Creating the Dream Ice Cream at Scoopi Café in Dubai
There are dreams that can make only one person happy. But there are also dreams that make not only the person to whom they belong but also people around them happier. The search for a simple but very effective recipe for happiness can lead to a quite predictable result – an ice cream scoop, guaranteeing a great mood for the whole day, and potentially even longer. Artisans from Scoopi Café, the Luxury Lifestyle Awards winner in the category of The Best Luxury Ice Cream in the Middle East, offer more than just tasty sweets. Here you will have a unique experience of tasting healthy and fresh gourmet ice cream and handcrafted chocolates inspired by different cultures from around the world.
The idea of a gourmet cafe boutique came to the Doshi brothers during their trip to the United States when they learned about the Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream methodology and set a goal to implement this methodology in the UAE. This plan of starting a family-owned and operated business was realized on December 2, 2014, when the first Scoopi Café in Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, was opened. A few months later, the second retail store was also launched in Marina Mall. It was the result of rigorous research on the proper tastes and ingredients, intensive training and preparations, enhanced by the desire to introduce the consumers the products of the highest range, in attractive packaging, and at reasonable prices.
All products at Scoopi Café are distinguished by a careful selection of ingredients and complete rejection of artificial colors or flavorings. Most of the ingredients are sourced from different parts of the world. For example, the cream is brought from Denmark, Boiron fruit is brought from France, while the ingredients for making handcrafted chocolate come from the Hermitage-based famous manufacturer Valrhona.
The base of the ice creams at Scoopi Café is made of full-fat milk, full-fat cream, sugar, and sea salt in which the fresh Boiron puree made of 97.2% of fresh pulp is added. The raw materials are mixed in appropriate proportions and frozen with liquid nitrogen. It is a natural form of gas that freezes at -196 °C. The fresh Scoopi chocolates do not contain eggs, artificial flavors, or abstracts and have a shelf-life up to 3-4 weeks. The Valrhona raw product and the finest ingredients are elaborated in the machinery from Belgium.
The Luxury Lifestyle Awards experts couldn’t overlook the Scoopi Café’s signature product, The Black Diamond, the delicious premium dessert. The Black Diamond is the most expensive ice cream in UAE and can claim the title of one of the symbols of Dubai’s chic and extravagance. It took Scoopi about five weeks to bring the ice cream recipe to perfection and import the exotic high-price ingredients from across the globe.
The Black Diamond is made from Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream, Italian black truffle from Alba, and the world’s most expensive Iranian saffron. The costliest ingredient of the dessert is the 23-karat edible gold, sprinkled over the scoop. The ice cream is served in a golden handcrafted Versace bowl with a silver spoon and cost over $800. After eating the ice cream, the client keeps the precious bowl and the spoon.