Kind Kones Vegan Ice Cream Bar @ Mont Kiara
August 1, 2017
Touted as Southeast Asia's first full-fledged vegan ice cream bar, Kind Kones' philosophy is that everyone should be able to enjoy ice cream - this is a dairy-free treat that you can indulge in without remorse, free of health-harming preservatives & processed sugars, crafted with a mother's care. Kind Kones' co-founder Serina S. Bajaj, a self-confessed dessert enthusiast, has previously dabbled in making ice cream for clean eating at home, & with an 18-month daughter now in her household, her passion for nurturing wholesome dietary habits is the spark that makes Kind Kones worth supporting.
While Kind Kones has nearly 30 tried-&-tested flavours in its arsenal, customers will find a dozen available daily, maneuvering from Turkish coffee to French vanilla, black sesame to dark chocolate, with several sorbets such as pineapple mint or lychee rose. We ordered a couple of cones, one featuring Cinnamon Toast, the other Jackfruit. The flavours are delicate but distinctive, the textures light but still reasonably creamy - a respectable replacement for traditional ice cream. Each flavour is thoughtfully constructed; the Cinnamon Toast relies on crumbs of vegan sourdough toast, smoothly blended with coconut milk & cinnamon, while other flavours may have bases such as almond milk. Customers even have a choice of wholemeal vegan or gluten-free cones, both made mainly with nuts. The top-drawer ingredients make the RM9.90 single-scoop & RM17.50 double-scoop price tags justifiable, especially since the Kind Kones team presses plenty of ice cream into each serving.
There's more than ice cream to Kind Kones - its shelves are stocked with rich-tasting temptations like a raw cashew 'cheesecake' layered with a dragonfruit & chia topping (RM14.90), Snickers-evoking peanut butter bar with tahini, rolled oats, cacao & coconut oil (RM11.90), spelt red velvet cake with a natural flower dye (RM15.90) & Ferrero Rocher-inspired chocolate & hazelnut bliss balls (RM6). If some of these seem familiar, you might spotted them at Bukit Damansara's Raisin' The Roof health eatery, which Serina & her husband Ishpal also co-founded. The treats are ideal for the young at heart, which should include both adults & children - Kind Kones caters to the little ones by setting one table with low seating that toddler-toting parents will appreciate.
LG-7, 1 Mont Kiara Mall, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-2011-5313
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