A wise man once said, “All you need is love, and ice cream.” That wise man is Stevie, he’s a big fan of The Beatles and a huge advocator of frozen treats. He’s tasted at least 9,53,000 ice creams, sorbets, popsicles, gelatos from all around the city. And what better time to share his list of faves than the current scorching Delhi Summer. So may we introduce to you our curated list of Summer Saviours 2016 *Drumroll*.
Every time we stop by at the café, there’s a new flavor waiting for us- oh the thrill of that first bite! Simply put, they are unique, fresh & fun. Anand Ahuja, Founder, tells us that the ice creams are conceptualized in keeping with the organic feel and natural fabrics of bhane. and tie that with the idea of all-natural ingredients in the ice creams.
Gaurav, the head chef at bhane. just came up with a delightful summer-centric vegan ice-cream – The Green Monster. Packed with the goodness of coconut milk and ripened banana, it gets its name from the spinach in it. The honey and pineapple add a natural sweetness and some sourness to it, making it a great aid to fashionably brave the heat!
Stevie’s Fave Scoop: Our all-time fave is the Strawberries & Goats Cheese ice cream- it’s like having a party in your mouth!
Find them at: 135/136, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
The sight of that pink & blue truck gladdens our heart to the core! Pops with 100% fruit and infused with love, what more could we ask for? In Co-founder, Pallavi Kuchroo’s words (and we agree), Frugurpops are “Heaven on sticks”.
They have recently introduced some exciting flavours including Apple-Cinnamon-Rosemary and Banana-Waffle-Nutella – say whaaat? Sudheer Grover, Co-founder, is the brains behind the brand who crafts these smashing flavours. He gets his inspiration while travelling and coming across exotic ingredients.
Stevie’s Fave Scoop: The Kiwi-Strawberry-Lemonade because it has the power to turn around the worst day and brighten up your mood.
Find them at: Sushant Lok 3, Sector 57, Gurgaon
Watching your diet, you say? Still deserve a treat, you say? Of course you do, we say! Enter Minus 30 offering artisanal ice-creams that are healthier than your average scoop – owing to the fact that they use fresh, non-preservative ingredients to make a happier, healthier you! And trust us, each scoop is smooth and velvety with unmatched tastes and flavours.
Gayatri Narang, Founder of Minus 30, recently completed a course at the Carpigiani Gelato University in Italy and has come back with grand ideas. “This summer, Minus 30 will go through a transformation.” she said to DSSC. “During my course I learnt new techniques and methods to ensure that our product only gets better. Just a little teaser, we have a whole new range of flavours lined up for the next 3 months. Natural infusions, “Nuts about you”, Indulge, PRO, Intox and lots more…”. Watch this space for more deets!
Stevie’s Fave Scoop: One of our all-time fave flavours is the Salted Caramel and we can’t wait to try the much recommended White coffee infused with fresh vanilla bean.
Find them at: firstname.lastname@example.org Home delivery in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida.
Some of you will quickly connect that name to Nitrogen. For the less geeky, Azoté serves the best Nitrogen ice cream in the city. With a yummy treat, you get a show as all the ice creams are made with liquid nitrogen right in front of you.
For Summer 2016, their ace flavours include Mango-Sutra, Banoffie Pie, Mojito, and Chocolate Fudge Cake. The diversity of flavours offered is courtesy the constant trials run by Director & Head Chef, Kartik Chadha. His personal favourite is the Chocolate Sorbet, which he recommends for all dark-chocolate connoisseurs.
Stevie’s Fave Scoop: The signature Red Velvet is out go-to flavour. On days when we are feeling extra indulgent, we go for the Chocolate Fudge Cake.
Find them at: C-11, Ground Floor, Community Centre, SDA, New Delhi
After having as many ice creams as we have, we can’t possibly end the list there. Delhi has so much to offer, but you have so little time. So here’s a quick look at other ice cream joints we frequent.
Naturals Ice Cream
Excitement levels were at a high when we found out we don’t have to fly to Bombay to get our hands on the refreshing ice creams at Naturals. Our faves are Mango, Tender Coconut and Musk Melon.
Find them at: JMD Kohinoor Mall, GK 2 & L8, L Block Outer Circle, Connaught Circus
Oh the joy of sheer variety! We love watching the dance of ice creams flavours and toppings on the cold stone – they’re doing the Hokey Pokey (sorry, had to say that)! Every time we go there, we try a new flavour combo and haven’t yet come to a consensus on who in the team is the Flavour Master.
Find them at: Shop no.26, Main road, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Ambience Mall (Vasant Kunj & Gurgaon) & Good Earth City Centre (Gurgaon)
Most of us would have tried a cake from Whipped, and most of us would be drooling at the thought of it right now! But if you haven’t tried their Nutella Ice cream yet, you’re missing out on a gigantic moment of joy. Indulgence at its peak, it’s the perfect treat!
Find them at: E-556, Greater Kailash II & Shop No. 3, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Go for the experience, come back with a great ice cream. Another fab Liquid Nitrogen Ice cream joint that offers a ton of flavours to choose from. Fresh ingredients made into a creamy frozen treat right in front of your eyes.
Find them at: Shop 2 & 3, Building 9, Hauz Khas Village; 1st Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket & 2nd Floor, Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar, New Delhi
Now go on and enjoy the rest of summer!
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