Today I want to begin by talking about how complete and utter shit foreign, imported ice cream in Lahore is. One doesn’t even get a proper serving for the hundreds of rupees we pay yet they continue to flaunt their names off like they’re the best in the business. NO bhai, in your dreams.
Foreign brands can keep their fancy ads, we’ll live. Our desi ice cream in Lahore is so much better, so much more flavorful and very, very fresh. Firstly, it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg, and secondly, it is plentiful in servings and toppings. Lastly, it tastes friggin’ great. Which is why I’ve put together a list of my absolute OG ice cream places; ice cream in Lahore that I can depend on while Movenpick and Baskin Robbins can’t stop with their nakhray, exorbitant prices and bland ice creams. Rant over.
Now, so that you’re able to spend summer without going broke, check these places out:
Where: H Block, Defence and many other spots around Lahore
Recommendation: Vanilla ice cream
Where: Mall 1, Gulberg and Y Block, Defence
Recommendation: Strawberry ice cream and Nutella ice cream
Where: Ghazi Rd, close to Kitchen Cuisine, Defence
Recommendation: Chocolate ice cream
Where: Dessert Directory, Y Block, Defence
Recommendation: Nutella Swirl Dream ice cream and After Eight (Choc-Mint) ice cream
Jay Bee’s Ice Cream
Where: Opposite Aadil Hospital, Main Boulevard Defence
Recommendation: Vanilla soft serve with chocolate sauce
Waffles by Alamgir
Where: Main Market, Gulberg
Recommendation: The Alamgir Special soft serve (contains nuts, lots of them)
Where: Liberty Market, Gulberg
Recommendation: Vanilla-Mango soft serve
Jaidi Pan Shop
Where: H Block, Defence
Recommendation: Tutti frutti ice cream
Where: Beadon Rd, Mall
Recommendation: Pista Badaam (pistachio almond) and Chocolate Chip
Where: Beadon Rd, Mall
Recommendation: Mango with loads of wafers, chocolate and toffee
Where: Noor Jehan Rd, Liberty Market, Gulberg
Recommendation: The kulfa with lacchay (clear noodles)
Where: G1, Johar Town
Recommendation: Vanilla-Chocolate soft serve with crushed biscuit and nuts
Where: Ferozepur Rd, next to Punjab College
Recommendation: Kulfi (duh)
Where: Near Mochi Pura Mor, Township
Recommendation: Tutti Frutti, if you love it when fruits and cream rain on your ice cream
Where: Gaddafi Stadium, Gulberg and Defence Phase 2 and 4 Commercial
Recommendation: Dark Chocolate ice cream and Strawberry Yoghurt
Here’s all the ice cream in Lahore that tastes amazing and won’t cost you more than three hundred rupees for a big serving. Since summer is officially here, let’s all try these out and decide for ourselves if local ice creams beat foreign ones!
If you have favorites that aren’t mentioned here, let us know in the comments.
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