Bina’s Homemade Ice Cream: Bina Doshi is the mom in this mom and pop shop, diligently watching over the production of fresh, small batch ice cream made in her Hughes Road kitchen. While the scoops are all heart, they’re also astonishingly sophisticated; illustrated best in the Thai Red Rubbies Ice Cream. They also create flavours like mango, rose sabja, chai biskoot, paan choco chips, speculoos and our favourite, spicy guava.
Bono Boutique Ice Cream: The sexiest ice cream in the city comes out of a Bandra kitchen – swirls of Nutella sprinkled with sea salt; mango mingles with passion fruit, blue cheese with honey; and dark chocolate dates Italian truffle oil. In this bouquet look out for Rose, the Bonobaes' newest fragrant flavour + ice cream sandwiches; and follow them on Instagram for updates on their just-launched Sunday #BonoBrunch featuring a sundae bar.
Ice Cream Works: This all vegetarian ice cream emporium has a bunch of chains spread across the city, all of which use whole milk to make their stock. Moo(d)! We love that Ice Cream Works does such a great job of using local ingredients and representing Indian flavours, through scoops like Masala Milk and Calcutta Meetha Paan. Ek jodi, please!
Kolplay Ice Creams: Presenting the newest addition to Koldplay’s frosty family: Koldplay Sticks! These await your slurps at Koldplay’s recently launched stores at Eleven Kitchen’s (CR2), Nariman Point and Ghatkopar East. Flavours include Brittle Tipped Chocolate, 85% Chocolate (Sugarfree), Creamy Pure Alphonso Mango (Limited Edition), Rose Gulkand, Maghai Meetha Paan and Guava Chilli. Their regular ice cream scoops (Dark Choco Brownie, Hazelnut Madagascar Brittle, White Choco Brownie, Berry Overload, Almond Nutella + more) can be ordered as they are or used to make a seriously awesome thick shake. PS: You can also win ice cream by participating in the Koldplay Football Fantasy League. This ice cream business might get Messi.
Circle House, 471, Radha Bhavan, Bhaudaji Road, Kings Circle, Sion, 24030014; Eleven Kitchens, 8 CR2 Barrister Rajni Patel Marg, Nariman Point, call 66664018; shop 22, Vikrant Building, Jhulelal Chowk, Vikrant Circle, Ghatkopar (E).Click here to order from Swiggy, follow them on Facebook here, Instagram here, Twitter here.
The Parfait Co: These silken scoops of parfait (ice cream’s French cousin) is exactly what you want in the freezer when guests come over. Order directly, via Scootsy, Swiggy or UberEats or pick up pastry chef Sharmeen Indorewala’s lovingly packed flavours from Nature’s Basket, Foodhall and Hypercity stores; our favourites include Belgian chocolate, salted caramel and pomegranate. Also, always inquire about the limited edition flavour because strawberry was last season's most coveted accessory.
Sucres Des Terres: This artisanal ice-cream brand, "inspired by the flavours of childhood and travel", fills mason jars with handcrafted small batch ice cream in its South Mumbai creamery. Sucres is known for its commitment to using fresh produce, resulting in seasonal limited editions like Alphonso Pistachio for the summer and Gingerbread available only during Christmas. Signature flavours, available year round, include Caramel A Salt, Clean Mean Vanilla Bean and Bean To Jar.
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