10 Interesting Ice Cream, Kulfi and Popsicle Flavours to Explore in Delhi-NCR

You may not have had a great day, but you can always add a silver lining to it by rewarding yourself with a nice scoop of ice-cream. These instant mood-lifters somehow set everything right. We have been comfortably tucking into our usual favourites like chocolate, strawberry and butterscotch, but everything is about to change. Here are 10 interesting ice-cream flavours you can find across Delhi-NCRto soothe your sweet cravings.

10 Interesting Ice Cream, Kulfi and Popsicle Flavours to Explore in Delhi-NCR

1. Green Apple Mint Tea Popsicle: Popsicles can transport you back to your childhood and have now been transformed with an explosion of flavours.  Beat the heat with the freshness of mint and the sweet goodness of green apple.

Where to Find: Frugur Pop, Sector 29, Gurgaon Gurgaon
Other exciting flavours to explore: Pomegrenate Raspberry, Kiwi and lemonade, Mango cheesecake popsicles

2. Sitaphal Ice-Cream: Make way for the newest fruity delight in town. The creamy ice-cream made with fresh custard apple pulpshould be the latest indulgence on your list now, if it isn’t already.
3. Salted Caramel Nitrogen Ice-Cream: Azote, a stellar ice-cream parlour has become quite popular for its nitrogen ice-creams. The red mixing machines blend your ice cream together and the way these ice-creams are prepared is a visual treat. The sweet caramel nitrogen ice-cream is a must have.

Where to find: Azote, C-11, Ground Floor, Community Centre, SDA, New Delhi
Other Exciting flavours to explore: Caramel brownie sundae, Red velvet brownie sundae

4. Gulab E lychee: Rose flavoured ice-cream topped with sweet and juicy lychees, this unique combination offers the best of the season and is nothing like what you’ve had before.
Where to find: Cherry Comet,Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurugram
Other exciting flavours to try: Gur chikki, pirate punch, coffee toffee

5. Banarasi Punch: Love the classic Banarasi paan? You have to try this unusual ice-cream with your favourite flavours. The flavours of the paan are blended with vanilla ice cream which is topped with supari. Enjoy, Banarasi style!

 Where to find: Cherry Comet , Cyber hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurugram
Other exciting flavours to try:Strawberry cheesecake, kit kat cool, Raspberry chocolate

6. Raj Bhog Ice cream: Yes, you heard us. The spongy dessert that graces most of our desi Indian dinners has been transformed into a delicious ice-cream. Don’t believe us? Try it at Havmor Ice-Cream in Hauz Khas.

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7. Coconut and Swiss Chocolate: Goodness of coconut combined with the richness of Swiss chocolate. Delicate and smooth, this one is heavenly.

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Photo Credit: facebook/havmor

Where: Movenpick, M 7, Main Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 2, New Delhi
Other exciting flavours to try: Maple walnut, Mint Chocolate, Raspberry and Strawberry

8. Mango and Passion fruit sorbet Ice cream roll: Indulge in this fruity and creamy delight at Ice Paan Creamery. As you watch eagerly, all the ingredients are laid out on an iced grill and topped with fresh fruits and toppings of your choice and made into a roll to be served.

Where to find: Ice Paan corner, Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar, New Delhi
Other exciting flavours to try: Benarsi Paan, Oreo overload, Kiwi lemon sorbet

9. Chatpata Imli Kulfi:  Imli fans rejoice, for Kings Kulfi has infused your favourite sweet and sour flavour into its special kulfi. Can’t wait to try it? Neither can we!

Where to find: Kings Kulfi, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Other exciting flavours to try:Jamun Kulfi, Pista malai kulfi

10. Fichi and Meile: The tropical flavour of figs and the sweetness of honey, will leave you craving for more.
Where to find: Gelato Roma, Hauz Khas Village
Other exciting flavours to try: lemon, pineapple, baileys ice cream

From desert dinners to palace stays, you can now explore India like a true maharaja

From a royal procession astride elephants, to dinner in the desert and stays at some of the most opulent palaces across India, a new travel itinerary has been created for travellers looking to explore India like a true maharaja.

For the princely sum of $81,400, travellers can sign up for The Royal India Tour, a 17-day itinerary that includes royal receptions at palaces across India, where they will be hosted by members of Indian royalty.

The Royal India Tour

Evenings will involve home-cooked meals and entertainment such as live music and dance performances.

Curated by online luxury boutique VeryFirstTo and Epic India Travel, the trip isn’t for the modest or spotlight-averse.

Guests receive royal receptions from their hosts, with drums and trumpets signalling their arrival.

During the procession, they will be given the royal treatment, ferried in horse-drawn carriages or atop elephants, with horses, camels, dancers and musicians trailing behind.

Guided tours of Old and New Delhi take guests through the colourful bazaars and narrow streets as only a local can.

The trip will also appeal to those seeking spiritual renewal, with a sail down the mystical River Ganga and a visit to Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s four holiest sites, associated with the Buddha himself.

Travellers will also be blessed with good luck and good health by welcome prayers and chants by priests.

Naturally the trip would not be complete without a trip to the iconic Taj Mahal, where guests will partake in high tea. Other trip highlights include spa treatments, a dinner on the desert dunes near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and a private dinner on a historic 150-year-old boat once used by maharajas.

Palaces on the itinerary include the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur and Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur.

Go beyond the European region and explore lesser-known vineyards of the world

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France is what pops to mind when someone mentions a vineyard, but as the French word goes, it’s passé. World over, countries have been aging delicious wine, and it’s time we put the stopper on the European region and explore the lesser-known vineyards. Red, white, sparkling or rosé – add a dash of indigenous geography to it. Sniff, swirl and sip your way through vineyard tours, wine-tasting sessions and gourmet meals at wineries. Here are four places that offer not just a superlative portfolio of wines, but a wonderful opportunity to spend time and lunch amid the vines.

The valleys of the Cape Fold range of parallel mountains house several wine routes dotted with charming historic towns. (Photo: Istock)

Western Cape, South Africa
We’ll agree, South Africa isn’t a likely name to cross the mind when we think of good wines. But progressively, the country has been enjoying a rather special place in the vino world. Especially, Western Cape, its south-western province blessed with diverse topography and climate, distinctly colouring the character of the wines produced here. The valleys of the Cape Fold range of parallel mountains house several wine routes dotted with charming historic towns bearing vestiges of old harbours. For the love of valleys, embark on the Franschhoek wine route famous for its celebrity chef culture; if it’s only the reds that you love, Paarl wine route is the one you mustn’t miss; and for sweet dessert wines on a mountain slope, drive to the Constantia wine route.
Hot Tip:
To enjoy a glass from the southernmost point of the African continent, drive to Cape Agulhas.

Marlborough, New Zealand
The wine culture in New Zealand is on the rise, making it a favourable time to enjoy their hospitality. The Wairau river, its valley and the Kaikoura ranges make up the topography of Marlborough, the country’s chief wine destination. The classic Kiwi wine route is a five-day long drive, with your first sip at Hawkes Bay in the North Island, and the last drop at Marlborough in the south. If you’re an energetic wine-lover, cycle through the vineyards; for the love of luxury, there are also chauffeur-driven cars to take you till the doorstep. And if you’re a The Hobbit fan, you’re in luck – several boutique wineries, including Jackson Estate, are weaving in scenery to resemble the original film set. Sampling cheese platters with tastings at the cellars are a good idea, thanks to the country’s active dairy industry.
Hot Tip:
For a chance to rub shoulders with the Jurassic Park actor, Sam Neill, head to his Central Otago winery, Two Paddocks. (By appointment only)

White sparkling wine in a winery close to Franschhoek in Western Cape, South Africa. (Photo: Istock)

Ontario, Canada
Ontario rules the roost when it comes to ice wines, as 75% of the world’s sweet dessert wine is made here. Ice wines are those where Vidal grapes are left on the wines till they freeze. They are then put overnight in the icy cold winter and fermented. A drive through Onatario’s wine trails will take you to the Niagara region (Inniskillin, the oldest ice winery is here), along the shores of Lake Ontario and to Prince Edward county. In Ontarian summers, vineyards are synonymous with gourmet meals, outdoor barbeques and friends. Several wineries host parties and seafood extravaganzas. Also, select wineries offer activities to keep children occupied, and most welcome pets.
Hot Tip:
For the uniqueness and fun of arriving at a vineyard through a ferry-ride, take the boat headed to the Pelee Island.

MORE INFORMATION
  • Most vineyards are closed for guests during some part of the year, depending on the seasons. It’s advisable to visit their website and confirm opening times in advance
  • If you’ve recently begun exploring the world of wines, do not hesitate to ask questions to your winery guide. Remember, each person may feel the flavours differently
  • Also, it’s perfectly acceptable to use the spittoon during a wine-tasting session. You are not expected to finish each of your tasting glasses, so go easy on them.

Chile and Argentina, South America
If you’re ever on this beautiful continent, promise yourself to set off on a winding wine route to experience a vacation like none other. Not only are the surrounding cities fun, but the locals are warm-hearted and the wines, fruity and full-bodied in flavour. Most loved are the Chilean Carménère, and Argentinian Malbec and Mendoza. On the Argentina wine route, 2000kms play home to about 2,000 wineries, the Cuyo, Patagonia and Pampas being the most popular sub-routes. Melting snowcaps from the Andes mountain range provide water to Chilean wineries, making it sound romantic, and for the bottled version of this romance, drive through the routes of Casablanca, San Antonio or Limari. Several wine farms in both countries have stay facilities ranging from B&Bs to deluxe options with swimming pools.
Hot Tip: To visit a winery with a pyramid-like design based on Mayan architecture, head to the old and famous Bodega Catena Zapata in Mendoza, and for a well-preserved museum within a winery, Bodegas López in Maipú.