Sandwich it at Red Velvet Cupcakery
Take two oversized cookies and add a layer of ice cream in the middle. There’s an option for chocolate chip or the bakery’s signature red velvet. It’s hand-held, nostalgic and an all-around winner.
QR18. Katara Cultural Village, West Bay Lagoon (4408 0700).
Scorch it at Asia Live!
Whoever came up with the idea to coat and deep fry ice cream deserves a medal. Here, the restaurant uses tempura batter to achieve a light crunch and serves the golden ball with chocolate sauce.
QR39. Doha Marriott, Khulaifat (4429 8472).
Smother it at Market by Jean-Georges
Talk about pavlova with a twist. Raspberry sorbet is firmly encased in a meringue shell that sits on a pool of raspberries and coulis. It’s a dessert every bit as elegant as the ballerina it’s named after.
QR50. W Doha, West Bay (4453 5373).
Swirl it at L’Agenda
Ais kacang translates to iced beans. This Malaysian staple comprises shaved ice topped with kidney beans, creamed corn, syrup and ice cream. Mix it together for the perfect reprieve from a scorching day.
QR25. Holiday Villa, Muntazah (4408 4888).
Slice it at Mado
Mado is a familiar sight all over Turkey and as a brand prides itself in its special ‘kesme’, a goat’s milk ice cream from the province of Kahramanmara. You’ll need a knife and fork to dig into this log of salep flavoured indulgence.
QR35. Ezdan Mall, Gharafa (3345 7665).
Stuff it at Opal by Gordon Ramsay
The French really nailed it when they invented choux pastry then decided to fill it with vanilla ice cream. Opal dishes up its profiteroles with perfectly lustrous crème. Chantilly and chocolate ganache that inspire endless yearning.
QR40. St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0450).
Slurp it at Burgerry
As far as milkshakes go, this is the real deal – it’s made from ice cream for an extra thick consistency. A whole range of great flavours await, but to lessen the guilt, I go for the Burgerry blend with fresh carrot and orange juice!
QR23. Aspire Park, Al Waab (4449 3958).
Scoop it at The Anvil Rooms
And finally, there’s everything to be said for convention. This is a classic sundae with panache, featuring cocoa sorbet and vanilla ice cream nestled on a bed of cherry compote and nut brownie – simply satisfying.
QR40. 28th floor, Tornado Towers, West Bay (4499 0685).