Ahhh… The go-to dessert to keep us cool in the middle of the summer heat.
With an assortment of ice cream and gelato shops popping here and there, here’s a list that you can start checking to keep your summer cool and comfy.
10. Fruits in Ice Cream
Or more commonly known as FIC, has always been a go-to ice cream shop by many. This summer, FIC comes out with Raspberry Rapture, which is a mix of raspberry bits with a kick of chocolate syrup. This flavor stimulates or “raptures” the palate.
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9. Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream
The secret behind Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream is the use of liquid nitrogen in creating the ice cream. The rapid freezing of liquid nitrogen allows creation of silky smooth ice cream. Aside from the awesome taste, it’s pretty amazing seeing your cup of ice cream prepared this way.
Where: Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City
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8. Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream Company
The Indulgence size (P95) comes with three flavors of your choice. This one has Dulce Gato, Davao Meets Bicol, and Peanut Butter and Jelly.
A relatively new ice cream place along Maginhawa, Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream Company is know for its homemade, all-natural ice cream with ingredients all locally sourced from farmers in Mountain Province, Nueva Ecija, and Laguna. Ice cream in this parlor is crafted daily to ensure freshness and quality.
Where: Maginhawa, Quezon City
7. Carousel Creamery
Dentist’s Nightmare consists of Almond Roca, Milo Kitkat Crunch, warm homemade caramel sauce, peanut brittle, and candy cane. (Photo from Carousel Creamery’s Facebook Page)
Known for its handcrafted, small batch, and premium ice cream, Carousel Creamery is located along Missouri St. in Greenhills, San Juan. Aside from cool flavors of ice cream, they have coffee, hotdogs, and beef nachos.
Where: Missouri St., Greenhills, San Juan
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6. Honey Creme
A simple yet a must-try flavor from Honey Creme is the Honeycomb. This flavor is vanilla embellished with real honeycomb! Aside from that, they have funkier flavors like the Rock Salt Dark Chocolate and The Rudolph. Visit them to find out what these are!
Where: SM Aura Premier and Trinoma
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5. Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats
Although they are know for reasonably-priced yet good steak, Mad Mark’s also takes pride in their great selection of ice cream. Their best sellers are the Half-Baked Madagascar, Javan Hot Chocolate and Sumatra Strong Brew.
Where: Kapitolyo, Pasig; BGC; UP Town Center; Glorietta 5
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4. Casa Italia
Casa Italia started as a humble gelateria in Italy and grew until it opened branches in Singapore and now here in the Philippines. Aside from their famous gelato, this café offers savory dishes that will satiate your palate.
Where: Burgos Circle, Forbestown, Taguig City
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Caramia, an Italian term for “my dear,” offers delectable frozen desserts, mouth-watering cream cakes, gelato shakes, iced coffees, frappes, and pasta concoctions. Caramia Gelato Cafe is part of the Amici chain of restaurants and has several outlets in Metro Manila.
2. Dojo Dairy
Buttercream (Photo from: Dojo Dairy’s Facebook Page)
Teach ice cream some Kung Fu and that’s what Dojo Dairy is about. They provide only the best ice cream with their obsessive meticulousness to ensure refined, authentic, and delicious serving.
Where: SM Megamall
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1. Farmacy Ice Cream & Soda Fountain
(Photo from: Farmacy’s Instagram)
Farmacy is known to bring nostalgia with its olden ice cream parlor and soda fountain shop vibe. This honest to goodness ice cream parlor aims to bring deliciousness in every serving.
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How about you? What’s your go-to ice cream shop?