Dessert Parlours

Gelateria Montecatini Terme

locationIndira Nagar

Whiskey Or Kingfisher? This Pondy Gelato Parlour In Indiranagar Is A Scoop Of Heaven

Aakanksha posted on 25 June

Shortcut

Coming to Bangalore from Pondicherry, GMT {Gelato Montecatini Terme} Ice Cream, a gelato parlour, has its heart in the little town of Montecatini in Italy.

Love, From Italy

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! In GMT Ice Cream’s case though, there’s much more that is winning than just alcoholic gelato. Started by four Italians, it first started in Pondicherry three years ago. And now, hello Bangalore. Set on the quiet 6th Main, off 100 Feet Road, in Indiranagar, this pretty outlet strangely has ICE CREAM written on the entrance. Apparently, because when the uninitiated read gelato, they instantly think gelatin. What a tragedy that gelato needs to be masked. 

What's Your Flavour?

Anyhow, we trooped into the bright space and with no hesitation, started tasting what they had on offer. While the Kingfisher Beer gelato was very tasty, it was a bit too sweet. But hey, if you like beer, you’ll love this. Then, the Blackberry tasters turned into full scoops as we were in love with the tart, citrusy and fresh flavours. It was like eating iced, crushed berries straight out of the cup. Yum. Then came watermelon, that was practically like biting into a cold slice of the fruit itself. But oh, the new favourite has got to be Italian Gianduja — a chocolate and hazelnut confection that’s typical to Piedmont. Not like a creamy gelato we’re used to, it was nutty, and the texture was more granular — almost as if we were tucking into hazelnut paste.

Boozy Business

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} which is expected soon. 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 ice creams, but we were too distracted to try. Maybe next time.

More Information

Dessert Parlours

Gelateria Montecatini Terme

1 Outlet in Karnataka
locationIndira Nagar

298, 6th Main, Opp. Iris Apartment, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

locationAshok Nagar

42/28, Vittal Mallya Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

4.9
ic_star_full_black_48px copy
    Dessert Parlours

    Gelateria Montecatini Terme

    locationIndira Nagar