That would probably be the line we’d be hearing frequently as summer approaches. With a temperature that can reach as high as 37 degrees, the weather in the Philippines can be really, really harsh. Which is why we, Filipinos, find all means possible to cope up with the intense heat.
(Have you heard? There’s also a summer bazaar happening this month! Check it out here!)
Some people would travel elsewhere that isn’t hot and some people would just prefer to stay at home because the sun is too hot for them to function. If you’re part of the latter, a gelato store in UP Town Center (UPTC) called Manila Creamery may convince you to go out and enjoy the sun.
Ice cream—or more specifically, gelato—is one of the best ways to cool down. It’s also a tasty treat which makes it a summer favorite. You might not be convinced to go all the way to UPTC (their only branch for now), but Manila Creamery’s gelato is hands-down the best. If you need more reasons why you should try them out, it might interest you to know that their owner, Jason Go, went to Italy just to study the art of making gelato. With that in mind, you can expect their gelato to be really of quality.
Jason shared a few insights why gelato is more special than ice cream. First of all, gelato is churned or processed slower which results to a less airy product. It is more concentrated, thicker, and creamier. That makes the flavor really stand out and be a bit more filling to the stomach. As compared to ice cream—which is made faster—they’re lighter both in texture and flavor. That can explain why gelato is more expensive than ice cream.
Different toppings of Manila Creamery
Now, to differentiate Manila Creamery from other gelato stores, they incorporated what they have learned in Italy into something more local. They made use of flavors unique to the Philippines using the best ingredients available. As their tagline suggests, Manila Creamery is indeed “Made the Manila way”. Their flavors include: Salted Egg Cheesecake (MUST-TRY!), Durian, Mangga’t Suman, Davao Chocolate (MUST-TRY!), Leche Flan, Ube Langka, Mindanao Milk, Tinutong na Kanin, and many more.
Aside from the gelato, they made use of their product by turning it into other crowd favorites. They have gelato shakes and coffee products like iced coffee, affogato, etc. For the shake, our favorite was the Ube Salted Egg and Brazo de Leche. If you’re into coffee, we recommend you get the affogato.
Ube Salted Egg Shake
Brazo de Leche Shake
With all of these goodies, UP Town Center might just be your new hang-out place this summer. Make your summer bearable with Manila Creamery and support local! You’d fall in love with our country more and more.
GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVE-AWAY MECHANICS:
We really want to share the deliciousness of Manila Creamery, so we’re giving away four gift certificates! Here’s how you can win free gelatos:
1. Like WhenInManila (facebook.com/wheninmanila) and Manila Creamery (www.facebook.com/ManilaCreamery) on Facebook.
2. Share this article on your Facebook wall with the caption of the flavor you want to taste. You can choose from: Salted Egg Cheesecake, Boozy Black Forest, Durian, Mangga’t Suman, Davao Chocolate, Pistachio, Blueberry Cheesecake, Leche Flan, Chocolate Hazelnut, Tinutong na Kanin, Ube Langka, Coffee Crunch, Mindanao Milk, Cookies and Cream, Thai Milk Tea, and Ricotta Orange.
3. Make sure your post is set to public!
4. We’ll message the winner on March 31, 2017 privately.
Contest deadline is on March 30, 2017. Good luck!
UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ManilaCreamery/