Ice Cream Factory & Shahi Durbar opens its doors for the residents of Pimple Saudagar. This new-age ice cream parlour serves traditional Indian frozen desserts and nitrogen ice cream.
Gulabjamun Kulfi –
The kulfi was stuffed with a gulab jamun, which settled at the bottom, and was served with a bowl of delicious rabdi and a lot of rose syrup (a bit too much) but the kulfi was very rich and really creamy. The rabdi was also really tasty and was topped with a lot of dry fruits. Had to wait for the gulab jamun to defrost but it was super soft and went really well with the rabdi and the kulfi. Not cheap but worth a try. Also, ask them to put in a little less rose syrup (cheap quality)
Matka Kulfi –
Malai kulfi topped with dry fruits to keep the shahi theme going. The kulfi was too hard (frozen) and lacked flavour. Also, one could feel the dirt from the matka in the kulfi. I don’t know if it was intentional but it had a very bad aftertaste.
Shahi Durbar Special Falooda –
This falooda was recommended to us by the Manager. Apart from the kulfi on top, the falooda was not that good. Again there was a lot of rose syrup in it. This is something that can be skipped here.
Moving from Shahi Durbar to Ice cream Factory
Blueberry cheesecake –
I am a blueberry cheesecake fan and the ice cream roll did not disappoint. Served in the cheap transparent plastic plate the ice cream rolls had frozen chunks of cheesecakes which were amazing. But the overdid it with the blueberry crush ( which was really very sweet) on top.
Spiced Guava –
Good attempt, spiced guava is a nostalgic ice cream. It was a little extra spicy but I liked it. If you cant handle spice, please inform them.
Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch –
The hazelnut Chocolate flavoured Icecream rolls topped with Ferrero Rocher and Chocolate sauce. The chocolate sauce was served in a syringe. Eat is as quickly as possible, it melts really quickly.
Signature Shakes –
Ferrero king Nutella
Dragon Breath Popper.
Fruity loops dipped in liquid nitrogen. Tastes just like frozen fruity loops nothing fancy, it only looks cool. Doesn’t look like a picture in the menu.
Smoking Biscuit –
Name of the Restaurant – Ice Cream Factory & Shahi Durbar
Cuisines – Ice Cream
Address– Rainbow Plaza, Shivar Chowk, Pimple Saudagar, Pune
Working hours – 11 AM to 2 AM
Punehungry Verdict –
- Food – 5.5/10
- Service and Ambiance – 7/10
- Staff – 7/10