MB Recommends: Bina Doshi’s Homemade Ice Creams
Our hankering for cool treats this summer has led us to such unusually flavoured desserts as taro fro-yo; red wine and fig ice cream; and apple, cinnamon and rosemary paletas. Our newest addition to that list is a range of inventive hand-churned ice creams made by Napeansea Road-based home chef Bina Doshi. We only recently came across Doshi’s selection of ice cream such as lemongrass, green tea, jamun, and gulkhand with choco chips, which she’s been scooping up out of her kitchen on Hughes Road since 2009.
Doshi, who started making ice cream as a hobby in 2003, began by offering only two flavours, kesar pista and sitaphal, which she would cater on demand to friends and family. She now sells over 20 flavours including rose almond, vanilla brownie, cinnamon and choco chips, orange and apricot, and anjeer-pista. Less adventurous folk can choose from seasonal fruit-based flavours like mango, chickoo, and pineapple, while those born with an extra sweet tooth might want to try out the ice cream she makes with chocolates and biscuits like Ferrero Rocher, Kit Kat and Oreo cookies. Having tasted them we can attest to their incredible lightness of flavour; probably from the use of milk and natural sweeteners (like fruit pulp) as opposed to cream and essences. Prices start at Rs400 for a litre.
Bina Doshi offers free home delivery in Vile Parle, and between Mahalaxmi and Churchgate, against a minimum order of one litre of ice cream. To place an order in Vile Parle, call 99303 12998. For take-away orders and for delivery between Mahalaxmi and Churchgate, call 99303 12999.Tags: Bina Doshi, Desserts, ice cream, MB Recommends