The word “scoop” goes back to the early 14th century, derived from a Dutch word for “utensil for bailing out,” or a Germanic word for “bucket for bailing water,”; and the journalistic sense of “news published before a rival” is first recorded in 1874 (according to Online Etymology Dictionary). With Singaporean’s obsession with food, “scoop” is probably most closely associated with ice cream – and so we have ice cream parlours with names like The Humble Scoop and The Daily Scoop.
The Daily Scoop @ SOTA
The Daily Scoop started as a cosy little cafe along Sunset Way in 2004. It was one of the first ice cream parlours in Singapore to offer artisan ice cream in exciting local flavours. A second cafe was opened in Chip Bee Gardens in 2009 and The Daily Scoop had since then established an enviable following and reputation. Another outlet was opened in Sembawang and the city outlet is in the School Of The Arts Singapore (SOTA).
The ice cream parlour at SOTA is a simply decorated cheerful place. It seems to be popular with young students. We have also seen K-Pop fans having their gathering there.
The Daily Scoop Ice Cream Menu
The Daily Scoop Ice Cream Cafe is known for its unique flavours and hand-churned ice cream. Interesting flavours include Cha Earl Grey, Cashew Caramel, Pur-Pearl Rice, Lychee Martini and Whisky Walnut. Waffles and brownies as well as good coffee and tea are available.
Below are picture sof the menu boards of The Daily Scoop @ SOTA.
Lychee Martini and Rhubarb & Pear Frost
We visited The Daily Scoop recently and asked for a Single Scoop of Lychee Martini ($3.80) and Waffles with a Scoop of Rhubarb & Pear Frost ($7.80).
The Lychee Martini ice cream was refreshing – low on the taste alcohol but high on the fruity lychee taste. It was a cold, delightful, addictive ice cream. A scoop of lychee martini ice cream can cheer up even the dullest day.
The waffles were fine but not very special. The Rhubarb & Pear Frost ice cream was really nice. The texture was like a cross between ice-cream and sorbet. It had delicate fruity flavours – slightly sweet with some tartness, sort of like the taste of green apples.
With so many interesting flavours at The Daily Scoop Ice Cream Cafe, we think we can enjoy ice cream there every day. A scoop of ice cream a day may or may not be good for health but here is a scoop (in the journalistic sense) which may soothe the conscience – scientific studies have shown that ice cream can help make breakups, heartaches and sad events easier to get through; and that happiness can make our hearts healthier, our immune systems stronger and our lives longer. So if eating ice cream brings happiness, eat on.
The Daily Scoop at SOTA
1 Zubir Said Drive
#01-03 School Of The Arts Singapore (SOTA),
Tel: +65 6509 4875
Sun – Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri and Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
41 Sunset Way #01-04 Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071
Tel: +65 6463 3365
43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-78 Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115
Tel: +65 6475 3128
369 Sembawang Road #01-05 Sembawang Cottage, Singapore 758382
Tel: +65 6754 1233
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