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Your guide to the best things to eat, drink, see and do at The Summer of Ice Cream 2021 with Abu Dhabi Culinary and The HUNTR

On Sunday the 4th of July the capital of the United Arab Emirates will transform into an ice cream-filled dreamland thanks to The #SummerOfIceCream. In partnership with your friends at The HUNTR, the Government of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism’s Abu Dhabi Culinary platform will see a series of activities themed around ice cream, gelato, ice lollies, and other frozen treats, take place from Sunday until the last day of August.

The campaign encompasses a series of activations at Abu Dhabi’s best cafes, restaurants, and homegrown concepts, curated by yours truly. From exclusive, limited-edition ice cream creations (available July 4 until August 31 only), to complete menus, activities for kids, workshops, raffles, and other fun activities, there’s something for everyone to discover this summer. Also from the 9th of July, visitors to Yas Mall will be in for a treat thanks to The #SummerOfIceCream Ice Cream Lab pop-up, which features an Instagrammable structure, complete with oversized ice cream installations and it will serve as the home for two brands, on rotation, until the end of the campaign on August 31. Some ice-cream icons from Japan, UK, and Europe have been flown in for the occasion and there’s going to be a world record attempt.

So to plan ahead and make sure you don’t miss one delicious detail, bookmark this special guide and plan your #SummerInAbuDhabi with Abu Dhabi Culinary and The HUNTR for The #SummerOfIceCream…

Key Dates

July 4th until August 31st: Limited-edition dishes, experiences, and offers available at partnering concepts: Amorino, Aptitude, No. FiftySeven Boutique Cafe, Cafe Renard, Culture Cafe, Corner Cone, Drilled Crafted Delights, DRVN Coffee, Elysium Cafe & Restaurant, Foodshed, Galestro Espresso Bar, Home Bakery, Jaz Boutique and Cafe, La Bottega Del Gelato, Le Patchouli Specialty Coffee, M’Oishi, Mirzam Chocolate Makers, Meera Cafe, Native Cafe, Notes Cafe, Pentagon Specialty Coffee, Sanderson’s, Salama’s Restaurant & Cafe, Soil, Soo Matcha, Turf Cafe, Qahwa 03, and Way Up Specialty Coffee. (Specific details for each in the guide below).

July 9th until August 31st: Exclusive #SummerOfIceCream Ice Cream Lab pop-up at Yas Mall (Pearl Court, by the VIP entrance) featuring the following brands: The UK’s Pan n’ Ice from July 5 until July 21. Lebanon’s Bouzet Jeddo from 9-15 July and then again 27-31 August. 16-22 July Abu Dhabi’s own Corner Cone. Japan’s Eiswelt Gelato from July 22 until August 4. 23-29 July Abu Dhabi’s own Native. 30 July until August 5 Abu Dhabi’s own Pentagon. The UK’s Dyce from August 5-18. Dubai’s Parlour Boutique from August 6-12. August 13-26 Abu Dhabi’s own Way Up.

Insider tip: The HUNTR will be reposting all of the best content from The Summer of Ice Cream so make sure to tag all of your posts with #SummerOfIceCream #SummerInAbuDhabi @abudhabiculinary @thehuntrcom

 

Explore the special limited-edition dishes and experiences being created for The #SummerOfIceCream at...

WAY UP SPECIALTY COFFEE

New kids on the block, Way Up Specialty Coffee have curated an epic four-dish exclusive menu for The #SummerOfIceCream. It features a refreshing Mango Float Ice Cream (28AED), a Salty Cloud Ice Cream (25AED), divine Baqlawa Brioche with Ice Cream (33AED), and a creamy Cloud Milkshake (23AED). There will also be free ice-cream tasting sessions at Way Up, every Thursday starting the 8th of July all the way through until the end of August. These are free of charge and will be available between 11 am and 3 pm.

Snapshot: 4 exclusive dishes to try between July 4-August 31. Free ice-cream tastings on Thursdays anytime between 11 am and 3 pm.

Instagram: @wayupae

Location: Al Shahama, Abu Dhabi Road, New Shahamah, Abu Dhabi

QAHWA 03

Inspired by the UAE’s ancestral love for coffee, Qahwa (the Arabic word for coffee) offers a revival of the spirit of long family gatherings and the nostalgic smell of old traditional houses decorated with steel windows. And this summer Al Ain’s favourite coffee shop and softie maker is debuting a covetable Mango Passion Fruit Softie exclusively for The #SummerOfIceCream. There’s more to come too, so stay tuned…

Snapshot: An exclusive limited-edition mango softie available July 4 until August 31st at Qahwa 03.

Instagram: @qahwa03

Location: Al Tiwayyah, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

TURF CAFE

Everyone’s favourite neighbourhood cafe Turf has crafted an exclusive #SummerOfIceCream menu for Abu Dhabi Culinary and The HUNTR featuring four delicious-sounding creations. There are Babka Nutella Ice cream Sandwiches, with rich and creamy supreme vanilla ice cream. The KHD Espresso, which features your favourite coffee blended up ice cold with a hint of sweetness topped with sweet cream and a dusting of espresso. The Big Bear Affogato – when hot meets cold, rich Brazilian espresso served over dark chocolate and peanut butter gelato, for the sophisticated sweet tooth, featuring Miva Flavor House gelato. And the Ginger Berry Gela-Tea – a refreshing ice-cold ginger berry tea served with a scoop of lemongrass and lime gelato.

Snapshot: Four delicious creations exclusively available from July 4th until August 31st at Turf Cafe.

Instagram: @turfcafe.ae

Location: 321 Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street, Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi

SOO MATCHA

Instagram-friendly green tea emporium Soo Matcha will be mixing up its softie machine this summer with an exclusive flavour for The #SummerOfIceCream. The keto and vegan-friendly creation features a Superfood & Matcha Soft Serve – with a base made out of a reishi and carob mix topped up with Beetroot & Matcha Soft Serve. Plus daily Frozen DLM (matcha, espresso, choice of milk, and matcha softy topped up with matcha sprinkles). Plus every Saturday visitors will get a chance to ‘Spin The Wheel’, which is popping up in-store from July 4 until August 31st only and gives you the chance to win a host of prizes.

Snapshot: Two exclusive creations are available from July 4 until August 31st. Every Saturday throughout the campaign is ‘Spin The Wheel Saturday’, which sees customers spinning an oversized, retro gameshow wheel for a chance to win a host of prizes at Soo Matcha.

Instagram: @soomatcha.uae

Location: 20 Al Banadir Street, Abu Dhabi

SOIL

Abu Dhabi’s favourite organic health food store and cafe will please all health-conscious ice cream enthusiasts this #SummerOfIceCream with its two exclusive creations. Both ice creams are plant-based, dairy, and gluten-free and include a Vegan Peanut Butter Soft Serve (Small: 27AED, Large: 35AED) because who doesn’t love peanut butter? Plus a Vegan Peanut Butter Acai Swirl (Small: 27AED, Large: 35AED) because whilst PB and acai are great on their own, they are even better together. Plus the team at Soil are daring you to get creative with its ‘Who topped it best?’ photo competition, which encourages customers to take a snap of their creation and post it on social media with the hashtag #SummerOfIceCream tagging @soilstore @abudhabiculinary and @thehuntrcom for a chance to win weekly 100AED Soil store vouchers.

Snapshot: There are two exclusive creations available from July 4th until August 31st and an ongoing photo competition throughout the campaign offering a weekly chance to win a 100AED Soil voucher.

Instagram: @soilstore

Location: Al Seef Village Mall, Abu Dhabi

SALAMA’S RESTAURANT & CAFE

This sophisticated Al Bateen hotspot has a host of treats for you this summer. For the first half of activation, the exclusive dishes include Coconut and Passion Fruit Soft Serve in a cone or a cup, and a plated Coconut Soft Serve Tuille Basket with fresh mango, mango puree, and coconut crumble. The second half of activation features Vanilla Cinnamon and Chocolate Soft Serve in a cone or a cup alongside a Cinnamon Bun with Vanilla Soft Serve, Cream Cheese, and Caramel Sauce, plus a decadent Chocolate Zataar Brownie with Chocolate Soft Serve, sprinkled with Zaatar. If that wasn’t enough there’s also a special soft-serve corner popping up at Salama’s this summer, which invites you to get creative and make your own ice cream.

Snapshot: 5 exclusive dishes available between July 4th and August 31st at Salama’s plus an interactive soft-serve corner available exclusively for The #SummerOfIceCream campaign.

Instagram: @salamasrestaurant

Location: Al Quffal Street, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi

SANDERSON’S

Al Seef Resort hotspot will keep you cool this summer with its amazing exclusive #SummerOfIceCream menu. The Breakfast Banana Split (59AED) isn’t as naughty as it sounds as it features a healthy yoghurt ice cream with granola, berries, honey, cocoa nibs and lotus spread. The Macaron Sandwiches (45AED) can be filled with your choice of ice cream and are almost too pretty to eat, the Strawberry and Cheesecake Profiterole (49AED) comes with yoghurt ice cream and blueberries and ice-cream scoops are also available in vanilla, pistachio, lotus, yoghurt and mango flavours.

Snapshot: An exclusive #SummerOfIceCream menu is available at Sanderson’s between July 4th and August 31st and features four limited-edition creations.

Instagram: @wearesandersons

Location: Al Seef Resort, Abu Dhabi

PENTAGON SPECIALTY COFFEE

This coveted specialty coffee shop will be combining our passion for coffee with its love of ice cream to develop new drinks and desserts made especially for The Summer of Ice Cream 2021. There are four amazing shakes to try between July 4th and August 31st including the Pentagon Latte Shake, a rich and nutty ice cream shake made with Pentagon’s bestselling peanut butter flavored Pentagon Latte, a Spanish Latte Shake – a sweet and decadent ice cream shake made with delicious Spanish Latte. The 926 Latte Shake, which takes you straight to the beach with its minty fresh coconut flavours, and the Coffee Shake, a delicious ice cream shake made with 100% single-origin espresso. Then there’s the Summer Float, an ice-cold iced latte topped with Pentagon’s bestselling Coffee Softie soft-serve. Alongside two desserts – the Nutella Sea-Salt Cookie Crumble, gooey, chocolatey, creamy goodness featuring a deconstructed Nutella sea-salt cookie topped with delicious coffee ice cream, and the Sticky-Date and Toffee Cakelets – spheres of sticky-date cakelets served with vanilla ice cream, cookie crumbs, and a toffee drizzle. If that wasn’t enough there is also an East vs West coffee and ice-cream experience featuring the Coffee Softie made with single-origin espresso and the Gahwa Softie made with authentic Arabic coffee.

Snapshot: Pentagon has a limited-edition #SummerOfIceCream menu available from the 4th of July until the 31st of August which includes 4 shakes, one float, two desserts and two coffee soft serve flavours. There’s also more to come and be announced soon – stay tuned.

Instagram: @pentagonuae

Location: 926 Al Falah Street, Abu Dhabi

NOTES CAFE

This summer Notes Cafe is debuting an exclusive dessert for The #SummerOfIceCream called Ultimate Brownie, which features homemade cheesecake ice cream on a gooey, chocolatey brownie. What’s more, is for every Ultimate Brownie sold there is an automatic entry into Notes’ weekly raffle. Winners will be drawn via Instagram stories every Thursday and there are lots of tasty prizes to be won.

Snapshot: Notes Cafe has an exclusive dessert available from July 4 until August 31st for The #SummerOfIceCream and every dish sold grants you an automatic entry into Notes’ weekly raffle.

Instagram: @notescafe.ae

Location: Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi

NATIVE CAFE

The Native Cafe counter has a host of ice-cream specials available for pick-up (and takeaway only) this summer. Firstly there’s an exclusive Homemade Affogato in three ways (pistachio, classic or cold mocha) available with coffee and ice cream and an automatic chance to win a delicious prize… simply turn your cup upside down once you’re done and see if you are a winner. Beignets, coffee, ice cream sandwiches, and more are up for grabs. Then from the 11th of July Native will launch The ADChillers (32AED each) consisting of three exclusive flavours of ice cream – coconut, pistachio, and saffron. The Coconut ADChiller features a waffle base with coconut ice cream, lemon curd and is dipped in dark chocolate before being coated in coconut flakes. The Pistachio ADChiller also features a waffle base with pistachio ice cream, dipped in dark chocolate and drizzled with honey. And the Saffron ADChiller includes a waffle base with saffron ice cream, cardamom cream filling and is dipped in white chocolate, coated in rose syrup, rose petals, and crushed pistachios.

Snapshot: Native Cafe is launching a delicious homemade affogato available from July 11th until August 31st complete with chances to win something delicious (turn your cup upside down when you’re finished to see if you’re lucky). Then there will be three exclusive ice cream sandwiches for The #SummerOfIceCream, lovingly named the ADChillers available only from July 11th until August 31st.

Instagram: @nativecafe.ae

Location: 294 Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi

MEERA CAFE

Inspired by a beloved grandmother and Emirati cuisine, Meera Cafe’s chef has cultivated an exclusive dessert ice cream menu, especially for The #SummerOfIceCream. Available between July 4th and August 31st, the menu features an Ice Cream Waffle with three scoops of ice cream on a bed of crumbs topped with waffle corn, five different sundae creations including Strawberry Shortcake (vanilla ice cream mixed with sponge cake, fresh strawberries, served with strawberry sauce), Caramelized Banana Split (chocolate and vanilla ice cream served with banana slice topped with chocolate fudge sauce and caramel sauce garnished with toasted almond flakes), Brownie and Cookies (warm Brownie topped with Vanilla Ice cream along with chocolate sauce crowned with Oreo cookies), Big Dig (chocolate and Vanilla ice cream, topped with pound cake chunk, crushed chocolate chips, smooth marshmallows with tones of chocolate fudge and caramel sauces) and Gooey (chocolate Ice cream with pieces of Brownie cakes, and toasted marshmallows top with chocolate sauce). Plus three ‘Crazy Shakes’ – Marshmallow Vanilla Shake (vanilla milkshake decorate with marshmallows and a cupcake topped with frosting, and marshmallow stick), LoliGummy Shake (pink milkshake decorated with pink sprinkles, gummy stick, and a colourful lollipop), and the Oreo Extravaganza (chocolate milkshake topped with crushed Oreo, cookie ice cream and brownie). 

Snapshot: Meera Cafe is launching an exclusive #SummerOfIceCream menu this summer featuring one dessert, five ice-cream sundaes and three Instagrammable ‘Crazy Shakes’ available July 4th until August 31st only.

Instagram: @meera_cafe

Location: Makani Mall, Abu Dhabi

MIRZAM CHOCOLATE MAKERS

Everyone’s favourite homegrown chocolate maker has an exclusive dish to try this summer for #TheSummerOfIceCream. Available from July 4th until August 31st only, The Iced Eton Mess is a collaboration with another regional favourite – Canvas Gelato. It features a rose & raspberry gelato and is served with a crushed rose meringue. There is more to come soon too… Stay tuned.

Snapshot: Mirzam has once again partnered with regional ice cream makers Canvas Gelato to debut The Iced Eton Mess for The #SummerOfIceCream available only from July 4th until August 31st.

Instagram: @mirzamchocolate

Location: Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi

M’OISHI

Japanese mochi delicacy makers M’Oishi is mixing things up a little this summer and offering four exclusive ice cream cups for The #SummerOfIceCream. With flavours including Açai, Peanut butter, Cookies, and Cream and Virgin Mojito, M’Oishi is also offering 80AED per person tasting sessions, which will feature five different Mochi flavours. But that’s not all – as part of the tasting experience you are invited to ‘Guess The Flavour’ in order to win 4 complimentary Arabic Mochi – Vimto, Rose Pistachio, Kunafa, Qamar El Deen. Tastebuds at the ready…

Snapshot: M’Oishi has debuted four exclusive ice cream cups for The #SummerOfIceCream and will be offering tasting sessions with a twist – guess all 5 flavours to win 4 special Arabic mochi. Available July 4th until August 31st only.

Instagram: @moishi.uae

Location: The Galleria, Level 1, Al Falah Street, Abu Dhabi

LE PATCHOULI SPECIALTY COFFEE

For The #SummerOfIceCream Le Patchouli Specialty Coffee is debuting five exclusive ice-cream dishes at five of its branches from July 4th until August 31st. The menu features Mango Ice Cream, made with all-natural ingredients and as juicy as a real mango and Mango Joy – which combines mango ice cream with Le Patchouli’s homemade bestselling cake. Plus homemade Coconut Ice Cream, a healthier Sugar-Free Vanilla Ice Cream (only available at Le Patchouli’s Al Hudayriat Island branch), and Le Patchouli Ice Cream, which features a delicious mix of coffee and caramel. What’s more, Le Patchouli invites you to decorate your ice cream with one complimentary topping – choose from mango, strawberries, chocolate, and blueberries.

Snapshot: This summer Le Patchouli is offering five exclusive creations for The #SummerOfIceCream, available from July 4th until August 31st, with complimentary toppings to choose from.

Instagram: @le_patchouli

Location: Find The #SummerOfIceCream initiatives at the following Le Patchouli branches – Al Hudayriat Island, Khalifa City, Al Shamkha, Marsa Mina, Al Ain.

LA BOTTEGA DEL GELATO

La Bottega Del Gelato has been making its coveted gelato from scratch in the UAE capital for over a decade. Known for its unique gelato and frozen fruit creations, this summer for The #SummerOfIceCream, La Bottega will launch exclusive flavours inspired by the UAE including saffron, rose, khabisa, Asida and Helwa, as well fresh dates gelato. Plus every Tuesday from 5-5.30pm, (for 50AED per person) guests will be able to embark on an ice-cream tasting of all of the exclusive ice-cream flavours for The #SummerOfIceCream. Kid’s Workshops are also on offer – for a maximum of 4 kids at a time and priced at 100AED per child, little ones will learn about the ice cream process from A-Z, be able to get involved and of course eat lots of yummy ice cream. They will also go home with a certificate. WhatsApp 050 388 9165 to book.

Snapshot: La Bottega Del Gelato has created six exclusive gelatos for The #SummerOfIceCream, which were inspired by the UAE and are only available from July 4th until August 31st. Plus, throughout the campaign, every Tuesday between 5 and 5.30 pm you can embark on a 50AED ice-cream tasting session and explore all of these flavours. The little ones will also love the special kid’s workshop La Bottega is hosting, and these are available on-demand and with prior bookings made to 050 388 9165.

Instagram: @labottegadelgelato

Location: Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Abu Dhabi

JAZ BOUTIQUE AND CAFE

The elegant Jaz Boutique and Cafe is debuting three exclusive creations for The #SummerOfIceCream including Rose Lavender Ice Cream (18AED), JAZ Ice Cream (22AED) (vanilla ice cream topped with rose halwa and biscuit), and last but not least – Magic (35AED) (rose halwa with rose latte topped with rose ice cream). Throughout the campaign period (July 4th until August 31st) Jaz Boutique is also running a photo competition, which invites you to take a picture of your Jaz Boutique #TheSummerOfIceCream special and post it tagging #TheSummerOfIceCream @jazboutique @abudhabiculinary and #SummerInAbuDhabi for a chance to win a 1000AED Jaz Boutique voucher. The winner will be chosen and announced on August 31st.

Snapshot: Jaz Boutique has three delicious and exclusive ice cream creations on its menu from July 4th until August 31st for The #SummerOfIceCream. Also, for a chance to win a 1000AED Jaz Boutique voucher, snap a picture of your dessert and post it on Instagram tagging #TheSummerOfIceCream @jazboutique @abudhabiculinary and #SummerInAbuDhabi.

Instagram: @jazboutique

Location: Al Turath Street, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi

HOME BAKERY

For The #SummerOfIceCream Home Bakery is keeping it simple with an exclusive creation just for this campaign available July 4th until August 31st – Iced Espresso Ice Cream served in a cone. There is also a fun competition for budding photographers – take a creative picture of Home Bakery’s exclusive #SummerOfIceCream creation and post it tagging @home_bakery @abudhabiculinary @thehuntrcom #summeroficecream – and you will then be automatically entered into Home Bakery’s prize draw, which will see one lucky winner take home a box of their three new ice cream flavours (dropping soon).

Snapshot: Try the exclusive Iced Espresso Ice Cream Cone at both Home Bakery locations from July 4th until August 31st. Plus take a picture of it and post it with @home_bakery @abudhabiculinary @thehuntrcom #summeroficecream for a chance to win a box of ice cream at the end of the campaign.

Instagram: @home_bakery

Location: Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, and Masdar Park, Abu Dhabi

GALESTRO ESPRESSO BAR

Galestro Espresso Bar has five exclusive ice cream-based creations available for The #SummerOfIceCream including Sorbetto al Caffè – homemade gelato with freshly brewed coffee, and Croissant Berry Ice Cream – a freshly baked croissant filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with mixed berries. Plus the Croissant Espresso Ice Cream – a freshly baked croissant filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with espresso caramel sauce and last but not least, the Croissant Pistachio Ice Cream, a freshly baked croissant filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with pistachio cream.

Snapshot: Galestro Espresso Bar has five exclusive dishes on the menu for The #SummerOfIceCream. Available from July 4th until August 31st there are limited quantities on some items so get them quick. 

Instagram: @galestro.me

Location: Al Murjan Tower, Shop 10, Al Moroor Area, Abu Dhabi

FOODSHED

Foodshed is offering a selection of special soft serve flavours, which will be rotating on a weekly basis ranging from Cold Brew, Spanish Latte, and Chai Karak – plus some plant-based offerings especially for The #SummerOfIceCream. There’s also a delicious Affogato, which is vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of the best espresso in the house. And kids will love Foodshed’s ‘Decorate Your Own Ice Cream’ activity for The #SummerOfIceCream, which is priced at 25AED and features two scoops of ice cream with different toppings to get creative with.

Snapshot: Foodshed’s softie machine will be churning out exclusive flavours throughout The #SummerOfIceCream including Cold Brew, Spanish Latte, and Chai Karak. Kids are also invited to decorate their own ice cream and get creative. Everything is available from July 4th until August 31st at Foodshed.

Instagram: @foodshed.ae

Location: Blooms Garden, Abu Dhabi

ELYSIUM CAFE & RESTAURANT

Elysium Cafe & Restaurant will be debuting five exclusive ice-creams and one dessert this #SummerOfIceCream. Choose from coconut, pineapple, mango, vanilla, or mixed ice cream plus the Ice Sizzling Cream dessert featuring homemade vanilla ice cream. Plus every week the folks at Elysium will be running a competition with the theme ‘Most Creative Way of Eating Ice Cream’. Guests are invited to create a short video of their creative way of eating ice cream at Elysium this summer and share it on Instagram tagging #SummerOfIceCream #SummerInAbuDhabi #abudhabiculinary @elysiumcafe.ae @abudhabiculinary @thehuntrcom. There are prizes up for grabs!

Snapshot: There are 5 exclusive ice cream flavours at Elysium from July 4th until August 31st plus one special dessert. There’s also a short video competition and prizes up for grabs.

Instagram: @elysiumcafe.ae

Location: 557 Naseem Al Barr Street, Shakhbout City, Abu Dhabi

DRVN COFFEE

Coffee and car aficionados DRVN Coffee will be launching an exclusive ice cream dessert menu this summer at both of its Abu Dhabi locations for The #SummerOfIceCream. The limited-edition dishes on offer include Sticky Dates Pudding with Saffron Ice Cream, dates and caramel sauce, Vegan Molten Lava Cake with strawberry sorbet, vegan Nutella, and vegan cake, Nutella Crumble with Matcha Ice Cream, Coconut Brioche Toast with Pistachio and Vanilla Ice Cream and the rather decadent Deep Fried Ice Cream, which features 2 types of ice cream, fresh banana, banana sauce, and crushed granola.

Snapshot: DRVN Coffee has an exclusive #SummerOfIceCream menu available from July 5th until August 31st at both branches featuring 5 exclusive dishes.

Instagram: @drvn_coffee

Location: Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, and Hudayriat Island, Abu Dhabi

DRILLED CRAFTED DELIGHTS

Drilled is unveiling five exclusive desserts and drinks for The #SummerOfIceCream including Very Berry Cheesecake with a base of creamy ice cream, graham crackers, cream cheese, frozen raspberries, and topped with raspberry puree, The One With Coffee – tiramisu inspired ice cream with cookies ice cream base, coffee dipped biscuits, mascarpone cheese, topped with whipped cream and cacao powder. The Banana Split Bun Banoffee Pie style bun with creamy ice cream, crispy waffle, fresh bananas, toffee sauce, whipped cream, the Spider Float with chocolate ice cream topped with cold Coca-Cola, and last but not least, the Zesty Float with Vanilla Ice cream topped with cold orange Fanta. There will also be a ‘Guess The Flavour’ ice cream quiz and a raffle – more details to come.

Snapshot: Drilled is offering an exclusive menu featuring five desserts and drinks for The #SummerOfIceCream. There will also be an ice cream quiz and a raffle (dates to follow soon). Everything is available at Drilled from July 4th until August 31st.

Instagram: @drilled.ae

Location: Al Hidayriat, Abu Dhabi

CORNER CONE

Gelato connoisseurs Corner Cone have an exclusive menu for The #SummerOfIceCream with a host of creations including ice cream cones, donuts, waffle sticks, and more. Corner Cone’s signature 3D cookie embellished ice cream cones are priced at 30AED and there are five exclusive creations to discover. Plus there is a delicious WAffle Spaghetti (30AED) dessert, complete with icing sugar, a drizzle of chocolate, gelato, and mixed berries. There will also be kid’s ice cream workshops available for pre-bookings (maximum of 4 kids and 1 adult at one time) – the little ones can decorate their own cones and get creative with 3D designs and cookies. Alternatively, there are waffles to decorate plus cotton candy ice cream cups.

Snapshot: Corner Cone will have an exclusive menu featuring many different creations for The #SummerOfIceCream and it will also be offering kid’s ice cream workshops – available for pre-booking via WhatsApp on 056 541 1611. 

Instagram: @cornerconeuae

Location: Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi

CULTURE CAFE

This summer, Culture Cafe is partnering with Miva Flavor House to celebrate The #SummerOfIceCream. Combining its specialty coffee with Miva’s ice cream to create a limited-edition Affogato available from July 4th until August 31st only, there will also be two exclusive ice cream tasting workshops in partnership with Miva Flavour House running on July 24th and July 25th from 2-5 pm. Places are limited to a maximum of 10 people. To book WhatsApp 050 922 5040.

Snapshot: Culture Cafe has partnered with Miva Flavour House to create a limited-edition Affogato available from July 4th until August 31st plus it is running two special ice cream workshops on July 24th and July 25th from 2-5 pm.

Instagram: @culturecafe.ad

Location: Abu Dhabi Youth Hub, Abu Dhabi

CAFE RENARD

To celebrate The #SummerOfIceCream the quaint Cafe Renard is debuting two exclusive creations – the Double Baked Chocolate Cake with Ice Cream (40AED) and Soft Serve Ice Cream with three different flavours – chocolate, salted caramel and a mix of both flavours. What’s more, if you’re feeling up to it, you can pour your own soft serve as the machine will be taking centre stage at Cafe Renard this summer.

Snapshot: There are two exclusive creations available at Cafe Renard for The #SummerOfIceCream including one dessert and soft-serve ice cream in three different flavours – you can even pour your own with Renard’s special machine. Available July 4th until August 31st.

Instagram: @caferenard

Location: Al Rawnaq Street, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi

NO. FIFTYSEVEN BOUTIQUE CAFE

The ladies at No.FiftySeven Boutique Cafe are offering an exclusive ice cream dish for The #SummerOfIceCream from July 4th until August 31st and doesn’t it (see below) look delicious? Featuring mini brioche doughnuts with vanilla ice cream with 3 different fillings (raspberry, chocolate, crème brûlée) and 4 different toppings (biscuit crumble, salted popcorn, peanut and pretzel brittle, raspberry meringue) for 68AED. Kids can also decorate their own brioche doughnuts with their preferred toppings, fillings, and ice creams flavours – with activated charcoal, cereal milk, and cake batter ice cream available for a limited time.

Snapshot: No. FiftySeven Boutique Cafe has an exclusive dish available from July 4th until August 31st for The #SummerOfIceCream and also invites the little ones to decorate their own brioche doughnuts with their own unique toppings, fillings, and ice cream flavours all summer.

Instagram: @no57cafe

Location: Building Two, Al Marasy, Al Bateen Harbour, Abu Dhabi

APTITUDE

Starting July 4th until August 31st, Aptitude’s Al Nahyan branch will be offering two exclusive dishes for The #SummerOfIceCream – A peach soft serve, which is served with a fresh peach slice and a cereal flavoured vanilla ice cream served with small bites of fried croissant dough. Both dishes are priced at 25AED each.

Snapshot: Aptitude is offering two exclusive soft serve creations for The #SummerOfIceCream available at its Al Nahyan branch only from July 4th until August 31st.

Instagram: @aptitude.ae

Location: Delma Street, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi

AMORINO

Gelato makes Amorino will be launching their involvement in The #SummerOfIceCream with a unique Pistachio Affogato from July 4th until July 14th and then on July 14th it will launch an exclusive gelato flavour being flown in from France to celebrate The #SummerOfIceCream – a Jasmine gelato, which will be available to pair with cones, pots, and milkshakes.

Snapshot: Amorino is offering Pistachio Affogato from July 4-14th and an exclusive Jasmine gelato from July 14-August 31st for The #SummerOfIceCream at its kiosk in Abu Dhabi Mall.

Instagram: @amorinouae

Location: Level 1, Abu Dhabi Mall, Abu Dhabi

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