Ice cream lovers won’t be left out in the cold in Mid Valley, thanks to new ice cream parlours that began heating up the mall this week; exploring Malaysia’s first Magnum cafe, already a major magnet for crowds near GSC’s Mid Valley multiplex.

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Malaysia’s First Magnum Cafe

The lines are long outside the cafe, but no fear; it’ll probably take only between 15 to 30 minutes to inch toward the counter. The hours-long wait only occurred on the first day, when folks were baited with free ice cream. It’s more manageable now.

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Takeaway or Sit-Down Space

Magnum has two floors – the cinema-level space is for takeaway orders, but upstairs, patrons can also opt for sit-down meals.

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Make Your Own Magnum

The hook: Make Your Own Magnum. Choose an ice cream base (vanilla or chocolate), coated with milk, white or dark choc, then customise it further with a plethora of intriguing toppings. A novelty that has worked for Magnum in many cities worldwide.

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Endless Combos

RM9.90 for a basic serving. Potato crisps with pretzel pieces? Goji berries plus culinary rose petals? Sea salt & chilli flakes? Blackcurrant pastilles & dried mango? Chopped pistachios, crushed Oreos & marshmallows? Seemingly endless combos.

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All in all, no surprises – as indulgent as expected, certainly crowd-pleasing. Nothing overly bold or punchy, flavour-wise.

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Magnum Hot Chocolate and Affogato

Magnum hot chocolate & Magnum affogato (RM14) also have their virtues, expertly crafted for a pleasurable polish.

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Dine-In Fare

The Magnum dine-in section also offers a savoury selection that sounds tantalising on paper, but this brick-pressed & pan-fried Cornish chicken fell short, suffering from a frozen-meat feel. Save RM28 & skip this one.

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Battered corn-on-the-cob slices with aged parmesan & chilli salt (RM15), a bit too bland to really recommend.

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Almond-crusted fries (also not quite right in texture & lacking in taste), utterly mismatched with a Magnum chocolate dipping sauce (RM15). Based on these three savoury recipes, it might seem safer to stick solely to Magnum’s satisfying desserts.

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Location and Contact Details

Magnum Ice Cream Cafe Kuala Lumpur

Third Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

Open Daily, 10am-10pm

Find: Magnum Ice Cream Cafe Kuala Lumpur directory page here

Discover more outlets serving ice cream in KL and Selangor here

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