The legendary Famous Ice Cream on Nizamshahi Road in Mozzamjahi market still retains its good old-fashioned appeal at immensely pocket-friendly prices. A visit to Hyderabad is rightly said to be incomplete without seeing its iconic masthead Charminar, or tasting its culinary hallmark Dum biryani. But if you haven't followed this up with ice cream at Famous, you have definitely missed out on the coup de grace.
The Famous Ice Cream outlet is over 50 years old and has therefore become a landmark in the metro. So locating this place should be a child's task. Even as you try to park your vehicle, the ushers at the outlet descend on you to guide you to the tables or serve you in your vehicle. Well, the set-up is a far cry from the air-conditioned ice cream parlors dedicated to frozen desserts in the metro but many still consider the ice creams that Famous serves as better than the rest.
Its specialty - the pot ice cream or the handmade ice cream - is an ice cream-enthusiast's delight. Famous has machine-made flavors in its menu as well, but the handmade ice cream made of seasonal fruits, continue to be its trademark. So you can gorge on flavors like sapota (sapodilla plum), mango, kharbooza (musk melon), litchi and sitaphal (custard apple), all in the form of deliciously rich ice creams.
Though slightly sweeter than regular ice cream, each spoonful at Famous gives you a truly unadulterated flavor of the fruit you opt for. Mango is unanimously rated the best while sapota flavor was not among our favorites.
Apart from the authentic taste, affordability is what makes Famous more popular. So on any given summer day, it is able to treat thousand to fifteen hundred people at its outlet. Therefore, whether it is a midnight craving or otherwise, if authentic fruit-flavored ice cream is what you are looking for, you know where to go.
Hyderabad Ice-Cream has been written by Shah Barkha for MetroMela