The Last Polka Ice-cream

The Last Polka icecream is a homemade icecream available here in Kuala Lumpur (and some parts of Selangor) with 100% natural ingredients and made in the “creamy French-style icecream” but with Asian flavors.

I’ve had a couple of their flavours, but being the inactive food blogger that I am, I failed to take pics or write about it. So I decided that the next time I had some, I would update this post about the newest flavours I’ve tried. I got my icecream at The Bee, Jaya One. They were going for RM6.80 or RM8.80 per cup, depending on the flavour.

Their available flavours (as of May 2011) are : Salted Gula Melaka, Coconut Kaffir Lime, Mango, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Guinness, Nutella, Teh Tarik, Horlicks, Green Tea, Malt & Peanut Butter, White Coffee, Black Sesame and French Toast.

Coconut Kaffir Lime
”We source our coconut milk from local markets so that only the freshest stuff makes it into our ice cream. And just to keep things interesting, our Coconut flavour is an update; a superhero with a sidekick – kaffir lime, or limau purut. The small but zesty limau saves the day with a refreshing, light finish.”

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With a name as unique as this, I think I pictured something like limau ais with some coconut flavour. It is white with dark green flecks of what I presume are bits of kaffir lime.

Unfortunately, I didn’t really like this. Firstly, it was frozen rock solid. Not too sure if its because it’s been in the freezer for a while or the texture is just odd. Also I felt that it was undersweetened and the lime taste was overpowering. In fact a friend commented that it tasted like Masak Lemak (blergh).

On a plus side, I tweeted @thelastpolka about my comments and they said they will look into it and go “back to the test kitchen”. As coconut is one of my fav flavours, I would love to see what they come up with next.

Mango
”Mango is back! Our best-selling flavour was much missed during its hiatus (due to crop problems in India). We took the chance to make it even better: it is now made with 100% Alphonso mangoes, the king of mangoes. Richer and creamier, this is the mango ice cream to beat.”

I told Chris @spinzer about how I didn’t like the earlier flavour I had and he recommended I get the Mango the next time I dropped by The Bee. Boy am I glad I took his advice!

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This is no lightly flavoured mango sorbet. This is creamy mango yellow icecream. Sweet but not too sweet and truly tastes like eating a cold mango. No taste of artificial flavourings here. I must admit that I have not tasted mango icecream like this anywhere else. Highly recommended

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That’s all the flavours I’ve had for now. Will update and repost when I try more!

The Last Polka
Order via their Website

Their Icecream is also stocked at certain cafes – The Bee (Jaya One), Whisk, Empire Shopping Gallery (Subang), Marmalade, Bangsar Village II.
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