Almost every person that I’ve spoken to about Corner House, an ice-cream place in Bangalore, will bring up the phrase “Death By Chocolate” (DBC if you’re familar with the lingo) when they are talking about Corner House. DBC is not an ancient torture method though I can think of far worse ways to cross over to the other side.
The stories about DBC range from people who can polish one off after eating a full meal (no mean feat given that it’s a lot of chocolate and ice-cream), or about people who can’t finish one, or about people who have on occasion eaten two. The last category of people are serious freaks of nature.
I’ve never tried the DBC. I’ll let you ponder that for a minute. Done? Let’s continue. What can I say? The universe has never conspired to make me eat DBC and usually when I go to Corner House, it’s after a meal and I really don’t feel like killing myself with chocolate.
I do love Corner House though and I can’t get enough of the ice-creams there.
The hot chocolate fudge is one of my favourites. For those unfamiliar with the dish, the regular version is basically two scoops of ice-cream with a generous helping of Corner House’s piping hot chocolate fudge, topped with crushed roasted peanuts.
The first time I tried this sundae, I wasn’t impressed but I’m a fan now. What makes this sundae special is the hot chocolate fudge which is kept heated and spooned hot over the cold ice cream. The taste of this liquid chocolate is unlike any other chocolate sauce I’ve tasted. I won’t even try to describe it but will tell you that you must try it.
The Creme (Cream) de la Caramel is another sundae that’s rich and brilliant. Over vanilla ice-cream is spooned a generous dose of caramel sauce and fresh cream topped off with roasted cashewnuts. Sinful and delicious.
Corner House also has other sundaes with fruits, with cream, with cakes, with mousse, and even milkshakes for the ice-creamically challenged. Let’s see, there’s French Apple Cake with ice-cream, ice-cream with lichees, chocolate mousse with ice-cream, ice-cream with ice-cream… you get the point. You can also get scoops of ice-cream in cones or cups if you’re not in a mood for a sundae. In a peanut-shell, Corner House does ice-creams and they do it well.
Corner Houses can be found at many areas in Bangalore. If you’re living in Bangalore and you’ve not tasted the ice-cream at Corner House then you’re missing something.
As a certain Mr. Gump once said, That’s all I have to say about that.