavours that include local favourites such as Ondeh Ondeh Sweet Yam and Mao Shan Wang Durian, amongst others. Whilst the idea of healthy doesn’t usually accompany desserts, owner Sharon Tay is offering a cornucopia of creations that are diabetic friendly, sugar free and even Keto.
“My intent for Momolato is to create inventive, not-too-sweet gelato flavours that capture the essence of exquisite ripe fruits as well as various gourmet and natural ingredients,” said Tay.
“Our philosophy can be succinctly summarized as this – we’d not make and serve gelato that we do not want our loved ones eating. We make our gelato using only clean, natural and wholesome ingredients. No nasties allowed.”
With over 18 flavours to choose from, some of the flavours we got to try were Watermelon Soursop, Ondeh Ondeh Sweet Yam, Ecuador Chocolate Arabica, Kochi Yuzu Shisho, Mango Passionfruit Osmanthus and Keto Salted Caramel (S$4.90 – S$7.40 per scoop).
Whilst each flavour certainly is unique, we found that the standout flavours that hit the sweet spot that we craved in gelatos were their fruity flavours, including Watermelon Soursop, Kochi Yuzu Shisho and Mango Passionfruit Osmanthus. With each first bite we took into the gelato, it almost immediately tastes like the real fruit itself, albeit in frozen form. The sweetness in the gelato isn’t overpowering and definitely stems from the fruits that were made into the dessert, and each flavour came across sharply with each bite.
Top row (left-right): Watermelon Soursop, Ondeh Ondeh Sweet Yam, Ecuador Chocolate Arabica
Bottom row (left-right): Kochi Yuzu Shisho, Mango Passionfruit Osmanthus and Keto Salted Caramel