I Scream, You Scream: 10 Best Ice-Creams In Pune You Must Try

    Who doesn’t love a scoop of goodness? In summers, it beats the heat. Other times, it makes your day. There are so many options available round the city – some old, some gourmet and many others who’re just serving dazzling little scoops. Treat your sweet tooth with authentic fruity essence . Grab them all, we say. 

    Cold Stone Creamery

    This U.S. brand of premium ice-cream offers a variety of smoothies, shakes, ice creams, frozen yogurts, ice cream sandwiches and cakes to choose from. With their six outlets spread across the city, their ice cream is churned from the finest ingredients every day, mixed with your choice of candy, cakes, fruits, toppings and a lot more. You must try their Cheesecake fantasy or Who You  Callin' Shortcake.

    Cost for two: INR 400

    Ice Cream Factory

    Four branches at your disposal, this small parlour is excellent at what they serve. You’ll be spoilt for choice with their ice cream waffles, bubble waffles, smoking biscuits, dragon breath poppers and whatnot. A must try is their Mango Faluda. They do a lot of fun stuff with ice-creams, so don’t give this a miss. 

    Cost for two: INR 300

    Koko Scoop

    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.

    Cost for two: INR 200

    Icekraft

    Icekraft

    Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

    Grab a colossal flavour range of ice-cream tacos and cookie dough scoops at this dessert bar, with dollops of additional love and toppings. With a cute ambience, it is a great place to satisfy after- dinner cravings and have a gala time with friends.  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 in flavours like red velvet, salted caramello, coffee kurant and more. 

    Cost for two: INR 300

    Piatto Dessert Studio

    Piatto (meaning ‘plate’ in Italian) Dessert Studio in Kalyani Nagar is unlike any other we’ve visited in Pune. Electic combinations derived from wide flavours and elegant ingredients dish out an extensive palate. 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.

    Cost for two: INR 500

    Pasteur Bakery

    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.

    Cost for two: INR 100

    Eskopop

    The gourmet ice popsicles have won many hearts in the city. Made with fresh milk and fruits every day, it is free from harmful chemicals, artificial colour and preservatives. 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. They have great options for vegan and sugar-free popsicles. 

    Cost for two: INR 250

    Ganu Shinde Ice Cream

    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 in Narayan Peth. Starting at INR 40, we recommend their classic amba ice-cream. Even if it does not feature an array of flavours, the authentic fresh quality is alluring and spiriting enough. 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.

    Cost for two: INR 150

    Callow

    Callow

    Kalyan nagar, Bangalore

    If you are looking for fresh fruit popsicles to help you beat the heat, then Callow is a great pit stop. Located in Kalyani Nagar, this desert bar has unique flavours in popsicles. Try the flamingo which comes with peach, passion fruit, blackberry and pear or if you are looking for something slightly healthy, then go for the Callow green that comes with spinach, cucumber, kale and guava. 

    Cost for two: INR 500

    Cream Stone

    Cream Stone

    Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune

    We can't talk about ice cream and forget Cream Stone. With over 7 locations across the city, Cream Stone is a popular ice-cream parlour, known for its innovative concept that appeal to people of all ages. Their ice cream is hand-mixed and mixed with toppings on a frozen ‘cold stone’, that gives the ice cream multiple flavour and texture combinations. 

    Cost for two: INR 500