Breaking news: Malaysia just created Nasi Lemak ice cream and Pandan Dodol ice cream

I’ve got a question to ask you and I hope it’s not personal: Do you enjoy eating ice cream after having a hearty meal of nasi lemak?

If you do, well I’ve got great news. Two Malaysian companies have partnered up to bring you Nasi Lemak ice cream and Pandan Dodol ice cream.

No, this is not fake news (though, yes, it is a slow day for news).

Malaysian ice-cream artisan Crème De La Crème (CDLC) and food outlet Santan teamed up to create these two unique ice cream flavors in conjunction with Malaysia’s 63rd independence day.

Look at that, ice cream with sambal. IMAGE: Santan.

“(The Nasi Lemak ice cream) seeks to replicate the signature taste profile of Santan’s famous Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak sambal by using the same chilli paste, swirled into a luxurious, creamy coconut-based ice-cream topped with crunchy ikan bilis and peanuts,” the press release reads.

Meanwhile the Pandan Dodol ice cream was designed to evoke a sense of nostalgia for Malaysians through its traditional dodol creamy coconut ice cream.

“While these flavours need no introduction in the local market, our collaboration with CDLC promises a unique and flavoursome experience with 100 percent all-natural fresh ingredients,” Catherine Goh, General Manager of Santan, says.

Would this be a crowd favorite? IMAGE: Santan.

CDLC’s Managing Director Lio Lim said he is glad to be partnering up with Santan to create this remarkable food combo.

“We are delighted to be partnering Santan as we are fans of their iconic Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak. Having shaken up the ice-cream world by revolutionising the concept and taste of ice cream, we have found the perfect partner in Santan to once again – recapture the imagination of ice-cream in celebration of Merdeka and of course, Santan’s 5th anniversary. We cannot wait for all Malaysians to try our two very unique Malaysian flavours!” Lim added.

Unfortunately for the rest of Southeast Asia, these two ice creams will only be available for a limited time in Malaysia with a single-serve cup priced at RM8.80 (US$2.11).

Both flavours will be available in all Santan and Crème De La Crème’s outlets starting August 28, 2020.

Which flavour will you be trying?

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Cover image sourced from Santan and Crème De La Crème (CDLC).