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Must-Try Scoops of Ice Cream in Abu Dhabi, delicious ways to beat the heat

Abu Dhabi is known for being a fantastic holiday spot with fine dining, exciting activities & shopping. Here's the amazing city's less known secret - the best ice creams to try while holidaying here:

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Laid Back Lotus

Laid Back Lotus

To try this awesome cookie butter ice cream, visit Frostbite at the food court in Mushriff Mall. Besides the fascinating menu of ice cream delights, you are in for a treat as the servers put their skills on show whipping up the scoop of your choice as you watch. Even the Laid Back Lotus along with other ice creams here contains no chemicals or preservatives, thus assuring you only the freshest ingredients. With preparation done in front of you, there is no doubt that you are not trying ice cream that has been in the freezer for weeks.

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Italiano Sundae

Italiano Sundae

Possibly the most adult-friendly ice cream on the list, this sundae contains espresso ice cream, milk chocolate ice cream, chocolate tuile, coffee crumble and coffee jelly. While this treat is served at many restaurants in Sir Bani Yas Island, the best is found at Yas Lounge. The restaurants at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort , offer this and a great collection of ice creams that serve as amazing desserts after a hearty meal.

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Mochi Trend

Mochi Trend

This Japanese classic consists of small round dessert balls that are prepared with a wide array of flavoured ice creams covered in soft, sticky rice covers. The green tea flavour and chocolate-peanut flavours are to die for.

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Dolce's Spaghetti Ice Cream

Dolce's Spaghetti Ice Cream

One of the few ice creams from the regions that is frequently shared on social media with the hashtag #BestIceCream, this dessert consists of homemade ice cream that is passed through a potato ricer, thus making it look like spaghetti. Instead of the traditional marinara sauce that goes on spaghetti, this spaghetti lookalike is coated with strawberry sauce and almond biscuit crumbs.

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Fruit in a sorbet or vice versa

Fruit in a sorbet or vice versa

After a shopping expedition at the Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, drop by La Bottega Del Gelato to try this little twist. They've revolutionised the traditional sorbet by showcasing it inside the respective fruit it came from. With a wide range of options on the menu, you will be spending considerable time just making up your mind.

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Millie Vanilla

Millie Vanilla

Enjoy a feeling of nostalgia as this dish takes you back in time to your childhood days of gorging on gelato sundaes. Frozen Ice Cafe serves this amazing dessert with three scoops of vanilla and caramel gelato, mixed with peanut butter chips, pieces of marshmallows, caramel sauce and chopped nuts, all topped off with a thick layer of whipped cream. The Choco Loco is a crowd favourite along with the banana and strawberry and cream versions.

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Camelait

Camelait

The world's and UAE's first camel milk ice cream range is must-try in Abu Dhabi. Flavours include chocolate, saffron, date, caramel, vanilla and raspberry.

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Artisan Italian Gelato

Artisan Italian Gelato

Similar to a watercolour painting, this ice cream comprises of three very pretty scoops of light green pistachio, suede hazelnut and snowy vanilla. Other options include double dark chocolate and coffee or a trio of fruit sorbets where you take your pick from green apple, lemon mint, raspberry, lime and passion fruit.