With hot and mostly sunny days like ours, ice cream should be a daily affair, especially if it is as delectable as what Buckets churns out. Back in the day ice cream was traditionally churned in a wooden bucket; this is where the new player in the artisanal ice cream market gets their name.
While the ice cream here feels rich and creamy on the tongue, it’s actually made in a healthier way using top quality ingredients. They replace the cream with palm fats and gelatine isn’t used as a stabiliser for texture. Their ice cream is trans fat and preservative free meaning there is no fatty aftertaste or waxy coating on the tongue, just pure smoothness and a depth of flavour. The ingredients selected are the finest to ensure quality such as actual Oreo pieces in the cookies and cream, real Tahitian vanilla bean for the waffle cones, strawberries from France, chocolate from Belgium and more. Even the sorbets are made using the fruit pulp for pure taste and texture instead of using artificial flavouring. This keeps many of the vitamins and minerals intact meaning that the ice cream is not only healthier than the regular variety but it provides you with goodness too!
My absolute favourite hands down is the one they’ve made especially for the Ramadhan season; Orange Dates with Roasted Almonds. The dates give it smoothness and creaminess while the orange zest perks it up and the chewy almonds are an absolute treat. Since this is seasonal, you might want to buy a few tubs and stock up (that’s what I’ll be doing!). If you’re after something chocolatey, the Belgian Chocolate is a must and is amazing when paired with a scoop of Banana ice cream that is made from the sweet pisang Berangan. Pure indulgence. They even have some interesting flavours you might want to check out such as Wassabi, Yuzu, Mascarpone and Cheese, Durian, and more. I haven’t tried anything I don’t like yet and I intend to make this a regular dessert stop. Even the rich fruity flavours will blow your mind as they have a smoothness that most sorbets fail to achieve.
I normally order my ice cream in a cup as I can’t stand the cardboard type cones that are usually tasteless and more a hindrance than anything else. At Buckets though, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The cones here are made fresh daily and they have a beautiful vanilla aroma (which I’d love to bottle and use it as a perfume). I honestly would make the drive just to buy the cones to snack on without the ice cream. Yes, they are that good!
Striving for healthy ice cream is the main goal at Buckets. They are even developing a range that is sugar free using Stevia as a sweetener so that diabetics can enjoy it too. “This way everyone can enjoy our ice cream without worrying about their health. If they are going to indulge in ice cream it should at least be good for you. And ensuring that we use top quality ingredients is how we do that,” explains Jay Colin, one of the partners.
Buckets mainly deals in wholesale, providing to restaurants around town such as 7ate9, Ole Ole Bali, Mezze, Sushi Tei and more. They do have a little parlour in Kota Damansara where you can drop by for a taste. You can get a scoop for RM6.60, two for RM10.60, and three for RM13.90. Add RM1 for a waffle cone. You can also take home tubs of your favourite flavours. A mini tub is RM21, a medium tub for RM26, and a family tub for RM33.
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