Food: 9 offbeat ice-cream flavours to beat Mumbai's summer heat
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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
At: Sassy Spoon, ground floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point.
Cost: Rs 140
What? 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.
Cost: Rs 240 plus taxes
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