I love ice cream.
And given that I am blessed with magical metabolism, I don't have to give a damn about them being fattening.
Plus Delhi is humiliatingly hot, so ice cream kind of cool things down.
So here's my pick of the slick.
Once a week, all the blokes in my office are treated to this. Pallavi's ice pops are languidly lovely. They are packed with fresh fruit. And the flavours are stylishly subtle; no sugar rush in these riches. I particularly like a flavour called Fruitilicious. It is hugely refreshing. Even the strawberry cheesecake and kiwi lemonade are fabulous. www.frugurpop.com
Preah Narang has been making fabulous ice cream for a long time. Unfortunately, the beneficiaries of both her largesse and great taste were just her friends. That changed some months ago. The ice creams are sinful and made with the finest ingredients. The vanilla is stunning. She also customizes flavours for you. So I trip on the banana and hazelnut variants. Delightful stuff. For deliveries in Delhi NCR, call +919910308097
My buddy Aparna Jain pointed me towards these guys. They make low-fat Italian-style ice cream. Fabulous texture and unobtrusive flavouring. Their mint chocolate is lovely. As is their French vanilla. For deliveries in South Delhi and Gurgaon, call +911244034333 or +911244034333
I love the name. And the ice creams, some more. Their silky smooth kulfi is marvellous. As is their black forest. They have parlours too. Out there I would recommend the apple pie. www.hokeypokey.in
Shikara Lovely Chuski
At India Gate, this is an institution in Delhi. The ice shavings are doused in Kala Khatta or Rooh Afzaa.This is a no-frills, all-thrills experience.
So there you go. Pick the one you want to beat the heat with.