Navya posted on 11th March

14 Reasons that will make you scream for some Ice Cream

Summer’s here,  temperatures in the city are soaring and we’re left all hot and bothered. Thankfully though, 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.

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Haagen Daz

Haagen Dazs

Their whopping signature creations are bound to keep you cool as a cucumber. Try their gorgeous looking Paradise, that comes with scoops of vanilla, Belgian chocolate, Caramel Biscuit and Cream, Coffee, and Cookies & Cream flavours and is layered with wafers. If this doesn’t suffice you can dig into their equally -gorgeous Banana Splits, and their Summertime Cones.

Price: INR 175 onwards

Corner House

Bangalore’s favourite dessert hangout also does a range of ice creams. Scoop up classic flavours like Vanilla Chocolate Chip, Rum & Raisin, Fig & Honey, Black Currant and Butterscotch and you won’t even notice the summer heat.

Price: INR 60 onwards

Richie Rich

One of Bangalore’s old-time ice cream parlours, Richie Rich is legendary for its sundaes. Try their popular Elvis Presley that’s topped with fresh fruits or, even, their Chocolate Fudge.

Thanco’s Natural Icecream

Famous for their natural ice creams, flavours like tender coconut, paan and fig are crowd-pleasers. The Belgian chocolate version is also on the bestseller list.

Naturals Ice cream

The popular Mumbai brand has made its mark in Bangalore since it set up shop a few years ago. Their lineup of creamy icecreams include customer favourites like roasted almond, walnut, mango and custard apple. Do look out for their seasonal and festival specials, like the Malai Khurma they have for Eid, they are worth a try. Or summer specials such as the Strawberries and Cream, or the Alphonso {we recommend you lug a tub back home just for yourself}.

Cream Stone

For patrons, this place bags top spot in rankings of the best ice cream joint. Yes, it is set in {cream} stone, they say. On a trip here, do try fan favourites like Choco Almond Fudge, Tiramisu and a chocoholic’s favourite – Willy Wonka, that’s made with scoops of chocolate ice cream, choco chips, pastry and fudge {sounds like the chocolate factory in itself}.

Redberrys

Handcrafted Italian ice cream is what Redberrys specialises in. You can try their Bramhins Coffee {this is South Bangalore after all}, French Vanilla, and Mango Sorbet versions. They will make you berry, berry happy!

Swensen’s

The American ice cream giant will surely melt your heart with its creations. There’s a long list of sundaes that includes popular picks like the Brownie Sizzler,  the humongous Earthquake that comes with eight different helpings of ice cream and the Golden Gate Split – Swensen’s version of the banana split.

Ibaco

From the same company that gave us Arun Ice Creams all those years ago, comes Ibaco. Their ice cream comes sprinkled with flavours like Butter Pecan, Almond Crunch, Bubble Gum, Lychee and a whole lot of other flavours. But it is there Ice Cream Cakes that are a big hit with their customers.

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Lakeview Milk Bar

First started in the 1930, 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. Don’t go away without trying their Peaches with Ice Cream and Cream, and their Sizzling Brownie.

Gelato Italiano

Grab a waffle cone, at one of their many outlets, and fill it up with scoops of their fresh gelatos. On the must try list are Swiss Chocolate, Fer Rocher, Yogurt Wild Berry, New York Cheesecake, and Madagascar Fine Chocolate.

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, that’s made with date palm jaggery. Others that will hit your sweet spot are the rose, paan, orange and basil, jackfruit flavours.

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.

Milano Ice Cream

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 trys 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.For more details on Milano’s gelatos, click here.