Although an ice cream doesn’t demand a season or a timing to be savoured, it happens to be the best way to deal with the Delhi summers. Indulge in a decadent ice cream with your favourite toppings on a hot afternoon and you’ll know what we’re talking about.
Read on to know about our best finds for your ice cream cravings in the capital.
If you haven’t yet experienced the ‘instant ice cream’ trend, Azote is where you should be heading. Literally translating to ‘nitrogen’, Azote offers unique flavours like Old Monk along with the now common Red Velvet and Brownie Chocolate Chip, amongst others. Garnished with pralines or wafer biscuits, the instant ice creams come with syringes filled with a rich cocoa sauce. Fancy and how!
Nothing fancy, just affordable pricing and ice creams made from natural ingredients and seasonal fruits is what you can expect at Naturals. Flavours like Chikoo, Sitaphal and Tender Coconut are hot favourites and taste oh so fresh!
With close to 50 years of keeping us hooked to their ice cream, Giani’s doesn’t seem to stop tantalising our taste buds with their delicious taste and finest quality. Chocolate fanatics can’t get enough of their Brazilian Coffee ice cream which is our personal favourite too. With an inception in Old Delhi in 1956, today Giani’s has multiple outlets spread across the city. 100% vegetarian, creamy ice creams and mouth-watering Indian desserts and snacks is what you can expect here.
4. Hokey Pokey
If you’re the kinds that doesn’t like being told what flavours to try and would rather create your own, Hokey Pokey is your best bet. A cold stone with base flavours and loads of additions including Oreos, Nutties, gummy bears and marshmallows, you have no choice but to give in to your temptations!
5. Niice Cream
An easy-to-miss, tiny ice cream parlour nestled in Hauz Khas Village, Niice is another place to experience nitrogen ice creams. The detailed menu offers ample of variety in flavours and toppings and also gives you the freedom to enjoy the final product in your chosen colour. Red coloured vanilla anyone?!
Growing up in Delhi meant a mandatory visit to Nirulas for the weekend ice cream ritual with my family. Their iconic Hot Chocolate Fudge loaded with nuts, ice cream and chocolate sauce is the best you would ever taste. Every Delhiite would agree!
A fun place to hang out if you are looking for a post-meal dessert outing, Whipped pioneered the concept of dessert parlours in Delhi. Their menu offers everything from ice creams and ice cream shakes to cheesecakes and even waffles.
PS: Apart from their creamy ice creams, do not miss their cake in a jar which they call ‘Jake’.
8. Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale
This is one of the few standalone eateries in Delhi that has passed the test of time. Patrons just can’t get enough of their creamy kulfis in flavours that include Custard Apple, Anjir, Gulkand and even Rabdi!
Classic is possibly the most renowned place amongst ice cream lovers in East Delhi. With a quantity that justifies every penny, their ice creams score a ten on ten for not only the taste but also their presentation. Do try their Fruit Salad Ice Cream and the Mocha Almond Fudge.
10. Cherry Comet
With outlets in Cyber Hub and Sangam Courtyard, the instant ice creams at Cherry Comet are not only free from preservatives and artificial colours but are also very unique. Do not forget to try their Banarasi Paan and Boomerang(bubble gum flavoured ice cream).
So, which one are you going to beat the heat with?