Van Leeuwen Singapore, the cult-favourite ice cream brand from Brooklyn, New York is ready for its first scoops of French ice cream in Singapore from 4 August at Orchard Central. Van Leeuwen started out from a humble ice cream truck on the streets of New York City in 2008. With a mission to make good ice cream that makes you feel good, because a life without anything good is bad. Van Leeuwen is known for serving honest-to-goodness ice cream made with double the amount of egg yolks, making it “french ice cream”, and vegan ice cream made the good way – with real natural whole ingredients sourced from the finest small producers in the world. The brand has 50 scoop shops in America. This store marks the brand’s first business venture abroad.
Van Leeuwen Singapore – Good Ingredients
Van Leeuwen’s philosophy for making good ice cream that makes you feel good is using only simple, quality ingredients sourced from the finest suppliers, local farms, and from around the world. Here’s what one can expect from the menu of French ice cream.
The graham crumble featured in Marionberry Cheesecake is made in-house and the marionberries that are used to make the jam are from Stahlbush Farms. Stahlbush is an environmentally friendly farm and food processor committed to sustainable agriculture.
Sicilian Pistachio, a crowd-pleaser made with a very special variety of pistachio that is only grown in the rugged landscape of Bronte, on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. To accentuate its native flavour, the ice cream is made with nothing more than these nuts ground into a fine paste.
Other must-try flavours include Honeycomb, a sweet cream ice cream with gooey honeycomb candy pieces. Honeycomb is a crunchy and chewy caramel candy. Praline Butter Cake is another sweet cream base ice cream loaded with praline pecans and pieces of irresistible brown butter cake, and Black Cherry Chip – 2021’s best-selling special flavour that has become a fan-favourite with cherry ice cream with chocolate chips and luscious black cherries.
Van Leeuwen Singapore – Good Ice Cream Is For Everyone
French ice cream aside, the brand has made a name for itself with its vegan ice cream. Often touted as the best vegan ice cream you’ll ever try, these creamy scoops are made with cashews, coconut cream, and oat milk.
Flavours include Vegan Brown Sugar Chunk, a sinful concoction of vegan dark brown sugar ice cream, golden brown oat crumble, cookie dough and brownies.
Other indulgent flavours include Vegan Churros and Fudge, a dark brown sugar and cinnamon vegan ice cream with pieces of vegan churro and vegan chocolate fudge, Vegan Cookies & Cream Caramel Swirl Ice Cream, creamy vegan ice cream with cream-filled dark chocolate cookies, elevated with a touch of cold-ground Tahitian vanilla, and Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream, vegan vanilla ice cream featuring a house made jam made from Oregon-grown strawberries and pieces of shortcake.
Van Leeuwen Singapore – Good Menu
Van Leeuwen Singapore’s menu features 16 scoop flavours in cups or their housemade waffle cone (+$1) at $6.50 for classic, $7.50 for vegan for 1 scoop, $10.40 for any 2 scoops, and $14 for any 3 scoops. Customers can also choose to add toppings like hot fudge, salted caramel, whipped cream (vegan option available), cookies & cream crumble and more at $1 each.
Fans can also look forward to DIY Sundae ($13) which comes with a choice of any 2 scoops classic and/or vegan and any 3 toppings, along with Milkshakes ($13 for classic, $16 for vegan) and Root Beer Floats ($9 for classic, $10 for vegan).
Customers can also take home 23 different flavours of 14 oz Pints ($17) featuring pint-exclusive flavours such as Malted Cookie Dough Shake – malted ice cream with chewy cookie dough and a generous amount of dark chocolate chips. Other flavours include Buttermilk Berry
Cornbread made with pieces of honey cornbread with buttermilk ice cream, swirls of sweet and tart raspberry, Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake and a Vegan Brownie Sundae Raspberry Swirl – so delicious, you won’t even believe it is vegan.
Other take-home-treats include Ice Cream Bars ($17 for a box of 4 bars); Toffee Brown Sugar, Vanilla Caramel Swirl, Vanilla Wildberry Swirl; and Triple Chocolate Swirl, and limited- edition merchandise like Van Leeuwen’s first Singapore tote bag and fridge magnet.
Van Leeuwen Singapore – Good Has A Location
Strategically located in the heart of Singapore, the 32-seater the brick-and-mortar store is nestled on the ground floor of Orchard Central. Splashed in a vibrant green colour with a playful pastel pattern of circular ice cream scoops – a representation of the different flavours of ice cream scoops customers can enjoy and a nod to the brand’s iconic and colourful branding.
Van Leeuwen Singapore – Good News
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream opens its doors on 4 August at 12pm in Orchard Central. The first 100 customers in line will stand to receive a limited-edition Van Leeuwen Tote Bag. Customers beyond the 100 mark will get to receive a token that gives them the chance to score limited- edition merchandise (or more scoops!) via a Gashapon machine. *Terms and conditions apply.
Following the grand opening Van Leeuwen Singapore will open Sundays to Tuesdays from 12pm till 11pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12pm till 1am – perfect for the late-night ice cream cravings around the vicinity.