We’re not talking about the trusted mango and choco bars from our even more trusted ice cream carts. We’re talking real ice cream parlours, the kind that rival Pop Tate’s, ice cream makers, and our version of the ice cream truck. This is the best of ice cream in Delhi and Gurgaon.

Scoops n Sticks

A pretty recent addition to the capital, Scoops n Sticks has made its mark with its hand-crafted gourmet ice cream, ice lollies and sorbets. With innovative flavours such as Salted Caramel, Lemon Ginger and Orange Marmalade, they’ll have you licking your lips with satisfaction.

Where: 145 B/9 Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Contact: +91 9871751588

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

Find out more here and follow them on Facebook here.


Nirula’s has seen us through our childhood as one of the pioneers in the Delhi ice cream market. There was a time when no matter what the occasion was, happy or sad, we headed to them for a cold, sweet fix. Whether you favour their Hot Chocolate Fudge {we sure do!} or their Jamaica Almond Fudge, you’ll always leave feeling happy and, in most cases, nostalgic.

Where: Find your nearest outlet here

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Find out more here.


This is one of those old-is-gold spots. In business since 1956, they’ve only grown and now, you can spot them all over the city. They’re famous for consistency, and flavours such as Honey Nut Crunch, Punjabi Delight and Kaju Kishmish, and believe us, that’s only the tip of the ice—we want to say berg, but we’ll go with ‘cream sundae’ instead.

Where: Find your nearest outlet here

Contact: 011 49666666

Price: INR 150 for two {approx.}

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.



The ice cream here isn’t on display like in other places. You choose your flavour and they blend it in front of you, using liquid nitro, creating quite the spectacle. Once the smoke fades away you have yourself the perfect cup of ice cream, complete with a wafer and an injection filled with chocolate sauce.

Choose from flavours such as Vienna Coffee, Blueberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet and even Pop Corn.

Where: C11 , SDA Market Opposite IIT Gate

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: +91 9971080605, +91 9971080405

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

Follow them on Facebook here.


Made famous thanks to its cheesecake, Whipped also has a dedicated section of home-made ice creams. Their Belgian Chocolate is the hottest {or coolest?} selling, but we also have a soft spot for the Bailey’s and Java Chip. The creamy rich texture here is unparalleled, and they do same day delivery all over Delhi!

Where: Find an outlet close to you here

Contact: +91 9560012777 {GK 2}, +91 9560033396 {Defence Colony}

Price: INR 450 for two {approx.}

Find out more here and follow them on Facebook here.

Baskin Robbins

This was one of the first proper ice cream parlours in India, and launched with its whopping 31 flavours. Whereas more flavours such as Red Velvet and Banana Caramel have been recently added, the Mint Chocolate and Banana Strawberry still remain the most popular. If you’re looking for a little something extra, go for the brownie ice cream sandwich, or one of their chocolate bars.

Where: For a complete list of outlets, click here.

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Follow them on Facebook here and check out their Instagram account here.

Hokey Pokey

Image courtesy: Hokey Pokey

Image courtesy: Hokey Pokey

With a range of flavours including Fresh Cream, Blueberry, Granny Green Apple, Black Forest and even a Kaju Gulkand, Hokey Pokey offers a per scoop serving, or Knock out {4 scoops}. Choose your favourite flavour, add toppings like Nutella, peanut butter, sprinkles, chocolate chips or gummy fruit, and dig into the deliciousness.

Where: For a complete list of outlets, click here

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Follow them on Facebook here.


Pawan Malhotra and his wife Bina have been making their own ice cream for years, courtesy his absolute love for the frozen dessert. They use fresh fruit, chocolate from Belgium, and low sugar, keeping it all low fat. Their specialty is the Honey and Fig ice cream with figs from Srinagar, and honey from an organic farm in Chandigarh.

The lemon ice-cream too is quite a hit. They’re also open to customising flavours, and whipping up a soy version for the lactose intolerant. The ice cream is available on order only, so pick up your phones and start dialing.

Contact: +91 9999904992, or write to innovatedesserts@outlook.com

Price: INR 1,000 – INR 1,500 {per litre}


A Pune import, Naturals finally made its entry into the capital and boy, were we glad. As the name suggests, the focus here is on natural ingredients. From their best-selling Tender Coconut, to watermelon, chikoo and even jackfruit, each flavour is bursting with freshness. They’re not high on preservatives, so if you’re taking some home, make sure you finish it quickly {which is the easiest thing to do!}.

Where: Ground Floor, JMD Kohinoor Mall, Main Road, GK 2; L8, Outer Circle, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place; Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 65371155 {GK 2}, 011 65370007 {CP}

Price: INR 200 for two {approx.}

Find out more here and follow them on Facebook here.

Haagen- Dazs

Image courtesy: Haagen- Dazs

Image courtesy: Haagen- Dazs

Although we’ve heard stories that this brand is kinda racist; this is Delhi’s answer to a luxe ice-cream experience. From the ambience, to the presentation of your dessert, it’s top-notch treatment all the way. Indulge in the uber fancy version of a banana-split, complete with a crispy waffle to go with it, or the Eiffel Tower, which is a combination of cookies and cream, Belgian chocolate ice-cream with a brownie, whipped cream and dark chocolate.

Sinful is the only word that comes to mind.

Where: G 32 to 36, Ground Floor, Select CITYWALK

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: 011 33105847

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.}

Follow them on Facebook here.


They have a wide range of gelatos to choose from, including a Strawberry Cheesecake, which we think would be the perfect end to your meal. If not strawberry, try one of their other flavours – just as good. We say, pair their Blueberry Cheesecake gelato with the uplifting, cheery ambience and decor, and we can guarantee you’ll be a happy camper.

Where: Anand Lok Shopping Centre {Opposite Gargi College}

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Contact: 011 40800081

Price: INR 1,000 for two {approx.}

Follow them on Facebook here.

Mimi’s Gourmet Gelato

Exotic flavours abound here, from Dark Chocolate & Wasabi to Mint & Vodka. Mimi’s Gourmet Gelato promises luxury, fresh ingredients, and the most modern methods of molecular gastronomy. It’s hand-made to boot, so imagine each scoop is crafted especially for you. That’s what we call the ultimate privilege.

Note: Mimi Gourmet’s Gelato is temporarily closed. They should be back in 2-3 weeks!

Where: 172 Sukhdev Vihar, Okhla; place your orders here

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

Contact: +91 9711202657

Price: Starts at INR 500

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

Minus 30

Image courtesy: Minus 30

Image courtesy: Minus 30

Did you ever believe ice cream could be… healthy? With Minus 30 and their endeavor to create artificial-flavour free ice-cream, it actually is. Prepared with fresh fruit and cutesy names like Lemon Lunges and Banana Boost, each bite is full of flavour. No compromise there, we promise.

Where: Place your order here

Contact: +91 9910308097

Price: Starting at INR 750

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.


You can indulge in the creamy sweet goodness at their small kiosk at Select CITYWALK. Choose from a range of exciting flavours {we’re partial to the raspberry and caramel} either plain scoops and sundaes, or combos with waffles and pancakes. They also offer tasting platters if you want to sample a little bit of everything.

Where: Second Floor, Select CITYWALK

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: +91 8376876800

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Follow them on Facebook here.

Cherry Comet

Cherry Comet is the name and instant ice cream is the game. You pick your flavour, and they prepare it with liquid nitrogen in front of your eyes, eliminating preservatives and chemical ingredients for pure, unadulterated goodness. Try their Coffee Toffee, or if you’re in the mood to be a tad adventurous, go for the Banarsi Punch, which is a fresh paanflavoured ice cream.

Where: Shop K5A, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: IndusInd Bank Cyber City Rapid Metro

Contact: 011 33105738

Price: INR 350 for two {approx.}

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

Frugur Pop

Image courtesy: Frugur Pop

Image courtesy: Frugur Pop

Frugur Pop has an outlet and ice cream truck in Gurgaon. Their flavours come in ice cream stick form and include delicious options like Sangria {yes, there’s real alcohol in there}, Kiwi Strawberry Lemonade and Oreos and Cream. With names like that how can you refuse? We’re also intrigued by the delicious sounding Green Apple Mint Tea.

The ice cream truck is parked in Sector 29, in Gurgaon, where you will find most of the food trucks.

Where: Block B, Sushant Lok III, Sector 57, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: +91 8171719777

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.


You may have noticed kulfi specialists Kulfiano’s stall on the main vein of Hauz Khas Village. Next time you find yourself out there in the sweltering summer heat, we suggest you stop and try them out. Our favourites among their flavours are the refreshing mango, anaar, and, of course, the paan kulfi.

Where: 9A, Hauz Khas Village

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Contact: +91 9711201601, +91 8800288252

Price: INR 150 for two {approx.}

Follow them on Facebook here.

Featured image courtesy: Scoops n Sticks