Ben Ungermann plans to launch ice-cream store in Bengaluru
Ben Ungermann plans to launch ice-cream store in Bengaluru

Ben Ungermann, the Masterchef Australia 2017 runner-up and ice-cream maestro, has said that Bengaluru will be the launch pad for his offbeat ice-creams in India. The 34-year-old was in the IT city to launch a brunch at The Whitefield Arms pub. 

He visited Bengaluru as part of his tour covering Indonesia, South Africa, India, Dubai, Singapore and Netherlands. 

Ungermann said, "I would love to open my ice-cream store in India and Bengaluru would be an incredible place for the launch. Bengaluru is known to be a high-tech city and open to unique food which is a great fit for me as I don’t tend to do anything mainstream."

Earlier this year, the chef opened his flagship ice-cream store in his hometown Ipswich, Australia.

"My most offbeat ice-cream combination is lavender-honeycomb followed by pumpkin seed oil-vanilla. Our most popular one is salted caramel bacon pecan ice-cream," he said. 

Ungermann further added, "Not many know that, interestingly, dessert was considered to my weak point at Masterchef. At the competition, we were given a suggestion to focus on our weak areas. In my case, it was desserts. I worked hard at conquering it and found that I had a real knack for desserts, especially boutique ice-creams."

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