Naturally No Place is as Original as Mom’s Kitchen

 

Well that’s not what the title is, that’s a line from my favorite ice cream parlor, Yes! it non other than Naturals Ice Cream. Imagine I have always carried kilos of this Ice cream from Mumbai ever since 2011 when i first got introduced to this during one of my visit to this city – Mumbai.

As far as history of Natural ice cream  goes this was established in 1984 in Mumbai, they are pioneers in making artisan ice creams using only fruits, dry fruits, chocolates, milk and sugar with  no preservatives or stabilizers in their product. This Ice cream point is the brain child of  by Mr. R S Kamath, CMD of Kamaths Ourtimes ice creams Pvt. Ltd.

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So why am i writing a blog on this, well i was amazed to see the size of this place , everyday on by way to office i passed this place for a month at 9:30 and felt bad as it was not open. So finally when i was late for office i was the happiest that this place would be open by now. and stopped by at 11 to checkout my favorite ice cream before starting a day at office.

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Various size of cups , waffles and cones

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shakes and ice creams

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colorful elements on the wall 

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Sitting space 

Never expected such big a natural ice creams  parlor just around the Lajpat nagar Metro station. for that matter a place as huge as this with visibility from 2 sides and such nicely done interiors selling ice creams and shakes. In Mumbai people step out till 12 in the night just to have ice creams and these places are open till that late.

So whats my pick, I have always adored their 2 evergreen flavors -Tender coconut & Alfonso Mango. though my favorite is Sitafal ( Custard apple ) but unfortunately that’s a seasonal fruit and thus only available in sep – nov i think.

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Fruit ice cream 

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Mango Ice Cream 

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Mulberry ice cream with  Strawberry 

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Pack it and take it or have it 

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Mulberry  – new introduction 

This time for the first time i tried adding fresh fruits to my Natural ice cream and it was good for change.

Tender coconut has coconut pulp / fresh pieces of coconut in the ice cream and most of their fresh fruit ice cream flavors has loads of fruit chunks of the fruits adding the fruity flavor of the ice cream.

So easiest way to pick your ice cream is going by your favorite fruit and trust me you will not be disappointed. I had made a lot of people taste these ice creams and the best part about their ice cream was when i carried them from Mumbai was their dry ice take away box that helps you take the ice cream from one place to another and is packed well to let it last for 12- 24 hours in the box. Had been having their ice creams across cities have had it in Bangalore, Ahmedabad and still don’t mind going all the way to CP to try when i crave for it.

And i always plan to try their shakes but every time i end up having Ice creams only.

Natural Ice Cream Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Everything Nice and Sweet – NIICE CREAM

 

It’s not about the Destination , It’s about the Journey to get there ” and this is probably so true in this case when you can have so much fun in the journey of placing the order to watching your order being made, a true delight to your eyes and senses.

I have been to the Saket store before, but this visit was way more interesting as i could thankfully explore much beyond their ice creams – the flavors, the innovative products and wide range of offering from this Brand.

 

And now having experienced Niice cream in this depth I can strongly recommend Niice cream to anyone and everyone who loves ice creams. and if thats not your reason enough then answer the following to yourself.

You must visit NIICE Cream 

  • if you have a sweet tooth
  • if you are a dessert lover
  • if you love ice creams 
  • if you love experiments with ice cream
  • if you want to eat what astronauts eat 
  • if you want to taste what liquid nitrogen does to your ice cream that you can’t get in any normal ice cream
  • if you wish to have a sugar-free ice cream
  • if you wish to see your ice cream made right in front of your eyes within 60 seconds.
  • if you love to pick up from a variety of options from color to toppings to flavors.
  • If you love Banta and experiments with Banta
  • If you never had ice creams with Liquor in it (Whiskey , wine , vodka and margarita )
  • If you Love ice cream shakes
  • If you like to check out some cool flavors of Bubble tea

If you love any of the above then this place awaits you to tingle you with taste and an experience that would stay on your palate for a little longer.

Now let’s have a look on stuff that Niice Offers with a smile

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream : 

The name “NIICE Cream ” has its inspiration from the ingredient Liquid nitrogen and the ice creams made from this does not have (water crystals ) rather it converts the milk to cream chilled at -196 degree farenheit. And the best part is you can play with your ice cream from picking up a variant as Cream or sugar-free, from a normal to premium range, adding the color of your choice and topping/ toppings of your choice.Lets have a quick look at few ice creams which I and my talli gang tried their hands on. (My tasting is limited to non alcoholic ones ).

You can also check the NIICE CREAM Saket Review for more details around Liquid Nitrogen Ice creams – Click here 

Alcoholic NIICE Creams : All of these ice creams has around 20 ml of liquor

Purple Ray : This is a blueberry cheese ice cream that is infused with wine.

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Rum & Raisin : The raisins have a one night stand with rum and this is how they create an amazing taste in the morning with the ice cream.

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Irish Whisky : The ice cream that has 20 ml of whiskey in it , may be not make you hight but still it ll hit you thats the feedback my gang shared.

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Mangonita : Its a combination of mango flavor ice cream with margrehita thats why named as MangoNita

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Non Alcoholic Niice Creams : these were all something i loved relishing and yet my favorite remains #NaughtyNutella & Mango.

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Naughty Nutella 

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Ferrero Rochers Ice Cream

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Blueberry cheese Cream

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The best part about these ice creams are their texture which is super creamy and because which the consistency of the ice cream is really nice, you dont mind sipping off the dipping ice cream.

Bubble Teas 

Now what is a Bubble tea, A bubble Tea is basically a fruit that is dried and powdered and then infused in a tea, which is then added to a Milk based drink. So why it is called a bubble tea, well because a tea base is shaken with a fruit syrup and here it is the dried fruits along with jelly like chewy balls  of that fruit ice blended in milk.So basically these are fruit flavored teas with or without milk but definitely with jelly beans.

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Vanilla Bubble Tea 

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Honey Dew Bubble Tea 

Niice Burger 

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Well this is not something very new but a combination of ice cream and freshly made waffles and the taste is amazing, the waffle base gives the warmth and is a perfect pick if you are sensitive to cold / ice. The ice cream in the centre gives that extra smoothness to this combination that it kind of melts in your mouth. A definite pick if you love experiments with ice cream

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TRDLO  Rolls 

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One of the best ever had combination of ice cream with a roll, Trdlo are freshly baked cinnamon rolled tapped with ice cream and topping of your choice. As the rolls are freshly baked so they are slightly warm and with ice cream that’s slightly cold, probably the best ever i had. And again this is a great pick if you are here with your kids.And now this is my favorite too.

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Nargis faakri is seen eating this in movie rockstar.

 

Magical Dots Ice Cream 

Now this is the Ice cream of future as thats what the astronauts have in the space, its colorful dots that crackle in your mouth while you eat and have a bubble gum flavor, its almost like having popcorns.Also referred to as the Ice Cream of future. This only stays for 30 seconds and then it starts melting so if you are having this than you need to finish it before it melts.Probably you can only found it here in NIICE Cream

And it is made in the central kitchen and all through stored in dry ice so definitely high on maintenance.

Milk Shakes

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The presentations says it all and dont miss to literally lick out this chocolate indulgence from your shake jar, its fun.

 

Banta 

These are really nice variations of Banta available at a starting price of Rs. 80/- and one can pick from the many flavors available from paan to kalla khatta , rangila aam panna to santa banta etc.

Overall it was a great experience exploring the entire range of mouth-watering desserts and beverages at this store. A a visit to this is a true delight for dessert lovers. Small set up but great menu and experients with ice creams.

Whats more : They also do party catering for full on liquor ice creams and shakes (No Bakery ) , so if you wanna have all this Liquid nitrogen fun in your party , invite them over and have FUN.

 

Niice Cream Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Niice Cream – Really nice Ice creams

When we were kids and mom used to make ice cream in the refrigerate back home. Me and my sister would constantly keep opening the fridge and poking our little finger to check if the ice cream is done or not and when it was done it always had our finger imprints and mom would get to know that we lost patience and have checked the ice cream before she did.

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This particular place reminded me of those times when making ice cream was equally fun as relishing it. And this place gave me that kick and thrill of getting my ice cream made in just few minutes right in front of my eyes. So let’s have a look at Liquid nitrogen Ice cream at #NiiceCream in DLF Place Saket.

While we were passing by the store the over excited Niice cream team approached us to have a look at their ice cream and all what we could hear was ice cream with -198degree  and while explaining this one of the team member  at the store poured some Liquid nitrogen into a beaker and we were locked to see so much cool fog (fumes ) coming out..

From a range of options to pick from we picked Naughty Nutella from their premium range  without any toppings though there ae a lot of toppings available that comes for just Rs. 20/- additional. The normal range starts at 120/- per cup while premium is for 140/-.Options are many to choose from the premium range – Kitkat, Rocky road, Banoffee pie, brownie choco chip, naughty nutella etc.

whats intresting is they give you a syringe full of chocolate sauce to have it with the ice cream.

So basis your choice they ll take condensed milk with your choice of flavor in a blender , and start blending it while adding liquid nitrogen and within few minutes your ice cream is ready.

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And it was super on taste and was very creamy. So in lot of ways this was different from the normal one because it was made in front of us , no freezing time required so quite fast and had a very impactful creamy taste that melted in mouth leaving a strong taste on our tongue.

Now lets understand the basics behind this techn

Why Liquid Nitrogen ?

Liquid nitrogen is -320°F or -196°C (and you can feel this temperature by placing your hand in the beaker ). While liquid nitrogen is used for many temperature-related applications, it’s particularly useful for freezing foods because nitrogen is odorless, colorless, and tasteless.

Is it okay to Have Liquid Nitrogen :

So if you got petrified seeing something that gave fumes in water being added to your ice cream like me, then  don’t be as its complete safe and the reason why your ice cream was so creamy is Liquid nitrogen itself. The secret to the creamy ice cream is all in the rapid freezing of the mixture. The liquid nitrogen causes the fat and the water particles to stay very small, giving the ice cream its creamy consistency unlike the  ice crystals of the traditionally made ice creams.

Nutrients : As the entire mixture is not frozen so according to food science experts, rapid freezing preserves the nutrients in food, so this is more healthy than your normal one.

And now you know everything about the Liquid Nitrozen therefore go out and explore the new kind of ice cream if you have not done that so Far.

Niice Cream Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato