It’s only just February, and the pleasant days of Chennai have already gone. The most wonderful thing to indulge yourself in, with the changing weather is- an ice cream. It is a type of a dessert made to make you feel great, uplift your mood and sweeten your day provided the calorie count is kept away. Chennai has witnessed a rapid growth in the number of ice cream outlets opening up, each trying to outbid the other in its own way. While some are opening up chains of restaurants some are local that has made a name for themselves.
Given below are 10 hand-picked ice cream parlours of the city that would give you an unforgettable experience not once, but every time.
Being a 100% vegetarian ice cream shop in Chennai, Cream Stone has made quite a name for itself. They are especially known for their fresh made, handcrafted cold stone Ice Cream. Its rich flavors include Indian Mango, Madagascar Vanilla, Belgium Chocolate and varied toppings. Another thing that sets Cream Stone apart is the low-calorie ice cream available for the health conscious people and sugar-free ice cream for the ones with diabetics. What you should not miss at Cream Stone is the Death by Chocolate, Ferrero Rocher, Nuttelahorlicks and Devils Brownie.
- Cost for two: Rs. 350
- Address: 253, next to NaradaGana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet.
- Contact Number: 24991910
An iconic Swiss parlour, that is famous for its luxury ice creams, and blended with it are smoothies that would make you relish the Swiss flavours. Movenpick is also known for its natural flavours which are purely authentic and give a heavenly delight. What you should not miss when visiting Movenpick are the Chocolate Walnut Brownie and Belgian Waffle ice cream. The ambience is comfortable and has a Swiss touch added to it.
- Cost for Two – Rs.1000
- Address – 53, Nugambakkam High Road, Nugambakkam.
- Contact Number: 28279300
Cream and Fudge is the first International cold stone ice cream chain in India, with 9 branches across Chennai. It’s the ice cream station where you can create your own customized choice of Ice Cream with your favourite sauces, nuts, fruits, and candies. Served in waffle cups and cones are some of the most outstanding flavours of ice cream like Belgium Dark Chocolate, Honey Almond, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Truffle Sensation, and Nuttykesariya.
- Cost for two: Rs.250
- Address: 10, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, opposite Evoluzione, Nungambakkam.
- Contact Number: 42015725
Handcrafted ice creams that are enticing like no other can be found only at Haggen-Dazs. Premium quality ice cream is offered, with creamiest textures and flavours made with the finest ingredients. Each bite here would indulge you in an extraordinary experience. The ambience makes it the best hang out space for friends. The must try’s include The Eifel Tower, Dazzler, Banana Split and Dulce de luche.
- Cost for two: Rs.650
- Address: New No. 34, Old No.16, Platinum Building, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam.
- Contact Number: 43210001
To complement your hot summer days, Amadora has freshly made gourmet ice creams whose flavours would linger on your mind for days. With the vision of “Eat Local, Eat Fresh,” Amadora has created 255 flavours of ice cream over the last three years. Ice Cream Sandwich, Salted Butter Caramel, Under Baked Chocolate Chunk Bar, Nutella Ice Cream, Hail Mary, Brownies, and Coffee are most recommended here. It is an ideal family place with an outdoor seating facility and also offers home delivery.
- Cost for two: Rs.500
- Address- 23, Wallace Garden, 3rd Street, Thousand Lights West, Nungambakkam and 2 other locations.
- Contact Number – 044 42323482
Want to go to a quaint dessert parlour which is Game of Throne inspired? Then Winterfell is the place for you. Though small, it is comfortable and simple with GoT inspired interiors that every fan would connect to. The must try in the menu include Go Nuts, Banana Caramel Shake, Monster Shake, Chocolate Assassin, and Ferrero Rocher Sundae, and the most interesting dish that would catch your eye is the Ice Cream Tacos which is a taco shaped waffle shell with ice cream and toppings. It is an ideal place for anyone with a sweet-tooth and also provides home delivery.
- Cost for two: Rs.250
- Address: 3rd Floor, Express Avenue Mall, Royapettah, Chennai
- Contact Number: 9842944900
The ideal place to feel right at home if you are a crazy dessert lover is Rock Stone. It has a cherry red ambience and is classic for friends and families to catch up on. At Rock Stone, desserts are all about crazy concoctions, ice cream blended with cakes and cookies. Nutella Frenzy is famous among the kids, and adults love to try Doctor Nuts which is caramel & butterscotch flavours swirled in with crunchy almonds and cashews. Their signature ice cream cake, Candy Land, is a two-layered chocolate cake with cotton candy ice cream, sprinkles and gems. Other than having thick shakes and smoothies, there are ice cream sizzlers to indulge on like Lava Meltdown and the Nutty Cookie, which is, ice cream rolled in roasted almonds and placed between Choco chip cookies. While you would get yourself spoiled for the choices available here, you would also find yourself getting fond of the place.
- Cost for two: Rs.200
- Address: 91/1, Harrington Road, Chetpet.
- Contact number: 044 33011797
With various outlets in the city of Chennai, Ibaco has become quite a popular ice cream parlour. A delight in the eyes of the kids and a long list of affordable ice cream varieties has made Ibaco a place to visit. Setting Ibaco apart from the rest is its system of charging, that is each scoop is charged on the basis of the weight of the ice cream and the toppings. It is popular for its Rum N Raisin ice cream, Cream N Cookie, Belgium Chocolate and Jackfruit Ice.
- Cost for two: Rs.300
- Address: 13, 5th Avenue, Opposite IOB Towers Branch, Anna Nagar West and 39 other locations.
- Contact Number: 044 30853662
Located in the midst of T. Nagar, IceKraft has a pleasant ambience of its own. Serving a variety of wacky desserts like Red Velvet Brownie Fries, Black Waffle combo, IceKraft has become the new hot-spot. It also gives you the choice of making your own sinfully sweet creations. You can select the base of your choice and add up with it coffee, chocolate, berries, marshmallows, and sauces of your preference and top it up with waffle, noodles or even caramelised popcorn. You should not miss out on Tiramisu and Cookies & Cream flavoured ice-cream rolls. In case you are looking for something savoury do try the fries which are available in various flavours.
- Cost for two: Rs.400
- Address: 8, Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Rd, 3rd Phase, Parthasarathy Puram, T Nagar.
- Contact Number: 044 3085 3517
A true heaven for dessert lovers in the city is ‘Oh So Stoned.’ The joint supports a quiet yet beautiful atmosphere with pretty and attractive chairs, frames and lights. The choice to customize your own ice cream is available with different kinds of waffles like the bubble waffle. Oh So Stoned also has the online ordering facility and promises to treat every munchies of its customers with its ice cream. Dig in the r cup of your choice made by their expertise and get Oh So Stoned!
- Cost for two: Rs.350
- Address: 324, TTK Road, Alwarpet.
- Contact Number: 044 24660743
Hit to any one of these ice cream parlours in Chennai and pamper your cravings. Do let us know about your experience here as you treat your sweet tooth in the comments section below.