Healthy Malaysian ice cream brands and where to buy them

Some say that there’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure, but if you’re someone who tends to feel bad for indulging in ice cream, why not try healthier options instead?

Based on what we found, we’d say you’d be quite spoilt for choice in Malaysia, even if our list only narrows them down to proudly homegrown brands.

Image Credit: OohLaLa

OohLala was founded by sisters Kimberley and Nicola, who told Vulcan Post they aimed to create a low-calorie, low-sugar ice cream that is all-natural, but has the texture and mouthfeel of premium ice cream.

Some of the flavours OohLaLa carry are Chocolate Hazelnut, Double Fold Vanilla Bean, Earl Grey Milk Tea & Salted Cream, Mango Sticky Rice, Matcha & Roasted Mochi Rice, and Peanut Butter Fudge.

Price: RM29.90 to RM32.90

Where to buy: Website

Where it ships: Klang Valley

Delivery fee: RM9 flat fee

Delivery times: 12PM to 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 4PM to 7PM on Saturdays and Sundays

Image Credit: Wolf Pints

A brand that we’ve featured in the past, homemade low-calorie ice cream brand Wolf Pints was founded by three health-conscious friends.  

Wolf Pints carries a variety of unique flavours, though an exhaustive list of all its current offerings isn’t available.

Some of the options are Lychee Blossom, Onglai Oolong, Pulut TaiTai, Nutella Sea Salt, Blueberry Cheese Cake, Sakura Rose, and much more.

Price: RM20 to RM30 (as of May 2022)

Where to buy: WhatsApp

Where it ships: Klang Valley

Delivery fee: Depends on the distance and volume

Delivery times: Same-day delivery

Image Credit: Calli

You might have seen this low-calorie ice cream brand in groceries around Malaysia. Calli was founded in late 2018 by a duo who has been friends since their schooling days.

Some of its latest flavours include seasonal specials Black Forest and Cookie Minster.

Calli also carries classic flavours such as Strawberry Fields, So Matcha Better, Mango Van Gogh, Ooh La La Vanilla, Choc-A-Lot, and Caramel By The Sea.  

For those looking to try a variety of different flavours, there’s the Calli Minis Classic Dairy Minipack and Calli Minis Dairy Free Multipack.

Price: RM33.90

Where to buy: Website

Where it ships: Peninsular Malaysia

Shipping fees: Starts at RM9

Estimated delivery time: 11AM to 5PM time slots every day; same day delivery available if the timeslot is available upon checkout

Image Credit: Softsrve

Focusing on making small batches of “kurang manis” ice cream, Softsrve was founded by four friends in 2015 who got the idea after travelling overseas.

Flavours include Deep Chocolate, Oolong Cha, Smokey Salted Caramel, Vanilla Cereal Milk, Rosy Earl Grey, Honey Matcha, Mango Passion Yogurt, and Mint Chocolate Chip.

The artisanal ice cream makers also have more creative flavours such as Roasted Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake, Brown Butter Pecan Vanilla, Apple Crumble Cheesecake, and so much more.

Alongside the regular pints, Softsrve also offers smaller 125ml tubs.

Price: RM30 to RM40 (RM13 for the mini 125ml tubs)

Where to buy: Beep

Where it ships: Selected Klang Valley areas

Delivery fees: Depends on the distance

Estimated delivery time: Based on time slots on Beep

Image Credit: 88Keto

As the brand’s name suggests, 88Keto focuses on keto-friendly products, including its Ketococo and Ketococo Zero ice creams. All these ice creams are made with pure coconut and thus carry the fruit’s flavour.

Flavours for the Ketococo range are the plain coconut, chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, and matcha.

The Ketococo Zero is a zero-sugar line and comes in strawberry, chocolate mint, and vanilla.

Price: RM35 to RM39

Where to buy: Website

Where it ships: Within 50KM of Kapas Heights Condominium, Bangsar

Delivery times: Weekdays 10AM to 6PM, Saturday 10AM to 6PM

Image Credit: -12 Degrees

With outlets in Bangsar Village, Datum Jelatek, and Melawati Mall, -12 Degrees specialises in vegan and sugar-free ice cream.

It was founded by Chloe Loo Ching Hsin, who first attempted making vegan ice cream upon learning of her son’s dairy and egg allergies.

Signature flavours include Salted Butter Pecan, Mint Chocolate Chip, Matcha, Hojicha, Pistachio, Musang King, Gingerbread, and Biscoff Crumbles with Salted Gula Melaka.

Price: RM40

Where to buy: Beep

Where it ships: Selected Klang Valley areas

Delivery fee: Depends on the distance

Delivery time: Depends on Beep time slots

Image Credit: KindKones

An all-natural vegan ice cream brand, KindKones started in a home kitchen in 2017 with the goal of developing a “nice cream” that was better for people as well as the planet. Hence, the word “kind” in the brand.

It offers a range of various interesting flavour such as Blue Planet, Charcoal Vanilla, Keto Avocado Coconut, Mandarin and Pecan Praline, Pulut Hitam, Watermelon Strawberry Mint, and more.

The more classic flavours KindKones carries include Strawberry, Mint Choc Chip, Madagascan Vanilla Bean, and Chocolate Sorbet.

Price: RM45

Where to buy: Website

Where it ships: Klang Valley

Delivery fee: RM15 flat rate (free shipping for orders above RM120)

Delivery times: Same-day delivery for orders placed before 3PM, or next-day delivery between 10AM and 7PM for orders placed after 3PM

Image Credit: Kelava

Kelava, which is a portmanteau of the words kelapa (Malay for coconut) and love, was founded back in 2017. It started in a home kitchen, but was acquired by Berjaya Food Bhd.

As suggested by its name, the brand uses coconuts as a the main ingredient in the ice cream base. It carries six flavours of ice cream, namely Wild Berries, Onde Onde, Coconut Latte, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Salted Gula Melaka.

Price: RM30

Where to buy: Website, Vegan District

Where it ships: Klang Valley via Website; Peninsular Malaysia via Vegan District’s premium shipping

Shipping fees: RM5 to RM21 via website; Peninsular Malaysia RM10 (first 5kg), then RM4 (subsequent kgs), East Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, and Labuan) RM33 (first 5kg), then RM13.20 (subsequent kgs)

Estimated delivery time:  

  • Website: 2PM to 4PM, or 8PM to 10PM slots for any day; same-day delivery available for orders placed before 12PM
  • Vegan District: One to three days
Image Credit: Verdanya

Vegan brand Verdanya’s line of ice creams is called Talivara, named after the founders’ daughters. The ice creams are made from coconut cream and cashew milk and are gluten-free.

A wide variety of flavours are available, with the bestselling one being Rocky Road. Other options include Raspberry Truffle, Chocolate Date, Mint Chip, Peanut Butter, Strawberry, Butterscotch, Vanilla Caramel Brownie, Lemon Berry Swirl, and Coffee Crackle.

Price: RM29 to RM32

Where to buy: Vegan District

Where it ships: Peninsular Malaysia

Delivery fee: Peninsular Malaysia RM10 (first 5kg), then RM4 (subsequent kgs), East Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, and Labuan) RM33 (first 5kg), then RM13.20 (subsequent kgs)

Estimated delivery time: One to three days

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Featured Image Credit: OohLaLa / Softsrve / KindKones

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