Smokin’ Hot: A Review of Icesmokes
Written By Hafsa Sheikh
I’m Hafsa Sheikh, a fearless food critic extraordinaire! My insatiable hunger for exceptional cuisine has led me to explore some of Pakistan’s most renowned restaurants and hidden eateries.
You can call me a foodie adventurer, blazing a trail through the culinary wilderness of Pakistani food, Fast Food, Chinese delicacies, Continental delights, and the wonderful realm of beverages. Just so you don't have to!
With my fork as my compass and my stomach as my guide, I’ve discovered some of the country’s most delectable delights. Join me on this journey, and get ready for a wild ride!
Don’t you just love it when someone takes a classic, like ice cream, and gives it a daring twist that leaves you wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Icesmokes does exactly that, beckoning us to put aside our lighters and embrace icesmoking.
If you’re anything like me, you’re already curious, intrigued, and perhaps even a bit excited to see what’s in store. Ready to take a lick – and a puff – of this extraordinary ice-cold fusion? Let’s get smokin’!
So, what’s on the Menu?
- Premium Liquid Nitrogen Flavors
- Regular Liquid Nitrogen Flavors
Taste: Coolest (Literally!) and Hottest (Figuratively, of course)
1. Premium Liquid Nitrogen Flavors
Bubble Gum Troll: Imagine taking a trip down memory lane to your childhood days, where vibrant colors and sugary sweetness ruled the world. With every luscious spoonful, my taste buds were transported to a whimsical wonderland as the bubble gum flavor burst forth like a rainbow of happiness! It’s like an instant time machine that lets you relive your carefree days with every lick. Pure joy wrapped in a frozen treat – it’s practically magic!
Price: PKR 350
Nutella Cheesecake with Brownie
Are you ready to indulge in a slice of paradise? Close your eyes, take a spoonful, and prepare for a divine encounter with the most velvety, hazelnut-infused Nutella bliss. Each mouthwatering bite was like floating on a cloud of creamy decadence, and the delightful swirls of cheesecake sent me into a frenzy of pleasure. But hidden within were chunks of fudgy brownie, adding a chewy, chocolatey surprise that took it to a whole new level of euphoria. I kid you not; it’s the kind of ice cream that sparks a passionate love affair with your dessert cravings!
2. Regular Liquid Nitrogen Flavors
Blueberry: Oh, the divine burst of juicy blueberries! Each spoonful of this liquid nitrogen-crafted delight was like a playful dance of tangy sweetness on my tongue. The vibrant blueberry flavor was like fruity goodness, perfectly harmonizing with the creamy, chilled texture. It was like a summer breeze swirling through a field of freshly picked blueberries. I couldn’t help but close my eyes and savor the moment, feeling like I was indulging in the very essence of summer itself!
Price: PKR 300
Paan Punch: Wow, just wow! The sweet paan masala mingled with zesty citrus notes and a hint of refreshing mint. With each spoonful, the aromatic essence of paan engulfed my senses, immediately transporting me to vibrant streets filled with color and festivity. The blend of betel leaves, gulkand, and a hint of menthol tickled my palate in the most delightful way possible. It was like an explosion of flavors, from sweet and refreshing to mildly spicy, all wrapped up in a creamy dance of sheer pleasure. This ice cream has me hooked on its unique and playful twist. Truly, paan has never tasted better!
Price: PKR 300
Price: A Sweet Package
Disclaimer: The prices quoted above are at the time of publishing. They are subject to change.
At first glance, I won’t lie; I was a bit apprehensive, fearing that Icesmokes might leave a dent in my wallet. But its delightful delights were right on par with other ice cream shops in the city. The best part? The creativity-packed goodness you get for that price is absolutely worth every penny!
Service: Not Amazing, Not Disappointing
Alright, let’s chat about the service, shall we? It wasn’t exactly a rollercoaster ride of speed – waiting a bit longer than anticipated for my ice cream to land in my eager hands. Now, don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a deal-breaker, and it certainly didn’t spoil the fun. I mean, who can be grumpy when there’s deliciousness ahead, right? So, while it wasn’t exactly “wow” service, it was still good enough to keep the good times rolling!
Accessibility: Could Be Much Better
As much as I want to rave about the mind-blowing flavors, I gotta spill the beans about accessibility. There’s only one branch, and it’s tucked away at Phase V, Stadium Commercial Area, Defence. Yeah, you heard that right – not exactly great, is it?
Usually, Karachi’s restaurants are far more accessible! But here’s the real kicker – no delivery service, not even FoodPanda! It’s a bit of a bummer in the age of convenience. Icesmokes, do something about it. And quick!
So while Icesmokes isn’t really the best that Karachi has to offer, it does have its charm. And that is all you need to visit, if only just once! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to bring along your friends – after all, the more, the merrier! With Icesmokes around, summer just got a whole lot cooler. Here’s hoping you have an icesmokin’ good time!
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