Ice-cream is everyone’s favourite pick when it comes to dessert. But which scoop to choose? fruity? sorbet? chocolate? Picking the right topping is even more complex job in itself. If you live in Mumbai (like me) you may have visited Bandra where plenty of ice-cream bars co-exist. This blog is my experience to decode the complex global menus and pick that perfect scoop.
I hope you will enjoy this blog!
The Icecream Factory, Carter Road, Bandra
This out-of-the-box name itself deserves your undissipated attention. You will experience ‘amazingly innovative’ ice-cream options at this joint near Carter Road. This funky parlour is known for its delicious nitrogen scoop and roll ice-cream in Bandra! They will spoil you for choice with their wide spread of options from ice-cream rolls to sundaes to waffles to shakes and more. The mesmerising experience of you “smoking” a cookie biscuit is just amazing! Ice-creams like nostalgic Parle G, spicy guava, wild berries with all possible fruits & chocolates options at your disposal will make surely make you go crazy.
I just hog on to my all-time favourite, the ‘blueberry cheesecake icecream’, loaded with blueberry fluid and cheesecake crumbs at my each visit. Believe me, your tongue will take a long enough time to fade away that maddening tangy flavour.
Must visit for all the cold-tooth maniacs!!!
6th Street Yogurt, Hill Road, Bandra
This tiny hole-in-the-wall froyo bar on a busy single lane near St. Andrew’s Church, Bandra can be easily missed out. But I bet their froyos would force you to pull-over every-time you pass from that laneJ. Their Cranberry-Melon flavour is something you will cherish till your last swig. I personally recommend the combination of Cranberry-Melon with their tangy plum and wild berries toppings which make it an irresistible pick every time I visit them.
They also run random ‘Crazy Tuesday’ offers which are value for money. Their perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavour would make sure you to repeat your order. But remember, they don’t have zero calorie optionL. Their original flavour is also a great pick with a decent pricing.
It is a small outlet with limited flavours and toppings at their disposal but for the froyo fanatics, it is a great place to be.
Natural Ice-creams, Hill Road, Bandra
If you are in Bandra & an ice-cream lover, then missing Natural Ice Cream at Hill Road would not be a good idea. Once indulged into a cold rush of their tempting ‘desi’ flavours, this amazing ice-cream bar will pull you towards itself whenever you land in the ‘Suburb Queen’ (Bandra) territory. They are preponderantly known for its toothsome all-season flavours like Roast Almond, Tender Coconut and Anjeer. My personal favourites are Sitafal and Mango (seasonal). After experiencing almost all the flavours my inclination lies towards the seasonal pick. Though, they are not known for wide range of options as they hate experimenting 😉
Visit to relive the old and unaltered range of flavours!
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Linking Road, Khar
It happened to be an unplanned visit to this open froyo bar which turned out to be a comely experience. With their amazingly new concept, they indulge you to make your own little cup of heaven. Their never ending spread of flavours and toppings will keep hitting your taste receptor cells till the last gulp.
The concept is very simple, you can decide the quantity of your choice, pull the vending machine to pick your own flavours and load your favourite toppings that suits you. They will only charge by the weight.
What fascinated me was the freedom to customise my own cups, from wide spread of flavours, to sprinkles, to nutella to chocolate sauce, to biscuit crumbles and alot more. I describe it as an unlimited options for customising your own cup of froyo!
The only downside is you don’t realize how much you’ve added until you’re billed and then the bill kind of shocks you.
We went all out with our yoghurt bowl and trust me it’s one of the best. A definite recommendation.
The Boston Cupcakery, 15th Road, Bandra
This Dessert Parlor Bakery is much hyped for their trendy cupcakes but they also have some amazing ice-cream options in their menu. The most important thing is that you can kill your sweet craving with your favourite ice-cakes till 1.30 morning. You can’t be demanding any further. Can you?
One of one colleagues has strongly recommended their Signature Cupcakes which can be customised with some good ice-cream picks. I went for Chocolate Strawberry. It was recommended by the guy at the counter.
Their service is warm and they will proactively help you to decode their alien concept 😉
Though, I found it a much overhyped joint, but can drop in to suit your taste buds.