Corner House - Bengaluru’s very own brand, Corner House was probably the go-to place in the city before any other ice-cream parlour raised its head. Their sundaes, fresh fruit ice creams and thick shakes are legendary among the city’s ice-cream-loving folks. Their hot choc fudge, which comes in a variation of sizes, is what gooey-chocolate-dripping-with-creamy-vanilla dreams are made of.
Don’t miss: Their trilogy that comes with fresh fruits and three scoops of flavors of your choice. Also, the Death by Chocolate.
Where to find: Across different suburbs in Bengaluru, including Indiranagar, Koramangala, Whitefield, Jayanagar and others.
Lakeview Milkbar - Another old hand on the block, Lakeview Milkbar offers burgers, sandwiches and other eatables, along with a selection of ice creams and shakes. You will find a Bloody Mary ice cream here, along with fig and honey ice cream, blackcurrant ice cream, and the usual suspects like choco chips, butterscotch, pistachio, raspberry, orange, and the likes.
Don’t miss: Their sundae called Garfunkel and the German Black Forest.
Where to find: MG Road, Indiranagar, Koramangala
Richie Rich - A place that serves Jain food along with Bombay-styled street food and crazy, umpteen varieties of ice cream, Richie Rich has been keeping Bengaluru’s sweet cravings satiated. Though parking can be a challenge, once you find a spot, there is enough and more to reward yourself.
Don’t miss: The Elvis Presley, which is a mix of generously sprinkled dry fruits over scoops of ice cream. They also have a diet ice cream meant for diabetics.
Where to find: St. Mark’s Road and Kumara Krupa Road
Berry’d Alive - A dessert lover’s dream come true, this place serves ice creams, cakes and pastries. With three outlets in the city, it is keeping Bengaluru’s cravings for sweets aptly satiated. Their spicy banana sundae comes with a twist that we love: vanilla ice cream topped with hot caramelized bananas cooked with red chillies. Sure to twist your taste buds with its sweet and spicy flavours!
Don’t miss: Chocolate wontons with vanilla ice cream.
Where to find: Indiranagar, Koramangala, Whitefield
Thanco’s Natural Ice Cream - A quaint ice-cream parlour that serves a host of flavours, where natural fruits are integrated into the ice cream. Their products have no preservatives, colours or air pumped into them and the focus is on the homeliness of it all.
Don’t miss: The innovative flavours like Choco Gulkand, Green Mirchi, Kala Jamun, Green Tea and more. They also have sugar-free ice creams.
Where to find: Koramangala, Basavanagudi, Banaswadi, Vijayanagar, Mathikere
Art of Delight - This is an ice-cream parlour, dessert restaurant and coffee shop all rolled into one to delight your senses. Some of their desserts are delivered in little jars, which is very quaint. They also have delicious sorbets on offer, among other things.
Don’t miss: Deep-fried Snickers Sundae
Where to find: Residency Road
Redberrys - This place claims their ice creams to be 93 per cent fat-free, made without milk and sugar, with flavours that are fruit-based. Their ice creams don’t last for more than five days because there are no preservatives, added colours or artificial flavours. Each day, they have 10 different flavours, and there is a surprise for customers at every lick here. Interesting flavours include Brahmins Coffee, Sultan Rose and Horlicks! And they are 100 per cent vegetarian.
Don’t miss: The surprise flavours that this place comes up with, now and then.
Where to find: Basavanagudi
Polar Bear - A new-age chain of premium ice-cream parlours, Polar Bear serves 36 flavours for your taste buds that include Death by Chocolate, natural berry flavours, Belgium chocolate, Rum Jamaica and Ice Cream Pizza, among others.
Don’t miss: Their all-time favourite, Ice Cream Pizza
Where to find: Koramangala, Malleshwaram, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, RMV Layout, Kammanahalli, Jayanagar
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Food explorer, amateur cook and mom-on-a-mission, Ipsita believes that the best foods come from simple ingredients. She loves to incorporate local cuisines of places she has lived in and traveled to, in her daily meal plans. She was an early member of EazyDiner's Bengaluru critic team.