Forget sunscreen. The only way to face the heat is with a spoon in hand. Dhara Vora on the coolest ice-cream creations guaranteed to provide respite from the sun's relentless rays
Surprise by the Beach
The ‘surprise’ in this sundae is its size: Two scoops of chocolate ice cream, one scoop of vanilla ice cream, two bars of chocolate fudge, chocolate mousse and pieces of waffle, all garnished with chocolate chips and salted pistachios. This sundae is large enough to feed a crowd of at least three sugar-deprived individuals.
For Rs 525 plus taxes
At Café by the Beach, H2O Sports Complex, Girgaum Chowpatty.
Orange-Vanilla-Raspberry Triple Scoop
Geddy’s doesn’t do sundaes, but don’t let that deter you from customising your own double or triple-scoop creation. We loved our combination of Orange Choco Chips, Vanilla and Raspberry ice cream so much that we just had to share it with you. Request for a sprinkling of roasted almonds, a few drizzles of chocolate sauce, and viola, you have a sundae worthy of scooping into.
For Rs 120
At Under the Banyan Tree, 34/A, Sophia College Lane, Peddar Road.
Strawberry Splendour Sundae
Two scoops of delish strawberry ice cream embedded with choco chips, drizzled with strawberry sauce and topped with whipped cream, and almonds. What’s not to like!
For Rs 118
At Ice Cream Works outlets in Chowpatty (23690104) and Veer Savarkar Marg, Dadar (24462626).
Hokey Pokey’s speciality is that their ice-cream
creations are mixed over a cold stone. The Natkhat Mango is a salty-sweet creation that is made with mango ice cream, bits of green-mango candy, and topped with green-mango syrup and mango chunda, or sweet-and-sour mango pickle. The creation is served in a mango-flavoured waffle and garnished with two pieces of lavash, those crisp flat breads of Armenian origin.
For Rs 95
At Hokey Pokey outlets in Bandra (W), Malad (W), Kandivali (E), Matunga (E), Vasai (W), Kurla (W), Thane and Vashi.
Call 9619484812 (Matunga)
The sundae goes desi in this sinful dessert that has malai kulfi, creamy rabdi and pistachio ice cream over strands of bright yellow vermicelli streaked with thick rose syrup. Guru Kripa’s does a great version!
For Rs 50
At Guru Kripa, Plot no 4, Sion (W);
Chocolate Hot Fudge Sundae
Creamchills does a mean Chocolate Hot Fudge Sundae that they serve in a tall glass coated with chocolate syrup and filled with chocolate ice cream and fudge sauce.
Aside from choco chips, and in keeping with chocolate-hot-fudge-sundae tradition, the creation is topped with chopped nuts. This one’s great value for money!
Also worth trying is their Guava Mastani: guava pulp mixed with guava ice cream.
For Rs 60
At Creamchills, MG Road; Mulund, Station Road and Kalwa Naka (Kalwa), Ram Maruti Road and Kopri, Thane.
Call 25922223 (Mulund)