with a cute and fluffy coconut meringue rabbit perched on a sunny yellow Bunny petit gâteau at Crème
De La Crème (CLDC) — Kuala Lumpur’s and Malaysia’s coolest dessert haven right
now — for a irresistible taste of ‘Easter in the tropics’.
using a tropical combination of coconut, mango, calamansi, pineapple,
lemongrass and passionfruit on a deliciously crunchy chocolate hazelnut
feuilletine base, the artistic
ice cream cake masterpiece is one of the many intricately handcrafted dessert
served at the newly opened Crème De La Crème in Damansara Uptown.
A brainchild of
creative soul and passionate ice cream connoisseur Lio Lim (left), CDLC is a stylish haven exuding sleek, clean lines with hip, Instagrammable vibes: a unicorn wall-mounted
lighting feature, minimalist furnishing, and expansive glass and chrome showcases.
Lio emphasised “only 100% all-natural, fresh and wholesome ingredients are
used to create CDLC ice creams from scratch without the use of preservatives,
artificial flavourings and colourings”.
renowned Australian dessert meister Christy Tania, CDLC aims to raise the bar
in Malaysia for ice cream dessert creations. The team at CDLC headed by Pastry
Chef Evelyn Chung is meticulously hands-on in every aspect of the creation
process in their bid to entice dessert lovers with a plethora of the richest,
smoothest, and most irresistible ice cream dessert treats.
palate-pleasing welcome drink, Unicorn Dream was concocted from blue pea
flower-tinted lemonade with dragon fruit sorbet. To start the ice cream party rolling,
we sampled Barley Lime Sorbet — a clever inspiration of local iced
barley drink with freshly squeezed lime juice. Served on imported dainty lemon
cones, the superfine sorbet won us over from the get-go with refreshingly
well-balanced sweet-sour accents.
that strong showing eclipsed the Dragon Fruit Strawberry Sorbet
somewhat. Rich in fibre, anti-oxidants, potassium and vitamin C, the vibrant
purple icy treat should hit the spot for berry fans thanks to its tart
Fresh kalamansi lime juice and salty assam boi made
a compelling combo to create the Limau Assam Sorbet, a godsend
solution for bringing the temperature down in countering the current hot spell.
of the pudding is truly in the tasting here as top grade Alfonso mangoes are
used to churn out CDLC's Mango Passion Sorbet. We could tell from the
intense fruity aroma and the sensuous sweetness alone. You have to savour it to
believe it. Ditto for the umami-rich and complex Miso Caramel ice cream
which put ordinary salted caramel flavour into the shade, making it so passé
and ho-hum by comparison.
Looking for a low GI, sugar-free option? The Madagascar Ash made using
maltitol, high quality Madagascar vanilla beans and premium bamboo charcoal
powder will be just the sweet treat for you and health-conscious patrons including
For licks of nostalgia, the Pandan
Kaya Toast ice cream comprised a seductive mixture of pandan, coconut &
eggs. Fresh fragrant pandan leaves are first dehydrated, blended into powder
form to create fresh, wholesome, aromatic and all-natural pandan kaya flavour
ice cream. Then a house-baked crumble of almond flour and butter is swirled into
the ice cream; to add a toasty and crunchy bite. Sedaplicious!
tea fans can now savour their milk tea with a chi chi touch at CDLC. Try the
floral-accented French Earl Grey Boba blend served with al dente brown
sugar pearls. We did and that milky tea creaminess coupled with perfect QQ
chewiness left us no cause for complaint.
and the hipster set may prefer brekkie flavours such as Cerealicious (lower
pix) and Cookies & Cream (upper pix). The former — strongly reminiscent
of cereal soaked in fresh milk — flaunted a baby blue hue from butterfly pea
flower extract whilst the latter is made by mixing vanilla ice cream with
chocolate cookies baked from 63% French Weiss dark chocolate ganache and extra
house-made chocolate cookie crumbs.
takes the cake at CDLC is the Petit Gâteau — Instagrammable handcrafted
masterpieces that are almost too pretty to eat! According to Lio, “We are
highly passionate ice cream aficionados who strive to be the best ice cream
artisans in Malaysia. We not only want to make ice cream that tastes good but
also looks good.”
belle of the ball here is the gorgeous Beauty & The Beast
creation. A heavenly match of 63% Dark Chocolate and Vanilla ice cream, the
spellbinding blossom is complemented by Morello Cherry Sorbet to achieve a
perfect balance of bitter, tangy and sweet. At the base, dark chocolate
crumble, chewy chocolate brownie and almond nibs gives the delectable and
beautiful treat extra crunch.
Inspired by a lady’s pearl necklace, the elegant Lady Pearl is
an exquisite sight to behold. A delightful mix of Strawberry
and Madagascar Vanilla ice cream, this
lovely petit gâteau includes Dragon Fruit Strawberry sorbet to bring out the
fine flavours it has to offer. Amidst textural contrasts of buttery crumble,
red almond sponge and passionfruit crémeux, there’s a perky taste of raspberry glaze
For more information, please call
Crème De La Crème, tel: 03-7494 0735. Address: 35G, Ground Floor, Jalan SS21/60 Damansara Utama,