Cope with MCO at home with some boozy ice creams, artisanal desserts, and scrumptious cakes. Or all three.

It’s probably safe to say that even though everyone has different coping mechanisms, there’s a common one that unites us all – and that’s all things sweet and indulgent. Sure, we can make our to-do lists and look up ways for self betterment, but there’ll be days when we just want to curl up and have some ice cream.

Thankfully, these 8 dessert and ice cream shops are here to soothe your MCO woes as they’re offering delivery and takeaway options. You won’t have to worry about being limited to everyday flavours like chocolate and vanilla (although can those classics really go wrong?), as you’ll be able to choose from meticulously crafted cakes to exciting ice cream combinations that will no provide some much needed comfort.

Lachèr Pâtisserie
Lachèr Pâtisserie

Lachèr Pâtisserie

Passion and attention meets high quality in the fine desserts and pastries at Lachér Pâtisserie. Their bougie desserts are made from scratch with only the finest ingredients without any artificial flavouring and preservatives - so you know you’re really getting the good stuff. Set yourself for the week (or binge for a few days) with beautiful cakes such as the Kochi Yuzu Mango Tart, Valrhona Caraibe Hazelnut Praline, Flan au Matcha, or the Salted Caramel Saint-Honore. You can also have a sampling of what Lachér has to offer with their 4-piece Petit Gateaux Box. You can order online via their website.

MadHatter Desserts
MadHatter Desserts

MadHatter Desserts

The refined and carefully created desserts by Chef Marcus Low will be a surefire delight to the sights and tastebuds. He expertly curated various flavour combinations in his sweets, so if you're feeling mad for something fancier and more unique, definitely have a go here.

Foo Foo Fine Desserts
Foo Foo Fine Desserts

Foo Foo Fine Desserts

TTDI-based Foo Foo Fine Desserts is known for their scrumptious, traditionally-plated desserts and homemade ice creams. They offer well-known and loved sweets such as pavlova, profiteroles and semifreddo and elevate them with their own unique spin without being too cloying. Though they only offer takeaways for the time being, they're definitely one to check out if you have a soft spot for desserts. Visit their page for more.

The Buttercake Factory
The Buttercake Factory

The Buttercake Factory

From petite desserts and simple indulgences to full-blown designer cakes, The Buttercake Factory does it all. Now during MRO, they’re delivering their freshly baked cakes such as their signature Buttercake, Belgian Chocolate cake, and Butter Nutella Cake. It may not be kind on your hips, but it’ll definitely give your heart and soul a warm, sweet hug! Place your orders here.

Kind Kones
Kind Kones

Kind Kones

If you're someone who's currently on a plant-based or gluten-free diet, look towards Kind Kones to satisfy your sweet tooth. Their ice-creams are free of dairy, egg, refined sugars, and soy, alongside gluten-free options so you can treat yourself without ignoring your conscience. They will be open for deliveries and takeaways from the 1st of April, so you can give into indulgence with zero guilt during MRO. Look up their updated opening hours here.

The Ice Cream Bar
The Ice Cream Bar

The Ice Cream Bar

If boozy sweet treats aren't enough to help get us through MRO - very few things will. Thankfully The Ice Cream Bar at both Desa Sri Hartamas and Seapark outlets will remain open for deliveries and takeaway to help us cope. Get your dose of happy, bougie ice creams here.

Crème de la Crème
Crème de la Crème

Crème de la Crème

Créme de la Crème is known for their petits gâteaux 100% natural artisanal ice cream that boasts bold, carefully curated flavours and luscious textures. Their flavour combinations truly standout in the world of local ice creams, with curations like their Blueberry sorbet with basil and cream cheese swirl. They also make sure to never use artificial colourings, flavourings and preservatives - so each spoonful tastes and feels fresh. Pickup and order in their ice cream pints or little cakes here.

Inside Scoop
Inside Scoop

Inside Scoop

When you think of good artisanal ice cream that's rich in flavour, you can't go wrong with good old Inside Scoop. They keep it simple, pure and blissful - exactly what we need as a coping mechanism while staying indoors. Whether you're keen on gorging on their Twin Pack pints of ice cream, or simply melt the MRO blues away with an entire ice cream cake, get your sweet fix here.

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Photos courtesy of the respective brand’s Instagram.