Next level desserts for the ultimate cool down

Fresh fruit and rolled ice-creams, frozen shakes and healthy kheer – here’s our pick of the coolest desserts in town to help you beat the heat.


Tru Frut Naturals Ice-cream, Govinda’s 

Govinda's mango ice cream Tru Frut

Where: Govinda’s Restaurant, Jumeirah Beach Road (and Karama)

When: Noon-4pm, 6.30pm-12am

Cost: AED 18 for a single scoop, AED 18 for a double

Contact: 04 396 0088

Lowdown: 100 per cent natural fresh fruits converted to 100 per cent yummy ice-creams that are sweet but never sickly. With most of the flavours based on seasonal fruits, there’s always something to try. We love custard apple, yoyo coconut, mango madness and cheeky chickoo flavours. Yep, we’ve tried a few.


Mango mousse cake, Bakemart Gourmet

Bakemart-Plus- mango cheesecake

Where: Bakemart Gourmet – Al Karama, Near Karama Post Office (there are eight outlets around Dubai)

When: 7am-12am, daily

Cost: From AED 18 per piece

Contact: 04 334 3893

Lowdown: Everyone loves fresh, juicy mangoes. Everyone loves soft, gooey cakes. But what if we told you that you could enjoy the best of both in one dessert? Take a bite of the mango mousse cake at Bakemart Gourmet (formerly known as Bakemart Plus) and you’ll find that although it’s covered in fresh mango slices, it tastes even better than it looks.


Frozen Chai, The Inventing Room

Frozen Chai, The Inventing Room

Where: The Inventing Room, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Rigga, and other branches in Dubai

When: 10am-10pm weekdays (12am weekends)

Cost: From AED 30

Contact: 054 404 1923

Lowdown: Traditional hot chai keeps us warm in the winter months and now there’s frozen chai to keep us hydrated and cool in the summer. Originally a roaming pop-up, The Inventing Room now has bases at La Mer, Kite Beach, Last Exit D89 (Al Khawaneej), Ras Al Khor and Rise Creek Harbour. Be sure to sample the frozen Cheetos too!


Kulfi Falooda, Kulfilicious

kulfilicious falood with kulfi

Where: Kulfilicious – Al Barsha, near Lulu; Karama, Healthcare City, Umm Hurair and opening soon, Ibn Battuta Mall

When: Noon-midnight, daily

Cost: From AED 10

Contact: 04 346 0616

Lowdown: Better known for its amazing kulfi, Kulfilicious also serves some of the best faloodas in town. Beat the heat with this rollercoaster of a traditional Indian dessert, in exotic flavours like rabri and pistachio. The combination of kulfi and falooda gets our mouth-watering every time. For a lighter dessert, slurp on one of Kuliflicious’ crazy ice-lolly flavours.


No-bake Nutella Cheesecake, Sugaholic

sugaholic nutella and oreo cheesecake

Where: Sugaholic – Rawdat Al Karama Building, behind Yoko Sizzlers, Karama

When: 11.30am-11.30pm

Cost: From AED 70 for a half kg

Contact: 04 357 9333

Lowdown: Solve that sugar fix with Sugaholic’s signature cheesecake, made with yummy Nutella, on a base of crispy biscuits, topped with whipped cream and an Oreo biscuit. The soft, crunchy feeling from your first bite will stay with you long after you have hogged the whole cake. Sugaholic also excels in really cute cupcakes, macaroons and cake pops, which can be customised to order.


Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, Serendipity 3

frozen hot chocolate serendipity milkshake

Where: Dubai Festival City & Citywalk 2

When: 9am-11pm (12am weekends)

Cost: AED 39 onwards

Contact: 04 455 1666

Lowdown: This chain from the US is famous for their larger-than-life portions of decadent desserts. Frrrozen Hot Chocolate goes one step further to make the most mouthwatering eye candy of a milkshake, topped with a tower of whipped cream. A feast for the eyes and belly.


Quinoa Kheer, Taj Hotel

Where: Bombay Brasserie, Taj Hotel – Business Bay

When: 12.30pm-3pm, 6.30pm-12am

Cost: AED 60

Contact: 04 438 3222

Lowdown: Looking for a healthy dessert option? The master chefs at Bombay Brasserie have re-created the traditional vermicelli kheer with orange-infused quinoa and milk. Suffused with superfood goodness, it’s so guilt-free that it’s pretty much salad. Almost.



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