Do you crave for something new to satisfy your sweet tooth? Although sometimes all you need is a slice of cake or a scoop of ice cream, you may want something new for a change. Here are 10 unique desserts that you must try when in Manila.
10. Mochi Ice Cream from Dezato Mochi
These bad boys are something you should watch out for if you want something sweet, cold, and Japanese. Choose from a selection of flavors that will leave you wanting for more. Some of the flavors are dark chocolate, red velvet, salted caramel, mint chocolate chip, green tea, brazo de mercedes, apple pie, and kapeng barako.
Read more about Dezato Mochi here.
9. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream from Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream
When science and desserts collide, that’s what Joseph’s Craft ice cream is all about. The secret to Joseph’s creamy ice cream is in the rapid freezing of the mixture using liquid nitrogen. It avoids the forming of ice crystals to ensure creamy goodness.
The ice cream are all done in-house and Joseph’s offers a unique selection of flavors. Don’t miss that scoop with bacon.
Read more about Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream here.
8. Coffee Jelly with Vanilla Ice Cream from Minami Saki by Astoria
This dessert is sweetended coffee-flavored gelatin served with homemade vanilla ice cream. And when we say “served,” we mean elegantly served. This is by far one of the most elegant coffee jelly and ice cream tandem that we’ve seen. The serving is so picturesque, you might even think twice on eating it.
Read more about Minami Saki by Astoria here.
7. Fried Suman, Mangga, and Chocnut from Neil’s Kitchen
Let’s talk about Pinoy desserts with a twist then that’s what the fried suman, mangga, and chocnut from Neil’s Kitchen. This is a marriage of warm suman, cold mango jelly, and Chocnut. It is great taste and texture combined together. It is embellished with a serving of coco milk on the side.
Read more about Neil’s Kitchen here.
6. Diner on 16th’s Original Milkshake from Diner on 16th
Named from the establishment itself, the Diner on 16th’s Original is possibly the bestseller in this restaurant. It is a beautiful smorgasbord of chocolates, marshmallows, cotton candy, popcorn, and little cream puffs. It’s a tantalizing mess you would instantly want to dig in!
Read more about Diner on 16th here.
5. Affogato Cheesecake Snowmilk Bingsoo from Magpie Cafe
For coffee lovers who love some dessert, the Affogato Cheesecake Snowmilk Bingsoo is a must-try. With this, you get coffee and cheesecake in one. After tasting it, you would want to come back for another round.
More bingsoo from Magpie Cafe here.
4. Hot Chocolate Cheesecake from Single Origin
A dessert that you wouldn’t want to miss is the Hot Chocolate Cake from Single Origin. This unique cheesecake in a glorious chocolate flavor is topped with candied birds eye chili, hence the word “hot” in its name. This “spicy” is best paired with a cup of brewed coffee. Aside from the food, Single Origin is known for being a lovely coffee shop perfect for dates and hangouts.
Read more about Single Origin here.
3. Y Tu Mama Brownie from Exile on Main St.
One bite from this brownie is comparable to an explosion of pure ecstasy in your mouth. From the rich chocolate flavor and the walnut chunks, to the drizzled caramel and creamy vanilla ice cream that melts in your mouth, dare we say it, it’s one of the best brownies a la mode in Manila.
Read more about Exile on Main St. here.
2. Salted Caramel Cream Macaron from The Stockpile
A scoop of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two salted caramel macarons and what else can you ask for? A fork maybe?
Read more about The Stockpile here.
1. A Selection of Gelato from Casa Italia
The star of Casa Italia, a cafe originally from Singapore, is there wide selection of freshly made gelato. They offer a variety of sweet and colorful gelatos that come in different sizes and flavors. Make sure to get a scoop when you visit. If you’re feeling a little adventurous and over the legal drinking age, try their Liquorato where gelato will be poured with a single or double shot of liquor of your choice.
Read more about Casa Italia here.
What other desserts can you recommend? Share them with us!