The Best Places To Chill Out With Ice Cream In Chennai And Hyderabad

Hot favourites.

It's terribly hot.


All over the country.

We can almost feel our faces melt off.

With temperatures hitting 35 degrees and upward already, we're in for several more blistering summer months. The need of the hour is to cool off with some much-needed frozen desserts and milkshakes.

Chennai and Hyderabad residents have some of the best places for ice creams, milkshakes and other cold desserts. Let's have a look at some of these spots, shall we?


Bombay Kulfi

Where: Besant Nagar, Anna Nagar and Vepery

When: 11 AM to 11 PM everyday. Anna Nagar outlet is open from 3 PM to 11 PM (Mon) and 11 AM to 11 PM (Tue-Sun)

Average cost for two: ₹150

What to order: Kesar pista kulfi, malai kulfi and guava kulfi with salt and chilli

Why: Because our very own homegrown ice cream variety, kulfi, should not be missed on a hot summer's day, especially when it comes is exotic new flavours—Calcutta pan, tender coconut, chocolate chip, black grapes... we could go on. Go get yourselves some kulfi this evening and hit the refresh button.


Where: Velachery

When: 11 AM to 11 PM (Mon-Thur) and 11 AM to 11:30 PM (Fri-Sun)

Average cost for two: ₹250

What to order: Mr. Rocher, Yellow Mellow, Nutella brownie

Why: Cold stone ice creams in some amazing flavour combinations.Coffee lovers have coffee crush and coffee dream where there's mocha ice cream, Oreo cookies, Irish coffee syrup, almonds and more. There's peanut butter ones, fruit flavoured ones and a lot more to choose from!

Mid Street

Where: Mogappair

When: 11 AM to 11 PM

Average cost for two: ₹350

What to order: Classic fries, chocolate softy, chocolate milkshake

Why: Because you really can't go wrong with crisp fries washed down with a chocolate milkshake and followed by a good old softy. You can order online too, even the milkshakes and faloodas.

Senthil Softy Zone

Where: Mylapore

When: 10 AM to 10 PM

Average cost for two: ₹200

What to order: Softy (but, of course), thick shakes, lime juice

Why: Because sometimes all you want is a chilled glass of lemonade or a softy for the road. Senthil Softy Zone has been around for 30 years now serving delicious food, the best shakes and yes, softies. These small shops have the biggest hearts and it reflects in the food they serve. Don't be fooled by how unassuming this place is. The food here might be cheap but it's bang on when it comes to flavour.

Amadora Gourmet Ice Cream & Sorbet

Where: Nungambakkam

When: 11 AM to midnight

Average cost for two: ₹500

What to order: Watermelon sorbet, Nutella ice cream, ice-cream sandwiches

Why: It's Chennai's favourite dessert place for a reason. Be it a late night indulgence or a little something to beat the heat, Amadora will probably have exactly the flavour you're craving. We're not complaining, but so many flavours and so little time. Their ice creams are made in-house and are super delicious. Try their chocobar which contains vanilla, raspberry, brownie, dulce de leche and chocolate caramel.


Famous Ice Creams

Where: Nampally

When: 9 AM to 1 AM

Average cost for two: ₹150

What to order: Seasonal ones like mango and chikoo ice creams

Why: Because some legendary shops like Famous can give any new fancy place a run for their money. Also, their fresh mango ice cream is to die for. For a late night treat or a mid-day refresher, try their fruit salad, custard or their "tooty fruity" sundae. At their prices, you know it's not just value for money, but a steal!

Frozen Desert

Where: A S Rao Nagar, Secunderabad

When: 11 AM to 11 PM (Mon-Fri) and 11 AM to 11:30 PM (Sat-Sun)

Average cost for two: ₹400

What to order: Ice cream roll, lime ice cream, caramel ice cream

Why: It's probably the best place in Secunderabad for ice cream and works as well for dates as it does for family outings. There are waffles and thick shakes as well as ice creams in interesting flavours such as espresso caramel, hazelnut and chocolate, sweet mascarpone and berries, and a whole lot more.

Natural Ice Cream

Where: Jubilee Hills

When: 11 AM to midnight

Average cost for two: ₹200

What to order: Kala jamun, mango, sitaphal

Why: Because who can say no to Natural? A Mumbai institution, they now have several branches elsewhere as well so that Back everyone can get a natural taste of their favourite fruits in ice cream form. Their seasonal fruit ice creams such as mango, chikoo and sitaphal are very popular.


Where: Hitech City

When:10 AM to 10 PM

Average cost for two: ₹150

What to order: French vanilla, orange sorbet, kulfi

Why: Because when your office is in one of those tech parks and you're really hankering for a stick of ice cream, there's only one thing to do. Go to Froststicks. Every stick here is a treat, whether it's a watermelon sorbet or a Red Riding Hood (a strawberry Froststick dipped in smooth white chocolate and covered with red velvet cake).

Ice Creamery

Where: Banjara Hills

When: 11:30 AM to 1 AM (Sun-Thur) and 11:30 AM to 2 AM (Fri-Sat)

Average cost for two: ₹250

What to order: Black plum sorbet, chocolate sea salt, chocolate mint, chilli chocolate

Why: When you have a range of brilliant chocolate combinations in ice cream and sorbet forms, you can't not try them. They've also got salted caramel, strawberry balsamic vinegar, dark chocolate and orange, sugarcane, raw mango and a lot more.

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