Beat the summer heat with shakes from Frozen Bottle as they open in Hyderabad
The combination of milk and ice cream is especially soothing when temperatures soar. And there couldn’t have been a better time for Bengaluru-based Frozen Bottle to set foot in the city. In a month’s time, the milkshake brand has opened three outlets in the city – two in Jubilee Hills and one in Gachibowli.
As we stop by Road No 36 on a hot Monday afternoon, we notice that the outlet is buzzing with college-going students doing bottoms up with their cold shakes. On entering, we spot the trademark milk glass bottles filled with colourful syrups. Cosy cushion sofas that can easily accommodate more than 15 people have been set up in the other corners. This also leaves enough space near the counter for people to line-up for their drinks.
Territory head, Bhagirath Verma, tells us that unlike other milkshake brands, the owners were keen on having enough seating for about 20 people, making this outlet of Frozen Bottle the biggest in the country. In the otherwise wooden furnished store, what catches our attention is the huge poster of a cow-faced man saying, ‘Roses are red. Violets are blue. Milking is bliss. And shaking too.’ “Cow-faced man is a part of our logo. It indicates that we use only cow milk in our shakes and ice creams,” informs Bhagirath.
The menu is simple with shakes divided into five sections, which simplify the ordering process. With a host of 25 flavours in total, the list also includes the naughty ice cream jars, something the brand is known for. Interestingly, the glass bottles are chilled first and then filled with creamy concoctions, justifying the name, Frozen Bottle. “We also follow the same recipe across all branches. So the consistency and taste remain unaffected,” shares Bhagirath. Soon, our shakes arrive. Each shake is a combination of ice cream, milk and flavoured syrup. The Red Velvet and Nutty Chocolate come with a glazing on the inside of the bottle. While the former is strictly for people who like their drinks really sweet, the latter is just the opposite. The addition of dark chocolate balances the sweet flavour of chocolate ice cream. The Popcorn Shake is delicious, thick and hits the spot in just one sip.
We also try the Red Riding Hood ice cream jar. The red velvet-based dessert is a mix of two layers of cake and ice cream one after the other and is topped with strawberry choco sticks, nuts and sprinkles. With the sweetness just right, this one is a clear winner. If you happen to visit the outlet before summer ends (which we highly recommend you do), you should try their summer specials – Kesar Thandai and Alphonso Mango (available in jars and shakes).
Price for two: Rs.350. Outlets at Jubilee Hills and Gachibowli.
Pics: Sathya Keerthi.