Crafting is an activity which involves skill in making things by hands. Humans from the ancient ages have been experts in crafting all sorts of things be it historic monuments, great food, art etc. It something which comes naturally to some great artists. These days the scope of crafting with food has really gone up a few notches where people have actually started crafting some really good tasting ice creams.
Since the weekend is here and most of us search for new places to satisfy our gastronomical pleasures. Well, this post is for you.
Today, I will tell about this place which is a hidden gem in Mumbai, located at the busy streets of Oshiwara: Ice Kraft.
What is Ice Kraft?
Ice Kraft is one of the most unique ice cream parlous in town. It not only serves you customized ice-creams but also serves soul food like fries, sandwiches, waffles and thick, yummy shakes.
Ice Kraft was born when a food loving entrepreneur in the cash rich jewelry segment decided to step into the Mumbai food scene because of his love for good food. He visualized an idea of opening a joint which not only served fresh gourmet ice creams but also value for money veg food which is made fresh and goes light on the pocket as well as light on your tummy. He and his co-partners thus decided to open Ice Kraft.
The chefs at Ice Kraft literally kraft the ice cream in front of your eyes. First, choose a base flavor and then the toppings, after this, just watch the chef thrash out the ice cream base on a cold stone, while adding the toppings and cream to give you a perfectly made cold treat!
What we had there?
Ice Kraft serves a good range of ASSORTED FRIES
(my fav!) .One of their must have dishes in this section are the crinkle cut fries with cheese sauce and paprika
. Its also one of their most sold products here. The fries are made and crinkle cut in house itself and not bought from outside. Crispy, fresh and perfectly done fries tossed with paprika and cream cheese. The cream cheese was there to add the dip element to the fries and the paprika was to add a little spice. This dish absolutely hit the spot and was wiped clean in a minute. A Must have if you’re here.
The second thing we tried were tempura veggies
. Its exotic veggies deep fried in a tempura batter and served with sweet chili sauce. (Warning: the chili sauce too hot to handle!)
The next we tried was WAFFLES! We had the waffle which was baked with choco chips and chocolate sauce with nutella, orange chocolate spread with four rolled chocolate ice cream on top. To completely kill us with this heaven, they added whip cream on it too.
If you are looking for food which tastes goods, looks good and is instagram/snapchat worthy then I have the right match for you. Ice Kraft’s Freak shakes are no ordinary milkshakes. Containing truck loads of ice cream which is freshly beaten and poured into nutella boxes and topped with whipped cream, velvet pancake, choco sticks, biscuits, fresh cut kiwis and a lot more tasty ingredients of your choice. Everything in life seemed good when I had the gulps of this beauty.
The main USP of this place are their ice creams
and I tried a couple of them. The cold plates used for bashing the ice cream don’t use ice so that you get a great textured cream with no icy particles. All of the creams are made in house and don’t use any third party creams. The only thing third party would be the assortments like Nutella, chocolates etc.
We tried the India’s first ever CARBON BLACK ICE CREAM: The TIPPLE THREAT, rolled ice cream which was loaded with Nutella, Belgian chocolate and white chocolate. Eating carbon is healthy for you as it cleanses you from the inside. Every bite of this black beauty was yummy. Also, once you have finished this treat, you will notice that it has left it’s mark on you as your tongue turns black after eating it (which is absolutely fine and fun).
Anything else Ice Kraft serves?
As written earlier there are a lot of options to choose from when your there. The menu consists of Signature Ice creams, Salads, Sandwiches, Different types of fries, Steamed corn to Waffles and pancakes. I tried one of each of these sections and none of the dishes disappointed me at all. They were all fresh and tasted great.
In this section you can make your own salad & sandwich where you get to choose your base green veggies, type of pasta, exotic veggies & sauce to make that salad of your choice. In case you don’t know you can get recommendations from the staff there. The same salad can be eaten with a brown bread like a sandwich too.
If you are looking for something light to eat then Ice Krafts range of yummy corn treats are perfect for you. They also serve pancakes which are spongy and can be topped with your favorite syrup.
The Joint is not that big in space but it makes up for its space constraints by having a mezzanine floor. The floor has a few tables where you can sit and also oversee the chef’s work on your orders. The setup is pretty cute small and quaint. The décor is vibrant. Medium sized wooden tables and chairs. The mezzanine floor has card games on tables. The major positive of this joint is the space utilization that it has done. Open counters so that you can see what’s being made for you.
It’s a must visit for every ice cream lover. If you don’t like ice creams you can still give it a visit because of its fresh food. It’s a high value for money joint as the prices you pay for the food you get is awesome. The staff is courteous and will help you out in the choices you make. It’s a joint which is here to stay and will be expanding in other parts of Mumbai and Pune soon.
I am announcing a very special GIVEAWAY with Ice Kraft tomorrow on my Instagram & Facebook. So, stay tuned for it and in the mean time, go taste the treats served by this boss place.
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And yea, I take all the food photos by myself. Just another one of the things I like to do.