Make your lockdown a little sweet and summer a little cooler with these yummy, artisanal gelatos that deliver in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
Coppetto Artisanal Gelato
Bringing traditional Italian gelatos and sorbets to Mumbai is Coppetto. With outlets in Chowpatty and Bandra, they deliver to most parts of the city. Classic Italian flavours like Sicilian Pistaschio, Stracciatella (milk-based ice cream with shavings of fine dark chocolate), Amarena (a cherry-vanilla combination), Ferrero Rocher, Hazelnut gelato, Lemon sorbet and Raspberry sorbet are available.
This small-batch, Mumbai-based gelateria makes not only creamy gelatos, but also custom gelato-based cakes! On offer is Lotus Biscoff, Gianduia, Lemon Iced Tea, Passionfruit Cheesecake, Mango Cheesecake, and if you like classic go forCaramel Crunch, Cookies and Cream, Pistachio is for you.
Now available even in the Hamptons of Mumbai, Alibaug, (at The Deli), this boutique ice cream parlour was started by Le Cordon Bleu chef Alyssa Chesson. Try their bestselling Nutella Sea Salt, Smoked Vanilla Walnut Crunch or even the unusual Dark Chocolate Italian Truffle Oil Ice Cream. Bono has a sugar-free option inDark Chocolate Salted Caramel flavour and a Coconut ice cream for vegans.
Fulfil your wanderlust in the safety of your home, with Sucres des Terres. Check out their flavours on their adorable website, complete with a selection of fruity, chocolate-rich and zingy options. With ice cream names like Rosemary had a Little Lime, Mint For Each Other, Clean Mean Vanilla Bean, Caramel A-Salt, and Pina Coco, who wouldn’t place an order right away?
This plant-based gelato brand uses no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. With nut-free and dairy-free options, there’s something for everyone. From a boozy Bourbon Vanilla to vegan Cacao Nibs to more Indian Saffron Pistachio, it’s a must-try for all those with dietary restrictions. IPL fans can also avail of their match day special combos!
If you’re feeling peko peko(a Japanese onomatopoeic word that describes intense hunger), you can rely on this artisanal ice cream shop based in Lokhandwala (Andheri) to serve some delicious vegan and sugar-free options.Innovative flavour combinations like Raspberry Coconut Milk, White Chocolate Passion Fruit,Green Apple and Basil Sorbet are made with natural ingredients. Their limited-edition mango specials, Mango Cheesecake and Mango Pineapple deliver summer right to your doorstep.
Scooping fun flavours since 2016 this quaint cookie,ice cream and coffee shop is nestled in the bylanes of Kala Ghoda. Their innovative flavours speak for themselves, a line-up of Earl Grey Crunch, Creamy Lotus Biscoff Strawberry, classic Tiramisu, and Butter Pecan are definite delights.
This no-guilt ice cream is the way to go if you’re watching your sugar intake. Available in sugar-free, low calorie and protein-rich options, this store has classic flavours to fulfil every craving. Mint Chocolate, Mocha Almond, Fudge Brownie for the chocolate lovers, and Blueberry Cheesecake, Fresh Mango and Creamy Strawberry for those who want a fruit rush.
Order online on Good Fettle for delivery in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
Established in 2016, Minus 30 serves gelato in vegan and sugar-free varieties, sorbets and even alcohol-based ice creams! Infused with Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream, you can try their Bailey’s White Chocolate, or if Cointreau is more your style, they have a Dark Chocolate gelato infused with the orange-flavoured liqueur. For summery options, turn to their Nimbu Paani sorbet, Blood Orange sorbet or a Watermelon sorbet.
Order online on Minus 30or buy it at Nature’s Basket and Foodhall. These ice-creams are available in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Ludhiana.
Jaatre Ice Cream
Sustainable at its core, Jaatre Ice Cream uses locally sourced Indian ingredients from the phalsa farms of UP, and chiku farms of Belgaum. Founders Shilpi Bhargava and Pavan Jambagi use their travel experiences to create these 100% vegetarian ice creams. Innovative flavours such as Palm Jaggery and Roasted Sesame, Black Pepper Cardamom, Vanilla Blueberry, Chocolate Orange, Jamun, come packed in special terracotta tubs.
Interesting flavours lead the way at Zoet Desserts, first in line being Ispahan Ice Cream, a tribute to Pierre Hermé’s iconicIspahan dessert, made with seasonal fresh lychee, rose and strawberry. Zoet also servesupcombinations like Strawberry Tiramisu, Chocolate Peanut buttercups, Almond Crunch and Coffee Tiramisu.
Real flavours, minimal fuss seems to be the modus operandi at this artisanal ice cream parlour. Scooping varieties like Wayanad Vanilla, Salted Caramel and White Chocolate and Nutella, Art of Delight also delivers ice cream sandwich combinations such as Parle G and Salted Caramel, Parle G and Vanilla, Milk Biki and Chocolate.
Order on Art of Delight
With a wide selection of Sugar Free Keto Ice creams available in coffee, vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter flavours, this Bangalore-based all-natural ice cream label promises authentic flavours. Started in 2018, you can pick from their natural flavours which include Dark Chocolate Fudge Praline, Caramelized White Chocolate, God’s Own Vanilla, and Matcha!
Dittoo is serving up scoops made with local plant based, dairy-free ingredients, sweetened with jaggery, dates,and flavoured with fruits and herbs. Pick from the floral Hibiscus and Rose, the cooling Coconut Chia, a luscious Dark Chocolate, and seasonal favourite, Mango Cheesecake.