Hipster treats a 'touch of magic'

Ms Nur Nishah and her husband Muhammad Haszrin. Potion Labz sells colourful drinks as well as doughnuts with ice cream.
Ms Nur Nishah and her husband Muhammad Haszrin. Potion Labz sells colourful drinks as well as doughnuts with ice cream.ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM

An opportunity for all siblings to get together is the reason behind setting up Potion Labz, a family-run stall selling doughnut ice cream and milkshakes.

Ms Nur Nishah, 33, said that she and her siblings "wanted to try out something different by selling hipster food". They sell drinks in vibrant colours which they call magical pop, and doughnuts with colourful ice cream and marshmallows, which they call magical doughnuts. At the same time, they blend in traditional flavours into their drinks, such as gula melaka milkshake, to entice the more traditional customers.

Potion Labz reaches out to the younger crowd by tapping on social media. Ms Nur Nishah said business has been brisk, with hundreds of doughnut ice cream and milkshakes sold a week.

Sean Lim

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 11, 2017, with the headline 'Hipster treats a 'touch of magic''. Print Edition | Subscribe