Unusual Ice creams in Bengaluru

Traditional ice-creams have mostly been consumed in the form of scoops, bars, cones, sundaes etc. However some innovative ice-cream shops have pushing the status the quo of how an ice-cream should look and taste – here is an ode to the unusual/hatke ice-creams in Bengaluru.

Fried Ice Cream:

A big scoop of vanilla ice cream that is quickly deep-fried creating a warm, crispy shell around the still-cold ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and nuts with cherries. A house-specialty, Ocea Special Fried Ice Cream is available throughout the day/year and is one of the most-popular dessert

Where: The Ocea International Hotel, Brigade Road

Useful information:

  • Made-on-order, anticipate a waiting-time of 20 mins after placing the order for the preparation
  • Cost: INR 125
  • Parking: Valet parking for cars
  • They accept cash & cards
Fried Ice-cream at The Ocea International Hotel Brigade Road, Bengaluru

Fried Ice-cream at The Ocea International Hotel

Ice-cream Dosa:

An ice-cream delight that has catapulted a street dosa-shop into stardom among food-lovers & children. Ice-cream dosa is a regular plain dosa smeared with chocolate ice-cream and served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream instead of the chutney.

Trust me its delicious!

Where: Amarnath Chats, RV Road (landmark: Amaron Battery Showroom)

Useful Information:

  • The place is a food-cart on the footpath serving dosas and idly, one has to stand and eat
  • Cost: INR 70
  • Timings: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm (open all days of the week)
  • Contact number: +919844235515/ +919448558418
  • They accept ONLY cash, no card payment facility
  • Parking: No dedicated parking space, but lots of by-lanes to find parking
Ice-cream Dosa at Amarnath Chats RV Road Bengaluru

Ice-cream Dosa at Amarnath Chats

Chili-Guava Ice-cream Roll:

A popular form of ice cream in South-East Asian countries, ice cream roll is a hand made using ice cream base spread on a frozen slab and then rolled using a pastry scraper or paint scraper.

Where: Hokey Pokey Koramangala

Useful Information:

  • Made-on-order, anticipate a waiting-time of 20 mins after placing the order for the preparation
  • Cost: INR 120
  • Parking: No dedicated parking space, but lots of bylanes to find parking
  • They accept cash & cards
Chili Guava Ice-cream Roll at Hokey Pokey Koramangala Bengaluru

Chili Guava Ice-cream Roll at Hokey Pokey

Ice cream Burger aka Cereal Ice Cream bun:

2 big scoops of vanilla ice cream form the patty of a burger bun laced with Fruit Loops. Be prepared for a tooth-freeze at the first bite!!

Where: Cafe by the Corner, HSR Layout

Useful Information:

  • Made-on-order, anticipate a waiting-time of 10 mins after placing the order for the preparation
  • Cost: INR 120
  • Parking: No dedicated parking space, but lots of by-lanes to find parking
  • They accept cash & cards
Ice-cream burger at Cafe by the Corner HSR Layout, Bengaluru

Ice-cream burger at Cafe by the Corner

Go out and get an ice cream!!

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Home made Ice cream Parlors in Bangalore

Homemade ice creams are a rarity in my city which boosts of some of the best ice creams franchises from the globe. Homemade ice cream parlors are standalone parlors with no franchise concept and ice creams being prepared at one single place and most of the times by a single person.

With the numerous ice cream giants entering the market, the changing palate, exposure to different types (gelato, frozen dairy dessert etc) – these authentic hard ice cream (Traditional or regular ice cream made with cream and/or milk, sugar, stabilizers and other flavoring ingredients such as vanilla, chocolate, fruit) parlors no longer enjoy the popularity they once had.

Here are 3 of the best homemade ice creams in Bangalore:

1) Mantap Ice Cream, Majestic

One of the earliest guys to churn out ice creams, they became the launch pad for numerous homemade ice cream parlors in the city.

  • Must Eat- Gadbud + grape juice with vanilla ice cream + gulkan ice cream + Falooda
  • Timings – 12pm to 11pm
  • Seating – limited
  • Location – Majestic (before Sukh Sagar), Bangalore Google Maps link 
Gadbud-Mantap Ice Cream Majestic

Gadbud at Mantap Ice Cream, Majestic

2) Amrut Ice Cream, Malleshwaram

A small shop nestled among the residential apartments of Malleshwaram – this is the ‘ice cream next door parlor’, the one we used to run after school, after exams or to celebrate anything as kids 🙂

  • Must Eat- fruit salad with honey and vanilla ice cream + fig & honey ice cream + kulfis
  • Timings – 11am to 9pm (open all days during summer, closed on Tuesdays during Winter)
  • Seating – limited
  • Location – Malleshwaram 11th cross (near BP Indian School) Google Maps link 

 

Fruit Salad with Honey & Vanilla Ice cream - Amrut Ice cream Malleshwaram

Fruit Salad with Honey & Vanilla Ice cream – Amrut Ice cream Malleshwaram

3) Satkar Ice cream, Mysore Road (opposite RVCE)

The ‘Gelatin-free’ ice cream in town, Satkar has been churning out quality and cost-effective Gadbuds .

  • Must Eat- Tri-Star Ice cream (Black Current + Fig & Honey + Butterscotch with fruit salad)
  • Timings – 830am to 11pm (open all days)
  • Seating – limited
  • Location – Mysore Road 8th Mile (opposite RV College of Engineering) Google Maps link . They have couple of other outlets as well.
Three Star icecream at Satkar Icecreams in Bangalore

Three Star – Black Current + Fig & Honey + Butterscotch with fruit salad

All the above places don’t accept cards – Cash only.