It can be safely said that 'Death by Chocolate' and 'Hot Chocolate Fudge' are among the most highly recommended ice creams in Bengaluru. After a full meal, heading to an ice cream joint to indulge in a variety of flavours of ice cream is a special experience. In May, Bengaluru’s iconic ice cream parlour, Corner House, turned 40, giving ice cream lovers a reason to celebrate. There are, however, plenty of ice cream parlours that have specialities that have become popular over the years. These include ice creams made from fresh fruit with no preservatives to innovations in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice creams served with a wide range of toppings. 

The menus at the following ice cream parlours in the city will leave you spoilt for choice:

Indulge in the sinful ‘Death by Chocolate’ at Corner House

Corner House, started in 1982 in Bengaluru, is considered an undisputed favourite among ice cream lovers. Many celebrities like Rahul Dravid, Mahesh Bhupathi, and Deepika Padukone have visited this place. The ‘Death by Chocolate’ ice cream, the most popular at Corner House, is a sinful abundance of chocolate cake and scoops of vanilla ice cream, drowned in hot chocolate sauce, topped with chopped roasted peanuts and cherries, and served in a bowl. The ‘Hot Chocolate Fudge’ is a close second. It comprises one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream and is topped with chocolate sauce and peanuts. The other choices include fruit sundaes such as apricot with ice cream and cream, peach melba, fruit jackpot, etc, and sundaes such as cashew fudge, royal butterscotch, and café caramel, and more.

Address: 3283, 12th Main, 8th Cross, Near Hdfc Bank, Indiranagar, Bengaluru-560038. Timings: 11am-11pm

Price for two: Rs. 500

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Check out the chocolate ice cream variations at Cream Stone

Cream Stone, which has outlets across the city, has an array of creamy, smooth, and filling ice cream sundaes. Try the 'Chocoholics’ ice cream, made with dark chocolate ice cream topped with choco-chips, chopped cashew nuts, and choco fudge. The ‘Chocolava’ ice cream contains chocolate ice cream mixed with crunchy oreo, choco-chips, and hot fudge topped with hot lava cake and choco stick. Then there is the Tiramisu ice cream served with hazel Nutella ice cream and brownie topped with choco stick. In the fruit exotica section, try the Lychee Cake, which comprises vanilla ice cream with lychee toppings. There are also special seasonal ice creams and a separate menu for kids.

Address: 2116 C M R Road, Bbmp 12, 4th Cross, Hrbr Layout 2nd Block, Bengaluru-560043. Timings: 10 am-2.30 pm

Price for two: Rs. 300

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Fresh fruit ice creams at Naturals

Although Naturals was started in Mumbai in the 1980s, and then set up in other cities, it is popular in Bengaluru for its fresh fruit ice creams with no additives. You can eat spoonfuls of ice cream to your heart's content. It’s difficult to pinpoint a popular ice cream flavour because all the ice creams here are equally tasty. The juicy fruit bit in the ice cream enhances the taste. Try the sitaphal (custard apple), kaju-draksh (cashew-raisin), mango, and chocolate strawberry ice creams. The ice creams are pocket-friendly too. There are several outlets across the city.

Address: 15/16, Ground Floor, House of Lords, Opposite State Bank of India, St Marks Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, Bengaluru-560001.

Timings: 10 am-11 pm

Price for two: Rs. 300

The unique ice cream pizza at Polar Bear

Polar Bear outlets have endless combinations of ice creams, such as flavour-duos, sundaes, fundaes, ice cream pizzas, gudbud, etc. The servings are huge, especially the family pizza ice cream that makes for a full meal. The ice cream pizza is a must-try: it is served as a combination of ice cream and cake, topped with strawberry bits, orange jelly, and strawberry drizzle. Try the chocolate sundaes too, such as choc-o-block, cookie monster, chocolava fudge etc.

Address: 491/A, 8th Main, 2nd Cross, 3rd Phase, 3rd Block, Basaveshwara Nagar, Near Indusland Bank, Bengaluru-560079.

Timings: 12 noon-12 pm

Price for two: Rs 500

Bengaluru’s ice cream parlours are constantly innovating and pleasing customers with their array of permutations and combinations using trending flavours.

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