13 Unexpected Ice Cream Flavors You Have to Try


These bizarre flavors will intrigue you and your taste buds.

Gone are the days when the only known ice cream flavors were Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry. With the number of ice cream shops opening across the Metro, you’re sure to stumble upon a flavor you’ve never tried before.

Check out: 12 of the Coolest Ice Cream Shops in Manila

To all the brave souls out there, We at Booky curated a special list of unique ice cream flavors for you to explore! With choices from various types of ice cream such as Gelato, Nitrogen Ice Cream, Organic Ice Cream, and Specialty Ice Cream, you’re sure to find that perfect pint.

Beer and Chicharon – Carousel Creamery 

Carousel Creamery is a dessert parlour that features a grand display of 101 classic and whimsical flavors of premium handcrafted ice cream, made in small batches. It first caught the attention of foodies with its unique Beer & Chicharon flavor. But why stop there? Try other flavors like Wasabi, Chocolate Chili, Blue Cheese, Red Pepper Walnut and more.

Insider Tip: Can't make up your mind? Order their Sampler Plate of 5 for only Php 395!
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8 Missouri St., North East, Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 775- 9021

Mangga’t Suman Gelato – Manila Creamery

Manila Creamery was born out of Jason & Paolo’s goal to produce and bring world-class gelato to Manila, while keeping its roots by offering flavors that are uniquely Filipino. Their Mangga’t Suman is wildly popular in weekend markets. It is made with sticky rice flavored ice cream, topped with mangoes and their homemade latik sauce. Another unique flavor is the Turon and Tinutong Rice.

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3/F Cinema Level, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 599 7963

Bacon Nitro Ice Cream – Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream

Did anyone say bacon AND ice cream? Enjoy a mix of everyone’s common favorites in this amazing flavor. Specializing in nitrogen-blasting, Joseph’s ice cream hand-crafts each cup of their ice cream upon order. Other flavors to try include Mango Basil and Coffee Latte.

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Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong

Champorado at Dilis – Sebastian’s Ice Cream

Sebastian’s is a pioneer in serving premier artisanal ice creams in Manila. It is always at the forefront of innovative flavors and dessert fusions. Some of its most popular items include the Green Mango & Bagoong, Champorado at Dilis and Sapin-sapin flavored ice creams.

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(0927) 290-1633

Vegan Popsicles – Liq My Stick

Liq My Stick popsicles serve handmade nutritious, gourmet, and 100% plant-based popsicles made from locally-sourced fruits and veggies, as well as liquor pops made with small-batch spirits, and lots of love. Check out flavors like the pumpkin spice latte, pińa colada, mango un-chia-ned and more.

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Legazpi Sunday Market, Legaspi Park cor. V. Rufino St., Makati
(0956) 524 0390

Salted Duck Egg Ice Cream – Mabuhay Palace

Mabuhay Palace patrons know this: You can’t leave the place without capping off with their unique Salted Duck Egg Ice Cream as dessert. Coarse pieces of salted egg are mixed into creamy homemade ice cream for a truly savory treat. 

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Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila
(02) 246-9229

Bailey’s Ice Cream Sandwich – Louie Luis

There’s just something so sinfully alluring about liquor being mixed with dessert. Try this: Strong Bailey’s Flavored Ice Cream sandwiched between two thin wafers.

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Food Choices, 2/F Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa

Davao Meets Bicol – Papa Diddi’s

This Maginhawa dessert haven certainly knows how to spice things up! Try their Davao Meets Bicol Ice Cream, it’s made of rich Davao chocolate ice cream with a hint of Bicol’s sili flavor that’s sure to get you curious.

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168 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
(02) 434-3784

Taho Gelato – Bono Artisanal Gelato

Bono Gelato is an Italian gelateria that only serves what’s fresh and in season. Their ice creams are handcrafted daily and in small batches only. No preservatives or any canned items are used. Bono, which is a wordplay on the Italian word ‘buono’, means good. Don’t miss their special Taho Gelato. 

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G/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong
(02) 631-4214

Ketchup & Mayo – Freezerburn

From the creative duo, Chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla, that brought us Le Petit Souffle, comes another dessert concept that combines hot and cold ingredients into their creations. One standout flavor from the bunch is the Ketchup and Mayo ice cream served with salt and pepper fries. 

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Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0927) 387-2703

Eggnog – Carmen’s Best

While their most popular flavor is salted caramel, you shouldn’t ignore their other equally amazing and unique flavors like Turkish Baklava, Malted Milk, Cereal Milk and Eggnog! Warning: The eggnog isn’t as innocent as you think. Thick heavy cream is mixed with Jamaican Rum & Brandy for this holiday treat.

Fun Fact: Did you know that this local favorite is already available in HongKong? #WorldClass
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150 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 893- 1459

Edible Cookie Dough – Milkman Dairy Bar

Milkman Dairy Bar is a homegrown concept that specializes in classic and flavored Edible Cookie Dough (in jars) and Cereal Milk! Since then, they’ve gone on to experiment by partnering with other bazaaristas like Ice Pops MNL (cereal milk iced candy) and Barista Box (cereal milk mocha coffee). Further, much R&D was also put into their Momofuku-inspired cake and, yes, the Edible Cookie Dough “ice cream”.

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Wine Ice Cream – Landers Superstore

Landers is a newly opened membership superstore that offers a wide selection of local and international grocery items, food, coffee and many more. One of our biggest finds here is Mercer’s Dairy, home of the famous NYC wine ice cream. We spotted flavors like Strawberry Sparkling, Cherry Merlot, Chocolate Cabarnet, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, etc.

Opening Soon: Landers Superstore Otis, Manila
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1240 EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City
(02) 241-4508

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