The Fruit Creamery offers the season’s favourite fruits in ice cream form
For many 1990s kids, the word creamery conjures up but one image — Hugh Jackman from the rom-com Kate and Leopold, as he delivers the lines for the in-movie commercial Fresh Creamery Butter. Design associate and store manager Ridhi Aggarwal nods her head as she laughs at the reference. “Creamery has such a Victorian feel to it. It is so much more stately than the commonplace ice cream parlour,” she begins, on the choice of a name for the brand, The Fruit Creamery. Priding themselves in creating gourmet desserts from seasonal fruits available locally, the express kiosk in the Bharathi Park area is the first outlet in the city. While the product is the brain-child of an indie manufacturer in Mumbai, Ridhi tells us that she and the owner of the franchise Prerna Gupta have been tasked with the duty of branding and establishing the brand in the South.
Root for fruit
Set up in a container sporting a prussian blue and ochre yellow, the two-week-old outlet that uses full milk and fresh fruits has now become a frequent hangout for school kids and walkers in the area. “Our ice creams are preservative and essence-free and contain natural fruit pulp,” she says adding, “Which is the main reason we don’t stalk up on vanilla. Procuring the beans are expensive and more often than not people just add essence to it.”
Accommodating 20 natural fruit flavours, The Fruit Creamery also offers some other favourites like cookie and cream, choco-chip and hazelnut. Staying natural, we decided to give the Jackfruit ice cream a try. Now, unless you absolutely love the fruit, this ice cream might not be the best pick of the lot. While the texture is smooth and creamy, we’d compare every spoonful to eating an ice-cold version of a ripe piece of the fruit. Next, we give the fruit of the season, Sitaphal, a try. A sorbet-like consistency, we enjoy the bite that the little bits of fruit afford. The dry figs ice cream taste like Christmas, reminding us of the rum-soaked fruit that goes into the season’s cakes.
The other must tries from the seasonal fruit specials are the sweet pineapple, guava and orange. Looking at adding milkshakes and waffle cones on the menu by the end of the month, the city-based entrepreneur tells us that the outlet will not be introducing toppings except for roasted nuts. ”We are trying to keep things as natural as we can.” Keeping up with that theme, The Fruit Creamery only makes use of wooden spoons and paper cups.
Rs 50 for a single scoop. From 2 to 11 pm.