Ice creams to beat the heat this summer

Arushi Sakhuja  
Longer days, summer flowers in full bloom, bright sunshine and vibrant colours take over the country as summer is officially here. As the mercury soars and the sun scorches down on us, we all suddenly feel our energy levels dipping. And what better than something cold and refreshing to help us bounce back? Yes, we mean ice creams – the summer staple food! Not only are ice-creams the perfect dessert but the perfect solution to everything in between. And just a scoop of this sweet treat can uplift the spirit.
A slew of artisanal ice cream brands are making an appearance in the market. Unlike most ice-cream parlour what make artisanal blends such a treat to the palate is the process — smaller batches and fresh ingredients. Rich flavours, creamy textures and local ingredients add to the unique flavours and superior quality of the ice-creams. Being inclusive in their approach some creameries are going the extra mile with the addition of vegan, keto, and dairy-free options.
While the concept of homegrown ice-creams goes way back with Mother Dairy, Amul, and Cream bell ice cream carts on the streets; artisanal ice-creams are the new IT thing. Here’s LuxeBook’s handpicked edit of the best ice-creams to beat the heat!
Minus 30 
Minus 30 Ice Cream
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The artisanal ice-cream revolution in India began 5 years ago with Minus 30. Known for their Green Tea Match, Pistachio and Hazelnut, ice-cream, Minus 30 is a vegan paradise. Without compromising on flavour, they produce small-batch artisanal gelato ice creams, that will leave you wanting more. However, if a burst of refreshment is what you seek, the sorbets are a great idea.  https://minus30.co/
Brooklyn Creamery 
Brooklyn Creamery
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Ever wished for ice cream that’s healthy and low on calories? Brooklyn Creamery has answered your wish! Specializing in a range of flavours that are low on calories, these will have you binge eating ice cream all day long (and that too guilt-free!). They even offer dairy-free, vegan, keto-friendly and high-protein ice-creams. From Strawberry Cheesecake to Chocolate, Mango to Soho Berry, whether you like your ice cream scooped or on a stick they have you covered! https://www.thebrooklyncreamery.com/ 
Noto 
Noto
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Known for their low-calorie ice creams, with less sugar and high protein, it makes for a healthy choice. We recommend trying their Chocolate Coffee Fudgesicle which brings together the richness of coffee and ice cream in one. From indulgent flavour to fruity favourites, they have it all covered. And if you’re in for some summer cooling popsicles, dive in and try their fruity pops. https://eatnoto.com/ 
Get-A-Whey 
Get A Whey
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It’s mango season and that means trying out the Get-A-Whey Alphonso Mango ice cream! Another ice-cream brand that is healthy and the perfect option for health-conscious individuals with scoops that have no added sugar. And if you’re on a diet don’t forget to try the keto-friendly Tender Coconut and Very Berry. What’s new? The ice cream sandwiches, go beyond just vanilla and chocolate, try the chocolate brownie or guilt-free blueberry. https://getawhey.in/ 
Zoet Dessert
Zoet Dessert
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You’ve heard the name before and even indulged in their delicious desserts. But have you tried their ice cream yet? With a varied range of ice cream flavours that are as indulgent as it gets, flavours are perfectly balanced in every ice cream. If you’re a fan of kulfi and mango, opt for the mango kulfi ice cream the coffee tiramisu is as decadent as it gets. With a hit of coffee and the creaminess of the ice cream, you will keep digging in.  https://www.zoetdesserts.com/ 
Chubby Cheeks Creamery 
Chubby Cheeks Creamery
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Mint Cookie, Fig and Honey, Salted Caramel, Apple Pie, Just Bourbon – yes, these are ALL ice-cream flavours available at Chubby Cheeks Creamery. With a plethora of flavours, each tub promises a delightful experience. Working as a refresher for the palate, the handcrafted ice creams are made in small batches using the best ingredients.  https://www.chubbycheekscreamery.com/ 
Cold Love Ice Cream 
Cold Love Ice Cream
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Getting better with every churn, the chef at Cold Love Ice Cream carefully curates each flavour. Add a surprise element to each flavour, it’s a pure love affair. From flinging flakes of salt into the caramel, tempering sweet honey with a zing of ginger, and getting wicked with the walnuts and rum, the options leave you pleasantly surprised. https://coldlove.in/
Jaatre 
Jaatre
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With unconventional combinations and exquisite flavours, Jaatre takes the top spot with its range of flavour pairings. What makes these truly special is the use of seasonal offerings of Indian fruits and spices. While the pairings may throw you off initially, it’s worth all the calories. The Mascarpone & Cocoa and Fig and Balsamic will make it to your list of favourites. https://jaatreicecream.com/ 
PapaCream 
PapaCream
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Whether you’re craving mouth-watering ice cream, vegan ice cream or ice cream cake, PapaCream has something for everyone. It’s even a celeb-favourite and Rhea Kapoor collaborated with them to curate four special flavours for the brand in 2021! While the choices can leave you confused, some of the must-haves include the Hazelnut Cold Coffee, Brownie Batter Crunch and After School Sunday. https://www.papacream.com/ 
Coppetto Artisan Gelato 
Coppetto Artisan Gelato
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Calling all gelato-lovers, we have the perfect range for you – Coppetto’s Artisanal Gelato’s. 100% Vegetarian with no artificial flavours, a bite of this will transport you to the streets of Italy. So, it’s time to live your Italian summer as you savour the richness of the Raspberry Sorbet and Mango Sorbet or the Dark Chocolate Gelato. https://www.instagram.com/coppettoartisangelato/?hl=en 
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