Let me be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of dessert. But when you say there’s whiskey in my gelato or Kingfisher in my artisanal ice cream, then I’m all ears! Started by four Italians, it first started in Pondicherry in 2015. Set on the quiet 6th Main, off 100 Feet Road, in Indiranagar, this pretty outlet strangely has ICE CREAM written on the entrance.
We trooped into the bright space and started tasting what they had on offer. The Kingfisher Beer gelato though yummy was a bit too sweet (but if you like beer, you’ll love this). The Blackberry tasters turned into full scoops as we were in love with the tart, citrusy and fresh flavours -- like eating iced, crushed berries straight out of the cup. The watermelon, was practically like biting into a cold slice of the fruit itself. Like your Irish Cream a bit too much? Yeah, well me too. So hurrah for the rather boozy Irish Cream gelato which is smooth, creamy and loaded with whiskey. It’s like having your favourite liqueur in a cup. The Dark Chocolate keeps it real, classic and a wee bit bitter. No fake sugar or sweetener here, thankfully. If you’re looking for fruity versions, they’ve got mango, coconut and blueberry among others. I can’t wait to try the Himalayan Salted Caramel, Chilli Chocolate or even the tiramisu and Amaretto (an almond liqeuer) during my next visit.
What makes this place even more fun is that it’s decorated like an Italian cafe would be — white, woody and minimalist. It has wrought iron tables on one side, sofas on the other, and a charming chain swing in the centre — a hint of Tuscany in Bangalore. Even the sofas have cushions with the Vespa, Italian monuments and village scenes. They also serve coffee and dessert but we were too distracted to try. Maybe next time.