Although we’re firm believers that ice cream is acceptable in any season, there’s no denying that it’s especially tempting in the summer months and a welcome respite. So, we’ve listed five of the city’s coolest ice cream parlours that’ll definitely hit the spot!
This place is the ultimate treat: not only are there a ton of quirky flavours to choose from like cake batter, marshmallow and peanut butter, for example, their specialty is how they make delicious unique combinations of flavours, sprinkles and syrup. Check out their menu for their signature creations or if you’re feeling extra creative, you could always give it a go yourself. The servers are also super entertaining to watch as they pretty much put on a show whilst scooping your ice cream. Our favourite is Birthday Cake Remix and yes, it tastes as good as it sounds!
2. Amorino , The Dubai Mall
What’s better than some good ol’ Italian gelato? Amorino is the real deal. What started as a tiny Italian gelato shop has now expanded internationally to almost every continent. Here, you won’t find anything OTT or crazy; the yummy flavours are left to do all the talking; chocolate (our fave), coffee, raspberry sorbet, etc prove that simple is terrific. As you can see from the picture below, they scoop the flavours out into a beautiful rose shape so your ‘gram looks as cool as this ice cream tastes.
Scooped ice cream is all well and good, but have you ever tried Thai-style rolled ice cream? It’s visually satisfying – watching liquid ice cream being poured onto a freezing cold (-35°C) steel surface and crystallizing into creamy rolls of ice cream instantly is a sight for sore eyes. Is it equally satisfying taste-wise? Y.E.S. The staff at Mr Frost’s always goes the extra mile and adds some whipped cream and toppings of your choice to your ice cream order. You’ve got to try this type of ice cream at least once!
Molecular gastronomy, but make it ice cream with a dash of science experiment decor. The concept at this ice cream haven in Dubai Mall is simple, use science to make yummy things. Liquid nitrogen is used to flash-freeze ice cream and the result is creamy melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Their Lava Mud Chocolate Crunch and Lotus Experiments are longstanding best-sellers for a reason.
5. Unicorn Vibes Cafe, Wasl Vita Jumeirah
As with anything including the word unicorn in it, you can definitely expect lots of pink and purple, plenty of sparkles and an overall princess-y vibe, this is the royal treat every little girl and every adult deserves this summer. This is the place to come if you want to polish up your Instagram with some colourful snaps and whichever unicorn-themed ice cream you end up getting. When it’s 40 degrees plus outside, we could all use some unicorn (ice cream) magic in our life.
Also published on Medium.