Food: 9 offbeat ice-cream flavours to beat Mumbai's summer heat

Apr 13, 2016, 08:40 IST | Dhara Vora and Suprita Mitter

Is summer getting too hot to handle? In the first of a two-part series, we list cool and quirky frozen beauties that might help you get by

What? Mochi ice cream, version 2.0

Indulge in a colourful molecular dessert with different flavours of ice cream coated with flavoured, rice flour
At: Pa Pa Ya, level 3, Palladium Mall, Lower Parel.
Call: 8828031900
Cost: Rs 375 plus taxes

What?  The Big Bang Theory

The Mango Big Bang offers an unusual twist to the national fruit. Consisting of meringue sun, with in house mango mascarpone ice cream, fresh mangoes and whipped cream, the chilled spectacle promises to bring out a galaxy of flavours.
At: Joss, ground floor, Savoy Chambers, next to Mini Cooper Showroom, off Linking Road, Santacruz (W).
Call: 26617771 

Cost: Rs 1,850 plus taxes

What?  Sea Salt & Truffle Ice cream with toasted hazelnuts and trio of tofu dango

Need we say more? The crunchy balls will burst in your mouth and surprise you with the flavours in the centre.
At: Yuuka, The St. Regis Mumbai, 37 Block, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Call: 61628000 c
Cost: Rs 850

What? Beet Root Ice Cream

A fresh mix of cream and beetroot pulp, sweetened to make the perfect summer dessert, this ice cream is bright to look at and tastes great.
At: Out of the Blue, 14 Union Park, Khar (W).
Call: 26003000
Cost: Rs 125 plus taxes

What? Green Tea Ice Cream

We don’t mind our tea cold if it’s in the form of an ice cream. The Green Tea or Matcha Ice Cream at Lemon Leaf is made with organic unsweetened soy milk, organic agave nectar, organic brown rice syrup, matcha green tea powder, vanilla and has a dash of sea salt.
At: Lemon Leaf, ground floor, Royal Sands Building, off Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W).
Call: 8080809366
Cost: Rs 150

What? Sandwich ice cream

Remember putting vanilla in between two pieces of biscuit as a kid? Here’s an upmarket twist to the old recipe. This one comes with an option of three cookies — vanilla, choco chips and dark chocolate — filled with are vanilla and cayenne pepper, dark chocolate and sea salt, and coconut and berries.
At: Farmer & Sons, 105, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort.
Call: 22624466
Cost: Rs 250 plus taxes

What? Red Velvet Cupcake Ice Cream Burger

Can’t decide between a cake or an ice cream? Have both.
At: 145 Kala Ghoda, Fort.
Call: 40396638
Cost: Rs 195

What? Basil and Pine Nut Homemade ice cream

Try this unusual flavour made with basil purée and toasted pine nuts, served with a drizzle of extra virgin
olive oil.
At: Sassy Spoon, ground floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point.
Call: 22888222
Cost: Rs 140

What? Panna ice cream

Panna ice cream

With rich dark chocolate pieces, the Swiss classic is made without artificial flavouring or added colours.
At: Movenpick, shop 1, Kings Apartment, Juhu Tara road, Juhu.
Call: 26142534
Cost: Rs 240 plus taxes

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