Here at HungryForever, we’ve been working hard to find the best foods that will help you survive our Indian summer– from writing about foods that will help you cool down to putting up a host of smoothie and popsicle recipes. For those busy Mumbaikars that don’t have the time to carry out a recipe, try visiting one of these parlours to fight the sun’s fire with a lot of ice.
1) K. Rustom Ice Cream
Since 1953, Rustom’s quaint ice cream shop has been serving a range of ice cream sandwiches that are immensely popular with Mumbai dwellers. Buy a sandwich and then head over to sit on marine drive and enjoy it.
Try: Vanilla Ice cream Sandwich
2) Ice Cream Works
Where: Multiple outlets including Chowpatty, Shivaji Park, Ville Parle
This parlour is modelled after traditional ice cream parlours that you’re likely to see in old movies, or in New York. They’re currently having a chocolate festival, with 12 chocolate ice cream flavours.
Try: Chocolate Cookies and Cream ice cream
3) Taj Ice Cream
Where: Bhendi Bazaar
This tiny, no frills restaurant has been around for more than 100 years. Portions are great, prices are low and the ice cream is creamier than actual cream. What more could you ask for?
Try: Mango ice cream
4) The Parfait Co
Where: Kemp’s Corner
Parfait is ice cream’s first cousin, without artificial flavours or sweeteners. The Parfait Co lives up to its name by delivering smooth, refreshing parfait.
Try: Hazelnut Crème parfait and passion fruit parfait
5) Natural Ice Cream
Where: Multiple outlets across the city including Churchgate, Thane, Goregaon and multiple malls.
Try: Tender coconut ice cream, chickoo ice cream
Where: Bandra, Juhu, Powai
If you’re a fan of yogurt, then try replacing the ice creams with frozen yogurt instead. Cocoberry has a range of yogurt flavours including strawberry, apple and berry blast which you can top with fruits, chocolate or sauces.
Try: Berry blast ville frozen yogurt
7) 6th Street Yogurt
Where: Colaba, Bandra
6th street yogurt is another great place for yogurt, where servers will be happy to offer topping combination suggestions. On the sixth of every month you get your yogurt for Rs.16!
Try: Strawberry and Blueberry Yogurt, with a cheesecake base and chocolate chip topping.