Hello, Summer! Here Are 5 Indie Ice Cream Makers That Will Help You Through The Heat

Summer is almost here, and while it brings sky-high temperatures, it also brings back ice-cream season. If you’re someone who thinks that bingeing on ice-cream is probably the best way to beat the heat, let’s take a step back from Häagen-Dazs and Naturals, and explore some of the off-beat gems we discovered around the city.

Tangelo Desserts And Ice Creams

A sweet, old couple based out of Gurgaon, the Malhotras are selling 100 different natural flavours of ice-cream from home. This family-run brand uses 100% natural ingredients, their ice-creams are low on sugar and available in lactose-free variants. They also do vegan versions of their ice-creams and special versions for your pooch so they get to enjoy some cold treats, too. We recommend you order their fantastic ice-cream cakes {the mango and tender coconut are divine}.

Dessert Parlours

Tangelo Desserts & Ice Cream

42, Park Drive, Malibu Town, Sohna Road, Gurgaon

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Jaatre

With fresh ingredients, offbeat flavours and {wait for it}, ice-cream served in cute, coconut shells. They’re a fresh change from synthetic, overly sweet ice-creams that taste like frozen lumps of sugar. This tropical dessert parlour is located in Jasola, and is the perfect place for residents to escape the overwhelming heat with some delicious scoops of Sharifa and mango. Try their Belgian waffles while you’re there.

Dessert Parlours

Jaatre

Shop 1, Near Escorts Hospital, Sukhdev Vihar, Okhla, New Delhi

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The Funnel Hill Creamery

Gothic ice-cream, anyone? The Funnel Hill Creamery is giving us a whole lot of Instagram goals with their ice cream. The Devil’s Hell ice cream comes in a red cone and black scoop of delicious ice-cream. They also do a bright-blue version of it, known as the Cookie Monster, inspired by the blue Sesame Street Muppet. Try out their bubble waffles after you’re done stuffing your face with their ice cream.

Cafes

The Funnel Hill Creamery

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G-55, Ground Floor, Main Market, Green Park, New Delhi

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Eyes On Ice

If you think you’ve seen it all, you’re wrong. This tiny dessert parlour in Gurgaon is doing rainbow ice-cream tacos, the first ones in the city to do so. These tacos are a riot of colour and flavour; if you have a sweet tooth like us, you’re in for a real treat. You don’t want to miss out on their hand-crafted ice-cream rolls, coming in a variety of flavours like mint mellon and rum paan.

Juice & Milkshake Shops

Eyes On Ice

Galleria Market, SF-55, 1st Floor, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

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Creme Borne

Ever had ice-cream with googly eyes and mini-moustaches? While it’s hard to bite into such a cute creation, these soft serves are made with cake batter and are absolutely divine, coming in flavours like strawberry cheesecake and cookie-dough. Their toppings include adorable, googly eyes {and stuff like marshmallows, gems etc}. They’re also introducing new flavours every month, so keep an eye out for that.

Dessert Parlours

Creme Borne

57, Municipal Market, Connaught Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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