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Delhi's Icecream Avatars

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A travel journal to New Delhi by phileasfogg

Yogen Fruz Photo, New Delhi, India More Photos
Quote: Delhi starts getting hot in April, and remains hot till at least October, with some dips in temperature now and then, during the monsoon. Except in deepest winter, it’s never too cold for ice cream. Some places for ice cream in Delhi – indigenous, and exotic.

Yogen Fruz

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Restaurant | "Good frozen yoghurt, especially for fruit lovers"

Yogen Fruz Photo, New Delhi, India
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Originally from Canada, Yogen Früz arrived in India in August 2012. We didn’t notice the kiosk at the Ambience Mall in Delhi till a couple of months back, and when we did, we made a mental note to check it out. Last Sunday, in the mall to take advantage of all the end-of-season sales, we stopped by at Yogen Früz to refresh ourselves with some frozen yoghurt.Since this isn’t a restaurant as such—it’s just a kiosk, at a food court—you pay up, pick up your order, and go and sit at one of the tables in the food court. The kiosk itself is manned by two people: one to act as cashier and general dispenser of information, paper napkins, and spoons; the other to actually put together the orders. Yoge...Read More

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Yogen Fruz
Kiosk No. 3, Food Court, Ambience Mall, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi
91-9999884763

King's Kulfi

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Restaurant | "Pretty good fruit kulfis"

King's Kulfi Photo, New Delhi, India
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Kulfi is the name given to a distinct type of frozen dessert from the Indian subcontinent (originally, though, from the Middle East). Traditionally, this is a denser, more solid dessert than ice cream, because it’s made not from cream but from milk that’s been cooked long and slow—stirred constantly, to prevent it sticking—until it’s thick. Popular traditional flavourings that are still among the most common for kulfi are pistachios, saffron, rose water, and kewda (pandanus).Delhi has a huge number of eateries, large and small, that serve kulfi. For many, it’s a dessert that is actually bought from a shop that specialises in making kulfi. Others make their own, bu...Read More

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King's Kulfi
Food Court, Second Floor, Dlf Place Saket, Press Enclave Marg
New Delhi

Giani's Ice Cream

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Restaurant | "Will we be back? Not likely"

Giani's Ice Cream Photo, New Delhi, India
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Over the past two and a half decades I’ve spent in Delhi, I’ve heard, off and on, praises of Giani’s ice creams. Giani’s have been around for a long time (by Delhi standards): they were established in 1956. Friends who like their ice creams told me Giani’s make really good stuff, and their fresh fruit ice creams—such as cheekoo (sapodilla) or custard apple—were really good. We’d tried to sample some of these fruit ice creams (both my husband and I are fans of fruit desserts) when we passed by the Giani’s store near Fatehpuri Masjid in Chandni Chowk—only to be told that no fresh fruit ice creams were available at that time (it was winter).This time, happening to be in the vicinity of a Giani’...Read More

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Giani's Ice Cream
F-8, Ground Floor, Pvr Anupam Shopping Complex, Saket
New Delhi

Gelato Vinto

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Restaurant | "Good flavour, but ice crystals spoil it"

Gelato Vinto Photo, New Delhi, India
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Gelato Vinto is a chain of home-grown gelati stores scattered across India. Delhi and its satellite towns—Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad—have, between them, over two dozen Gelato Vinto stores. They proclaim that their gelato is 96% fat-free and 100% vegetarian (the latter a major draw for a number of Indians who are very strict about even consuming eggs).On our almost-weekly trips to the Select City Walk Mall, we’d often passed by the Gelato Vinto store on the ground floor, or its smaller outlet on the first floor. This time we decided to stop by and actually sample some of the gelati for ourselves. The display counter has a pretty wide range of flavours available: hazelnut, butterscotch caramel cake...Read More

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Gelato Vinto
64a, Ground Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket
New Delhi
011 4056 6909

Red Mango

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Restaurant | "The best frozen yoghurt in town"

Red Mango Photo, New Delhi, India
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Red Mango—originally established in South Korea, but now well-known in the US, China, and elsewhere—opened in Delhi (and a couple of other major Indian cities) last year. Delhi and its neighbouring town, Gurgaon, have less than half a dozen Red Mango outlets, but if I’m in close proximity to one, there’s no question about where I’ll stop by for something sweet!The Red Mango outlet in Ambience Mall is one of the larger ones. It’s on the ground floor, just next to the escalators near the entrance on the side of the mall. The eatery is part of the main lobby, so it can be a bit noisy if you’re visiting on a weekend or holiday, when the mall is crowded. There’s a long, curving counter with a display se...Read More

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Red Mango
Upper Ground Floor, Ambience Mall,, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi
011 3999 7819

Gelato Italiano

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Restaurant | "Some of Delhi’s best gelati"

Gelato Italiano Photo, New Delhi, India
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Considering Delhi seems to be so fond of Italian food (and I don’t just mean the terribly Indianised ‘tandoori chicken’ or ‘barbecue paneer’ pizzas churned out by Pizza Hut or Domino’s), it’s odd that good gelati is fairly uncommon. The good Italian restaurants may offer a couple of flavours of gelato, but outside of that, this wasn’t—till a couple of years back—a common type of ice cream in Delhi. Thankfully, there are some options now available for those of us who like gelati.Gelato Italiano is located next to the escalator that leads up to the food court at Select City Walk. It’s a large counter, which extends at one end into something that deals with desserts—but the main attraction is G...Read More

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Gelato Italiano
2nd Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket
New Delhi
011-42658431