There’s a new ice-cream parlour in town that you and your friends are going to love. Located at Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati, Pabrai’s Ice-Cream offers a handful of different flavours without artificial colours and essences.
Through some digging, it was unearthed that the family behind the gig was none other than those behind Tulika Ice Creams (you’ve, perhaps, heard of them). Back in 2007, Tulika Ice Creams was in debt and facing a possible shutdown. The family’s eldest son, Kunal Pabrai, then 22, decided to rebrand and start afresh. The family had to start from scratch in order to get back what they lost but in doing so, they struck gold and have never looked back. Major life lessons to be learnt from their story, folks. In case you missed the memo, their story just goes to show you how you simply must not give up when the future looks bleak. Rough it out, tough it out.
Getting back to what you’re here for – ice-creams! The entire gimmick of this chain is to provide customers with a myriad of ice-cream flavours, all of which are made without artificial colours or essences. Their fruit flavoured ice-creams are made only when the fruit in question is in season, which means that no canned fruits or preservatives are involved. Their non-fruit flavours are made with the finest ingredients sourced from different parts of the world. Moreover, their sugar free variants are made from plant extracts that also happen to assist in digestion.
Unlike a lot of brands, the sugar free flavours from Pabrai’s are actually quite nice. If nobody were to tell you, you would be none the wiser because they taste just as good as the regular flavours. So, if anyone among your loved ones is a little wary of sugar, they would be able to freely indulge in their sugar free options.
They have over 60 flavours at the moment, some of which are unique to their brand. For example, they were the inventors of their popular Nalen Gur (Liquid Jaggery) flavour. It tastes like a Guror Sandesh mithai, if you’re curious. They also happen to have quite a few Indian flavours, apart from the Nalen Gur one. There’s Paan, Shahi Kesar Pista, Rose Sandesh, Elaichi Badam and Gandharaj Lemon (pictured in the cup above, highly recommended).
They also have “Exotic” flavours such as Salted Caramel, Chocolate Hazelnut, Mascarpone Cheese & Candied Fruits, Pistachio and so on.
If you’re a fan of vanilla, you need to try out their Natural Vanilla flavour or other flavours that are based around their Natural Vanilla flavour. Their vanilla ice-creams are made from vanilla pods imported from Madagascar (like the ones you see in the photo above). If you look closely, you’ll find some black dots sprinkled across their vanilla flavoured ice-creams. Fear not, those are simply vanilla beans that add some texture to an otherwise smooth scoop of ice-cream.
Similarly, their chocolate based flavours are made from naturally processed cocoa.
What’s more, most of the flavours they offer are easy on the pocket. The price from one scoop can start from as low as 39 rupees and go up to as high as 129 rupees (without taxes).
They also offer a few variations of Sundaes, Milk Shakes and Thick Shakes. Thick Shakes are just like what they sound like – quite thick and heavy on the tummy. You probably shouldn’t opt for a Thick Shake if or when you’re already stuffed. It won’t be all peaches and cream.
This particular outlet has some friendly staff members as well. They’re always willing to let you sample all the different flavours available before you ultimately make up your mind. While the parlour itself is rather small, there is adequate sitting space for smaller groups of people. In any case, if you’re unable to find seats, you could always just step outside and enjoy your ice-cream while taking a stroll along Dighalipukhuri.
Long story short, if you’re in the mood for some ice-cream and you want a break from all the regular brands that are available, you know where to head to!
Here are some flavours that are highly recommended for you to try: Gandharaj Lemon, Orange Vanilla, Natural Vanilla, Tender Coconut, South Indian Coffee Sugar Free, Mascarpone Cheese & Candied Fruits and Chocolate Hazelnut.
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