The Crave Bar Karachi

Review of The Crave Bar Dessert- A dessert shop in DHA, Karachi

On the left, stecco in lotus flavour. On the right, Pizookie

Have you ever had a craving for ice-cream that needed to be satisfied immediately? Asking this because I suffer from such cravings every now and then. I am a fan of cold desserts/ ice-cream and sundaes. As someone who has a sweet tooth, I’ve toured and tried almost every great dessert shop in Karachi.

Just the other day I and hubby set out for The Crave Bar, which is a small dessert shop in DHA, Karachi. They serve amazing gelato, sundae, cake jars and funnel cakes topped with yummy ice-cream.

Our go- to flavours for ice-cream at The Crave Bar Karachi are lotus and chocolate fudge. As a big fan of strawberry cheese cake gelato, I did not find this flavour up to the mark at crave bar. Furthermore, our latest visit to crave bar some what let us down, as the shop was out of a couple of our favourite ice cream flavours. Anyway, we still managed to get our hands over prepackaged ” Steccos” in lotus flavour. These were totally drool-worthy and satisfied our ice-cream craving.

The Crave Bar Karachi Video Review

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Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

 Today it was ice cream cake. To be specific, a chocolate ice cream cake. Ummm…ignore that I mentioned chocolate. It doesn’t matter if the cake was chocolate(And also ignore the fact that most desserts I make have some sort of chocolate in them). In fact I should just strike out the past few lines. Anyway bloggy friends I made(and ate) this cake today! And obviously chocolate cake plus chocolate ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache, and decorated with white chocolate… was aww–weee-sommee! Sighs. I just love chocolate. Love however(due to excessive use) has become a very cliched word. So I checked out the synonyms for love.  A few I found out were fondness/tenderness/ warmth/ intimacy/attachment/endearment. I feel all this for chocolate and more!!



 What you Need

  • A chocolate Cake( Divided into three thick slices) For the recipe i used, click here
  • A Box of chocolate ice cream( Softened with kitchen aid mixer or otherwise)
  • Dark chocolate 1/2 cup melted
  • 1/4 cup  white chocolate + 1/4 cup heavy cream mixed into thick frosting using kitchen aid(For decorating)-Optional

How to go about it

  • Take an ice cream mold ( I took a cuboid mold)
  • Put the first layer of cake. Top it with a thick layer chocolate of ice cream.
  • Put the second slice of cake over this and again top with ice cream. Top this with the third layer of cake.
  • Put the mold in freezer for 2-3 hours.
  • Take out the ice cream cake(It slides out quite easily) and top it with melted dark chocolate.
  • Lastly decorate it as you like with white chocolate/cream frosting.
  • Freeze For another half an hour, then serve.

Cake cut Into three slices

Cake cut Into three slices before adding  ice cream

We are all  beginners, and even though this is an easy recipe people may have questions. Any and all questions are welcome. Particularly if you’re my sister who is not really interested in cooking but will make the ice cream cake any time(Or so she says)  🙂

Hugs and Love,

(And yeah we’re eating this in winters :O)  Not very sensible, eh?)


Some Other Chocolate Recipes Here:

Chocolate Moo Cake

Chocolate and Nut Brownies

Chocolate Crime Scene Cake

Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes



Mocha Frappe with Chocolate Ice Cream!

      Lately,whenever I chat up with a fellow blogger, it seems that they’re just worried about one thing….”Did a mouse eat up Zemanta?”. That may not be the precise worry,it has variations.  Hope this answers your question!…………

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On January 2nd, 2014 we’re removing our third-party integration with Zemanta, which added some tools like a manual related content tool, and suggestions for tags and images. We’re working on improving our editor to incorporate some of this functionality natively within Some features, like related posts, are already there and better than the Zemanta-created version, in our opinion and testing.

In the meantime, we encourage you to use our own Related Posts feature, and for images, check out our list of websites that provide free images, videos, books, and other content for your blogs.

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What I say people is that don’t worry about Zemanta-Wordpress equation. Just Chill and Make the Mocha Frappe and insert a scoop of chocolate ice-cream! I mean when you have this,do you really(Ask your self again) REALLY need to bother yourself with boring stuff like the zemanta-wordpress relationship??? Chill guys! Chill with a few ice cubes!  🙂 🙂



What You Need (4 medium serves) 

4 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp coffee powder

1/4 cup boiling water

1/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 cup ice cubes

1 cup milk

Chocolate ice cream of your choice

How you Go about it

Combine cocoa,coffee,hot water and sugar.Stir well and remove any lumps
Place Ice cubes, 5 tbsp chocolate ice cream and coffee mixture into the blender. Blend till foam forms on top.
Lastly add 1 scoop chocolate ice cream in each of the serving glasses
Pour in the mocha frappe on top of each glass

Serve immediately! 



Kulfi: Frozen Milky Cardamom Dessert

Hello bloggy friends…..Hope everyone is fantastic and doing well. Taking a little extra care during winters,and not getting ill(Like I did). At the beginning of 2014, I decided that I am going to try out some of my mum’s recipes. She’s a fantastic cook. And best of all, she cooks with love. Love does makes things a thousand times more delicious. She used to make kulfis, or Frozen Milky Cardamom dessert for us a lot when we were kids. Now, she doesn’t have a lot of time to do such things,and it has been almost  three months since I last saw a kulfi. Yesterday I was craving it so much. It isn’t just your average ice cream,it has its own distinctive crunchy and dry-fruity taste. Needless to say, I satisfied my craving by taking over the kitchen! Here’s a peep into what I did. 




Ingredients(Serves 6)

  • 1.25  litre milk
  • Seeds from  8 cardamom crushed
  • 1/2 cup almonds 
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • Crushed almonds and pistachios(To scatter over kulfis)

How to go about it

  • Put pistachios and almonds in a blender(Not a food processor) and pulse twice.Set aside.
  • Put the milk on medium heat  and let it simmer.
  • Add sugar.
  • Add crushed cardamom seeds.
  • Add crushed  pistachios and almonds.
  • Mix cornflour to two tbsp cold water.Add and mix the cornflour mixture into the milk.
  • Reduce heat to low, and let the content simmer until milk gets to half its original volume(Keep stirring after every 10 minutes all the while).
  • Let the milk cool completely.
  • Add cream into the milk and mix it well with a large spoon.
  • Pour the kulfi mixture into Popsicle molds or any other glasses. Put them in freezer.
  • After 1 hour of freezing an ice layer will form over kulfi mixture in glasses.Insert bamboo stick through it.
  • Put it back in the Freezer.Freeze it overnight or for 8 hours.
  • To take out kulfi from mold , pour hot water over the bottom of the glass.
  • Slide out kulfi and serve with a scattering of crushed pistachios and almonds.