Pani Puri, Boondi Laddoo & More: Unique Ice Cream Flavours To Try This Summer

    With ice-cream parlours sprouting in the city by the minute, we help you decide which are the best ones in town. But, you should try these out to get that brain freeze and added quirks that come with these unusual blends.

    Pani Puri Pathaka At Apsara Ice Creams, Multiple Outlets

    Apsara has nailed its ice-cream collection, with bizarre flavours and loads of choices. They provide your usual decadent chocolate ones, fruit-based, and nut-based ice-creams and the ever so loved coconut one (Called Coconut Cravings). What we love is their Kulfilicious section. 

    Price: INR 60 for a small scoop.

    Other Unique Flavours To Try: Orange Apricot, Jambu Josh, Mosambi Magic, Crunchy Chikki

    #LBBTip: They also have a thoughtful Sugar free section for the regular flavours, so don’t hold back during your diet!

    Red Rubies Thai At Bina’s Homemade Ice-cream, Multiple Outlets

    Bina Aunty has been our favourite since she started her business of providing quality flavours. She also accepts orders for vegan, sugar-free and keto-friendly ice-cream (a true gem, we tell you). She’s mixed interesting palettes together to create her collection: She also makes fresh sorbet batches and uses homegrown flavours. 

    Price: A 600ml tub of her creation will cost INR 360 onwards. They only provide delivery, so order in and enjoy those midnight cravings!

    Other Unique Flavours To Try: Lemongrass, Vanilla Brownie, Rose Sabja, Paan Chocochips

    #LBBTip: We’d recommend the blueberry flavour, it was really nice.

    Angel Apple Pie At Hokey Pokey, Andheri West

    Hokey Pokey

    Andheri West, Mumbai

    Hokey Pokey was a childhood dream, with those beautiful flowery cones and quirky “stone “creations, we all loved them. They’ve now shifted to Andheri West, and we plead you to hop, skip and jump and grab a scoop as soon as you can. 

    Price: Their signature creations start from INR 140 and their standalone ice-creams start from INR 80.

    Other Unique Flavours To Try: Manic Monkey, Chocoffee Crazy, Full Moon Fantasy, and the Perfect Creation (it was in fact, perfect). They also have simple, gourmet and exotic flavours like Pinacolada, Natural Mint, French Vanilla, and Classic Tiramisu.

    #LBBTip: Chocoffeecrazy is perfect for people who want something between chocolate and classic flavours.

    Rose Ripple At K Rustom Ice Cream, Churchgate

    Well, this SoBo ice-cream place requires no introduction. This iconic ice-cream is served as a thick slab sandwiched between wafer biscuits and wrapped in thin butter paper. We’d recommend you to rush here during peak summers, as they have aamras as a flavour option, which is purely the food of Gods. 

    Other Unique Flavours To Try: Walnut Crunch, Kharbuza, Apricot, Candied Cream, Rum & Raisin. 

    Price: INR 30 onwards for a single slab.

    Boondi Laddoo At Where's My Cone?, Juhu & Bandra

    Where's My Cone?

    Bandra West, Mumbai

    Where’s My Cone is known for its fun toppings and delicious sauces. Apart from their ice cream flavours they also have cookie sandwiches and warm milk doughnuts. Apart from the wacky Boondi Laddoo, they have tons of creamy ice-cream in a variety of flavours such as filter coffee, salted caramel, triple chocolate chunk, peanut butter jam shortcake (the names will only get longer and longer) and more. But their specialty lies not in an ordinary scoop by cone or cup though, but in their ice-cream cookies which squishes a thick slab of ice-cream in between two cookies.

    Other Unique Flavours To Try: Strawberry Pickwick, Banana Caramel Walnut, Cookies & Cream, Paan.

    Price: Their single scoops cost INR 70-95 and you can add a topping for INR 25. The cookie monstrosity is for INR 165.

    #LBBTips: We particularly loved their colourful toppings like rainbow sprinkles, orea, fruity pebbles etc.

    Fresh Muskmelon At Taj Ice Cream, Mohammad Ali Road

    Taj Icecream

    Kumbharwada, Mumbai

    Finding Taj Ice Cream in the middle of the Bohri Mohalla near Muhammad Ali Road is like finding an oasis of taste. In operation since 1887, one cup of their hand-made San-Cha ice cream will make everything in your life a little bit better.

    Other Unique Flavours To Try: This one is popularly known for its fresh fruit flavours including sitaphal, mango, muskmelon, chikoo, pineapple etc.

    Price: INR 70 onwards for scoops; INR 250 onwards for half kg tubs.

    Masala Chai At Twisting Scoops, Multiple Outlets

    Ever tried Turkish ice-cream? You can now witness the theatrics of the globally famous Turkish ice creams right here in Mumbai, all thanks to Twisting Scoops. They have tons of flavours and coupled with the theatrics, you’re in for fun! 

    Other Unique Flavours To Try: Alphonsya, lemon mint, Royal Caribbean, Legendary Black, Whiskeyino, Dolce Crunch, Biscuitino

    Price: Their scoops start from INR 150 and the Turkish coffee comes in 4 variants for INR 90.

    #LBBTip: They’ve even got delicious Turkish coffee too. So, definitely try that out. 

    Well, if you're a fan of handcrafted and artisanal ice-cream, we've got an entire guide for the best outlets to get freshly made ice-cream. Read it here.