12 of the Coolest Ice Cream Shops in Manila


Because ice cream is an important food group.

There’s always room for dessert. Sometimes, we’ll relish in a classic slice of cake or scoop of ice cream but there are those days when you want something a little cooler. From liquid nitrogen to gelato sushi, people are always cooking up new ways to bring that cold, creamy goodness to the hot streets of Manila.

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The Farmacy – multiple branches

From the same people that brought us Wildflour, The Farmacy is an old-fashioned ice cream parlour that serves homemade ice cream and soda. All of their ice cream are freshly made on site so you are guaranteed an authentic and sweet experience. They also serve meals, sodas, coffee, and alcoholic drinks too.

Also featured in: 13 Beautiful Restaurants for Desserts in BGC, Taguig
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Gelatofix – BGC

Gelotafix is a cafe that offers gelato, gelato sushi, waffles, meals, risotto, and more.

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G/F BGC Corporate Center, Level G, Unit 4, 30th St cor 11th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 816-3902

Emack & Bolio’s

Hailing all the way from Boston, Emack & Bolio’s is a popular chain of ice cream stores that was founded by Robert Rook back in 1975.So what makes Emack & Bolio’s unique? Their ice cream and yogurt are made from live culture and non-fat milk. Read our full feature here.

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Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Pasig

Merry Moo Ice Cream

“Fresh, fun and homemade ice cream.”
Popular flavors: Sea Salt Caramel, Candied Bacon

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The Iscreamist – UP Teacher’s Village

“Philippines’ liquid nitrogen ice cream boutique.”
Popular flavors: S’more Dragon’s Breath, Toasted Marshmallow, Java Chip

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The Square, 51 Magiting Street, Teacher’s Village, Diliman, Quezon City

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats – multiple branches

“Made from Scratch. Honest Ice Cream.”
Popular flavors: Half-baked Madagascar, Javan Hot Chocolate

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Bono Artisanal Gelato – multiple branches

“The real scoop.”
Popular flavors: Pistachio, Fragola (California strawberries), Baci (dark chocolate)

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Carousel Creamery – Greenhills

Carousel Creamery is a dessert specialist offering 101 classic and whimsical flavors of premium small-batch handcrafted ice cream. Unique to their menu are the Beer & Chicharon, Wasabi, Red Pepper Walnut and more. They also serve some light snacks and coffee.

Also featured in: 12 Hidden Gems in San Juan for Sweet Desserts
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8 Missouri St., North East, Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 775-9092

Moolala

“Goodness in every pint.”
Popular flavors: Madagascar French Vanilla, Spiced Apple Cinnamon

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Sebastian’s Ice Cream Studio – multiple branches

“The original and premiere artisanal ice cream in Manila.”
Popular flavors: Green Mango & Bagoong, Champorado

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Morelli’s Gelato – Powerplant Mall

“The ultimate fresh gelato experience.”
Popular flavors: Hazelnut, Caramel Dulce de Leche

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Chill Pill Ice Cream

“Because the cure for everything is ice cream.”
Flavors to look out for: Popcorn, Roasted Marsh, Soju Yakult, and more

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