As the weather changes, the best thing to indulge in are ice cream. Desserts like this are good for you, lift your spirits and make your day better if you limit the calories you consume. Chennai has seen a surge in the number of ice cream outlets opening up, each trying to outbid the other (better for us wink*). Some are coming up with chains, while others are local ice-cream parlours that have built a name for themselves. The following ice cream parlours in Chennai will leave you with incredible memories for years to come.
Indian Mango, Madagascar Vanilla, Belgian Chocolate, are among the flavours served by them. For health-conscious people or those with diabetes, Cream Stone also offers sugar-free and low-calorie ice creams. The three most popular desserts at Cream Stone are Death by Chocolate, Ferrero Rocher, and Nuttelahorlicks.
- Cost for two: Rs. 350
- Address: 253, near Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet.
From luxury ice creams to its smoothies, this Swiss ice cream parlour would make your taste buds experience the Swiss lands. Natural flavours ensure a heavenly treat at Movenpick. You should try the Belgian Waffle Ice Cream and Chocolate Walnut Brownie. There is a Swiss touch to the atmosphere, too.
- Cost for Two – Rs.1000
- Address – 53, Nugambakkam High Road, Nugambakkam.
Cream & Fudge
It has nine branches in Chennai, making it the first international ice cream chain in the city. You can customize your Ice Cream using different ingredients like condiments, nuts, fruits, and candies. Ice cream flavours such as Belgium Dark Chocolate, Honey Almond, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Truffle Sensation, and Nuttykesariya are served in waffle cones and cups which are one of the best in the world.
- Cost for two: Rs.250
- Address: Khader Nawaz Khan Road opposite Evoluzione, Nungambakkam.
Haggen-Dazs makes handcrafted ice cream that is unlike any other. Various kinds of creamiest ice cream are available, made with the finest ingredients. The taste is out of this world here. Do Try the Eifel Tower, Dazzler, Banana Split, and Dulce de Luche.
- Cost for two: Rs.650
- Address: 34, Old 16, Platinum Building, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam.
Amadora Gourmet Ice cream and Sorbet
Over the last three years, Amadora’s vision has been “Eat Local, Eat Fresh.”. Favourites include beets, chocolate chunk balls, salted butter caramel, hail marys, brownies, and coffee. It is a family-friendly restaurant with outdoor seating and home delivery available.
- Cost for two: Rs.500
- Address- 3rd Street, Thousand Lights West, Nungambakkam and 23 Wallace Garden.
A dish that would catch your eye is the Ice Cream Tacos, a waffle shell shaped like a taco with ice cream and toppings. This is a great place for anyone with a sweet tooth, and they do home delivery as well.
- Cost for two: Rs.250
- Address: 3rd Floor, Express Avenue Mall, Royapettah, Chennai
Rock Stone Ice Cream Factory
You would be spoilt for choice here, but would also develop an attachment to the place. Other than thick shakes and smoothies, you will also find ice cream sizzlers such as Lava Meltdown and Nutty Cookie, ice cream with roasted almonds and chocolate chip cookies. One of their hot selling item is Candy Land. Candy Land is a two-layer chocolate cake with cotton candy ice cream, sprinkles, and gems.
- Cost for two: Rs.200
- Address: 91/1, Harrington Road, Chetp
- Cost for two: Rs.300
- Address: Other locations include IOB Towers Branch, 137, 5th Avenue, Anna Nagar West.
Last in our list of Ice Cream Parlours in Chennai. The cozy environment will make this place a must visit. If you want, you can top the waffle with noodles, or caramel popcorn, and add berries, marshmallows, coffee, chocolate. Ice-cream rolls flavoured with Tiramisu and Cookies & Cream are not to be missed.
- Cost for two: Rs.400
- Address: 8, Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Rd, T Nagar, 3rd Phase.