Pani Puri, Paan Ice-cream & More: Unique Flavours To Try This Summer

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    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 67 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 425 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.

    Calcutta Paan Ice-cream At Ice Cream Works, Dadar

    Ice Cream Works by Cream Center has a ton of classics as well as interesting flavour options. If you aren't into experimenting with flavours, dig into Silky Belgian Choco Fudge or a Sea Salt Caramel Fudge. But if you like to experiment, go on and try their Calcutta Paan Ice-cream or the Lonavala Chikki.

    Price: INR 59 onwards for the basics, and INR 89 onwards for premium options.

    Other Unique Flavours To Try: Queen Of Roses, Rainbow Monster, Extreme Ferro Hazelnut


    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 slice, though most of the flavours are priced around INR 60.

    Fresh Guava Peru 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 360 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. 

    Blue Cheese And Honey At Bono Boutique Ice-cream, Bandra

    Blue cheese...but in ice-cream? This savoury sweet pairing goes well with Champagne, we hear, for a classy night. We suggest you grab a take-away and sip some bubbly along with your ice-cream.

    Other Unique Flavours To Try: Lavender Honey, White Chocolate Passionfruit and Milk Chocolate Bacon

    Price: INR 210 onwards for 125 ml

    Pro-Tip

    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.