Dubai boasts a flamboyant dessert scene and that’s well-known by now. However, there are a few hidden ice cream spots in Dubai that have stood the test of time and rule the roost even today. From rolled ice creams to faloodas, and natural scoops, these hidden ice cream spots in Dubai are a must try.
1. Jam Rolled Ice Cream
Ever had ice cream in a roll? One of the lesser known ice cream spots in Dubai, Jam Rolled rolls ice cream, packs it with crazy toppings and serves it in a taco or a waffle. The concept originated from the streets of Thailand and Jam Rolled Arabia brought it right here in Dubai.
As for the menu, you can pick between fruit, and chocolate fillings for your roll. Fruit lovers can indulge in a range of rolls packed in with the fruity goodness of mangoes, bananas, berries, figs and more. Like a slight crunch to your ice cream? Try the Crunchy Coconut-choco flavour.
Choco lovers can opt for the Ferrero Ferrero for a royal indulgence or settle for the simple Brownie delight. if you’re diet does not permit binging. The menu also boasts an an entire section of lotus biscuit creations for those who love the region’s favourite flavour.
Location – Ground Floor, Jawad Al Bahbani Building, Street 4, Oud Metha, Dubai
Contact – 04 2848868
Price for Two – AED 60
2. Govindas Tru Fruit
If you want to steer away from cliche chocolates and go natural, here’s one of the ice cream spots in Dubai that will satiate your craving. This on one serves true fruit (quite literally) in a cup. Flavours avaialble include chickoo, watermelon, sitafal, coconut, guava, and dates. The store also has some seasonal add ons so you are spoilt for choice once here. And the prices are nominal too. You get a single scoop from 9 AED onwards and a double scoop for 17 AED onwards. So that’s a steal! Make your pick, dig in and we bet you will go back asking for more!
Address: Shop 15, Ground Floor, Al Mohri Building, 4 B Street
Timings: 1pm – 1am
Cost: AED 35 for two
Contact: 04 2888422
A cozy outlet with a seating capacity of 6-8 people, flashy interiors and desi music to easy the atmosphere, Billo dishes out the best faloodas in town. A dessert made with flavoured milk (mostly rose), vermicelli, sweet basil, sabza seeds, jelly and scoops of ice cream, digging into a tall glass of falooda is every desi’s definition of a perfect dessert. And the best part- the faloodas on the menu have funky desi names, adding a dose of quirk.
Billo serves four types of faloodas: Kulfa Falooda, rose falooda, pista and Peshawari falooda. If you’re game for a heavy dessert try the Punjabi falooda. Topped with oodles of dry fruits, nuts and cream, this one’s a meal in itself. Faloodas aside Billo also serves Bun Kababs, chaats and milkshakes.
Address: Oud Metha, Al Qusais, International City
Timings: 8am – 2am
Cost: AED 100 for two
4. Baraf Ka Gola
Elco in Karama is known for lip-smacking South Indian, North Indian and Chinese delicacies, but we also found our summer BFF here! Once you’re here, we would say its perfectly okay to skip the main course and dive straight into the ice golas. Ice golas or ice lollies, as they are referred to, is made of crushed ice drenched in fruity toppings. Try the rose, or mango lollies if you like something fruity or opt for Kala Khatta if you like a mix of sweet and salt.
Address: Shop 5, Ground Floor, Al Arti Plaza, Za’abeel Road, Al Karama
Timings: 8am – 11:30pm
Contact: 04 3972787, 8003526
5. 51 Rainbow Ice cream
Rainbow is one of those ice cream spots in Dubai, that will let you conquer your dessert dream. Docked in a tiny corner in Karama, this eatery whips the thickest milkshakes and serves natural, fresh creams. Wait, there’s more! Don’t leave without experiencing the delight of Royal Faloodas and slurping their authentic lassis. As for the menu, ice cream lovers are in for a treat. The eatery serves everything from rolled ice cream, to smoothie, brownie, falooda and much more. Furthermore, the eatery also serves gluten-free ice cream, so you can indulge without worrying.
Timings: 12noon – 12midnight
Cost: AED 45 for two
Contact: 04 3485584