Beat the heat and check out the Best Ice Cream Shops Around Metro Manila


And there’s lots of different ice cream flavors to try!

Ice cream is a classic, delicious, cool dessert that everyone loves and enjoys. Whether it’s vanilla, chocolate, or crazy flavors like milk tea, you can never deny yourself a delicious cup of ice cream.

There’s tons of places to get ice cream in the metro, and we at Booky are here to help out! We’ve listed down the best places to get ice cream in Metro Manila. Explore and try various types of ice cream from Gelato, to Organic Ice Cream, to Specialty Ice Cream, and more!

Quezon City

Mio Gelati – Ayala Malls Vertis North (QC)

Mio Gelati offers different flavored gelato like vanilla, salted caramel, Milo dinosaur, as well as smoresicles and milkshakes.

Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Premium Gelato at Mio Gelati! Choose from Matcha Green Tea, Cookie Butter, Cookie Monster, Mascarpone, or Black Chocolate.
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3/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, Vertis North, Triangle Exchange, North Ave, Quezon City

Manila Creamery – UP Town Center (QC)

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.

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

Papa Diddi’s – Maginhawa (QC)

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

Mandaluyong

Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream – Shangri-la Plaza Mall (Mandaluyong)

You should stick-o round for this one! 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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Level 4, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong

Sebastian’s Ice Cream – The Podium

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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5/F The Podium, 12 ADB Ave, Ortigas, Mandaluyong

Tsujiri – The Podium

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.

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2/F The Podium, 18 ADB Ave, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 637-6179

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.

Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Sorbe-Toasts with Booky! Read more here.
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4/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 721-7521

San Juan

Carousel Creamery – Greenhills (SJ)

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 Butter & Popcorn flavor. But why stop there? Try other flavors like Garlic Nuts and Beer, Wasabi, Chocolate Chili, Blue Cheese, Red Pepper Walnut and more.

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8 Missouri St., North East, Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 775- 9092

Cara Mia – Greenhills

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

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G/F 101 Missouri cor Connecticut St, Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 724-4804

Pasig

Emack & Bolio’s – Ayala Malls the 30th

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.

serious chocolate addiction, beantown buzz
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Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Pasig
(02) 718-3510

Pasay

Dairy Queen – SM Mall of Asia

The queen of satisfying ice creams, Dairy Queen brings you blizzards ice cream cake, dilly mars, and more.

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SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd, Pasay
(02) 804-0260

Makati

Carmen’s Best Ice Cream – Salcedo Village (Makati)

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!

Fun Fact: This local favorite is also available in HongKong!
cereal milk ice cream
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150 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 809-2042

Liq My Stick – Legazpi Sunday Market

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.

Mango Bano, Elvis’ Pelvis, and Raspberry Rosebud
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Legazpi Sunday Market (Temporarily relocated to Corinthian Carpark, 121 Paseo de Roxas, Legazpi Village, Makati)
(0956) 524 0390

Morelli’s Gelato – Power Plant 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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G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati
(0918) 640-5136

Taguig

Bono Artisanal Gelato – SM Aura

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.

chocolate ice cream
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LG/F SM Aura, 26th cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 625-4639

Dessert Table PH – Eden Food Hall

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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2/F Eden Food Hall, 32nd and 5th Bldg, 32nd St cor 5th ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

The Farmacy – Net Lima Bldg

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.

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G/F Net Lima Bldg, 4th Ave cor 26th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 887-3622

Gelatissimo – Serendra

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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Paranaque

Cafe Seolhwa Bingsu – BF Homes

Cafe Seolhwa is a Korean dessert cafe serving snowflake ‘bingsu’ or shave iced dessert topped with chopped fruits, condensed milk, fruit syrup and beans.

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330 Aguirre Ave cor Tehran St, BF Homes, Parañaque
(02) 802-0273

Alabang

Louie Luis – Alabang Town Center (pending photo)

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.

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

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