fatbaby ice cream

8:52 AM sians 1 Comments

we met sometime mid-last year in the most unassuming way.  
it was a sunday morning, over one of my favorite meals - brunch.
i think it was bbc that introduced us. it caught me by surprise.

then our paths crossed again at publika's weekend bazaar, unexpected.
just a taste - it remained in my mind for a long time. 

fast forward several months, we had a brief encounter after work.
and it was beautiful. 

and finally just a few weeks ago, we reunited at ss15 subang jaya. 
over two scoops of ice cream, we got to know each other a little better. 

you're my kind of sinful delight, fatbaby ice cream

the second part of #thehunt: ice cream edition.

an intriguing name. weekends are a whole lot yummier and cooler as fatbaby ice cream scoop shop becomes the yummylicious haven for #iscreamforicecream hashtaggers.

its walls of pastel blue and white were the backdrop against the cheerful splash of colors from the many canvases of memorable ice cream quotes. the decor sung hints of vintage diner against the minimalist yet whimsical elegance of marble countertops and the white tiled back wall. it was a weird combination that oddly somehow, somewhat worked. 

opened only on the weekends + friday, the weekdays are dedicated to churn out the many different flavors that are varied every week. fatbaby ice cream begun by making their little pots of ice cream available at several cafes/restaurants but the flavors are limited to a few. 

spoiled for choice, these interestingly named flavors may put a semi-frown on the face, mildly contorted in confusion but what comes after can turn that frown upside down. THE best part, free tasting to find that one that tickles your tastebuds and makes your belly happy. 

basically, the modus operandi :: choose cup/waffle + # of scoops - flavor profiling - taste exploring - picking out favorite - order & pay - take your table tent to your seat - wait.  

recounting my first engagement with fatbaby wasn't at the scoop shop but in the bbc waffle at standing theory - cornflakes ice cream

"we’ve all done it, soaked our cornflakes in the milk to get that slightly smoky milk flavour – that flavor is, what we believe, the best bit of eating cereal in the morning. this ice cream captures that and we’ve even added clusters of cornflakes caramelised with honey to boot. truly a breakfast of champions in our books!"

the cornflakes ice cream even managed to stand out with and enhance the crowd of ingredients that make up the brunch of champions. think frosted flakes in very cold milk. the creamy ice cream with milky's mild sweetness echoed by the honey sweetness to contrast the still-crunchy-how-do-they-do-it cornflakes. it was so mind boggling, it made an impression.

little pots of ice cream :: salted caramel  | "smooth salted caramel ice cream laced with rich salted caramel swirls. a winning combination that will have you licking the spoon bowl and tub clean!"

if you know me well, the marriage of sweet and salty makes my knees go weak and the world go round. and an excellent salted caramel is one of the epitomes of that contrasting yet complementary combination. the good news is fatbaby ice cream does it justice capitalizing on the balanced ratio of saltiness against the sweetness. the creamy base, just sweet enough and the occasional surprise from the unexpected saltiness was enough to secure a spot on my favorites list.

the bad news: price varies with the cafes that carry them. 

ice cream :: double scoop (rm 13)

despite the many different flavors up for grabs. i ended up sticking with the classics. of course, salted caramel was a natural choice, and the other. chocolate took the scoop.

"not for the faint hearted, this is our intense take on chocolate ice cream. made using 70% cocoa, this ice cream is deep, dark and deliciously smooth"

70% cocoa. definitely my kind of chocolate. not cloyingly sweet, the dark richness was prominent with its decadence but shy with bitterness as the cold, creamy ice cream melts on the tongue with every spoonful. 

i am ashamed to admit i finished the double scoop all by myself. but it was just so good.

waffles :: single scoop waffle (rm 12)

their version of an updated banana split + waffle.

the warm waffle cushioned to the melting ice cream, topped with the sliced bananas and finished with drizzle of salted caramel. {mh} seemed to be contended with the waffle choice with the apple crumble ice cream.

"a slice of apple crumble with ice cream? a-may-zing!. what's even better? apple crumble ice cream! that's right, each scoopful has chunks of tart granny smith apples interspersed with home made buttery crumble and laced with ice cream"

she liked how it reminded her of apple crumble and the fact that it was ice cream. after reading mixed reviews on the apple crumble flavor, some may have forgotten that it is ice cream laced with crumble and diced apples and not vice versa. i had a small bite - moderate sweetness but i would have preferred a tad more apple tartness but i could definitely detect the crumble.

{wj} had the same only with white choc-raspberry ice cream.
he was less of a fan of the main star - the flavors were a little muted and it wasn't as creamy as he would have liked it. but he enjoyed the waffles, which had a sliver of sweetness in the crispy yet soft textures.

fatbaby ice cream starts with honest to goodness ingredients with passion evident in their handmade and handpacked ice cream. if you want to share a little of the love, you can find liquid gold (a.k.a salted caramel) in jars and ice creams in the pints (rm 28) for sale.

thus, 'twas the tale where the little encounters + delicious promises that led to my emotional attachment to the fatbaby ice cream - growing from intrigue to surprise and from like to love.

fatbaby ice cream | location
47, jalan ss 15/4b
subang jaya
{opens fridays & saturdays: 2pm to 10 pm;
sundays: 2pm to 8pm}

disclaimer this is written based on personal experience and opinion. experiences and taste buds may vary for others.


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