Amul Shalimar Ice Cream Review - Mishry
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Amul Shalimar Ice Cream Review – With Goodness Of Gulkand

Amul Shalimar Ice Cream is generously loaded with dry fruits and has a refreshing gulkand flavor. More details on the taste, texture, and packaging are covered below.

Mishry Rating

Flavor
4 / 5
4
Texture
3 / 5
3
Ingredients
4 / 5
4
Overall Experience
3 / 5
3
3.5
GOOD!

Summary

Amul Shalimar Ice Cream has a subtle yet refreshing flavor of gulkand. Loaded with crunchy and chewy dry fruits, they add a lovely layer of texture to the ice cream. The creaminess was medium-low and the ice crystals reduce the overall experience.

When summer is at its peak, a bowl of ice cream is what you seek. From classic vanilla to premium nut-filled ice creams and even stick kulfis, Amul offers endless options in its ice cream range. Recently, we came across Amul Shalimar Ice Cream at a local store.

‘Shalimar’ in short means royal. Filled with nuts and gulkand, does Amul Shalimar Ice Cream deliver a rich experience?

Our Amul Shalimar Ice Cream review explores the taste, texture, ingredients and packaging of the product. Yay or Nay? Let’s find out.

A short table highlighting a few product details of Amul Shalimar Ice Cream : 

Amul Shalimar Ice Cream  Product Details 
Price  Rs. 35
Net Quantity  125 ml 
Nutrition Information

(per 100 gm)

Energy : 155 kcal

Total Fat : 8.8 gm 

Total Sugar : 15.7 gm 

Protein : 2.7 gm 

Shelf Life  9 months 
Mishry Rating

(out of 5)

3.5

Our Review Factors

Here’s what we looked for. Gulkand, known for its cooling properties, has a refreshing, sweet floral flavor. We are looking for the same refreshing flavor of gulkand combined with the milky creaminess of the ice cream.

For our review process of Amul Shalimar Ice Cream, we have taken into consideration the following review parameters.

1. Taste 

Here we gauged three primary aspects – freshness, balance of sweetness, and the flavor of gulkand. Is the flavor of gulkand intense or mild? This ice cream contains nuts too. Are they fresh-tasting? 

2. Texture 

When we talk about the texture, we look at the smoothness and creaminess of the ice cream. How easy was it to scoop? Any ice crystals observed in our pack? Do the nuts add a crunchy or chewy bite? Is the gulkand present in its jammy state or it is just flavoring? How does that add to the overall experience? 

3. Main Ingredients 

As ice cream, can be called that only if the primary ingredients are milk cream and/or milk solids. If it contains vegetable fat, it should be labeled as a frozen dessert. We scanned the ingredients to check the type of fats, sweeteners, and if any artificial colors or flavors were present. 

4. Other Parameters 

Packaging

Is the packaging sturdy? Is it easy to store the ice cream? 

Appearance

How appealing does this ice cream look? Is it loaded with nuts, or are they spread scarcely? 

Price

How competitive is the pricing of this product? 

Shelf Life

What is the shelf life of the ice cream?

Amul Shalimar Ice Cream – Detailed Review

Here’s what we found during our review process of Amul Shalimar Ice Cream :

Product Inspection: Packed in a plastic cup, Amul Shalimar Ice Cream bags an attractive packaging. It is sealed securely with a tight lid. It has a shelf life of 9 months. 

The main ingredients used here are – Milk solids, Sugar, Gulkand,(6%) {sugar, rose petal}, Almond pieces (1%), Cashew pieces (1%), Pistachio (1%), and Raisins. Apart from that, these contain emulsifiers, stabilisers, nature identical flavoring substances, and colors.

This is correctly labeled as an ice cream as there is no vegetable fat.

amul shalimar ice cream packaging
The packaging of Amul Shalimar Ice Cream.

Appearance – This ice cream has an off-white color. It is loaded with dry fruits. We could see tiny bits of pista that enhance the overall visual appeal of this ice cream. 

Texture: There are ample amounts of dry fruits in this ice cream and bits and pieces pop up in every bite. The almonds, cashews, and pistachios bring in a nice crunch. The plump raisins add a wonderful chewiness. This has a medium creamy texture. 

There are a lot of ice crystals which lower the overall experience as it reduces the creaminess further. The fat content, when compared to Amul’s vanilla gold ice cream, is lower which could also play a role in the reduced creaminess of the ice cream. Sadly, the rich milky creaminess we look for in an ice cream wasn’t as enhanced here.

Taste: The best and unique part of this ice cream is the subtle, refreshing flavor of gulkand. The raisins have a lovely sweet and sour taste. The natural sweetness of gulkand combined with the sugar in the ice cream makes the overall sweetness levels slightly higher. However, the dry fruits help tone it down.

closer look at amul shalimar ice cream
Amul Shalimar Ice Cream is loaded with nuts.
Taste - 4/5
Texture - 4/5
Ingredients - 4/5
Packaging - 4/5
  • It has a refreshing flavor of gulkand. 
  • We loved the sweet and sour taste of the raisins. 
  • The tiny bits of pista enhance the overall visual appeal. 
  • The dry fruits tone down the sweetness and add a nice bite.
  • The rich, creaminess we look for in an ice cream was missing. 
  • We observed a few ice crystals in our review pack. 
  • Use of added colors and flavors.

If you love the flavor of gulkand, then Amul Shalimar Ice Cream is just for you. This ice cream is best suited for the summer season since it contains gulkand, known for its cooling properties.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Amul Shalimar Ice Cream.

Yes. This ice cream is available at popular online portals, including BigBasket and Amazon.

This ice cream contains sugar, emulsifiers, stabilizers, added flavors, and colors. Hence, we do not categorize this ice cream as healthy and recommend occasional indulgence.

This ice cream uses emulsifier 471 which is used to enhance the shelf life. 

Yes. Amul Shalimar Ice Cream contains nature-identical flavoring substances.

Amul Shalimar Ice Cream has a shelf life of 9 months. 

Wrapping-Up

In conclusion, we liked the light, refreshing flavor of gulkand in this ice cream. It is definately unique. The crunchy/chewy bites of dry fruits bring in a lovely texture. Their presence is prominent and pop up in every bite that you take. This isn’t as creamy and the ice crystals reduce the overall experience. 

Have you ever tried a gulkand flavored ice cream? If yes, do share with us your experiences in the comments below.

Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

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