Cool Kids on the Block: 6 Places to Get Your Frozen Treats this Summer
Seriously good ice cream, handcrafted gelato, thirty layer pops, an award winning entry for Gelato World Tour 2015 -- we list six different and cool ways to soothe the summer heat in Manila, one delicious spoonful and lick at a time.
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1. Up in the Clouds
Order in scoops or by pint at Main Street restaurant, Tuscany McKinley Hill; delivery available
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The little ice cream offering of a Canadian comfort food restaurant in Taguig slowly became a favorite of dessert lovers and now they're stronger and sweeter, boasting of a separate brand of their own and more fun flavors to choose from. Their ice cream is available in Cup (P95), and Pint (P340), and in flavors like the best-selling Butterbeer, Choco Malted Milk, Original Malted Milk, Me Lychee, Milk & Cookies, Campfire Smores, Choco Rocky Mountain, and Cereal Muncher. Try one of their original flavors that started it all with the Maple & Candied Bacon that proves bacon pretty much goes well with anything.
SM Aura Premier, Mega Fashion Hall, The Podium, and Southmall)
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The Mango Ube Symphony by Chef Zarah Manikan bested among many entries at this year's Gelato World Tour in Singapore, bagging the People's Choice Award. Combining two well-loved flavors in the Philippines, the mango gelato is swirled with purple yam jam and mixed with rhum-soaked dried mango. Another new Filipino flavor BONO has recently rolled out is the Frozen Taho, a frozen taho gelato topped with sago and drizzled with coco syrup. Enjoy these fun flavors during their Summer Scoop Sale at all branches for the entire month of May 2015 -- get Single gelato for P100 (Premium) and P130 (Signature), and Double for only P200.
3. Sebastian's Ice Cream 2015 Summer Series: Truffle Bars and Fruitsicles
The Podium Ortigas, SM Mall of Asia, Regis Center Katipunan
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With ice cream artisan Ian Carandang at the helm of Sebastian's, one of the long-running faves of ice cream lovers in Manila, your tastebuds will always get a good lick of inventive, bold, and playful flavors. This summer, enjoy handheld frozen treats with colorful lineup of Fruitsicles (P85/piece) and Truffle Bars (P125/piece). His Fruitsicles are a whopping 30-layer creation that takes 3 days to make and comes in flavors like Berrylicious Pop, Sunshine on a Stick, Grizzly Bar, Rainbow Pop, and Halo-Halo Pop that layers in different flavors that complement each other. The truffle bars boast of ice cream with a fudge filling inside a crisp chocolate shell, and is available all summer long in flavors like Cookie Butter Chunk, Vanilla Caramel, Hazelnut Truffle, and Peanut Butter Cup.
Order online, and catch them at a pop up and weekend fair (Like their Facebook page to keep updated)
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Manila Creamery is one of the newest gelato brands in the metro that's quickly caught the attention of dessertarians -- their handcrafted gelato, perfected by the owners who traveled to Italy to master the art of creating the creamy frozen treat, are said to be easily one of Manila's best. Their previous pop ups offer gelato in cups of One flavor (P120) and Two flavors (P150), in flavors like their best-selling duo of Mangga't Suman with Latik and Kinder Bueno, Coffee, Cereal Milk, and Black Sesame Gelato with Dark Chocolate Poprocks.
5. Adam’s Seriously Good Ice Cream
Legazpi Sunday Market, selected estabishments in Makati (free delivery in Makati)
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To rightfully label it as 'seriously good,' ice cream man Adam Lieber uses only natural and high quality ingredients for his frozen products. This weekend market favorite brings out flavors from all over the world with a playful lineup of ice cream, dairy free ice cream, cocktail sorbets, available in 240ml Pot (P300-P350) and 600ml Pint (P600-P795). For flavors apt this summer time, try the Lemon Dream dairy free ice cream rich with fresh lemons and pure coconut milk, a refreshing Watermelon Margarita cocktail sorbet, and for something bolder, Wasabi ice cream made with real Japanese ice cream.
6. Dojo Dairy Japanese Ice Cream
Little Tokyo Makati, Mega Food Hall SM Megamall
www.dojodairy.com | FB: /DojoDairy | IG:@DojoDairy
The Japanese in this ice cream comes from the Hokkaido milk, and its selection of sweet and savory flavors that are deemed highly addicting by ice cream fanatics seeking for new and unique flavors in their fave dessert. Try their Green Tea, Black Sesame, Wasabi, Miso Sake, and Seaweed ice cream available in Cup (P150), Double (P270), Pint (P485), and Quart (P875).
Craving for unique licks of ice cream in cool, creative flavors? Click on the link below for our list of local ice cream artisans stepping up in churning creative and one of a kind flavors to give your tastebuds something new to experience.
Looking for more frozen dessert options? Browse through our Food & Drink list of Popular Ice Cream & Yogurt Restaurants in Metro Manila.