At the beach, in a mall, in the office: there is never a bad time for ice cream. These are our favourites.
No summer – no matter how humid and horrid – would be complete without scoops and scoops of the calorific treat.
Haagen-Dazs Cookies & Cream 3/7 Dhs8.50
Tastes like... American Oreo cookies crumbled into a dense, luxurious vanilla. Subtract one point for slight charcoalyness. (And yes, that is a technical term.)
Twix 3/7 Dhs3.5
A perfect treat for summer afternoons, but it left us feeling rather sickly with all that caramel and chocolate.
Duet Raspberry and Vanilla Block 5/7 Dhs2.50
Absolutely dreamy tasting – like raspberry crumble with ice cream. The only downside is that it doesn’t come on a stick, so melts everywhere and is very difficult to hold.
Igloo’s Rasberry Ripple Sundae Cup Dhs4.25 Ghastly. The flavour resembles a chemical dumping ground. The two syrups – neon green and fuchsia – leave a very nasty, filmy taste on the tongue.
M&Ms Vanilla ice cream 1/7 Dhs4.25
Its cone has the consistency of cardboard and the sweet-studded vanilla filling has a depth of flavour similar to an unbuttered cream cracker. None, that is.
Kulfi Topper 2/7 Dhs2.25
Hunks of pistachio and cashew are a nice touch, its faint perfume of rose, not so nice; while the slightly foamy texture lets the whole thing down.
London Dairy’s Pralines and Cream 3/7 Dhs4.5
Sweet, gooey and creamy – will inspire dreams of the seaside and balmy summer days.
Galaxy Caramel 4/7 Dhs5.5
A real winner, though it’s perhaps too rich to be refreshing on a hot day.
Maltesers Ice Cream 4/7 Dhs3.5
Light, airy with a hint of crunch, it does its non-iced sibling proud.
Mars Ice Cream 5/7 The genius behind this frozen snack was responsible for the return to popularity of the humble choc ice. A faithful interpretation of the regular Mars Bar with a generous filling of caramel.