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Cut an ice cream cake

Explore these places in the city that offer chilled ice cream cakes

india Updated: Jun 22, 2012 01:07 IST
Chetna Dua

Explore these places in the city that offer chilled ice cream cakes

People always like to cool it off with an ice cream in the summer heat. But when you combine it with a cake, it becomes a more refreshing and delicious delight. We’re talking about ice-cream cakes that are the new summer favourite for celebrations in the city. They are available in different flavours such as chocolate, butterscotch and strawberry. We bring to you 10 places in the city where you can enjoy a chilled ice cream cake.

Out of the Box
Though this cafe is popular for its crepes and pizzas, the hazelnut ice cream cake here is quite a hit as well. This cake has a thick layer of vanilla ice cream stuffed between two slices of chocolate cake, topped with warm hazelnut sauce and a scoop of ice cream. So, if you want to chill out on a hot summer afternoon, go for this combination of chocolate and cold ice cream.

Where: 5, Khan Market
When: 12noon to 12.30am
Notice: 15 minutes
Cost: R225 per cake
Tel: 011 43065355

Needs Gourmet
The chef at this live bakery makes an ice cream cake for you in 15 minutes. Layers of sponge, vanilla and strawberry crush, topped with caramel and cashew nuts, make the caramel cashew cake melt in your mouth. The black forest cake, which has a combination of chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream, is also quite popular. Priced at R750 per cake (1000ml of ice cream), one can either cut the cake at the cafe with friends or take it away in special stylofoam boxes. You can also order a portion of the cake for R90.

Where: Vatika City, Badshahpur Crossing,
Sohna Road
When: 10 am to 9pm
Notice: 15 minutes for
takeaway
Cost: R750 plus taxes
Tel: 0124-4986676

This place offers three basic flavours of mango, strawberry and vanilla. The fresh mango pulp cake with fruits and ice cream is the flavour of the season, while vanilla ice cream cake, topped with biscuit crunch, is a classic favourite throughout the year.

Where: The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Bangla Sahib Road, CP
When: 10am to 10pm
Notice: 2 hours; Cost: R1,500 per kg; Tel: 011-4362500

Emperor’s Lounge
One can order an ice cream cake for special occasions at this restaurant, which is popular for its deserts. The cake is placed in the cakebox using dry ice as the base to keep it chilled. The peanut butter ice cream cake, with a mix of crunchy peanut butter, graham cracker and chopped salted peanuts or walnuts, is the speciality here. You can also choose from ice cream cakes such as pistachio, red cranberries and dark chocolate, Oreo and fudge, sugarfree alphanso mango and almond sponge. Chocoholics can go for the dark chocolate brownie cake with slices of raspberries.

Where: Taj Mahal Hotel, 1, Mansingh Road
When: 9am to 9.30pm
Notice: 24 hours
Cost: R1,500 plus taxes
Tel: 011- 23026162

Sidewalk
ewalkThis pastry shop has more than 10 varieties of ice-cream cakes including vanilla, butterscotch, raspberry, blueberry, pistachio, red velvet, chocolate, black currant, lemon, coconut, pineapple, mango, strawberry and orange. Layers of sponge with in-house ice cream and chunks of frozen or fresh fruits give the cake a unique taste. The signature three flavour ice cream cake, with layers of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, topped with roasted nuts, is the most popular. The Marinated fresh fruit ice cream cake is also a hit. Take it away in a box filled with dry ice to keep the cake from melting.

Where: Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place, Delhi
When: 8.30am to 9pm daily
Notice: 24 hours
Cost: R2,200 (plus taxes)
Tel: 011-66771304

Cream Bell
Here, you can choose from the black forest ice cream cake or the Golden Fantasy cake (both for R275). Delivered in an hour at your doorstep at no extra cost, the cake comes packed in special thermocol boxes to prevent melting.

Where: Select Cream Bell ice cream parlours
When: 2pm to 10pm
for order
Notice: 1 hour
Cost: R275 per cake
Tel: 9958171717

Jiji kitchen and Bakery
This place serves eight varieties of ice cream cakes such as chocolate truffle, strawberry, mango and pineapple. Priced at R900 per kg, the cakes are made in interesting combinations with layers of baked sponge or biscuit. Even if you decide at the last minute, the pastry chef needs only half an hour to set up a fresh ice cream cake. To prevent melting, the cake can be carried in special ice boxes for Rs 50.

Where: Sector 15-II, Huda Market, Gurgaon; When: 11am to 11pm; Notice: 30 minutes
Cost: R900 per kg
Tel: 0124 4085779