17 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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Dessert Table PH – BGC

Dessert Table PH specializes in unique soft-serve ice cream with flavors like Thai Milk Tea, Taiwanese Milk Tea, and Milo Dinosaur.  You can also find baked goods from Bellefleur by Beatrix. They are located at the Eden Food Hall in BGC, an up and coming food space that features 12+ brands who started out in Mercato and Legaspi Market.

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Eden Food Hall, 32nd and 5th Bldg, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

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

Tsujiri – various branches

Tsujiri is a Japanese matcha brand from Uji Kyoto, Japan that has been around for over 155 years. It was first established in 1860 by Riemon Tsuji who made it his mission to improve the tea industry by using the finest quality of Uji matcha and Gyokuro tea leaves. Read our full feature here.

In case you missed it: You can enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Adzuki Floats from Tsujiri with Booky. Get 2 orders of this refreshing icy treat for just ₱195!

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The Lost Bread – multiple branches

The Lost Bread is a homegrown dessert cafe specializing in French toasts and milkshakes. Their name, ‘The Lost Bread’, is a direct translation of ‘pain de perdu’, the stale bread used to make French toast.


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Freezer Burn – Bonifacio High Street

Helmed by Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla, Freezer Burn offers a unique dessert experience with their hot and cold combo creations such as the Morning Glory, Ketchup Mayo Fries, and Junkie. Read our full feature here

Also featured in: 20 Restaurants Perfect for First Dates in BGC, Taguig
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G/F Q3, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0927) 387-2703

Carmen’s Best – Salcedo Village

Carmen’s Best is a homegrown ice creamery originating from the owner’s actual home in Alabang. Although selling and delivering across Metro Manila it now has it’s permanent shop set up in Makati. Bestselling flavors include Salted Caramel, Malted Milk, Butter Pecan, and Brazilian Coffee.

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150 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 893-1459

Yo! Panda – multiple branches

Yo! Panda is a new restaurant concept serving modern Asian inspired dishes and desserts. They specialize in soft serve bubble waffles in different flavors like Mango Cheesecake, Choco Matcha Jelly, Peanut Dulce De Leche and many more.

Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Plain Bubble Waffle with Booky! Read more here.
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Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats

“Made from Scratch. Honest Ice Cream.” Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats is famous for their tasty and affordable steaks, but they actually started out selling homemade ice cream. Popular flavors include the Half-Baked Madagascar and Javan Hot Chocolate

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2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 375-1571

Manila Creamery

Manila Creamery is a homegrown dessert specialist and a weekend market favorite that aims to create world-class gelato while promoting flavors that are uniquely Filipino.

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

Bono Artisanal Gelato – multiple branches

Bono Artisanal Gelato never fails to amaze us with their unique concoctions of gelato, and one of those is their Taho Gelato – infused with soy milk, sago pearls and coco syrup. Other flavors include Cioccolato, Pistachio, Butterbeer, and more.

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Cara Mia – various branches

Cara Mia Cakes & Gelato offers frozen sweets and treats. They also have refrigerated cakes like Pistachio Cioccolato, Midnight Dream and Chocolate S’mores.

Price: Thanks to Booky, you can get 2 orders of your choice of flavor for only ₱90! Read more here.
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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

Sebastian’s Ice Cream Studio – multiple branches

Sebastian’s is an artisanal ice cream parlour boasting delicious, imaginative and unique ice cream flavors. Bestselling flavors include Cookie Dough, Blue Cheese, and Champorado with Dilis.

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Morelli’s Gelato – Shangri-La Mall

Touted as “the ultimate fresh gelato experience,” Morelli’s Gelato was founded by Giuseppe Morelli in 1907. It serves luxury gelato, Kilimanjaro coffee, and other desserts. Popular flavors include Hazelnut, Caramel Dulce de Leche.

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Gelatissimo – multiple branches

Gelatissimo is an authentic Italian gelato specialty shop that offers a wide variety of flavors including signature creations, coffee, cakes, and more.

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