Seven ice cream spots in Chennai to chill your heels this summer time


Popsicles to teeny-tiny piccolo cones, summer time in Chennai comes with a liberal dose of selection this yr — in case you are searching for out some cool consolation. We uncover flavours which can be fruity, chocolatey, floral and nutty…  and downright unheard of — Dragonfruit & Cashew anybody? Additionally notable is a shift to extra vegan-friendly menus and a leaning towards nostalgia-inspired choices — from Equipment Kat to Kheer. We hope you’re prepared for a marathon of chill with this checklist.



Blimey, these are tiny!
They are saying all good issues are available in small packages. And this batch of six Piccolo (‘small’ in Italian) ice cream cones definitely matches the outline. Every one is about three inches or roughly the scale of your ring finger. The cones are topped with scoops of vegan gelato or sorbet made with coconut or soy milk. Flavours embody Alphonso Mango, Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry Sorbet, Lime & Mint and the most popular vendor, Lotus Biscoff. New flavours for the season embody Equipment Kat, Kunafa and Ferrero, anticipated by the tip of the week. INR 170 for six cones. In any respect retailers of Lyfe by Soul Backyard and Antari. 
IG: @lyfebysoulgarden



Jackfruit & jelly
Dumont Creamery, a premium ice cream model from Vijayawada, which is over 20 years outdated, lately opened a franchise outlet in Chennai. Count on an eclectic line-up of greater than 32 flavours, together with the likes of Brown Sugar, Maple & Cinnamon Shortbread, Dragonfruit & Cashew and Campfire Chocolate with Smoked Almonds. We perceive why the latter is a fast-mover the second we dig in and likewise discover ourselves mighty impressed with the summery Jackfruit with a smattering of actual fruit chunks and the Dumont Jelly that has an fascinating play of textures. Additionally go for ice cream cookie sandwiches, ice cream cake jars or flip your frozen dessert right into a milkshake. INR 66 to INR 99 per scoop. IG: @dumontchennai



Need s’extra?
For those who spot a white Vespa serving ‘gourmand’ popsicles in and round Elliot’s Seaside, be sure you screech to a cease. With novel selections like S’mores (assume Chocolate popsicles with torched marshmallows) and Blueberries & Mint (utilizing contemporary components versus ready-to-use syrups) — two-month-old ‘Kuchice’ — has quick change into a preferred spot for people with a candy tooth on the lookout for a late-night repair. We sampled the Belgian Callebaut chocolate and have been blown away, and have already got our eye on the Banana & Nutella to check out subsequent. INR 60 to INR 170. IG: @kuchice_chennai





Rose milk gelato?
This spot tucked away in a quiet nook of Thiruvanmiyur serves Italian-style gelato however with native flavours. Searching by the glass showcase of Afters Gelato, which launched late final yr — we spot Omani Halwa, Filter Espresso and Kalathi Rose Milk. A wave of nostalgia washes over us as we spot the title Condensed Milk and hark again to our childhood once we used to dip a spoon within the tin and lick it clear with glee. Our scoop, creamy and indulgent, didn’t disappoint. Seasonal specials embody Alphonso Mango and Nungu (ice apple). INR 95 to INR 125 per scoop. IG: @aftersgelato




Chill sandwich
Actually Delicious in Adyar has launched some various flavours of ice cream within the final couple of months. For one thing fruity, look out for scoops of Fig & Honey or the Pineapple Coconut Sorbet. Chocolate lovers will benefit from the Chocolate with Salted Caramel Swirl and Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich. We nevertheless are eager to choose up their latest popsicles which embody a basic Strawberries & Cream, in addition to a Cappuccino choice. INR 100 to INR 185. IG: @trulyscrumptiouschennai





Beet the warmth
Shmoozie’s in Anna Nagar lately rolled out some distinctive flavour pairings for the summer time. Pattern this: Beet Jam & Fennel Cream (which we’re instructed is already a crowd favorite), Banana Cream & Papaya Coulis for some tropical island vibes and at last a twist on the standard apple pie with Apple Jam & Pecan Praline. Additionally, to not miss whereas it’s nonetheless in season is their gentle and breezy Mango Mint! Begins at INR 236 for 100 ml. IG: @shmoozies



Banoffee ice pop
Vegan model The Perf Ice Sweet in Anna Nagar has been round for 3 years now, however they lately launched a spree of recent flavours. Count on a spectrum of native flavours like Jamun, Kamarkattu (jaggery with coconut milk) in addition to British-inspired Banoffee Pie! Additionally really useful for the season are high sellers just like the Sugarcane, Mango and Grape. INR 40 to INR 100. IG: @theperficecandy


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