I Scream, You Scream: 10 Best Ice-Creams In Pune You Must Try
Who doesn’t love a scoop of goodness? In summers, it helps beat the heat. At other times, it makes your day. There are so many ice-cream shops in Pune – some old, some gourmet and many others who’re just serving lovely little scoops. Grab them all, we say.
Cold Stone Creamery
The U.S. brand of ice-cream offers a variety of smoothies, shakes, ice creams, and ice cream cakes to choose from. Try the carnival blue with crushed Oreo and Kit Kat; or opt for the peanut butter cup perfection.
Ice Cream Factory
Located on MG road opposite Aurora Towers, this small parlour is very good at what they serve. You’ll be spoilt for choice with their ice cream waffles, bubble waffles, smoking biscuits, dragon breath poppers and whatnot. They do a lot of fun stuff with ice-creams, so don’t give this a miss.
Run by three teenagers, this little cart on Koregaon Park’s north main road is open in the evenings on weekends only. We hear the unicorn ice cream is one of their bestsellers and comprises bubblegum flavours with sprinkles and gems. Coffee lovers, we think their white mocha with chocolate sprinkles is worth a try.
Are you someone who loves coconut ice cream? KokoScoop gets its coconuts from the coastal region in India and creates magic with it, converting it into your coconut cup, coconut water, ice cream or the toppings that you’re going to fall in love with. The outlet is a small, happy place where you can pick up your fresh desserts from. With coconut water at the base, tender coconut ice cream with toppings of chunky coconut, fruit bubbles and jelly, we’re sure you won’t go home disappointed.
Grab ice-cream tacos and cookie dough scoops at this dessert bar. These ice cream tacos come in a variety of flavours with dollops of addition love and toppings. Whether you’re a fruit dessert person or you’d rather sin on some chocolate, there is something for everyone. They also do cookie dough scoops, if you’re into that. You’ll get flavours like red velvet, salted caramello, coffee kurant and more.
Piatto Dessert Studio
Piatto (meaning ‘plate’ in Italian) Dessert Studio in Kalyani Nagar is unlike any other we’ve visited in Pune. It’s a high-end dessert bar serving a number of gourmet desserts. We love their light sorbets and dense gelato. The mango and jamun sorbet is a favourite here as is the dark chocolate gelato.
Ti – Amo Gelato Dessert Lounge
The dessert bar is very gourmet and high-end, but it’s worth all your money. Their exotic range of ice creams is something one must definitely try. From whiskey cream to whey protein and strawberry champagne, their ice cream flavours are unique and you surely won’t find them anywhere else. They also have some premium flavours like biscatino cookies, banana strawberry cheesecake, bubblegum, Madagascar chocolate, avocado and more. And, if you’re low on cash, they do fruity ice-cream rolls for INR 99.
This 80+ year old establishment has been dishing out the yummiest cakes and biscuits since colonial times, and not much has changed since. Pasteur’s dessert parlour serves delicious vegetarian snacks and street-style chaat, in addition to their famous softy, sundaes, and other flavoured ice creams. The flavours are classic, the ice-cream is old-school. So, take a trip down nostalgia town.
The gourmet ice popsicles have won many hearts in the city. So, no matter what outlet you’re at, pick up roasted banana, plum, green apple grape, Irish coffee among others. Or take a bite of the premium ones like Madagascar chocolate and blueberry cheesecake.
Ganu Shinde Ice Cream
We’ll leave you with an iconic Pune brand of ice-cream. Nothing in this world can beat the nostalgia and the creamy mango ice cream at Pune’s 165-year-old dessert joint, Ganu Shinde, opposite Kirti Sari Shop at Narayan Peth. If you’re not up for the mango ice-cream, don’t leave the place without trying the pista, jambhul and the sitaphal ice cream.