Top 10 Ice cream parlors at Delhi (NCR)

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…And we’re not talking about the trusted mango and choco bars from our even more trusted ice cream carts. We’re talking real ice cream parlours, the kind that rival Pop Tate’s, ice cream makers, and our version of the ice cream truck, and the sound of that movie favourite bell. This is the best of ice cream in Delhi and Gurgaon.

Azote

The ice cream here isn’t on display like in other places. You choose your flavour and they blend it in front of you, using liquid nitro, creating quite the spectacle. Once the smoke fades away you, have yourself the perfect cup of ice cream, complete with a wafer and an injection filled with chocolate sauce. Choose from flavours such as Vienna Coffee, Blueberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet and even Pop Corn!

Where: C-11 , SDA Market Opposite IIT Gate

Nearest metro station: Hauz Khas

Contact: +91-9971080605, +91-9971080405

Price for two: INR 500 {approx.}

Whipped

Made famous by its cheesecake, Whipped also has a dedicated section of home-made ice creams. Their Belgian Chocolate is the hottest {or coolest?} selling, but we also have a soft spot for the Bailey’s and Java Chip. The creamy rich texture here is unparalleled.

Where: E-556, GK 2, Main Road; Nearest metro station: Nehru Place

3, Defence Colony Main Market; Nearest metro station: Jangpura

Contact: +91-9560012777 {GK 2}, +91-9560033396 {Defence Colony}

Price for two: INR 450 {approx.}

Baskin Robbins

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This was one of the first proper ice cream parlours in India, and launched with a whopping 21 flavours. Where flavours such as Red Velvet and Banana Caramel have been recently added, the Mint Milk Chocolate and Banana Strawberry still remain the most popular. If you’re looking for a little something extra, go for the brownie ice cream sandwich, or one of their chocolate bars.

Price for two: INR 400 {approx.}

Hokey Pokey

With a range of flavours including Fresh Cream, Blueberry, Granny Green Apple and even a Kaju Gulkand,  Hokey Pokey offers a per scoop serving, or Knock out {4 scoops}. Choose your favourite flavour, add toppings like Nutella, peanut butter, sprinkles, chocolate chips or gummy fruit, and dig into the deliciousness!

Price for two: INR 400 {approx.}

P&B

Pawan Malhotra and his wife Bina have been making their own ice cream for years, courtesy his absolute love for the frozen dessert. They use fresh fruit, chocolate from Belgium, and low sugar, keeping it all low fat. Their specialty is the Honey and Fig ice cream with figs from Srinagar, and honey from an organic farm in Chandigarh. The lemon ice-cream too is quite a hit. They’re also open to customising flavours, and whipping up a soy version for the lactose intolerant. The ice cream is available on order only so pick up your phones and start dialling.

Contact: Call +91-99999 04992

Price: INR 1000-1500 {per litre}

Naturals

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A Mumbai import, Naturals finally made its entry into the capital last year. As the name suggests, the focus here is on natural ingredients. From their best-selling Tender Coconut, to Watermelon, Chikoo and even jackfruit, each flavour is bursting with freshness. They’re not high on preservatives, so if you’re taking some home, make sure you finish it quickly {which is the easiest thing to do!}.

Where: Ground Floor, JMD Kohinoor Mall, Main Road, GK 2; Nearest metro station: Nehru Place

L-8, Outer Circle, Connaught Place; Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011-65371155 {GK 2}, 011-65370007 {CP}

Price for two: INR 200 {approx.}

Scoops n Sticks

A pretty recent addition to the capital, Scoops n Sticks has made its mark with its hand-crafted gourmet ice cream, ice lollies and sorbets. With innovative flavours such as Salted Caramel, Lemon Ginger and Orange Marmalade, they’ll have you licking your lips with satisfaction.

Where: 145 B/9 Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj

Nearest metro station: Chattarpur

Contact: +91-9871751588

Price for two: INR 300 {approx.}

Nirula’s

Nirula’s has seen us through our childhood as one of the pioneers in the Delhi ice cream market. There was a time when no matter what the occasion was, happy or sad, we headed to them for a cold, sweet fix. Whether you favour their Hot Chocolate Fudge {we sure do!} or their Jamoca Almond Fudge, you’ll always leave feeling happy and in most cases, nostalgic.

Price for two: INR 600 {approx.}

Giani’s

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This is one of those old-is-gold spots. In the business since 1956, they’ve only grown and now, you can spot them all over the city. They’re famous for consistency, and flavours such as Honey Nut Crunch, Punjabi Delight and Kaju Kishmish, and believe us, that’s only the tip of the ice – we want to say berg, but we’ll go with ‘cream sundae’ instead.

Contact: 011 49 666 666

Price for two: INR 150 {approx.}

Diggin

They have a wide range of gelatos to choose from, including a Strawberry Cheesecake, which we think would be the perfect end to your meal. If not strawberry, try one of their other flavours – just as good. We say, pair their Blueberry Cheesecake gelato with the uplifting, cheery ambience and decor, and we can guarantee you’ll be a happy camper.

Where: Anand Lok Shopping Centre {Opposite Gargi College}

Contact: +91 11 40800081

Price for two: INR 1000 {approx.}

Mimi’s Gourmet Gelato

Exotic flavours abound here, from Dark Chocolate & Wasabi, to Mint & Vodka. Mimi’s Gourmet Gelato promises luxury, fresh ingredients, and the most modern methods of molecular gastronomy. It’s handmade to boot, so imagine each scoop is crafted especially for you. That’s what we call the ultimate privilege.

Contact: +919711202657

Price: Starts at INR 500

 

Haagen- Dazs

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This is Delhi’s answer to a luxe ice-cream experience. From the ambience, to the presentation of your dessert, it’s top-notch treatment all the way. Indulge in the uber fancy version of a banana-split, complete with a crispy waffle to go with it, or the Eiffel Tower, which is a combination of cookies and cream, Belgian chocolate ice-cream with a brownie, whipped cream and dark chocolate. Sinful is the only word that comes to mind.

Where: G 32 To 36, Ground Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket

Contact: 011 33105847

Price for two: INR 700 {approx.}

 

Cherry Comet

Cherry Comet is the name and Instant Ice Cream is the game. You pick your flavour, and they prepare it with liquid nitrogen in front of your eyes, eliminating preservatives and chemical ingredients for pure, unadulterated goodness. Try their Coffee Toffee, or if you’re in the mood to be a tad adventurous, go for the Banarsi Punch, which is a freshpaan flavoured ice cream.

Where: Shop K5A, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Contact: 011 33105738

Price for two: INR 350 {approx.}

 

Minus 30

Did you ever believe ice cream could be… healthy? With Minus 30 and their endeavor to create artificial flavour free ice-cream, it actually is. Prepared with fresh fruit and cutesy names like Lemon Lunges and Banana Boost, each bite is full of flavour. No compromise there, we promise.

Contact: +919910308097

Price: Starting at INR 750

 

Movenpick

The Swiss brand of ice-cream came to the Capital just over a year ago, bringing with it its quality of ice-cream. You can indulge in the creamy sweet goodness at their small kiosk at Select Citywalk Mall. Choose from a range of exciting flavours {we’re partial to the raspberry and caramel}. Choose from plain scoops, sundaes as well as combos with waffles and pancakes. They also offer tasting platters if you want to sample a little bit of everything.

Where: 2nd Floor, Select City Walk, Saket

Nearest metro station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: +91-8376876800

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