It's never too late for and it's never too cold for ice-cream. We're thankful, there’s ice cream! And by ice cream, we don’t mean those synthetic tasting, congealed vegetable fat nasties that are sold in supermarkets. We mean real, good ice cream churned out of milk, and made with natural ingredients. Old and new ice cream points are serving up scoops, sundaes, sorbets and cones. And we suggest you get in line if you want to breeze through summer. LBB suggests that you keep cool and try these ice cream parlours in Bangalore.
Gelato To Cake-A-Mocha: Grab A Scoop At Our Favourite Ice Cream Joints
Corner House Ice Creams
One of Bangalore most well-known and iconic ice cream parlours, Corner House Ice Creams has been serving scoops of ice creams to many generations. It's highly unlikely you'll meet anyone in Bangalore who's not been to Corner House. Our favourite Corner House in the city -- they have locations all over the town -- this is the one in Indiranagar. It's such a cute date spot as well. They are currently open only for takeaways due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, they might open for dine-in soon as the situation improvises.
What To Order: Death By Chocolate, Cake-A-Mocha, Brownie Fudge Sunday, Mocha Ice Cream, and Vanilla Ice Cream
One of Bangalore’s old-time ice cream parlours, Richie Rich is legendary for its sundaes. Located near Kumara Park, the parlour is a hotspot for young and old, which people coming in the evening to grab a softy or indulge themselves in the aforementioned sundaes. Since Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is close by, you'll find a lot of students during lunch breaks garbing quick bites such as fries and sandwiches.
What To Order: Richie Rich Special, Elvis Presley, Darling Duck, fruit sundaes, and softy
Timings: 9am - 5pm for dine-in
The iconic Mumbai-based ice cream chain branches in Bangalore has us buying scoops of their fresh, seasonal all-natural ice cream. Yeah, the flavours are from real fruit and so you'll find coconut, muskmelon, papaya, pineapple, mango, strawberry, litchi, peach-apricot(new seasonal flavour) and guava. they even have dry fruit flavours like Anjeer(fig) that has a grainy texture to leave you in an ice-cream split, haha. You can buy as many scoops are you please, because we usually end up buying the tub.
What To Order: Tender Coconut Ice Cream, Mango Bite Ice Cream, Jackfruit Icecream, and Papaya Pineapple Ice Cream
Timings: 11am - 5pm for dine-in
For patrons, this place bags top spot in rankings of the best ice cream joint. Yes, it is set in (cream) stone, they say. They make ice cream OTT and Instagrammable. And of course sinful and indulgent. You don't go here for a simple vanilla ice cream, but rather to try out their various ice creams that are served in waffle bowls.
What To Order: Choco Almond Fudge, Tiramisu, Willy Wonka, Magic Pop
Timings: 10am - 7pm for dine-in
Head to Artinci for ice creams that are made with real ingredients, which makes them thick and creamy, and bursting with original flavour. You'll love that they have gluten-free, keto-friendly, and sugar-free options. Another interesting bit about this brand is their custom ice creams. Tried a particular flavour that you’re trying to recreate? Describe it to the folks here and they won’t stop until they get it right! Order their ice creams from food delivery platforms as their dining services might be affected due to COVID-19 restrictions.
What To Order: Dark Knight Ice Cream, Fudge Caramel Crunch Ice Cream, Coffee Buzz Ice Cream
Lakeview Milk Bar
First started in the 1930s, Lakeview’s legacy is well-known to old and new Bangaloreans. While their menu has come to include a range of short eats, they have always been known to satisfy ice cream cravings the best. Our favourite is the one on MG Road that's open late at night and perfect for a late-night ice cream date. Caramel Sundae or the dutch chocolate special for the win!
What To Order: Red Velvet Sundae, Hot Chocolate Fudge, Caramel Sundae, Dutch Chocolate Special, and Lakeview Special
Timings: 9:30am - 5pm for dine-in
Pabrai’s Fresh & Naturelle Ice Creams
One of Kolkata’s most well-known ice cream brands, Pabrai’s serves up a range of natural ice creams. Do try their invention, the Nalen Gur, which is made with date palm jaggery. Others that will hit your sweet spot are the rose, paan, orange and basil, jackfruit flavours. Whacky and something different, you will want to keep trying their seasonal favourites. They are not currently open for dine-in due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, you can place your orders from online food delivery platforms.
What To Order: Nolen Gur Ice Cream, Ras Malai Ice Cream, and Apple Pie Ice Cream
Art of Delight
When you’ve had your fill of their other desserts, set your sights on their flavour-loaded ice cream section. They do sorbets, fruity, and exotic flavours. And showcase them superbly in their sundaes. Pick any from a lineup that includes Oreo Mocha, Lychee, Caramel Cheesecake, and Deep Fried Snickers and you won’t go wrong. You could even opt for their dessert jars, their blueberry cheesecake and red velvet cakes are good picks, we gather.
What To Order: Belgian Rock Road Ice Cream, White Chocolate Nutella Ice Cream, and Mud Pie Sundae
Timings: 12pm - 5pm for dine-in
Milano Ice Cream
Milano will have you scoops and scoops of gelato whenever you drop by their locations. Extra Dark Chocolate (that totally lives up to its name with its generous helpings of cacao), the alcohol flavoured Whiskey Irish Creme, and the Strawberry Cheesecake are all must try here. The low on sugar, but high on flavour Avocado gelato too is a winner. And for summers there’s a range of sorbets that you’d love to lap up. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, testers might not be available. For more details on Milano’s gelatos, click here.
What To Order: Strawberry Sundae, Fruit Popsicles, Ice Cream Sandwiches, and scoops of the gelatos
Timings: 11am - 5pm for dine-in
Apsara Ice Cream
Another Mumbai-based brand that's made it big in Bangalore, Apsara Ice Cream does natural and vegetarian ice cream. They also have vegan ice cream in the form of sorbets and you can get your hands on sugar-free options. The flavours include season specials as well. They are currently closed for dine-in due to COVID-19 restrictions and you can order from them through online food delivery platforms.
What To Order: Guava Glory, Pani Puri Pataka, Coconut Craving, and Killer Kiwi
Chances are you'd have ordered an ice cream cake from Ibaco because it was a rage once upon a time. But the ice cream brand still remains one of our go-to places to out all the classic flavours. Think chocolate to butterscotch. Best part is they have so many toppings that you can go mad with. We will also go a mile ahead and suggest you to try their ice cream cakes instead of the usual birthday cakes as these are a welcome getaway form the traditional ones. They might have a shortened menu as they have reopened for dine-in. Highly recommend the Mango Italian Fiesta that comes loaded with mango ice creams and nuts.
What To Order: Almond Praline, Black Forest, Cream N Cookies, Cotton Candy, and Vanilla
Timings: 9:30am - 5pm for dine-in