The 10 Best Homegrown Ice Cream Spots In Mumbai

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9 February 2017

Mumbai, Sunday afternoon, temperature is 35 degrees and humidity is at 60 percent. Summer is here but worry not. Indulging in humongous scoops of creamy and flavored ice is exactly what you need to survive this scorching heat and cool your body. Welcome this heat blast by chilling at Mumbai’s favorite ice cream spots mentioned below – because summer is just an excuse to pamper your craving of multiple scoops of ice creams towered in fresh waffle cones!

K. Rustom Ice Cream Parlour

Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream
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Located in the heart of Churchgate, K. Rustom is a legendary small Iranian ice cream joint serving for over half a century. Its famous handmade ice cream sandwich is to die for. It takes you back to your school days and is loved by all ages. Not to forget, it is pocket-friendly with one ice cream sandwich ranging from Rs.30 to Rs.60. Highly recommended flavors include pineapple, mango, rum and raisins.

Naturals Ice Cream

Who doesn’t know Naturals Ice Cream? Established in 1994 with a small shop in Juhu, Naturals Ice Cream is Mumbaikars’ favorite dessert, especially amongst the travelers in the city. It is famous for its rich and creamy traditional hand-churned ice creams, prepared without any preservatives. Its specialty lies in seasonal fresh fruit ice cream scoops with fruit bites. The seasonal creamy mango ice cream cannot be missed!

Multiple Locations in Mumbai, India

Apsara Ice Cream

Similar to Naturals Ice Cream, Apsara Ice Cream also specializes in premium hand-churned (sancha) ice creams with fruits and dry fruits, but with different flavors when compared to Naturals. Apsara Ice Cream offers a wide range of products, from its iconic sancha ice creams to milkshakes, kulfis and sorbets! Its Funky Ferrero and Brownie Blast ice cream blended with crunchy chocolate bites provide an utmost sinful pleasure, taking you on a guilt trip. Special summer delights include Guava Glory, Trippy Targola, Pan Pasand, rose and mint ice creams, and also kiwi and Thandai sorbets.

Multiple Locations in Mumbai, India


Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream, $$$
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So we all love cold stone and ‘make your own’ ice creams. Icekraft offers something more unique: freshly prepared ice creams served in the form of cigar rolls! It prepares customized ice creams, which includes beating, flattening, mixing, and the freezing of milk and cream, in front of you within five minutes! You are sure to be tempted enough by the sight of the preparation of the ice cream through its glass-façade open kitchen. Apart from ice creams, it also serves other savories to satisfy your taste buds. Must-try options include Absolute Chocolate with hot fudge and mango and fresh tender coconut.

Right Place

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Fast Food
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Right Place is a famous snack and ice cream shop at Breach Candy, always flocked by the South Bombay crowd and shoppers. Apart from its famous sandwiches and pizzas, it serves one of the fluffiest softies and sinful chocolate-loaded sundaes. Chowing down on its famous dessert ‘Chic Choc,’ a chocolate Swiss roll with vanilla ice cream filling, dripping with melted chocolate and topped with nuts, feels like heaven on a hot summer day.


Bachelorr’s is a popular roadside stall near Charni Road in South Mumbai, known for its delicious roadside foodstuff and large variety of sinful desserts and milkshakes. It is an ideal stopover for a post-dinner feast, with chilled and perfectly blended chocolate milkshakes, ice creams, and its iconic seasonal fruit creams. Ever heard of spicy ice cream? Its world-famous green chili ice cream adds a dash of spice on your tongue while relishing the sweetened and iced cream. Other favorites include an entire range of yogurts, milkshakes, and fruit creams, especially choco chip, black currant, and mango.

Bachelorr’s, 45, Chowpatty Sea Face, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Marg, Marine Drive-Chowpatty, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2368 2211

New Kulfi Centre

Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream, $$$
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Kulfi is the richer and creamier version of Indian ice cream. This place is one of the oldest kulfi centers (yet called ‘New’) in South Mumbai. It is a small stall, bang opposite Chowpatty Beach, flocked by crowds on the roads after 10 pm on Sunday evenings. It offers a variety of flavors in kulfi slices, with traditional favorites being malai and kesar pista.

Sanjay’s Kulfi

When it comes to kulfis in North Mumbai, Sanjay has the best candy kulfis. It is one of the oldest shops known for selling instant homemade kulfis, directly from the molds prepared on roadside carts. The candy kulfis are so delicious and light that nobody can eat just one. The classic malai and pista thin stick candy totally make summers worth it!

Multiple Locations in Mumbai, India

Pooja Malai Gola

Isn’t slurping on a bowl of colorful and flavorful ice a pure summer delight? Hop in at Pooja Malai Gola Centre in Ghatkopar, a small stall at Khau Galli, for a perfect cooler on a summer evening. It offers the most exotic and innovative varieties of malai golas apart from the regular street-style ‘chuskis.’ Digging into a bowl of colorful malai gola topped with dry fruits is a journey in itself, with every bite offering a different flavor and texture.

Pooja Malai Gola, Vallabh Baug Ln, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, India

By Krutika Maniar

Krutika Maniar is a banker and investor by profession; traveller and food lover by passion. She writes and shares her travel tales and food trails.

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