These days, I’m combating this shadeed garmi the only way I know how, and that is with the help of ice cream (Although no one ever really needs a reason to have ice cream, do they?)! on a lighter note: did you know that it takes 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone? Go on, give it a try 😀

Do you usually struggle with finding the best ice cream? Then your troubles end here.

Being the nice person that I am (:p) I wouldn’t keep the names of top 5 places in Karachi (IMO) that offer premium ice cream to myself. So here goes:

The Coldstone Creamery

This American creamery made its way to Karachi just a couple of years ago and I remember how it made excited butterflies flutter around in my stomach when I got to know about it. It now has two outlets in Karachi, much to my delight!

You start by choosing a flavor, then you select from a wide variety of toppings and syrups to have the guys behind the counter mix them into your ice cream. They then use their mixing process for preparing your custom creation on a frozen granite stone. When it’s done, You can finish off with either a fresh baked waffle cone or bowl! Or if, you’re anything like me (indecisive to the core) you can go for any of their amazing Signature creations.

My favorite mix is also the one that is the Founder’s Favourite (teehee) which is actually also a favorite of most people I know!

Image source: Coldstone Creamery

Where to find it: The Place & Zamzama

The Hotspot

Hotspot needs no introduction; probably one of the very first ice cream and dessert parlors in the city, it has been around for a while and has the kind of cult following that very few eateries manage to get. Not only is their quirky décor the talk of the town but some of the desserts that are on offer are unique to them. The ice creams are creamy and smooth and you totally get your money’s worth! My favorite here is the Mint Chocolate.

Image source: the Hotspot Cafe

Where to find it: Tauheed Commercial, DHA

Lals

What’s almost synonymous with ice cream? Chocolate of course! And when it comes to chocolate, there are only a few who can beat Lals at their game. Which is why, unsurprisingly, Lals has one of the Best chocolate flavored ice creams in the city. The flavor is rich and the gelato has a velvety texture, give it a try and thank us later!

Image source: Karachi foodie

Where to find it: Shahbaz Commercial, DHA

Scream

Let’s face it, ice cream, and that too made right in front of you is one of the best things that life has to offer! This brings us to our next favorite ice cream parlor: Scream. As you watch, the guy behind the counter there transfers the ice cream batter to a large steel bowl, adds your chosen flavor and then blasts it with liquid nitrogen (supplied by a large tank). There’s lots of cool fog and amidst that, the LN2 freezes the mixture and transforms it into ice cream; it can’t get any magical than that. Our favorite flavor is the Blueberry Cheesecake.

Image source: Scream Pk

Where to find it: Sehar Commercial, Lane 4, Phase VII, DHA

Gelato Affair

Gelato Affair, as the name suggests, offers a wide variety of flavored gelatos. They have been around for a long time now, keeping up with the changing trends. The place reminds me of the good ol’ bachpan k din (childhood days) whenever I visit. Their desserts are pretty good too and I ALWAYS taste a bunch of flavors before deciding on a single one. Love their sorbets and Strawberry Ice cream.

Image source: GottaBlogger

Where to find it:  Karsaz, off Tipu Sultan Road and Tauheed Commercial, DHA

All this Ice cream talk is making me hungry for Ice cream; wondering which one of the above I should pay a visit today. What would be your pick?