Can We Ever Get Over The Hand-Churned Ice Cream At This Iconic Parlour?
Move over fancy ice cream parlours, Shah Ice Cream in Mozamjahi Market is a 68-year-old establishment serving delicious hand-churned ice cream that you cannot get enough of.
What Makes It Awesome
Have you ever wondered how ice cream was made before refrigerators or ice cream machines came into the picture in the 19th century? At Shah ice cream parlour, you can not only find out but also taste handmade ice cream like it was made in the olden days. Mohammed Abdul Haleem, a local, started this business in 1950 with Famous Ice Cream (which bifurcated to Shah Ice Cream) and is run by his grandson Nadeem today.
The procedure of making this yummy ice cream involves grinding fresh fruit, adding sugar and milk to its pulp in a container and churning this mix in a bucket of salt and ice used to freeze the ingredients. Yes this is real ice cream and not some synthetic frozen treat, and it is called pot ice cream. Sit outdoors with a group of friends or make it a family ritual to grab this delicacy, and enjoy flavours like Mango, Custard Apple, Chickoo, Muskmelon, Lychee and Coconut among others (we tried them all). The ice cream is served as scoops on a plate rather than in a cup or cone. We personally enjoyed muskmelon the most, but mango flavoured ice cream is apparently the bestseller here. The taste is distinct in the sense that you feel the fruitful flavours melting on your tongue, and it is smoother than the modern day ice cream. Go here when you have those late night cravings, folks!
They also take party or function orders, so if you want to do something offbeat, you know where to go.