It's always hot in our tropical nation, meaning it's always a good time for ice cream. In the spirit of getting your health back on track after the holiday season, here are 5 places to score healthy ice cream when you really need a cool treat to beat the heat.

1. Pops Malaya

Founded in 2013, these popsicles are made from fresh fruits and natural ingredients, available in milk-based, dairy-free or vegan flavours. Billed as a good-for-you frozen treat over more mainstream offerings, find out more about Pops Malaya here.

2. Kindori

This Japanese styled ice cream shop uses 100 per cent fresh fruit and milk and nothing else to create their frozen creations. Boasted as a "natural" offering, the fruits used are blast-frozen to ensure they retain their freshness, original flavours, vitamins, enzymes and nutrients. Operating at Pavilion, you can find out more about them here.

3. Kind Kones

We didn't know there was a demand for vegan ice cream but this healthy ice creamery has sprouted a few brances around KL thanks to growing success. Their products are home-made, chemical-free and dairy-free, promising to offer a delightful treat without any of the guilt. Discover more here.

4. Fittie Sense

Selling "nice cream", this Bangsar health food-focused eatery isn't an ice cream joint per se, but rather produces sweet treats that aren't designed to harm the body all while tasting like the real deal. Checkout their Facebook page here to give them a ring to see what they have in stock the next time you're in Bangsar.

5. WheyChillin

Over in Kuching, Sarawak, WheyChillin promises a healthy dessert that's high on protein, low on fat, carbohydrate and with no added sugar, making for a great treat for bodybuilders with a sweet tooth in the East. Besides the traditional ice cream scoop, they also make ice cream cakes and ice cream cookie sandwiches. Click here for more info.

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