It had been ages since I had last enjoyed some delicious ice cream and so on the weekend I decided to drop in at this ice cream parlour that I wanted to visit for some time. So I headed to Ice cream Magic for my share of their popular chocolate thick-shake called Cad-B.
I first heard about this place from this friend of mine who couldn’t stop raving about it after her last visit. So I was keen on finding out what made this place such a hit among Puneites. So after running through the rigorous exercise regime in my mind that I planned to adopt in the following week to lose all the calories I was going to gain, I stepped into the Kalyani Nagar outlet of Ice Cream Magic along with a friend of mine. This is the fourth branch of this ice-cream chain and the other ones are located near Marketyard, Kothrud and Deccan which is a proof of its surging popularity in the city.
The place is most famous for its chocolate thick-shake better known as “Cad-B”. So I resisted my childhood temptations like Cassata, Mango and Black Currant ice cream and ordered two half glasses of Cad-B for ourselves at the counter. The order was in our hands in no time and I must say the dark chocolate covered milkshake looked really tempting.
The glass was filled with chocolate right up to the brim and we wasted no time in digging our spoon into the glass for our first bite and I knew instantly that I was a convert. The drink is very rich, has a lot of dark chocolate and the right quantity of milk. There is perfect consistency between the chocolate, milk, crushed ice and cream and the generously sprinkled chocolate flakes on the top are surely the icing on the cake. Well you got to taste it yourself, to find out what I mean.
The outlet is a bustling little shop with dozens of people that visit the place every single evening. So in between this madness, when I finally got hang of the person who ran the place I popped the most obvious question, “What does Cad-B stand for??” He was quick to respond that they offer two kinds of drinks- Cad-B and Cad-M.
Cad-B stands for the Cadbury Bitter which has more dark chocolate and less milk while Cad-M stands for Cadbury Milk which means more milk and less chocolate. We definitely recommend the former because the Cad-M is a lot sweeter. Now, if you are pondering on the “how much” question then there is no need to fret because you can gulp down a full glass of Cad-B for just Rs. 40 while the half one is priced at Rs. 35.
The parlour also sells different flavours of ice-creams like rajbhog, anjeer- badam, kaju kismis and mocha almond which cost Rs.40 and the regular cones in different flavours like strawberry, chocolate, litchi, pineapple, orange, mello-jello and butter scotch which come with a price tag of Rs.30.
There are other shakes on offer too which are available in different favours like dry fruits, different seasonal fruits as well as the usual ones like vanilla, tutty-fruity and elaichi among others. The shakes will put you back by Rs 35- 80 depending upon the flavour and size of the drink ordered. The menu card also lists ice-golas served with kala khatta, kacchi kairy and more.
The place also offers take-away option which is great considering the sitting area is not very clean and is poorly lit with some wobbly tables spread upstairs. However, as far as the desserts and drinks are concerned I give Ice Cream Magic a big thumbs up!